Hood

Definition of Hood

Pronunciation: hŎd
n.1.State; condition.
How could thou ween, through that disguised hood
To hide thy state from being understood?
- Spenser.
2.(Falconry) A covering or garment for the head or the head and shoulders, often attached to the body garment
3.(Ord.) Anything resembling a hood in form or use
4.(Shipbuilding) The endmost plank of a strake which reaches the stem or stern.
v. t.1.To cover with a hood; to furnish with a hood or hood-shaped appendage.
[imp. & p. p. Hooded ; p. pr. & vb. n. Hooding.]
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.1.Same as hoodlum.
2.Same as neighborhood.

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