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 ]

1 .

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.