Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Covered with or having a hood.
  • adjective Shaped like a hood, cowl, or similar covering.
  • adjective Having coloration or a crest suggesting a hood.
  • adjective Having elastic skin at the neck that, when distended, resembles a hood, as that of a cobra.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Wearing, or covered or furnished with, a hood.
  • Specifically, in zoology, having on the head any formation of parts or arrangement of colors like or likened to a hood, as in mammals, birds, etc.; cucullate; capistrate.
  • In botany, cucullate; having the apex or sides curved upward or arched over so as to resemble the point of a slipper or a hood, as the spathe of the Indian turnip or the lip of Cypripedium and Calypso. See cut under Cypripedium.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Covered with a hood.
  • adjective Furnished with a hood or something like a hood.
  • adjective (Bot.) Hood-shaped
  • adjective Having the head conspicuously different in color from the rest of the plumage; -- said of birds.
  • adjective Having a hoodlike crest or prominence on the head or neck
  • adjective a European crow (Corvus cornix); -- called also hoody, dun crow, and royston crow.
  • adjective the European black-headed pewit or gull.
  • adjective See Merganser.
  • adjective a large North Atlantic seal (Cystophora cristata). The male has a large, inflatible, hoodlike sac upon the head. Called also hoodcap.
  • adjective the hooded merganser. See Merganser.
  • adjective See Cobra de capello, Asp, Haje, etc.
  • adjective a small American warbler (Sylvania mitrata).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective wearing a hood
  • adjective covered with a hood
  • adjective shaped like a hood
  • adjective of an animal having a crest or similar elastic skin in the neck area
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of hood.

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Examples

  • First Madame Mère ( smiling), then Louis—leaning heavily on two walking sticks, his expression hooded—followed at a distance by Hortense, Jérôme and his wife, Caroline and Joachim (snickering), Julie (Joseph is in Spain), Eugène and, at the last, a giggling Pauline.

    The Last Great Dance on Earth

  • First Madame Mère ( smiling), then Louis—leaning heavily on two walking sticks, his expression hooded—followed at a distance by Hortense, Jérôme and his wife, Caroline and Joachim (snickering), Julie (Joseph is in Spain), Eugène and, at the last, a giggling Pauline.

    The Last Great Dance on Earth

  • I robin hooded three arrows that summer, one from 20 yards, 30 yards, and 40 yards.

    Field & Stream

  • “Fuck,” Sergeant Seth Roussey says from behind the wheel as he swings the van around the corner, slowing to eyeball a group of young black men in hooded sweatshirts hanging out on the West Baltimore street.

    On Baltimore's Mean Streets

  • “Fuck,” Sergeant Seth Roussey says from behind the wheel as he swings the van around the corner, slowing to eyeball a group of young black men in hooded sweatshirts hanging out on the West Baltimore street.

    On Baltimore's Mean Streets

  • “Fuck,” Sergeant Seth Roussey says from behind the wheel as he swings the van around the corner, slowing to eyeball a group of young black men in hooded sweatshirts hanging out on the West Baltimore street.

    On Baltimore's Mean Streets

  • “Fuck,” Sergeant Seth Roussey says from behind the wheel as he swings the van around the corner, slowing to eyeball a group of young black men in hooded sweatshirts hanging out on the West Baltimore street.

    On Baltimore's Mean Streets

  • You walk around in costume like Stillmog with his Utilikilt or in green like my Flogging Molly t-shirt, or in modern grunge like my brother, aka a hooded sweatshirt and dirty jeans.

    I’m Feeling Irish « A Working Title

  • Like Whittier, we recall the hooded well-sweep or fantastic pump, and the great drifts by the pasture wall.

    Penguin Persons & Peppermints

  • "We face a right-wing government that has bet on wearing us down, a strategy that has been very effective ... at radicalizing and criminalizing the movement," said student leader Camila Vallejo, referring to the hooded radicals who have been showing up at marches in greater numbers.

    The Seattle Times

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