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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