American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A loose pliable covering for the head and neck, often attached to a robe or jacket.
- n. An ornamental draping of cloth hung from the shoulders of an academic or ecclesiastical robe.
- n. A sack placed over the head of a falcon to keep it quiet.
- n. A metal cover or cowl for a hearth or stove.
- n. A carriage top.
- n. The hinged metal lid over the engine of a motor vehicle.
- n. Zoology An expanded part, crest, or marking on or near the head of an animal.
- v. To supply or cover with a hood.
- n. Slang A hoodlum; a thug.
- n. Slang A rowdy or violent young person.
- n. Slang A neighborhood, usually in the inner city.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A covering for the head, of soft or flexible material, as cloth, leather, or chain-mail (in a suit of armor), usually extending over the back of the neck and sometimes the shoulders, and often attached to a garment worn about the body: as, the hood of a monk; the hood of an academic gown. See also cut under camail.
- n. In falconry, a covering for the entire head of a hawk. It is usually adorned with a plume of feathers, and sometimes with small bells. Its especial purpose is to blind the hawk, and it is removed when the quarry is to be pursued.
- n. A cover of a carriage for the protection of its occupants, made so that it can be folded or turned back, or removed.
- n. Something that resembles a hood in form, position, or use, as the upper petal or sepal of certain flowers, a chimney-cowl, etc.; specifically, in zoology, a conformation of parts or an arrangement of color on or about the head, like or likened to a hood. See phrases under hooded.
- n. The hooded seal, Cystophora cristata.
- n. In ship-building, the foremost and aftermost planks of a ship's bottom, both inside and outside.
- To cover the head of with a hood; furnish with a hood: as, to hood a falcon; to hood a chimney.
- Hence To cover; hide; blind.
- A suffix denoting ‘state, quality, character,’ as in childhood, boyhood, manhood, maidenhood, fatherhood, brotherhood, sisterhood, knighthood, priesthood, Godhood, etc. Such compounds, which are properly abstract, are sometimes used concretely with a collective sense, as brotherhood, sisterhood, priesthood, etc., meaning a body or an association of brothers, sisters, priests, etc. It is equivalent to -head, as in maidenhead, Godhead, the form Godhead being now usual in the concrete sense. The suffix, originally attachable to nouns only, is in Middle English and modern use sometimes found with adjectives, as in
falsehood, and in pseudo-archaic forms like drearihead, drowsihead, lustihead (-hed), etc., used by Spenser and his imitators (Thomson, etc.).
- n. The rise in the quarter-deck which gives more head-room to the cabin.
- n. A covering over a hatchway to protect the openingfrom the weather.
- n. A projecting shelter-like canopy over an outer door, usually carried by corbels or brackets. See hoodmold.
- n. A similar projecting member over a hearth, intended to direct the smoke inward toward the flue. In houses the tire might be built on a wholly open hearth without projecting jambs, and the hood six or seven feet above it was conical or pyramidal in form, leading to the flue above. This hood might hang free in the room, but was more commonly attached to the wall, from which it projected, and supported on corbels.
- n. In modern ventilation, a projection above a range or furnace, intended to carry off the smell of cooking or noxious gases.
- n. In chemical laboratories, a fixed appliance consisting of an inclosed and covered space within which offensive gases or vapors may be evolved and carried off by a connected flue without escaping into the room. It is usually provided with a sliding or hinged door in front for the introduction and removal of apparatus.
- n. A curved cover for a machine or for any part of one.
- n. The cover for a blacksmith's forge.
- n. In electricity, a protecting cover, also sometimes serving as a reflector, placed over an are-lamp.
- adj. Relating to inner-city everyday life, both positive and negative aspects; especially people’s attachment to and love for their neighborhoods.
- n. A covering such as worn over one’s head.
- n. A distinctively coloured fold of material, representing a university degree.
- n. An enclosure that protects something, especially from above.
- n. automotive A soft top of a convertible car or carriage.
