1. State; condition. [Obs.]
How could thou ween, through that disguised hood
To hide thy state from being understood? --Spenser.
2. A covering or garment for the head or the head and shoulders, often attached to the body garment; especially: (a) A soft covering for the head, worn by women, which leaves only the face exposed. (b) A part of a monk's outer garment, with which he covers his head; a cowl. “All hoods make not monks.” --Shak. (c) A like appendage to a cloak or loose overcoat, that may be drawn up over the head at pleasure. (d) An ornamental fold at the back of an academic gown or ecclesiastical vestment; as, a master's hood. (e) A covering for a horse's head. (f) Falconry A covering for a hawk's head and eyes. See Illust. of Falcon.
3. Anything resembling a hood in form or use; as: (a) The top or head of a carriage. (b) A chimney top, often contrived to secure a constant draught by turning with the wind. (c) A projecting cover above a hearth, forming the upper part of the fireplace, and confining the smoke to the flue. (d) The top of a pump. (e) Ord. A covering for a mortar. (f) Bot. The hood-shaped upper petal of some flowers, as of monkshood; -- called also helmet. --Gray. (g) Naut. A covering or porch for a companion hatch.
4. Shipbuilding The endmost plank of a strake which reaches the stem or stern.
Hood v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hooded p. pr. & vb. n. Hooding.]
1. To cover with a hood; to furnish with a hood or hood-shaped appendage.
The friar hooded, and the monarch crowned. --Pope.
2. To cover; to hide; to blind.
While grace is saying, I'll hood mine eyes
Thus with my hat, and sigh and say, “Amen.” --Shak.
Hooding end Shipbuilding, the end of a hood where it enters the rabbet in the stem post or stern post.
n : (slang) a neighborhood
n 1: an aggressive and violent young criminal [syn: hoodlum, goon,
punk, thug, tough, toughie, strong-armer]
2: metal covering leading to a vent that exhausts smoke or
fumes [syn: exhaust hood]
3: the folding roof of a carriage
4: a headdress that protects the head and face
5: protective covering consisting of a metal part that covers
the engine; "there are powerful engines under the hoods of
new cars"; "the mechanic removed the cowling in order to
repair the plane's engine" [syn: bonnet, cowl, cowling]
v : cover with a hood; "The bandits were hooded"
(Heb. tsaniph) a tiara round the head (Isa. 3:23; R.V., pl.,
"turbans"). Rendered "diadem," Job 29:14; high priest's "mitre,"
Zech. 3:5; "royal diadem," Isa. 62:3.