(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. &radic13.]
1. State; condition. [Obs.]
How could thou ween, through that disguised hoodSpenser.
To hide thy state from being understood?
2. 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
3. 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.
(Hood) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hooded ; p. pr. & vb. n. Hooding.]
1. To cover with a hood; to furnish with a hood or hood-shaped appendage.
The friar hooded, and the monarch crowned.Pope.
2. To cover; to hide; to blind.
While grace is saying, I'll hood mine eyesShak. Hooding end (Shipbuilding), the end of a hood where it enters the rabbet in the stem post or stern
Thus with my hat, and sigh and say, "Amen."
(Hood"cap`), n. See Hooded seal, under Hooded.
1. Covered with a hood.
2. Furnished with a hood or something like a hood.
3. Hood-shaped; esp. (Bot.), rolled up like a cornet of paper; cuculate, as the spethe of the Indian turnip.
4. (Zoöl.) (a) Having the head conspicuously different in color from the rest of the plumage; said of
birds. (b) Having a hoodlike crest or prominence on the head or neck; as, the hooded seal; a hooded
Hooded crow, a European crow (Corvus cornix); called also hoody, dun crow, and royston crow.
Hooded gull, the European black-headed pewit or gull. Hooded merganser. See Merganser.
Hooded seal, a large North Atlantic seal (Cystophora cristata). The male has a large, inflatible,
hoodlike sac upon the head. Called also hoodcap. Hooded sheldrake, the hooded merganser.
See Merganser. Hooded snake. See Cobra de capello, Asp, Haje, etc. Hooded warbler,
a small American warbler