1A covering for the head and neck with an opening for the face, typically forming part of a coat or sweatshirt.
- They wore duffel coats with the hoods up.
- Right in front of her was a group people in cloaks, their hoods pulled over their faces to hide themselves, no doubt.
- The figure wore a black cloak with the hood pulled over his or her face, making it impossible for the young man to see any distinct features.
1.1A separate garment similar to a hood, worn over a college gown or a surplice to indicate the wearer’s degree.
- Excited graduates walk up and down, parading their finery of gowns, hoods and mortarboards seemingly oblivious to the fact that these are colonial trappings.
- It was Graduation day at de Montfort on Thursday, with hundreds of young people wearing their gowns and colourful hoods, and dozens of doting parents taking pictures.
- During the afternoon ceremony, master's degrees were conferred on 510 new graduates wearing brightly colored hoods denoting their major.
1.2 Falconry A leather covering for a hawk’s head.
- There is a falcon hood - the brown leather dome, crowned with a tuft of feathers, is brittle like a little skull - and an envelope contains a watch.
- Hoods are used to keep the bird calm during transport.
- It's the same principal falconers use when they put a hood over a falcon's head.
2A thing resembling a hood in shape or use, in particular.
- The charmer then makes rhythmic, elegant motions with the horn, which is correspondingly followed by the hood of the cobra.
- Hoping for a procession of migrating raptors, I stretched out on the hood of my car.
- He had processed a patient's bacterial culture without a safety hood.
2.1North American A metal part covering the engine of an automobile.
- Additionally, the car's hood, doors, fenders, trunk lid, engine and suspension are aluminum.
- Under the hood, the engine is very similar to that of the earlier S300 model.
- Often when dealing with parts of the engine, or the hard-to-reach spots under the hood, proper tools are required.
2.2A canopy to protect users of machinery or to remove fumes from it.
- Range hoods and fans remove grease and moisture from cooking, and so collect dirt.
- In the real case, it is likely that combustion products would have been removed by the extraction hood, even after the fan had failed.
- And all range hoods require occasional cleaning or replacing of the grease-covered metal filters.
2.3A hoodlike structure or marking on the head or neck of an animal.
- In breeding plumage, the adult has a dark hood with a black eye and bill.
- To ward off trouble, cobras can rear up, and they have hoods that expand out like a half umbrella to make themselves appear bigger and scarier than they actually are.
2.5British A folding waterproof cover of an automobile, baby carriage, etc.
- One drawback about the folding hard top is that you can't get luggage out when the hood is folded down.
- If the toy you choose has a clip, it will enable you to attach it to the front of the pram hood above the baby's head.
verb[with object] Back to top
Put a hood on or over.
- He said the accused had also known she would recognise him so he added to her trauma by hooding himself, and to make sure he was not seen, had thrown a towel over her head.
- In Camp Delta, this means shackling inmates for 20 hours a day, while hooding and beating them.
- These sources say the prisoners there are hooded from the moment they are captured.
- Example sentences
- Inmates practising paganism will be allowed a hoodless robe, incense and a piece of religious jewellery among their personal possessions.
- Another cloaked figure, this one hoodless, burst into the clearing.
- The young man was wearing a hoodless poncho over his fine suit.
- Example sentences
- It refers to the way the leaves partly enclose the flowers, forming a hood-like structure over them.
- He described this structure as a hood-like covering.
- For headgear there was a hood-like cap with side-pieces which could be brought forward to cover the mouth.
Words that rhyme with hoodcould, good, Likud, misunderstood, pud, should, stood, understood, withstood, wood, would
nouninformal, chiefly North American
A gangster or similar violent criminal.
- It's a film that focuses on ethics, be they pure or prurient, and how criminals and hoods can still require a sense of justice and fair play.
- His connections to senior criminal organisations and well-placed hoods are known to police.
- She also is fascinated by the hoods and low-lifes that Nick looks up as he meanders his way through the task of finding Clyde Wynant.
1930s: abbreviation of hoodlum.
nouninformal, chiefly US
A neighborhood, especially one’s own neighborhood: I’ve lived in the hood for 15 years
More example sentences
- They had ghastly visions of the boys in the hood heading for their neighborhoods next.
- If you live in the hood, or are passing through Russian Hill and need to check mail on your laptop, Nook would be a worthy, comfortable place to stop.
- Check them out, and if they play live in your hood go see them, you won't be disappointed.
1970s: shortening of neighborhood.
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