Meaning of HOOD in English
hood /hʊd/ BrE AmE noun [countable]
[ Sense 1-4: Language: Old English ; Origin: hod ]
[ Sense 5: Date: 1900-2000 ; Origin: neighbourhood ]
[ Sense 6: Date: 1800-1900 ; Origin: hoodlum ]
a) a part of a coat, jacket etc that you can pull up to cover your head:
Why don’t you put your hood up if you’re cold?
b) a cloth bag that goes over someone’s face and head so that they cannot be recognized or cannot see ⇨ balaclava :
He was abducted by four men wearing hoods.
2 . American English the metal covering over the engine on a car SYN bonnet British English
under the hood
Check under the hood and see what that noise is.
3 . a cover fitted above a ↑ cooker to remove the smell of cooking ⇨ extractor (fan)
4 . British English a folding cover on a car or ↑ pram , which gives protection from the rain
5 . ( also 'hood ) American English informal a ↑ neighbourhood
6 . American English informal a ↑ hoodlum
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012