hood - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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/hʊd/
singularhood
pluralhoods
  1. 1
    the part of a coat or jacket that covers your head

    You can always put your hood up if it rains.

    1. b.
      a piece of coloured cloth worn over the shoulders as part of some academic gowns
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  2. 2
    a piece of equipment that covers something such as a cooker to control the heat or remove smells from cooking
    1. a.
      a cover on a car or pram that can be pulled up to give protection from the rain or sun
  3. 3
    American informal a hoodlum
  4. 4
    American very informal the neighbourhood where you live in a city or town