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Definition of hood:

  1. A chimney top, often contrived to secure a constant draught by turning with the wind.
  2. A covering for a hawk's head and eyes. See Illust. of Falcon.
  3. A covering for a horse's head.
  4. A covering for a mortar.
  5. A covering or garment for the head or the head and shoulders, often attached to the body garment
  6. A covering or porch for a companion hatch.
  7. A like appendage to a cloak or loose overcoat, that may be drawn up over the head at pleasure.
  8. A part of a monk's outer garment, with which he covers his head; a cowl.
  9. A projecting cover above a hearth, forming the upper part of the fireplace, and confining the smoke to the flue.
  10. A soft covering for the head, worn by women, which leaves only the face exposed.
  11. An ornamental fold at the back of an academic gown or ecclesiastical vestment; as, a master's hood.
  12. Anything resembling a hood in form or use
  13. State; condition.
  14. The endmost plank of a strake which reaches the stem or stern.
  15. The hood- shaped upper petal of some flowers, as of monkshood; - called also helmet.
  16. The top of a pump.
  17. The top or head of a carriage.
  18. To cover with a hood; to furnish with a hood or hood- shaped appendage.
  19. To cover; to hide; to blind.


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