hood Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"hood" in British English

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hoodnoun [C]

uk   us   /hʊd/

hood noun [C] (CLOTHING)

B2 part of a ​piece of ​clothing that can be ​pulled up to ​cover the ​top and back of the ​head: The ​coat has a ​detachable hood. a ​bag that is put over someone's ​head so that they cannot ​see or be ​recognized: The ​prisoners had been ​tortured and made to ​wear hoods.
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hood noun [C] (COVER)

a ​part that ​covers or ​shelters a ​piece of ​equipment: The hood over the ​airvent is ​loose.

hood noun [C] (CAR)

US (UK bonnet) the ​metalcover over the ​part of a ​car where the ​engine is: I ​looked under the hood and ​clouds of ​smokepoured out.

hood noun [C] (PLACE)

US slang (also 'hood) a ​poor neighbourhood: When he ​started he was just a ​poorboy from the hood - now he's a ​multimillionaire.


uk   us   /-hʊd/
used to ​formnounsdescribing the ​state of being a ​particular thing: priesthood childhood/​manhood nationhood
(Definition of hood from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hood" in American English

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hoodnoun [C]

 us   /hʊd/

hood noun [C] (CLOTHING)

a ​part of a ​coat or ​jacket that can be used to ​cover the ​head: The ​raincoat comes with a detachable hood.

hood noun [C] (CAR)

the ​metalcover over the ​engine of a ​car
(Definition of hood from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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