hood


hood
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
→↑balaclava
He was abducted by four men wearing hoods.
2.) AmE the metal covering over the engine on a car
British 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 rain
5.) also 'hood
AmE informal a ↑neighbourhood
6.) AmE informal a ↑hoodlum

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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