- n. US, automotive The hinged cover over the engine of a motor vehicle. Also known as a bonnet in other countries.
- n. slang gangster, thug. Short for hoodlum.
- n. UK abbreviation for hoodie, in the sense of a person wearing such a garment.
- n. slang neighborhood.
- n. A metal covering that leads to a vent to suck away smoke or fumes.
- v. To cover something with a hood.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete State; condition.
- n. A covering or garment for the head or the head and shoulders, often attached to the body garment.
- n. A soft covering for the head, worn by women, which leaves only the face exposed.
- n. A part of a monk's outer garment, with which he covers his head; a cowl.
- n. A like appendage to a cloak or loose overcoat, that may be drawn up over the head at pleasure.
- n. An ornamental fold at the back of an academic gown or ecclesiastical vestment.
- n. A covering for a horse's head.
- n. (Falconry) A covering for a hawk's head and eyes. See
- n. Anything resembling a hood in form or use.
- n. The top or head of a carriage.
- n. A chimney top, often contrived to secure a constant draught by turning with the wind.
- n. A projecting cover above a hearth, forming the upper part of the fireplace, and confining the smoke to the flue.
- n. The top of a pump.
- n. (Ord.) A covering for a mortar.
- n. (Bot.) The hood-shaped upper petal of some flowers, as of monkshood; -- called also
- n. (Naut.) A covering or porch for a companion hatch.
- n. (Shipbuilding) The endmost plank of a strake which reaches the stem or stern.
- v. To cover with a hood; to furnish with a hood or hood-shaped appendage.
- v. To cover; to hide; to blind.
- n. colloq. Same as hoodlum.
- n. slang Same as neighborhood.
- n. an aggressive and violent young criminal
- n. (falconry) a leather covering for a hawk's head
- v. cover with a hood
- n. a tubular attachment used to keep stray light out of the lens of a camera
- n. a protective covering that is part of a plant
- n. the folding roof of a carriage
- n. protective covering consisting of a metal part that covers the engine
- n. metal covering leading to a vent that exhausts smoke or fumes
- n. (zoology) an expandable part or marking that resembles a hood on the head or neck of an animal
- n. a headdress that protects the head and face
- n. (slang) a neighborhood
- Middle English, from Old English hōd, from Proto-Germanic *hōdaz (compare West Frisian/Dutch hoed, German Hut), from Sarmato-Scythian *xauda 'hat' (compare Avestan xaoda, Old Persian xaudā), from Proto-Indo-European *kadh- 'to cover'. More at hat. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English hod, from Old English hōd.Short for hoodlum.African American Vernacular English, short for neighborhood. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Under the hood is a conical burr grinder, the best mechanism for grinding coffee beans.”
“The results of this ongoing effort will be largely invisible, and mostly for my own benefit -- some of the internals were written in such haste that now, months or years later, what's going on under the hood is a little hazy, even to me.”
“Now the hood is about half open and the engine is missing and the tires are old and cracked and need to be replaced.”
“I had to buy a new game version just to keep up with the new Windows (Curse you Bill Gates!) — so why with 10 times as much fire power under the hood is the new game less fun and less functional than the old one?”
“Teenagers making out on the hood is a classic image of the link between sex and automobiles that has become a permanent part of the American consciousness, but it's also an image that's always led me to ask, "Wouldn't the windshield wipers be uncomfortable?”
“To me, a lens hood is something that you should keep on all the time.”
“But at the core, the profession exists to the Bad Things in the name of an authority, and romanticizing soldier-hood is a disservice to the idea-space of any people.”
“Below the puffed hood is a round mouth, and the red forked tongue which emerges from it is laden with nectar, a promise of future delights.”
“The kicker for me is that this forgotten place in hood of Western Massachusetts is the home of CSRwire, a highly successful business Joe started to help corporations that get the bottom line benefits of being responsible distribute news about their bold commitments to solve the world's most urgent issues.”
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