from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Covered with a hood.
  • adj. Furnished with a hood or something like a hood.
  • adj. Hood-shaped
  • adj.
  • adj. Having the head conspicuously different in color from the rest of the plumage; -- said of birds.
  • adj. Having a hoodlike crest or prominence on the head or neck

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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.


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  • 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

  • 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

  • Acura TL's "new interior features a cool-looking 4-gauge instrument cluster and classy center stack," while Cars. com calls the hooded gauges "sporty."

    The Car Connection

  • Wilson, Since you were watching Matthews yesterday did you notice he was intimating thst Sotomayor might be "hooded" and not the person she seemed to be - as if she was giving pat answers but this is not really her stance.

    After Brightly Colored Chart Failed To Win Waxman-Markey Fight, GOP Brings It To The Battle Over Health Reform

  • A friend, Karen Borga, adopted seven of them -- black "hooded" rats so named because they look like they're wearing black hooded coats on their white bodies.

    Their Calling Is Defending Rats,

  • Parts of this region consisted of open woods of mesquite, with a pronounced understory of grasses which often contained a layer of taller species such as hooded finger grass (Chloris cucullata), and a layer of shorter grasses such as grama (Bouteloua spp.)

    Tamaulipan mezquital


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