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.]
How could thou ween, through that disguised hood
To hide thy state from being understood?
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
A part of a monk's outer garment, with which he covers his head; a cowl
. "All hoods
make not monks." Shak
A like appendage to a cloak or loose overcoat, that may be drawn up over the head at pleasure
An ornamental fold at the back of an academic gown or ecclesiastical vestment; as, a master's hood
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
A chimney top, often contrived to secure a constant draught by turning with the wind
A projecting cover above a hearth, forming the upper part of the fireplace, and confining the smoke to the flue
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
. (g) Naut.
A covering or porch for a companion hatch.
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.
To cover; to hide; to blind.
While grace is saying, I'll hood mine eyes
Thus with my hat, and sigh and say, "Amen."
Hooding end Shipbuilding, the end of a hood where it enters the rabbet in the stem post or stern post.
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