Hood meaning

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(slang) Gangster, thug. Short for hoodlum.
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The definition of a hood is slang for a neighborhood.

An example of a hood is what you’d call the area in which you live in the inner city.

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An ornamental draping of cloth hung from the shoulders of an academic or ecclesiastical robe.
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A loose pliable covering for the head and neck, often attached to a robe or jacket.
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(slang) Neighborhood.

What is goin' down in the hood?

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A hoodlum; a thug.
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A neighborhood, usually in the inner city.
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To supply or cover with a hood.
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A sack placed over the head of a falcon to keep it quiet.
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(automotive) A soft top of a convertible car or carriage.
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A rowdy or violent young person.
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A covering for the head and neck and, sometimes, the face, worn separately or as part of a robe, cloak, or jacket.

A monk's cowl is a hood.

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Relating to inner-city everyday life, both positive and negative aspects; especially people’s attachment to and love for their neighborhoods.
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Anything resembling a hood in shape or use.
  • A fold of cloth over the back of an academic or ecclesiastical gown, judge's robe, etc., often with distinguishing colors to indicate the wearer's degree, college affiliation, etc.
  • The body panel that usually covers the engine of an automotive vehicle.
  • A protective canopy, as above a cookstove, often containing a fan, for exhausting heat, smoke, and fumes.
  • The cowl of a chimney.
  • A covering for a horse's head.
  • (falconry) The covering for a falcon's head when it is not chasing game.
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(person) 1799-1845; Eng. poet & humorist.
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A covering such as worn over one’s head.
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Hood means a head covering attached to a jacket or shirt.

An example of a hood is the part of a sweater that can be pulled tight with strings around your face.

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A group sharing a specified state or quality.

Sisterhood.

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To cover or provide with or as with a hood.
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State, quality, condition.

Childhood.

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The whole group of (a specified class, profession, etc.)

Priesthood.

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A distinctively coloured fold of material, representing a university degree.
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(US, automotive) The hinged cover over the engine of a motor vehicle. Also known as a bonnet in other countries.
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(UK) Abbreviation for hoodie, in the sense of a person wearing such a garment.
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A metal covering that leads to a vent to suck away smoke or fumes.
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To cover something with a hood.
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A condition or state of being the thing or being in the role denoted by the word it is suffixed to, usually a noun.

Child - childhood.

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A group sharing a specified condition or state.

Brother - brotherhood.

Neighbor - neighborhood.

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Hood is defined as the front top of a car or other vehicle that covers and protects the engine, or a protective covering that removes fumes or exhaust.

An example of a hood is the part of your car that you lift in order to find the dip stick to check your oil.

An example of a hood is a work area that is covered and has a pipe and fan to remove fumes.

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The hood suffix is defined as the state or condition of the word it modifies, or the whole group it is.

An example of the hood suffix is the area in which you live with your neighbors, referred to as your neighborhood.

An example of the hood suffix is the group of women you relate to, referred to as the sisterhood.

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(zoology) A colored marking or an expanded part, such as a crest, on or near the head of an animal.
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(person) 1831-79; Confederate general.
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(place) Mountain of the Cascade Range, in N Oreg.: a peak of volcanic origin: 11,245 ft (3,427 m)
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An enclosure that protects something, especially from above.
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Origin of hood

  • ME -had, -hod < OE had, order, condition, quality, rank, akin to Ger -heit < IE *(s)kāit-, bright, gleaming: basic sense “appearance by which known”

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Middle English -hed, -hode from Old English -hǣdu, -hād

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

  • African American Vernacular English short for neighborhood

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

  • Middle English hod from Old English hōd

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

  • Short for hoodlum

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

  • Middle English, from Old English hōd, from Proto-Germanic *hōdaz (compare West Frisian/Dutch hoed, German Hut), from Sarmato-Scythian *xauda (“hat”) (compare Avestan [script?] (xaoda), Old Persian [script?] (xaudā)), from Proto-Indo-European *kadʰ- (“to cover”). More at hat.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Old English -hād, from Proto-Germanic *haiduz, via Middle English -hode (compare -head). Cognate with German -heit, Dutch -heid, Swedish -het, Norwegian -het/-heit, Danish -hed. The Swedish, Norwegian and Danish endings are borrowed from West Germanic.

    From Wiktionary