UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈhʊd/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/hʊd/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(hŏŏd; also for 'hoodlum,' ho̅o̅d)
-hood is used to form nouns with the meaning "the state or condition of'':likely + -hood → likelihood (= the state or condition of being likely);child + -hood → childhood (= the state or period of time of being a child).
-hood is also used to form nouns with the meaning "a body or group of persons of a particular character or class'':priest + -hood → priesthood (= a body of priests).
Clothinga soft or flexible covering for the head and neck, either separate or attached to a cloak, coat, or the like.
Botanysomething resembling or suggesting such a covering, esp. in shape, as certain petals or sepals.
Automotivethe hinged, movable part of an automobile body covering the engine.
British Termsthe roof of a carriage.
a metal cover or canopy for a stove, ventilator, etc.
Sport[Falconry.]a cover for the entire head of a hawk, used when the bird is not in pursuit of game.
an ornamental ruffle or fold on the back of the shoulders of an academic gown, jurist's robe, etc.
Zoologya crest or band of color on the head of certain birds and animals.
to furnish with a hood.
to cover with or as if with a hood.
bef. 900; 1925–30, American. for def. 3; Middle English hode, Old English hōd; cognate with Old Frisian hōde, Dutch hoed, German Huthat
hood2(hŏŏd, ho̅o̅d),USA pronunciationn.[Slang.]
Slang Termsa hoodlum.
by shortening 1925–30
by shortening 1985–90
BiographicalJohn Bell, 1831–79, Confederate general in the U.S. Civil War.
Raymond Math•ew•son(hŏŏd),USA pronunciation 1881–1934, U.S. architect.
BiographicalRobin. See Robin Hood.
BiographicalThomas, 1799–1845, English poet and humorist.
Place NamesMount, a volcanic peak in N Oregon, in the Cascade Range. 11,253 ft. (3430 m).
a native English suffix denoting state, condition, character, nature, etc., or a body of persons of a particular character or class, formerly used in the formation of nouns:childhood; knighthood;priesthood.
Middle English -hode, -hod, Old English -hād (cognate with German -heit), special use of hād condition, state, order, quality, rank