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."

Primary Meanings of hood

1.
nv
a headdress that protects the head and face
cover with a hood
2.
n
an aggressive and violent young criminal
3.
n
(slang) a neighborhood
Full Definitions of hood
1

n a headdress that protects the head and face

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

n a protective covering that is part of a plant

Synonyms:
cap
Type of:
cover, covering, natural covering
a natural object that covers or envelops

n metal covering leading to a vent that exhausts smoke or fumes

Synonyms:
exhaust hood
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)

n 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
Type of:
protection, protective cover, protective covering
a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury

n the folding roof of a carriage

Types:
calash, calash top, caleche
the folding hood of a horse-drawn carriage
Type of:
roof
protective covering on top of a motor vehicle

n a tubular attachment used to keep stray light out of the lens of a camera

Synonyms:
lens hood
Type of:
attachment
a supplementary part or accessory

n (falconry) a leather covering for a hawk's head

Type of:
covering
an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)

n (zoology) an expandable part or marking that resembles a hood on the head or neck of an animal

Type of:
external body part
any body part visible externally

v cover with a hood

“The bandits were hooded
Type of:
cover
provide with a covering or cause to be covered
2

n an aggressive and violent young criminal

Synonyms:
goon, hoodlum, punk, strong-armer, thug, tough, toughie
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
3

n (slang) a neighborhood

Type of:
neighborhood, neighbourhood
people living near one another

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