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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ He reached for his black hood and put it on.
▪ Her bobbed hair was like a black hood.
▪ St Gertrude's, Sidcup Nuns, now: ladies in black hoods for teachers - surely that was surprising?
▪ A black hood covered his face.
▪ The black hood was pulled forward, well over the face.
▪ On the other side of the road, a taxi waited in the drizzle, its black hood glistening.
▪ With her veil pushed back and her black hood shading her face, she looked rather like a nun.
▪ The officer in charge has to provide a black hood as a blindfold, and a four-inch circular white target.
▪ She pulled down the zip of her suit, pulled back the hood and simply sat down on the track.
▪ I pulled my hood down and my hair was dry.
▪ Even then I jinked from side to side as I pulled the hood back.
▪ Athelstan pulled his hood over his head as he felt the heat of the sun on the back of his neck.
▪ She got out, pulling up the hood of her waterproof, and helped him to carry the crates up the drive.
▪ Two men put a hood over his head, bound his hands and threatened to shoot him.
▪ Two white hands rose and put back the hood.
▪ Now there were people putting hoods or sweaters or newspapers over their heads and running for the entrance.
▪ When we stopped, they came and put hoods, woollen knitted ones, over our heads.
▪ He would dress the part, even though he wore a cloak or hood.
▪ In Dallas in October 1985, a black woman was abducted by four white men wearing hoods.
▪ All wore hoods over their heads.
▪ His name was derived from his habit of wearing a blue hood of coarsely woven cloth which masked his face.
▪ Two appeared on television wearing hoods, while the faces of the others were obscured.
▪ She was wearing a fur hood and a Melton cloth coat with a huge fur collar.
a latter-day Versailles/Tsar/Robin Hood etc
▪ A black hood covered Gilbert's face.
▪ A group of hoods mugged Tyler on Park Avenue.
▪ Dan got out to take a look under the hood.
▪ Sandvik put his hood up against the cold.
▪ Shanae opened up the hood to check the oil.
▪ A wave came aboard when I was on watch with the hood of my oilskin unwisely left down.
▪ It was an open tourer having a folding hood and never looked large enough to take four adults.
▪ Not to mention an artificial grass lawn on the hood and a white picket fence on the front bumper.
▪ Scrub hens bounced off the windshield and iguanas skated across the plane of the hood.
▪ Sheet steel is used in applications ranging from pails to car hoods.
▪ The hood framed her expressive face, emphasising the grimace of determination before she lowered herself into the starting blocks.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Hoodlum \Hood"lum\, n. A young rowdy; a rough, lawless fellow; colloquially, called also hood. [Colloq. U.S.]

Just tell your hoodlum friends outside You ain't got time to take no ride.
--Yakety-Yak (Song)


Bonnet \Bon"net\ (b[o^]n"n[e^]t), n. [OE. bonet, OF. bonet, bonete. F. bonnet fr. LL. bonneta, bonetum; orig. the name of a stuff, and of unknown origin.]

  1. A headdress for men and boys; a cap. [Obs.]

  2. A soft, elastic, very durable cap, made of thick, seamless woolen stuff, and worn by men in Scotland.

    And p?i?s and bonnets waving high.
    --Sir W. Scott.

  3. A covering for the head, worn by women, usually protecting more or less the back and sides of the head, but no part of the forehead. The shape of the bonnet varies greatly at different times; formerly the front part projected, and spread outward, like the mouth of a funnel.

  4. Anything resembling a bonnet in shape or use; as,

    1. (Fort.) A small defense work at a salient angle; or a part of a parapet elevated to screen the other part from enfilade fire.

    2. A metallic canopy, or projection, over an opening, as a fireplace, or a cowl or hood to increase the draught of a chimney, etc.

    3. A frame of wire netting over a locomotive chimney, to prevent escape of sparks.

    4. A roofing over the cage of a mine, to protect its occupants from objects falling down the shaft.

    5. In pumps, a metal covering for the openings in the valve chambers.

  5. (Naut.) An additional piece of canvas laced to the foot of a jib or foresail in moderate winds.

  6. The second stomach of a ruminating animal.

  7. An accomplice of a gambler, auctioneer, etc., who entices others to bet or to bid; a decoy. [Cant]

  8. (Automobiles) The metal cover or shield over the motor; predominantly British usage. In the U.S. it is called the hood. [Brit.]

