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Meaning of BONNET

Pronunciation:  'bânit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a hat tied under the chin
  2. [n]  protective covering consisting of a hinged metal part that covers the engine
  3. [v]  dress in a bonnet

BONNET is a 6 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: hood, poke bonnet
 See Also: auto, automobile, car, chapeau, hat, hat, hood ornament, lid, machine, motorcar, protection, protective cover, protective covering, sunbonnet, sunhat



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bon"net\ (b[o^]n"n[e^]t), n. [OE. bonet, OF. bonet,
    bonete. F. bonnet fr. LL. bonneta, bonetum; orig. the name of
    a stuff, and of unknown origin.]
    1. A headdress for men and boys; a cap. [Obs.] --Milton.
    2. A soft, elastic, very durable cap, made of thick, seamless
       woolen stuff, and worn by men in Scotland.
             And p?i?s and bonnets waving high.    --Sir W.
    3. A covering for the head, worn by women, usually protecting
       more or less the back and sides of the head, but no part
       of the forehead. The shape of the bonnet varies greatly at
       different times; formerly the front part projected, and
       spread outward, like the mouth of a funnel.
    4. Anything resembling a bonnet in shape or use; as,
       (a) (Fort.) A small defense work at a salient angle; or a
           part of a parapet elevated to screen the other part
           from enfilade fire.
       (b) A metallic canopy, or projection, over an opening, as
           a fireplace, or a cowl or hood to increase the draught
           of a chimney, etc.
       (c) A frame of wire netting over a locomotive chimney, to
           prevent escape of sparks.
       (d) A roofing over the cage of a mine, to protect its
           occupants from objects falling down the shaft.
       (e) In pumps, a metal covering for the openings in the
           valve chambers.
    5. (Naut.) An additional piece of canvas laced to the foot of
       a jib or foresail in moderate winds. --Hakluyt.
    6. The second stomach of a ruminating animal.
    7. An accomplice of a gambler, auctioneer, etc., who entices
       others to bet or to bid; a decoy. [Cant]
    {Bonnet head} (Zo["o]l.), a shark ({Sphyrna tiburio}) of the
       southern United States and West Indies.
    {Bonnet limpet} (Zo["o]l.), a name given, from their shape,
       to various species of shells (family {Calyptr[ae]id[ae]}).
    {Bonnet monkey} (Zo["o]l.), an East Indian monkey ({Macacus
       sinicus}), with a tuft of hair on its head; the munga.
    {Bonnet piece}, a gold coin of the time of James V. of
       Scotland, the king's head on which wears a bonnet. --Sir
       W. Scott.
    {To have a bee in the bonnet}. See under {Bee}.
    {Black bonnet}. See under {Black}.
    {Blue bonnet}. See in the Vocabulary.
  2. \Bon"net\, v. i.
    To take off the bonnet or cap as a mark of respect; to
    uncover. [Obs.] --Shak.
  3. \Bon"net\, n. (Automobiles)
    The metal cover or shield over the motor.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of or wear a bonnet, represents your sheltered ideals and old-fashioned beliefs. Your close-mindedness is restricting your vision and plans.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(Heb. peer), Ex. 39:28 (R.V., "head-tires"); Ezek. 44:18 (R.V., "tires"), denotes properly a turban worn by priests, and in Isa. 3:20 (R.V., "head-tires") a head-dress or tiara worn by females. The Hebrew word so rendered literally means an ornament, as in Isa. 61:10 (R.V., "garland"), and in Ezek. 24:17, 23 "tire" (R.V., "head-tire"). It consisted of a piece of cloth twisted about the head. In Ex. 28:40; 29:9 it is the translation of a different Hebrew word (migba'ah), which denotes the turban (R.V., "head-tire") of the common priest as distinguished from the mitre of the high priest. (See MITRE.)