- hoodhood1 [hood]n.[ME < OE hod, akin to Ger hut, hat: for IE base see HAT]1. a covering for the head and neck and, sometimes, the face, worn separately or as part of a robe, cloak, or jacket [a monk's cowl is a hood]2. anything resembling a hood in shape or use; specif.,a) a fold of cloth over the back of an academic or ecclesiastical gown, judge's robe, etc., often with distinguishing colors to indicate the wearer's degree, college affiliation, etc.☆ b) the body panel that usually covers the engine of an automotive vehiclec) a protective canopy, as above a cookstove, often containing a fan, for exhausting heat, smoke, and fumesd) the cowl of a chimneye) a covering for a horse's headf) Falconry the covering for a falcon's head when it is not chasing game3. Zool.a) a bird's crestb) the fold of skin near a cobra's head that expands when the snake is excitedvt.to cover or provide with or as with a hood☆ hood2 [hood ]n.[Slang]short for HOODLUM
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.