    Bonnet limpet (Zo["o]l.), a name given, from their shape, to various species of shells (family Calyptr[ae]id[ae]).

    Bonnet monkey (Zo["o]l.), an East Indian monkey ( Macacus sinicus), with a tuft of hair on its head; the munga.

    Bonnet piece, a gold coin of the time of James V. of Scotland, the king's head on which wears a bonnet.
    --Sir W. Scott.

    To have a bee in the bonnet. See under Bee.

    Black bonnet. See under Black.

    Blue bonnet. See in the Vocabulary.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"covering," Old English hod "hood," from Proto-Germanic *hodaz (cognates: Old Saxon, Old Frisian hod "hood," Middle Dutch hoet, Dutch hoed "hat," Old High German huot "helmet, hat," German Hut "hat," Old Frisian hode "guard, protection"), from PIE *kadh- "cover" (see hat).\n

\nModern spelling is early 1400s to indicate a "long" vowel, which is no longer pronounced as such. Meaning "removable cover for an automobile engine" attested by 1905. Little Red Riding Hood (1729) translates Charles Perrault's Petit Chaperon Rouge ("Contes du Temps Passé" 1697).


"gangster," 1930, American English, shortened form of hoodlum.


"to put a hood on," c.1200, from hood (n.1). Related: Hooded; hooding.


shortened form of neighborhood, by 1987, U.S. black slang.


Etymology 1 n. 1 A covering such as worn over one’s head. 2 A distinctively coloured fold of material, representing a university degree. 3 An enclosure that protects something, especially from above. 4 (label en automotive) A soft top of a convertible car or carriage. 5 (label en US automotive) The hinged cover over the engine of a motor vehicle. Also known as a bonnet in other countries. 6 A metal covering that leads to a vent to suck away smoke or fumes. vb. To cover something with a hood. Etymology 2

n. (label en slang) gangster, thug. Etymology 3

  1. Relating to inner-city everyday life, both positive and negative aspects; especially people’s attachment to and love for their neighborhoods. alt. Relating to inner-city everyday life, both positive and negative aspects; especially people’s attachment to and love for their neighborhoods. n. (label en slang) neighborhood. Etymology 4

    n. (label en UK) person wearing a hoodie.

  1. n. an aggressive and violent young criminal [syn: hoodlum, goon, punk, thug, tough, toughie, strong-armer]

  2. metal covering leading to a vent that exhausts smoke or fumes [syn: exhaust hood]

  3. the folding roof of a carriage

  4. a headdress that protects the head and face

  5. protective covering consisting of a metal part that covers the engine; "there are powerful engines under the hoods of new cars"; "the mechanic removed the cowling in order to repair the plane's engine" [syn: bonnet, cowl, cowling]


v. cover with a hood; "The bandits were hooded"

Hood -- U.S. County in Texas
Population (2000): 41100
Housing Units (2000): 19105
Land area (2000): 421.610596 sq. miles (1091.966384 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 15.189512 sq. miles (39.340655 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 436.800108 sq. miles (1131.307039 sq. km)
Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48
Location: 32.432285 N, 97.796232 W
Hood, TX
Hood County
Hood County, TX

Hood may refer to:

Hood (car)

The hood (US and Canada) or bonnet (most Commonwealth countries) is the hinged cover over the engine of motor vehicles that allows access to the engine compartment (or trunk on rear-engine and some mid-engine vehicles) for maintenance and repair. In British terminology, hood refers to a fabric cover over the passenger compartment of the car (known as the 'top' in the US). In many motor vehicles built in the 1930s and 1940s, the resemblance to an actual hood or bonnet is clear when open and viewed head-on; in modern vehicles it continues to serve the same purpose but no longer resembles a head covering.

On passenger cars, a hood may be held down by a concealed latch. It is designed to protect a car from thefts, damage and sudden hood opening on the road. Hood release system is common on the most of vehicles and usually consists of interior hood latch handle, hood release cable and hood latch assembly. The hood latch handle is usually located below the steering wheel, beside the driver's seat or set into the door frame. When a driver pulls a hood latch handle the hood panel pops up and allows access to the engine compartment. On race cars or cars with aftermarket hoods (that do not use the factory latch system) the hood may be held down by hood pins. A hood may sometimes contain a hood ornament, hood scoop, power bulge, and/or wiper jets. Hoods are typically made out of steel, but aluminum is rapidly gaining popularity with auto companies. Aftermarket manufacturers may construct hoods out of fiberglass, carbon fiber, or dry carbon.

