Definitions of hat

n headdress that protects the head from bad weather; has shaped crown and usually a brim

chapeau, lid
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bearskin, busby, shako
tall hat; worn by some British soldiers on ceremonial occasions
Panama, Panama hat, boater, leghorn, sailor, skimmer, straw hat
a stiff hat made of straw with a flat crown
bonnet, poke bonnet
a hat tied under the chin
bowler, bowler hat, derby, derby hat, plug hat
a felt hat that is round and hard with a narrow brim
campaign hat
a broad-brimmed felt hat with a high crown; formerly worn by the United States Army and Marine personnel
cavalier hat, slouch hat
a soft felt hat with a wide flexible brim
cocked hat
hat with opposing brims turned up and caught together to form points
cowboy hat, ten-gallon hat
a hat with a wide brim and a soft crown; worn by American ranch hands
a tight-fitting hat with visors front and back; formerly worn by hunters
beaver, dress hat, high hat, opera hat, silk hat, stovepipe, top hat, topper
a man's hat with a tall crown; usually covered with silk or with beaver fur
dunce cap, dunce's cap, fool's cap
a cone-shaped paper hat formerly placed on the head of slow or lazy pupils
Stetson, fedora, felt hat, homburg, trilby
a hat made of felt with a creased crown
fur hat
a hat made of fur
millinery, woman's hat
hats for women; the wares sold by a milliner
shovel hat
a stiff broad-brimmed hat with the brim turned up at the sides and projecting in front; worn by some clergymen in Britain
snap-brim hat
a hat with a snap brim
a straw hat with a tall crown and broad brim; worn in American southwest and in Mexico
waterproof hat with wide slanting brim longer in back than in front
sun hat, sunhat
a hat with a broad brim that protects the face from direct exposure to the sun
a hat (Cockney rhyming slang: `tit for tat' rhymes with `hat')
a tall white hat with a pouched crown; worn by chefs
tirolean, tyrolean
soft green felt hat with a feather or brush cockade
beaver, castor
a hat made with the fur of a beaver (or similar material)
bicorn, bicorne
a cocked hat with the brim turned up to form two points
church hat
a fanciful hat of the kind worn by Black women for Sunday worship
a woman's close-fitting hat that resembles a helmet
picture hat
a woman's dressy hat with a wide brim
pillbox, toque, turban
a small round woman's hat
pith hat, pith helmet, sun helmet, topee, topi
a lightweight hat worn in tropical countries for protection from the sun
porkpie, porkpie hat
man's hat with a low, flat crown and a snap brim
a large bonnet that shades the face; worn by girls and women
tricorn, tricorne
cocked hat with the brim turned up to form three points
Type of:
headdress, headgear
clothing for the head

n an informal term for a person's role

“he took off his politician's hat and talked frankly”
Type of:
function, office, part, role
the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group

v put on or wear a hat

“He was unsuitably hatted
dress in a bonnet
Type of:
assume, don, get into, put on, wear
put clothing on one's body

v furnish with a hat

Type of:
furnish, provide, render, supply
give something useful or necessary to

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