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hood 1 (hd)
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n.
1. A loose pliable covering for the head and neck, often attached to a robe or jacket.
2. An ornamental draping of cloth hung from the shoulders of an academic or ecclesiastical robe.
3. A sack placed over the head of a falcon to keep it quiet.
4.
a. A metal cover or cowl for a hearth or stove.
b. A carriage top.
c. The hinged metal lid over the engine of a motor vehicle.
5. Zoology A colored marking or an expanded part, such as a crest, on or near the head of an animal.
tr.v. hood·ed, hood·ing, hoods
To supply or cover with a hood.

[Middle English hod, from Old English hōd.]

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hood 2 (hd)
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n.
Slang
1. A hoodlum; a thug.
2. A rowdy or violent young person.

[Short for HOODLUM.]

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hood 3 or 'hood (hd)
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n.
Slang
A neighborhood, usually in the inner city.

[African American Vernacular English, short for NEIGHBORHOOD.]

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'hood (hd)
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n.
Slang
Variant of hood3.

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-hood
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suff.
1.
a. Condition; state; quality: manhood.
b. An instance of a specified state or quality: falsehood.
2. A group sharing a specified state or quality: sisterhood.

[Middle English -hed, -hode, from Old English *-hǣdu, -hād.]

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Hood, Thomas 1799-1845.
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British poet and editor who wrote comic and topical verse, including "The Dream of Eugene Aram" (1829) and "The Song of the Shirt" (1843).

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Hood, Mount
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A volcanic peak, 3,426 m (11,239 ft) high, in the Cascade Range of northwest Oregon. It is the highest elevation in the state.

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Hood (hd), John Bell 1831-1879.
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American Confederate army officer who conducted the defense of Atlanta against Union troops led by General William T. Sherman (1864) and was defeated at Nashville later that year.

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