A thief or racketeer; A ruffian who works for a living. "Some little punk working for a bank just took a powder (fled) with two hundred G's ($200,000), and all the hoods are trying to beat the dicks (police) snatching him."

- american underworld dictionary - 1950

Hood are a postrock band from Leeds, England. They are Andrew Johnson, Chris Adams, Richard Adams, John Evans, Craig Tattersall and Nicola Hodgkinson. They make minor-key experimental music that is very good for rainy days and lonely times, if you're the kind of person that music doesn't cheer up anyways.

Their sound is very unique. It's based on the common acoustic guitar and vocals, but with many added elements such as electronic autechre style beats, wind bells, many delay effects, sad pianos, etc. Hood are making something new.

Fro similar artists, I'd check out the American Analog Set, Flying Saucer Attack, Tortoise, Laika, Pram...

Discography (albums):

Another definition of hood includes what the folks "over there" call a bonnet. It is the metal covering over the engine compartment of an automobile. When one wants to check their oil level, they "pop the hood" to access the dipstick.

Additionally, the colloquial term hood, as noted in the first writeup above, is short for neighborhood.

Hoods can also be a head covering, usually attached to some other garment, such as a jacket or cloak. Not as stylish as a fez.

Hood (?), n. [OE. hood, hod, AS. hod; akin to D. hoed hat, G. hut, OHG. huot, also to E. hat, and prob. to E. heed. &root;13.]


State; condition.


How could thou ween, through that disguised hood To hide thy state from being understood? Spenser.


A covering or garment for the head or the head and shoulders, often attached to the body garment

; especially: (a)

A soft covering for the head, worn by women, which leaves only the face exposed

. (b)

A part of a monk's outer garment, with which he covers his head; a cowl

. "All hoods make not monks." Shak. (c)

A like appendage to a cloak or loose overcoat, that may be drawn up over the head at pleasure

. (d)

An ornamental fold at the back of an academic gown or ecclesiastical vestment; as, a master's hood

. (e)

A covering for a horse's head

. (f) Falconry

A covering for a hawk's head and eyes. See Illust. of Falcon.


Anything resembling a hood in form or use

; as: (a)

The top or head of a carriage

. (b)

A chimney top, often contrived to secure a constant draught by turning with the wind

. (c)

A projecting cover above a hearth, forming the upper part of the fireplace, and confining the smoke to the flue

. (d)

The top of a pump

. (e) Ord.

A covering for a mortar

. (f) Bot.

The hood-shaped upper petal of some flowers, as of monkshood; -- called also helmet

. Gray. (g) Naut.

A covering or porch for a companion hatch.

4. Shipbuilding

The endmost plank of a strake which reaches the stem or stern.


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Hood (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hooded (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Hooding.]


To cover with a hood; to furnish with a hood or hood-shaped appendage.

The friar hooded, and the monarch crowned. Pope.


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.


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