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Meaning of HOOD

Pronunciation:  hûd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  protective covering consisting of a metal part that covers the engine
  2. [n]  protective covering consisting of a hinged metal part that covers the engine
  3. [n]  a headdress that protects the head and face
  4. [n]  the folding roof of a carriage
  5. [n]  metal covering leading to a vent that exhausts smoke or fumes
  6. [n]  an aggressive and violent young criminal
  7. [v]  cover with a hood; "The bandits were hooded"

HOOD is a 4 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: bonnet, cowl, cowling, exhaust hood, goon, hoodlum, punk, strong-armer, thug, tough, toughie
 See Also: aeroplane, airplane, auto, automobile, aventail, calash, calash top, caleche, camail, car, cover, covering, criminal, crook, felon, headdress, headgear, hood ornament, machine, malefactor, motorcar, outlaw, plane, protection, protective cover, protective covering, range hood, roof, ventail



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \-hood\ [OE. hod, had, hed, hede, etc., person, rank,
    order, condition, AS. h[=a]d; akin to OS. h[=e]d, OHG. heit,
    G. -heit, D. -heid, Goth. haidus manner; cf. Skr. k[=e]tu
    brightness, cit to appear, be noticeable, notice. [root]217.
    Cf. {-head}.]
    A termination denoting state, condition, quality, character,
    totality, as in manhood, childhood, knighthood, brotherhood.
    Sometimes it is written, chiefly in obsolete words, in the
    form -head.
  2. \Hood\, n. [OE. hood, hod, AS. h[=o]d; akin to D. hoed hat,
    G. hut, OHG. huot, also to E. hat, and prob. to E. heed.
    1. State; condition. [Obs.]
             How could thou ween, through that disguised hood To
             hide thy state from being understood? --Spenser.
    2. A covering or garment for the head or the head and
       shoulders, often attached to the body garment; especially:
       (a) A soft covering for the head, worn by women, which
           leaves only the face exposed.
       (b) A part of a monk's outer garment, with which he covers
           his head; a cowl. ``All hoods make not monks.''
       (c) A like appendage to a cloak or loose overcoat, that
           may be drawn up over the head at pleasure.
       (d) An ornamental fold at the back of an academic gown or
           ecclesiastical vestment; as, a master's hood.
       (e) A covering for a horse's head.
       (f) (Falconry) A covering for a hawk's head and eyes. See
           Illust. of {Falcon}.
    3. Anything resembling a hood in form or use; as:
       (a) The top or head of a carriage.
       (b) A chimney top, often contrived to secure a constant
           draught by turning with the wind.
       (c) A projecting cover above a hearth, forming the upper
           part of the fireplace, and confining the smoke to the
       (d) The top of a pump.
       (e) (Ord.) A covering for a mortar.
       (f) (Bot.) The hood-shaped upper petal of some flowers, as
           of monkshood; -- called also {helmet}. --Gray.
       (g) (Naut.) A covering or porch for a companion hatch.
    4. (Shipbuilding) The endmost plank of a strake which reaches
       the stem or stern.
  3. \Hood\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hooded}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To cover with a hood; to furnish with a hood or
       hood-shaped appendage.
             The friar hooded, and the monarch crowned. --Pope.
    2. To cover; to hide; to blind.
             While grace is saying, I'll hood mine eyes Thus with
             my hat, and sigh and say, ``Amen.''   --Shak.
    {Hooding end} (Shipbuilding), the end of a hood where it
       enters the rabbet in the stem post or stern post.
Computing Dictionary

Hierarchical Object Oriented Design: a method for Architectural Design primarily for software to be developed in Ada, leading to automated checking, documentation and source code generation.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a hood in your dream means that you are hiding and cowering from a person or situation. Consider also the saying, "having the hood pulled over your eyes".
Easton Bible Dictionary

(Heb. tsaniph) a tiara round the head (Isa. 3:23; R.V., pl., "turbans"). Rendered "diadem," Job 29:14; high priest's "mitre," Zech. 3:5; "royal diadem," Isa. 62:3.

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