• Little red riding-hood, wearing her cloak, stands in the doorway
    Little red riding-hood, wearing her cloak, stands in the doorway
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v hood cover with a hood "The bandits were hooded"
    • n hood (zoology) an expandable part or marking that resembles a hood on the head or neck of an animal
    • n hood protective covering consisting of a metal part that covers the engine "there are powerful engines under the hoods of new cars","the mechanic removed the cowling in order to repair the plane's engine"
    • n hood a headdress that protects the head and face
    • n hood the folding roof of a carriage
    • n hood metal covering leading to a vent that exhausts smoke or fumes
    • n hood (falconry) a leather covering for a hawk's head
    • n hood a tubular attachment used to keep stray light out of the lens of a camera
    • n hood (slang) a neighborhood
    • n hood a protective covering that is part of a plant
    • n hood an aggressive and violent young criminal
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Little Red Riding-Hood sets out to visit her Grandmother Little Red Riding-Hood sets out to visit her Grandmother

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The book "Little Red Riding Hood" was banned in 1990 by two school districts in California. They did this because in the book there was a picture of a basket that had a bottle of wine in it
    • Hood A chimney top, often contrived to secure a constant draught by turning with the wind.
    • Hood A covering for a hawk's head and eyes. See Illust. of Falcon.
    • Hood A covering for a horse's head.
    • Hood A covering for a mortar.
    • Hood A covering or garment for the head or the head and shoulders, often attached to the body garment
    • Hood A covering or porch for a companion hatch.
    • Hood A like appendage to a cloak or loose overcoat, that may be drawn up over the head at pleasure.
    • Hood A part of a monk's outer garment, with which he covers his head; a cowl.
    • Hood A projecting cover above a hearth, forming the upper part of the fireplace, and confining the smoke to the flue.
    • Hood A soft covering for the head, worn by women, which leaves only the face exposed.
    • Hood An ornamental fold at the back of an academic gown or ecclesiastical vestment; as, a master's hood .
    • Hood Anything resembling a hood in form or use
    • Hood State; condition. "How could thou ween, through that disguised hood To hide thy state from being understood?"
    • Hood (Shipbuilding) The endmost plank of a strake which reaches the stem or stern.
    • Hood The hood-shaped upper petal of some flowers, as of monkshood; -- called also helmet.
    • Hood The top of a pump.
    • Hood The top or head of a carriage.
    • Hood To cover with a hood; to furnish with a hood or hood-shaped appendage. "The friar hooded , and the monarch crowned."
    • Hood To cover; to hide; to blind. "While grace is saying, I'll hood mine eyes
      Thus with my hat, and sigh and say, “Amen.”"
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Racecar driver Lee Petty once left a pitstop and did a full lap at Nascar with a pit crew member still on the hood
    • n hood A covering for the head, of soft or flexible material, as cloth, leather, or chain-mail (in a suit of armor), usually extending over the back of the neck and sometimes the shoulders, and often attached to a garment worn about the body: as, the hood of a monk; the hood of an academic gown. See also cut under camail.
    • n hood In falconry, a covering for the entire head of a hawk. It is usually adorned with a plume of feathers, and sometimes with small bells. Its especial purpose is to blind the hawk, and it is removed when the quarry is to be pursued.
    • n hood A cover of a carriage for the protection of its occupants, made so that it can be folded or turned back, or removed.
    • n hood Something that resembles a hood in form, position, or use, as the upper petal or sepal of certain flowers, a chimney-cowl, etc.; specifically, in zoology, a conformation of parts or an arrangement of color on or about the head, like or likened to a hood. See phrases under hooded.
    • n hood The hooded seal, Cystophora cristata.
    • n hood In ship-building, the foremost and aftermost planks of a ship's bottom, both inside and outside.
    • hood To cover the head of with a hood; furnish with a hood: as, to hood a falcon; to hood a chimney.
    • hood Hence To cover; hide; blind.
    • hood A suffix denoting ‘state, quality, character,’ as in childhood, boyhood, manhood, maidenhood, fatherhood, brotherhood, sisterhood, knighthood, priesthood, Godhood, etc. Such compounds, which are properly abstract, are sometimes used concretely with a collective sense, as brotherhood, sisterhood, priesthood, etc., meaning a body or an association of brothers, sisters, priests, etc. It is equivalent to -head, as in maidenhead, Godhead, the form Godhead being now usual in the concrete sense. The suffix, originally attachable to nouns only, is in Middle English and modern use sometimes found with adjectives, as in falsehood, and in pseudo-archaic forms like drearihead, drowsihead, lustihead (-hed), etc., used by Spenser and his imitators (Thomson, etc.).
    • n hood The rise in the quarter-deck which gives more head-room to the cabin.
    • n hood A covering over a hatchway to protect the openingfrom the weather.
    • n hood A projecting shelter-like canopy over an outer door, usually carried by corbels or brackets. See hoodmold.
    • n hood A similar projecting member over a hearth, intended to direct the smoke inward toward the flue. In houses the tire might be built on a wholly open hearth without projecting jambs, and the hood six or seven feet above it was conical or pyramidal in form, leading to the flue above. This hood might hang free in the room, but was more commonly attached to the wall, from which it projected, and supported on corbels.
    • n hood In modern ventilation, a projection above a range or furnace, intended to carry off the smell of cooking or noxious gases.
    • n hood In chemical laboratories, a fixed appliance consisting of an inclosed and covered space within which offensive gases or vapors may be evolved and carried off by a connected flue without escaping into the room. It is usually provided with a sliding or hinged door in front for the introduction and removal of apparatus.
    • n hood A curved cover for a machine or for any part of one.
    • n hood The cover for a blacksmith's forge.
    • n hood In electricity, a protecting cover, also sometimes serving as a reflector, placed over an are-lamp.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The only poisonous birds in the world are the three species of Pitohui. The Hooded Pitohui from Papua New Guinea is the most deadliest out of the three
    • n Hood hood a covering for the head: anything resembling such: a folding roof for a carriage: an ornamental fold at the back of an academic gown, and worn over it
    • v.t Hood to cover with a hood: to blind
    • ***


