hood


hood
hood
hood1 [hood]
n.
[ME < OE hod, akin to Ger hut, hat: for IE base see HAT]
1. a covering for the head and neck and, sometimes, the face, worn separately or as part of a robe, cloak, or jacket [a monk's cowl is a hood]
2. anything resembling a hood in shape or use; specif.,
a) a fold of cloth over the back of an academic or ecclesiastical gown, judge's robe, etc., often with distinguishing colors to indicate the wearer's degree, college affiliation, etc.
b) the body panel that usually covers the engine of an automotive vehicle
c) a protective canopy, as above a cookstove, often containing a fan, for exhausting heat, smoke, and fumes
d) the cowl of a chimney
e) a covering for a horse's head
f) Falconry the covering for a falcon's head when it is not chasing game
3. Zool.
a) a bird's crest
b) the fold of skin near a cobra's head that expands when the snake is excited
vt.
to cover or provide with or as with a hood
☆ hood2 [hood ]
n.
[Slang]
short for HOODLUM

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