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Definition of "hat" []

  • A covering for the head, especially one with a shaped crown and brim. (noun)
  • A head covering of distinctive color and shape worn as a symbol of office. (noun)
  • The office symbolized by the wearing of such a head covering. (noun)
  • 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. (noun)
  • To supply or cover with a hat. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hat" in a sentence
  • "One of the lower grade wears a very capacious shovel hat, projecting as much in front as behind, and looking very like a double-ended coal-heaver's _hat_."
  • "And, if I say, The boy's hat is _on_ his head, you perceive that _on_ shows the relation between _hat_ and _head_."
  • "(_Goes to table_ B.C. _and takes up_ GEORGE'S _cap in mistake for his hat and is moving towards double-doors when_ GEORGE, _noting this, picks up_ PIM'S _hat from_ L. _of stage where it has been left from previous_ ACT, _and crosses with it to_ PIM.)"