Definitions of headdress
  1. noun
    clothing for the head
    synonyms: headgear
    see moresee less
    show 71 types...
    hide 71 types...
    a tight-fitting headdress
    chapeau, hat, lid
    headdress that protects the head from bad weather; has shaped crown and usually a brim
    a protective headgear made of hard material to resist blows
    a headdress that protects the head and face
    jeweled headdress, jewelled headdress
    a headdress adorned with jewels
    an Arab headdress consisting of a square piece of cloth folded into a triangle and fastened over the crown by an agal
    miter, mitre
    a liturgical headdress worn by bishops on formal occasions
    headdress consisting of a decorative ribbon or bow worn in the hair
    a traditional Muslim headdress consisting of a long scarf wrapped around the head
    headdress of cloth; worn over the head and around the neck and ears by medieval women
    balaclava, balaclava helmet
    a cap that is close-fitting and woolen and covers all of the head but the face
    Balmoral, bluebonnet
    a brimless dark blue Scottish cap with a flat top and a plume on one side
    baseball cap, golf cap, jockey cap
    a cap with a bill
    bathing cap, swimming cap
    a tight-fitting cap that keeps hair dry while swimming
    batting helmet
    a helmet worn by the batter in baseball
    bearskin, busby, shako
    tall hat; worn by some British soldiers on ceremonial occasions
    a cap with no brim or bill; made of soft cloth
    a child's tight-fitting cap; often ties under the chin
    berretta, biretta, birretta
    a stiff cap with ridges across the crown; worn by Roman Catholic clergy
    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
    calash, caleche
    a woman's large folded hooped hood; worn in the 18th century
    calpac, calpack, kalpac
    a high-crowned black cap (usually made of felt or sheepskin) worn by men in Turkey and Iran and the Caucasus
    aventail, camail, ventail
    a medieval hood of mail suspended from a basinet to protect the head and neck
    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
    cloth cap, flat cap
    a flat woolen cap with a stiff peak
    cocked hat
    hat with opposing brims turned up and caught together to form points
    cockscomb, coxcomb
    a cap worn by court jesters; adorned with a strip of red
    coonskin, coonskin cap
    a raccoon cap with the tail hanging down the back
    cowboy hat, ten-gallon hat
    a hat with a wide brim and a soft crown; worn by American ranch hands
    a loose hood or hooded robe (as worn by a monk)
    crash helmet
    a padded helmet worn by people riding bicycles or motorcycles; protects the head in case of accidents
    crown, diadem
    an ornamental jeweled headdress signifying sovereignty
    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
    fez, tarboosh
    a felt cap (usually red) for a man; shaped like a flat-topped cone with a tassel that hangs from the crown
    football helmet
    a padded helmet with a face mask to protect the head of football players
    fur hat
    a hat made of fur
    garrison cap, overseas cap
    a wedge-shaped wool or cotton cap; worn as part of a uniform
    a Scottish cap with straight sides and a crease along the top from front to back; worn by Highlanders as part of military dress
    hard hat, safety hat, tin hat
    a lightweight protective helmet (plastic or metal) worn by construction workers
    a protective helmet for the head
    a cap that is wrapped around by a turban and worn by Muslim religious elders
    kepi, peaked cap, service cap, yachting cap
    a cap with a flat circular top and a visor
    liberty cap
    close-fitting conical cap worn as a symbol of liberty during the French Revolution and in the U.S. before 1800
    millinery, woman's hat
    hats for women; the wares sold by a milliner
    large high frilly cap with a full crown; formerly worn indoors by women
    an academic cap with a flat square with a tassel on top
    a cloth cap worn in bed
    a woman's cap with two long flaps pinned on
    sailor cap
    a cap worn by sailors
    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
    shower cap
    a tight cap worn to keep hair dry while showering
    ski cap, stocking cap, toboggan cap
    a close-fitting woolen cap; often has a tapering tail with a tassel
    rounded brimless cap fitting the crown of the head
    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
    space helmet
    a helmet worn by astronauts while in outer space
    sun hat, sunhat
    a hat with a broad brim that protects the face from direct exposure to the sun
    tam, tam-o'-shanter, tammy
    a woolen cap of Scottish origin
    a jeweled headdress worn by women on formal occasions
    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
    watch cap
    a knitted dark blue wool cap worn by seamen in cold or stormy weather
    wishing cap
    a magical cap that secures whatever one wishes for
    type of:
    article of clothing, clothing, habiliment, vesture, wear, wearable
    a covering designed to be worn on a person's body
Word Family

Test prep from the experts

Boost your test score with programs developed by Vocabulary.com’s experts.

  • Proven methods: Learn faster, remember longer with our scientific approach.
  • Personalized plan: We customize your experience to maximize your learning.
  • Strategic studying: Focus on the words that are most crucial for success.


  • Number of words: 500+
  • Duration: 8 weeks or less
  • Time: 1 hour / week


  • Number of words: 500+
  • Duration: 10 weeks or less
  • Time: 1 hour / week


  • Number of words: 700+
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Time: 1 hour / week