In Japan and Europe, regulations have come into effect in recent years that place a limit on the severity of pedestrian head injury when struck by a motor vehicle. This is leading to more advanced hood designs, as evidenced by multicone hood inner panel designs as found on the Mazda RX-8 and other vehicles. Other changes are being made to use the hood as an active structure and push its surface several centimeters away from the hard motor components during a pedestrian crash. This may be achieved by mechanical (spring force) or pyrotechnic devices.

Hood (band)

Hood are an English indie rock band from Leeds, formed in 1991. The band consists of brothers Chris and Richard Adams, and friends (including, at times, Craig Tattersall and Andrew Johnson of The Remote Viewer, and Nicola Hodgkinson of Empress).

Hood (comics)

The Hood (real name Parker Robbins) is a fictional character, a supervillain, and a crime boss appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

Hood (novel)

Hood is a novel written by Irish author Emma Donoghue in 1995. The book was the recipient of the 1997 Stonewall Book Award and is heavily influenced by James Joyce's Ulysses.

Hood (Thunderbirds)

The Hood is the main villain and adversary of International Rescue in the Thunderbirds TV series.

Hood (headgear)

A hood is a kind of headgear that covers most of the head and neck and sometimes the face. Hoods that cover mainly the sides and top of the head, and leave the face mostly or partly open may be worn for protection from the environment (typically cold weather or rain), for fashion, as a form of traditional dress or uniform, or in the case of knights, an armoured hood is used for protection against bladed weapons. In some cases, hoods are used to prevent the wearer from seeing where they are going (e.g., in cases where a prisoner is hooded). Hoods with eye holes can be used to prevent the wearer from being identified, as in the case of Ku Klux Klan members, Islamic terrorists, or criminals such as robbers.

Hood (surname)

Hood is a surname, and may refer to:

Usage examples of "hood".

He strapped on his Smith and Wesson, shrugged into his jacket and put the aerosol can in one pocket and the hooded torch in the other.

Thirty seconds later sixteen of them were crouched on the aft hull, all carrying machine guns, wearing balaclava hoods and wired into their walkie-talkies.

He fastened the embroidered peacock agraffe at her neck and pulled the hood up over her plaited hair.

Tugging his hood back into place, Alec let out a low whistle of admiration.

Ripping off his cloak, Alec gathered the hem of it in one hand and tossed the other end at the upthrust corner, hoping to catch it with the hood.

Nysander asked, reining in while Seregil and Alec pulled up their hoods.

By the time she stepped onto dirt he was sliding swiftly alongshore, heading for a small knot of hooded and robed Funor about halfway back to the rivermouth.

Made of carbon fiber, aluminium or composite resin, with cams that worked like gears at the end of the bow to give the bow cable more power, these modern versions of the longbow would have had Robin Hood creaming his Lincoln green.

They dismounted and approached Malthus, throwing back their hoods so that he could see their amaranthine eyes glowing in the darkness.

Theluk stared challengingly at Arad and I saw Falkyr watching with hooded eyes.

After a certain degree of order had been established, Argan pushed back his hood and raised his head with an expression of noble suffering on his face.

 The robber that accosted Brother Francis was not in any obvious way one of the malformed, but that he came from the Valley of the Misborn was made evident when two hooded figures arose from behind a tangle of brush on the slope that overlooked the trail and hooted mockingly at the monk from ambush, while aiming at him with drawn bows.

The doors were shut but there were rents in the canvas hood through which Asch could see a couple of suitcases and a very full kit bag.

This assault of the enemy had been of so determined a character, that General Lee, in order to relieve his left, had directed Hood and Evans, near his centre, to advance and attack the left of the assaulting column.

They had brought with them a thing of the Great World, Hresh carrying one end and Taniane the other: that hollow tube of metal, hooded at one end, with a region of incomprehensible blackness held captive within that hood, and brilliant light sizzling and hissing at its entrance.