Hood Hood, n. [OE. hood, hod, AS. h[=o]d; akin to D. hoed hat, G. hut, OHG. huot, also to E. hat, and prob. to E. heed. [root]13.] 1. State; condition. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

How could thou ween, through that disguised hood To hide thy state from being understood? --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. A covering or garment for the head or the head and shoulders, often attached to the body garment; especially: (a) A soft covering for the head, worn by women, which leaves only the face exposed. (b) A part of a monk's outer garment, with which he covers his head; a cowl. ``All hoods make not monks.'' --Shak. (c) A like appendage to a cloak or loose overcoat, that may be drawn up over the head at pleasure. (d) An ornamental fold at the back of an academic gown or ecclesiastical vestment; as, a master's hood. (e) A covering for a horse's head. (f) (Falconry) A covering for a hawk's head and eyes. See Illust. of {Falcon}. [1913 Webster]

3. Anything resembling a hood in form or use; as: (a) The top or head of a carriage. (b) A chimney top, often contrived to secure a constant draught by turning with the wind. (c) A projecting cover above a hearth, forming the upper part of the fireplace, and confining the smoke to the flue. (d) The top of a pump. (e) (Ord.) A covering for a mortar. (f) (Bot.) The hood-shaped upper petal of some flowers, as of monkshood; -- called also {helmet}. --Gray. (g) (Naut.) A covering or porch for a companion hatch. [1913 Webster]

4. (Shipbuilding) The endmost plank of a strake which reaches the stem or stern. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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