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Definition of "hood" []

  • A loose pliable covering for the head and neck, often attached to a robe or jacket. (noun)
  • An ornamental draping of cloth hung from the shoulders of an academic or ecclesiastical robe. (noun)
  • A sack placed over the head of a falcon to keep it quiet. (noun)
  • A metal cover or cowl for a hearth or stove. (noun)
  • A carriage top. (noun)

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 "hood" in a sentence
  • "Under the hood is a conical burr grinder, the best mechanism for grinding coffee beans."
  • "The results of this ongoing effort will be largely invisible, and mostly for my own benefit -- some of the internals were written in such haste that now, months or years later, what's going on under the hood is a little hazy, even to me."
  • "Now the hood is about half open and the engine is missing and the tires are old and cracked and need to be replaced."