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Definition of 'hood'


  1. an aggressive and violent young criminal
       Synonyms: hoodlum goon punk thug tough toughie strong-armer
  2. metal covering leading to a vent that exhausts smoke or fumes
       Synonyms: 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"
       Synonyms: bonnet cowl cowling


  1. cover with a hood; "The bandits were hooded"

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