KJV Dictionary Definition: hood


HOOD. L. fraternitas.

HOOD, n.

1. A covering for the head used by females, and deeper than a bonnet.

2. A covering for the head and shoulders used by monks; a cowl.

3. A covering for a hawk's head or eyes; used in falconry.

4. Any thing to be drawn over the head to cover it.

5. An ornamental fold that hangs down the back of a graduate to mark his degree.

6. A low wooden porch over the ladder which leads to the steerage of a ship; the upper part of a galley-chimney; the cover of a pump.

HOOD, v.t. To dress in a hood or cowl; to put on a hood.

The friar hooded, and the monarch crowned.

1. To cover; to blind.

I'll hood my eyes.

2. To cover.

And hood the flames.


HOOD'ED, pp. Covered with a hood; blinded.