  • Marshall Mcluhan
    “The modern little red riding hood, reared on singing commercials, has no objections to being eaten by the wolf.”
  • Gloria Steinem
    “Men should think twice before making widow hood woman's only path to power.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. hood, hod, AS. hōd,; akin to D. hoed, hat, G. hut, OHG. huot, also to E. hat, and prob. to E. heed,. √13


In literature:

Hood evacuated the city and his opponent entered it, September 5th.
"History of the United States, Volume 4" by E. Benjamin Andrews
The second I called Lord Hood's Island.
"Voyage of H.M.S. Pandora" by Edward Edwards
Four months later they were joined by Richardson and Hood.
"A Book of Discovery" by Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
Mistress Silverside, this sharp even: yon hood of yours is not so thick, and you are not so young as you were once.
"The King's Daughters" by Emily Sarah Holt
Her style of dress also indicates a desire to shun observation; for she is cloaked and close hooded.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
From the high ridge where Hood's army stood the ground gradually rolled to the river.
"The Bishop of Cottontown" by John Trotwood Moore
However, I fetched my hood and scarf, and away we went.
"Out in the Forty-Five" by Emily Sarah Holt
Hanny looked very pretty in her winter hood.
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Let me take off your hood and cloak.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
When the guys at the garage lifted the hood they started runnin'.
"The Ambulance Made Two Trips" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Hood's "Up the Rhine" is a rich commingling of wit and humor.
"Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism" by F. V. N. Painter
Meanwhile the rear, the seven ships under Hood, still trailing along in line ahead, never got into the action at all.
"A History of Sea Power" by William Oliver Stevens and Allan Westcott
Robin Hood goes hunting.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10" by Charles Herbert Sylvester
Next morning, somewhere about ten o'clock, Major Hood came on board with two natives; one a carpenter, the other his assistant.
"The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 26, February 1893" by Various
Is Hood going to find you law-proof there?
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
The chief of these were the pair of half-serious, half-humorous singers, Hood and Praed.
"A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895)" by George Saintsbury
Hood was intrenched on strong ground.
"Was General Thomas Slow at Nashville?" by Henry V. Boynton
At last Lansa spoke, his voice coming hollowly from the shadows of his hood.
"The Golden Amazons of Venus" by John Murray Reynolds
They wore hoods of the same gray stuff over their heads, pierced with slits at the eyes and mouth.
"The Door into Infinity" by Edmond Hamilton
Longstreet and Ewell opened with a sharp cannonade, under cover of which Hood's division impetuously assaulted Sickles' left.
"The Greater Republic" by Charles Morris

In poetry:

