AskDefine | Define hood

Dictionary Definition

'hood n : (slang) a neighborhoodhood


1 an aggressive and violent young criminal [syn: hoodlum, goon, punk, thug, tough, toughie, strong-armer]
2 metal covering leading to a vent that exhausts smoke or fumes [syn: exhaust hood]
3 the folding roof of a carriage
4 a headdress that protects the head and face
5 protective covering consisting of a metal part that covers the engine; "there are powerful engines under the hoods of new cars"; "the mechanic removed the cowling in order to repair the plane's engine" [syn: bonnet, cowl, cowling] v : cover with a hood; "The bandits were hooded"

User Contributed Dictionary




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


Relating to inner-city everyday life, both positive and negative aspects


  1. A covering such as worn over one’s head.
  2. A distinctively coloured fold of material, representing a university degree.
  3. An enclosure which protects something, especially from above.
  4. In the context of "automotive": A soft top of a convertible car or carriage.
  5. In the context of "US|automotive": The hinged cover over the engine of a motor car.
  6. Gangster, thug. Short for hoodlum.
  7. Neighborhood.



university degree
protective cover
soft top
front of car


  1. To cover something with a hood.


cover with a hood

Extensive Definition

Hood may refer to:






hood in Czech: Hood
hood in German: Hood
hood in French: Hood
hood in Italian: Hood
hood in Hebrew: הוד
hood in Dutch: Hood
hood in Slovak: Hood
hood in Slovenian: Hood
hood in Swedish: Hood

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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