hood

A hood is a protective covering. It could be a car hood protecting the engine or your car or it could be the hood on your coat protecting your noggin.

Your favorite sweatshirt might have a hood, as well as your fur-lined winter coat and your insulated hood for scuba diving. Other things with a similar protective quality are also called hoods, like the metal vent cover over your stove, the cover on your car's engine, and the cap-like plant sections that cover vulnerable parts. One of the most famous hoods in literature is the red one worn by the main character in "Little Red Riding Hood."

Definitions of hood
  1. noun
    a headdress that protects the head and face
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    types:
    calash, caleche
    a woman's large folded hooped hood; worn in the 18th century
    aventail, camail, ventail
    a medieval hood of mail suspended from a basinet to protect the head and neck
    cowl
    a loose hood or hooded robe (as worn by a monk)
    type of:
    headdress, headgear
    clothing for the head
  2. noun
    a protective covering that is part of a plant
    synonyms: cap
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    type of:
    cover, covering, natural covering
    a natural object that covers or envelops
  3. noun
    metal covering leading to a vent that exhausts smoke or fumes
    synonyms: exhaust hood
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    types:
    range hood
    exhaust hood over a kitchen range
    type of:
    covering
    an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)
  4. noun
    protective covering consisting of a metal part that covers the engine
    “there are powerful engines under the hoods of new cars”
    synonyms: bonnet, cowl, cowling
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    type of:
    protection, protective cover, protective covering
    a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury
  5. noun
    the folding roof of a carriage
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    types:
    calash, calash top, caleche
    the folding hood of a horse-drawn carriage
    type of:
    roof
    protective covering on top of a motor vehicle
  6. noun
    a tubular attachment used to keep stray light out of the lens of a camera
    synonyms: lens hood
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    type of:
    attachment
    a supplementary part or accessory
  7. noun
    (falconry) a leather covering for a hawk's head
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    type of:
    covering
    an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)
  8. noun
    (zoology) an expandable part or marking that resembles a hood on the head or neck of an animal
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    type of:
    external body part
    any body part visible externally
  9. verb
    cover with a hood
    “The bandits were hooded
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    type of:
    cover
    provide with a covering or cause to be covered
  10. noun
    an aggressive and violent young criminal
    synonyms: goon, hoodlum, punk, strong-armer, thug, tough, toughie
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    types:
    bully
    a hired thug
    type of:
    criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw
    someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
  11. noun
    (slang) a neighborhood
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    type of:
    neighborhood, neighbourhood
    people living near one another
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