- hood [hud] n[Sense: 1-4; Origin: Old English hod][Sense: 5; Date: 1900-2000; Origin: neighbourhood][Sense: 6; Date: 1800-1900; Origin: hoodlum]1.)a) a part of a coat, jacket etc that you can pull up to cover your head▪ Why don't you put your hood up if you're cold?b) a cloth bag that goes over someone's face and head so that they cannot be recognized or cannot see▪ He was abducted by four men wearing hoods.2.) AmE the metal covering over the engine on a carBritish Equivalent: bonnetunder the hood▪ Check under the hood and see what that noise is.3.) a cover fitted above a ↑cooker to remove the smell of cooking→↑extractor (fan)4.) BrE a folding cover on a car or ↑pram, which gives protection from the rain5.) also 'hoodAmE informal a ↑neighbourhood6.) AmE informal a ↑hoodlum
Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.