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Noun: hood  hûd
  1. A headdress that protects the head and face
     
  2. A protective covering that is part of a plant
    - cap
     
  3. An aggressive and violent young criminal
    - hoodlum, goon, punk [N. Amer], thug, tough, toughie, strong-armer
     
  4. (slang) a neighbourhood
     
  5. (zoology) an expandable part or marking that resembles a hood on the head or neck of an animal
     
  6. The folding roof of a carriage
     
  7. Metal covering leading to a vent that exhausts smoke or fumes
    - exhaust hood
     
  8. [N. Amer] The hinged metal cover of a vehicle's engine
    "there are powerful engines under the hoods of new cars";
    - bonnet, cowl, cowling
     
  9. A tubular attachment used to keep stray light out of the lens of a camera
    - lens hood
     
  10. (falconry) a leather covering for a hawk's head
Verb: hood  hûd
  1. Cover with a hood
    "The bandits were hooded"
Noun: 'hood
  1. (slang) a neighbourhood
Noun suffix: -hood  hûd
  1. A group which are similar in some respect
     
  2. State or condition
    - -dom, -ness, -ship

Derived forms: 'hoods, hoods, hooding, hooded

Type of: attachment, backyard, cover, covering, criminal, crook, external body part, felon, headdress, headgear, locality, malefactor, natural covering, neck of the woods, neighborhood [US], neighbourhood [Brit, Cdn], outlaw, protection, protective cover, protective covering, roof, vicinage [N. Amer], vicinity

Part of: aeroplane [Brit], airplane [N. Amer], auto, automobile, camera, car, flora, machine, motorcar, photographic camera, plane, plant, plant life, television camera, tv camera

Encyclopedia: Hood, Ontario

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