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

Derived forms: hooded, 'hoods, hooding, hoods

Type of: attachment, cover, covering, crim [Brit, informal], criminal, crook [informal], external body part, felon, headdress, headgear, malefactor [formal], natural covering, neighborhood [US], neighbourhood [Brit, Cdn], outlaw, protection, protective cover, protective covering, roof

Part of: aeroplane [Brit], airplane [N. Amer], auto [informal], autocar [archaic], automobile [N. Amer], camera, car, flora, motorcar, photographic camera, plane, plant, plant life, television camera, tv camera, wheel [informal], whip [US, informal]

Encyclopedia: Hood, Nicholas