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Hood

Hood
1. State; condition. How could thou ween, through that disguised hood to hide thy state from being understood? (Spenser)
2. A covering or garment for the head or the head and shoulders, often attached to the body garment; especially: a soft covering for the head, worn by women, which leaves only the face exposed.
a part of a monks outer garment, with which he covers his head; a cowl. All hoods make not monks. .
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 masters hood.
a covering for a horses head.
(Science: veterinary) a covering for a hawks head and eyes.
3. Anything resembling a hood in form or use; as: 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.
a covering for a mortar.
(Science: botany) a covering or porch for a companion hatch.
4. The endmost plank of a strake which reaches the stem or stern.
Origin: oe. Hood, hod, as. Hod; akin to D. Hoed hat, g. Hut, OHG. Huot, also to E. Hat, and prob. To E. Heed.


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