• IPA: /hʊd/
    • (GA) IPA: [hʊ̈d], [hɪ̈d]

hood (plural hoods)

  1. A covering for the head attached to a larger garment such as a jacket or cloak.
  2. A distinctively coloured fold of material, representing a university degree.
  3. An enclosure that protects something, especially from above.
  4. (automotive) A soft top of a convertible car or carriage.
  5. (US, automotive) The hinged cover over the engine of a motor vehicle: known as a bonnet in other countries.
  6. A metal covering that leads to a vent to suck away smoke or fumes.
Synonyms Translations Translations
  • French: licence
  • Italian: cappuccio della toga universitaria
  • Spanish: birrete
Translations Translations Translations Translations Verb

hood (hoods, present participle hooding; past and past participle hooded)

  1. To cover something with a hood.
    Antonyms: unhood
Translations Noun

hood (plural hoods)

  1. (slang) gangster, thug.

hood (not comparable)

  1. Relating to inner-city everyday life, both positive and negative aspects; especially people’s attachment to and love for their neighborhoods.
Translations Noun

hood (plural hoods)

  1. (slang) Neighborhood.
    What’s goin’ down in the hood?
Synonyms Noun

hood (plural hoods)

  1. (UK) person wearing a hoodie.

Proper noun
  1. Surname
  2. CDP in Sacramento County, California.

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