Hat meaning

hăt
To supply or cover with a hat.
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The definition of a hat is a covering for the head, or someone's role in a job or in life.

An example of a hat is a fedora.

An example of a hat is the role of teacher.

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Any of the several titles, positions, jobs, roles, etc. that one person may have.
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(figuratively) A particular role or capacity that a person might fill.
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A covering for the head, usually with a brim and a crown.
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To cover or provide with a hat.
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See caret.
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A covering for the head, often in the approximate form of a cone or a cylinder closed at its top end, and sometimes having a brim and other decoration.
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(figuratively) Any receptacle from which numbers/names are pulled out in a lottery.
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(figuratively, by extension) The lottery or draw itself.

We're both in the hat: let's hope we come up against each other.

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(video games) A hat switch.
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(typography, nonstandard, rare) = háček.
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See also headgear.
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A covering for the head, especially one with a shaped crown and brim.
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A role or office symbolized by or as if by the wearing of different hats.

Wears two hats—one as parent and one as corporate executive.

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at the drop of a hat
  • At the slightest pretext or provocation.
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hat in hand
  • In a humble manner; humbly.
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take (one's) hat off to
  • To respect, admire, or congratulate.
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talk through (one's) hat
  • To talk nonsense.
  • To bluff.
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throw
  • To enter a political race as a candidate for office.
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under (one's) hat
  • As a secret or in confidence:
    Keep this information under your hat.
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hat in hand
  • in a humble or obsequious manner; abjectly
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pass the hat
  • to take up a collection, as at a meeting
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take one's hat off to
  • to salute or congratulate
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talk through one's hat
  • to make irresponsible or foolish statements; talk nonsense
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throw one's hat into the ring
  • to enter a contest, esp. one for political office
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under one's hat
  • strictly confidential; secret
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Origin of hat

  • Middle English from Old English hæt, hætt

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English hat, from Old English hæt, hætt (“head-covering, hat”), from Proto-Germanic *hattuz (“hat”), from Proto-Indo-European *kadʰ- (“to guard, cover, care for, protect”). Cognate with North Frisian hat (“hat”), Danish hat (“hat”), Swedish hatt (“hat”), Icelandic hattur (“hat”), Latin cassis (“helmet”), Lithuanian kudas (“bird's crest or tuft”), Avestan [script?] (xaoda, “hat”), Welsh caddu (“to provide for, ensure”). Compare also hood.

    From Wiktionary