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      n  
1    a loose head covering either attached to a cloak or coat or made as a separate garment  
2    something resembling this in shape or use  
3    the U.S. and Canadian name for bonnet (of a car)  
4    the folding roof of a convertible car  
5    a hoodlike garment worn over an academic gown, indicating its wearer's degree and university  
6      (Falconry)   a close-fitting cover, placed over the head and eyes of a falcon to keep it quiet when not hunting  
7      (Biology)   a structure or marking, such as the fold of skin on the head of a cobra, that covers or appears to cover the head or some similar part  
      vb  
8    tr   to cover or provide with or as if with a hood  
     (Old English hod; related to Old High German huot hat, Middle Dutch hoet, Latin cassis helmet; see hat)  
  hoodless      adj  
  hoodlike      adj  
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hood          [2]  
      n  
Slang   short for hoodlum (gangster)  

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Hood         
      n  
1    Robin. See Robin Hood  
2    Samuel, 1st Viscount. 1724--1816, British admiral. He fought successfully against the French during the American Revolution and the French Revolutionary Wars  
3    Thomas. 1799--1845, British poet and humorist: his work includes protest poetry, such as The Song of the Shirt (1843) and The Bridge of Sighs (1844)  


hood   [1]  
      n  
1    a loose head covering either attached to a cloak or coat or made as a separate garment  
2    something resembling this in shape or use  
3    the U.S. and Canadian name for bonnet (of a car)  
4    the folding roof of a convertible car  
5    a hoodlike garment worn over an academic gown, indicating its wearer's degree and university  
6      (Falconry)   a close-fitting cover, placed over the head and eyes of a falcon to keep it quiet when not hunting  
7      (Biology)   a structure or marking, such as the fold of skin on the head of a cobra, that covers or appears to cover the head or some similar part  
      vb  
8    tr   to cover or provide with or as if with a hood  
     (Old English hod; related to Old High German huot hat, Middle Dutch hoet, Latin cassis helmet; see hat)  
  hoodless      adj  
  hoodlike      adj  
hood   [2]  
      n  
Slang   short for hoodlum (gangster)  
-hood  
      suffix forming nouns  
1    indicating state or condition of being  
manhood     
2    indicating a body of persons  
knighthood, priesthood     
     (Old English -had)  
'hood  
      n  
Slang     (chiefly U.S.)      short for       neighbourhood  
hood mould  
      n      another name for       dripstone       2  
lens hood  
      n     (Photog)   an extension piece fixed to a camera lens to shield it from a direct light source  
Robin Hood  
      n   a legendary English outlaw of the reign of Richard I, who according to tradition lived in Sherwood Forest and robbed the rich to give to the poor  

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