hood

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Middle English, from Old English hōd, from Proto-Germanic *hōdaz (compare West Frisian/Dutch hoed, German Hut), from Sarmato-Scythian *xauda (hat) (compare Avestan [script?] (xaoda), Old Persian [script?] (xaudā)), from Proto-Indo-European *kadʰ- (to cover). More at hat.

Adjective[edit]

hood (not comparable)

  1. Relating to inner-city everyday life, both positive and negative aspects; especially people’s attachment to and love for their neighborhoods.

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Noun[edit]

hood (plural hoods)

  1. A covering such as worn over one’s head.
  2. A distinctively coloured fold of material, representing a university degree.
  3. An enclosure that protects something, especially from above.
  4. (automotive) A soft top of a convertible car or carriage.
  5. (US, automotive) The hinged cover over the engine of a motor vehicle. Also known as a bonnet in other countries.
  6. (slang) gangster, thug. Short for hoodlum.
  7. (UK) abbreviation for hoodie, in the sense of a person wearing such a garment.
  8. (slang) neighborhood.
    What is goin' down in the hood?
  9. A metal covering that leads to a vent to suck away smoke or fumes.

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Verb[edit]

hood (third-person singular simple present hoods, present participle hooding, simple past and past participle hooded)

  1. To cover something with a hood.

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Manx[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

hood (emphatic form hoods)

  1. 2nd person singular informal of hug
    to you singular (informal)

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

hood (plural hoods)

  1. hood (part of a garment)

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North Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian hâved.

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hood n (plural hööd)

  1. (Föhr-Amrum) (anatomy) head
    at hood sködle
    to shake one's head