We were two hearts with single hope,
Two faces in one hood;
I knew the secrets of his youth;
I watched his every mood.
"A Dedication To E.C.B." by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
"Master," then said Little John,
All unto Robin Hood,
"Ye must give that knight an horse,
To lead home all this good."
"Robin Hood" by Henry Morley
All the stoutest of the train,
That grew in Gamelyn wood,
Whether they came with these or not,
Are now with Robin Hood.
"Robin Hood, An Outlaw." by James Henry Leigh Hunt
Ingerid Sletten of Sillejord
Neither gold nor silver did own,
But a little hood of gay wool alone,
Her mother had given of yore.
"Ingerid Sletten" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
Lost—­lost, and gone! The Pelham woods
Were full of doves that cooed at ease;
The orchis filled her purple hoods
For dainty bees.
"The Letter L" by Jean Ingelow
She kept the hood twenty years just so:
"Be it spotless," softly she cried,
"Until I shall wear it once as bride,
When I to the altar go."
"Ingerid Sletten" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson

In news:

Francheska Velez was due home soon from Fort Hood.
According to The Detroit Bureau, General Motors executives are preparing to plop a new kind of engine under the hood of the next-generation Corvette, which will likely arrive in 2013.
There is another "gangsta" fish that is starting to lurk in the saltwater near the mouths of their 'hood tributaries and sneak up streams.
HPA to present ' Doo-Wop Wed Widing Hood.
Hood River's Karl Mikkelson, representing team Mountain View Cycles/Subway, powers through a sandbox obstacle on the course.
Bobens Trading Company in New York is recalling hooded zip sweatshirts.
Did you just clean your car and have to wash it again because a bird left you a fowl present on your newly washed hood.
Ace Hood's video to "Hustle Hard" was cool, but check out what goes down in the studio when we like a song.
Hooded Menace are one of modern metal's leading doom bands.
Hood is set to launch a limited-edition eggnog flavor in time for the holiday season.
This recipe is from www.hood.com.
2014 Lotus Elan Front Hood View.
Todd detached the hood of the car and brought it into the living room of his home for Sharpie-ing.
Vent-A-Hood Debuts the ARS Duct-Free Range Hood.

In science:

For example, in infinite dimensions any trace-norm hood of a state ρ of finite entropy contains a dense set of states of infinite entropy.
Duality in quantum information manifolds
The problem is to find a norm topology (relative to the (+1)-linear structure) such that all (−1)-mixtures lie in the ’hood of the state ρ in that norm topology.
Duality in quantum information manifolds
From this we see if the the hood of a state ρ be taken to be the subset of M consisting of states ρX that are nearby ρ0 , then the tangent space at ρ carries both the canonical and the mixture affine structures.
Duality in quantum information manifolds
We allow as points of the hood of ρ all the nearby weights.
Duality in quantum information manifolds
The points in a hood form a (−1)−mixture family.
Duality in quantum information manifolds
Turchette, Q.A., Hood, C.J., Lange, W., Mabuchi, H., and Kimble, H.J., “Measurement of Conditional Phase Shifts for Quantum Logic”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 4710-4713 (1995).
Quantum Computing using Linear Optics
Here i indexes the neighborZ (Ai (z + µiz )), where |Ai |2 = φ2 hoods Nn and (µi , φi ) denotes these constants for each neighborhood.
Estimating deformations of isotropic Gaussian random fields on the plane
In a similar manner, the work of Archontis & Hood (2008) and MacTaggart & Hood (2009a) showed that flux ropes formed from multiple flux tube emergence are ultimately trapped by the envelope fields.
Tests of Dynamical Flux Emergence as a Mechanism for CME Initiation
Archontis & Hood (2010) showed that the likelihood of a coronal flux rope escaping when reconnection occurs between the ambient coronal field and the envelope field depends strongly on the strength of the ambient field.
Tests of Dynamical Flux Emergence as a Mechanism for CME Initiation
Tube 2 (increasing twist) and Tube 3 (decreasing twist), are similar to two tubes investigated by Murray & Hood (2008) and have twist profiles which increase and decrease with radius, respectively.
Tests of Dynamical Flux Emergence as a Mechanism for CME Initiation
As in Murray & Hood (2008), we can group the three tubes into low magnetic tension and high magnetic tension cases.
Tests of Dynamical Flux Emergence as a Mechanism for CME Initiation
From their 3D simulations, Murray & Hood (2008) concluded that the twist profile was not as important a factor in the emergence of the flux tubes as the axial field strength, which affected the rate of emergence but not the extent of the emergence.
Tests of Dynamical Flux Emergence as a Mechanism for CME Initiation
However, 3D simulations of similar flux tubes by Murray & Hood (2008) do not show this behavior.
Tests of Dynamical Flux Emergence as a Mechanism for CME Initiation
N by N consecutive inverse Robin Hood operations which increase sparsity.
Comparing Measures of Sparsity
As the Robin Hood operation had no effect on the sparsity of the vectors as measured by the (cid:96)0 measure the measure does not satisfy D1.
Comparing Measures of Sparsity