• WordNet 3.6
    • v bonnet dress in a bonnet
    • n bonnet a hat tied under the chin
    • n bonnet 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"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Up with the Bonnets of Bonnie Dundee Up with the Bonnets of Bonnie Dundee
My dear man, it's a bonnet My dear man, it's a bonnet

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bonnet A covering for the head, worn by women, usually protecting more or less the back and sides of the head, but no part of the forehead. The shape of the bonnet varies greatly at different times; formerly the front part projected, and spread outward, like the mouth of a funnel.
    • Bonnet A frame of wire netting over a locomotive chimney, to prevent escape of sparks.
    • Bonnet A headdress for men and boys; a cap.
    • Bonnet A metallic canopy, or projection, over an opening, as a fireplace, or a cowl or hood to increase the draught of a chimney, etc.
    • Bonnet A roofing over the cage of a mine, to protect its occupants from objects falling down the shaft.
    • Bonnet (Fort) A small defense work at a salient angle; or a part of a parapet elevated to screen the other part from enfilade fire.
    • Bonnet A soft, elastic, very durable cap, made of thick, seamless woolen stuff, and worn by men in Scotland. "And plaids and bonnets waving high."
    • Bonnet An accomplice of a gambler, auctioneer, etc., who entices others to bet or to bid; a decoy.
    • Bonnet (Naut) An additional piece of canvas laced to the foot of a jib or foresail in moderate winds.
    • Bonnet Anything resembling a bonnet in shape or use
    • Bonnet In pumps, a metal covering for the openings in the valve chambers.
    • Bonnet (Automobiles) The metal cover or shield over the motor; predominantly British usage. In the U.S. it is called the hood.
    • Bonnet The second stomach of a ruminating animal.
    • v. i Bonnet To take off the bonnet or cap as a mark of respect; to uncover.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bonnet A covering for the head, worn by men and boys, and differing from a hat chiefly in having no brim; a cap, usually of some soft material. In Scotland the term is applied to any kind of cap worn by men, but specifically to the distinctively Scotch closely woven and seamless caps of wool, usually of a dark-blue color, known as glengarrys (worn by the Highland regiments in undress uniform), balmorals, braid bonnets, kilmarnocks, etc.
    • n bonnet A form of hat or head-covering worn by women out of doors. It incloses the head more or less at the sides and generally the back, and is usually trimmed with some elaborateness, and tied on the head with ribbons. It differs from a hat of ordinary form especially in having no brim.
    • n bonnet The cap, usually of velvet, within the metallic part of a crown, covering the head when the crown is worn.
    • n bonnet In fortification, a small work with two faces, having only a parapet with two rows of palisades about 10 or 12 feet apart. Generally it is raised above the salient angle of the connterscarp, and communicates with the covered way. Its object is to retard a lodgment by besiegers, or to prevent one from being made.
    • n bonnet Nautical, an addition to a sail, or an additional part laced to the foot of a sail.
    • n bonnet A cast-iron plate covering the openings in the valve-chambers of a pump.
    • n bonnet A frame of wire netting over the chimney of a locomotive engine to prevent the escape of sparks: used chiefly in engines which burn wood.
    • n bonnet In mining, a shield or cover over the cage to protect the miners in case anything should fall down the shaft.
    • n bonnet A cowl or wind-cap for a chimney; a hood for ventilation.
    • n bonnet The hood over the platform of a railroad-car.
    • n bonnet A sliding lid or cover for a hole in an iron pipe.
    • n bonnet A protuberance occurring chiefly on the snout of one of the right whales. It appears to be primitively smooth, but becomes honeycombed by the barnacles which attach themselves to it.
    • n bonnet A decoy; a player at a gaming-table, or bidder at an auction, whose business it is to lure others to play or buy: so called because such a person figuratively bonnets or blinds the eyes of the victims.
    • n bonnet A local name in Florida of the yellow water-lily, Nuphar advena.
    • bonnet To force the bonnet or hat over the eyes of, with the view of mobbing or hustling.
    • bonnet To pull off the bonnet; make obeisance.
    • n bonnet A portion of a coal-seam left for a roof.
    • n bonnet A flat piece of wood on the top of a prop.
    • n bonnet plural Gas-coal or shale overlying a coal-seam or worked with it.
    • n bonnet The lid or cover of a hole by which access may be had to valves or other apparatus in a closed chamber.
    • n bonnet The protecting hood over the machinery or motor of a motor-vehicle, in front of the dashboard.
    • n bonnet The plate on the motor-crank case, or on the transmission gear, normally closed, through which the cranks and gears of a motor-car can be inspected and cleaned and oiled.
    • n bonnet plural The spatter-dock, Nymphæa advena and the other species. See Nymphæa, 1.
    • bonnet To provide with an iron shield or bonnet: as, to bonnet a safety-lamp.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bonnet bon′et a covering for the head worn by women, without a brim, tied on by strings, and now letting the whole face be seen, although formerly a bonnet (esp. a Poke′-bonn′et) covered the sides of the face: a soft cap: the velvet cap within a coronet: :
    • v.t Bonnet to put a bonnet on: to crush a man's hat over his eyes
    • adj Bonnet and p.adj. Bonn′eted
    • n Bonnet bon′et (fort.) a small work before the salient or flanked angle of the ravelin
    • n Bonnet bon′et (naut.) an additional part laced to the foot of jibs, or other fore-and-aft sails, to gather more wind: a wire-covering over a chimney-top: a decoy or pretended player or bidder at a gaming-table or an auction, the accomplice of a thimble-rigger or other petty swindler
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Bee in your bonnet - If someone is very excited about something, they have a bee in their bonnet.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. bonet, OF. bonet, bonete,. F. bonnet, fr. LL. bonneta, bonetum,; orig. the name of a stuff, and of unknown origin
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.—Low L. bonnetum, orig. the name of a stuff.


In literature:

Aunt Polly straightened her poke bonnet.
"The Tale of the The Muley Cow" by Arthur Scott Bailey
I'm going to town tomorrow and I'll pick you out a suitable black bonnet.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
A bonnet is an epitome of fag-ends.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 108, October, 1866" by Various
She was out, with the best bonnet on her head.
"Peggy" by Laura E. Richards
Stede Bonnet knew how to keep his men in hand and allowed only part of the company ashore at once.
"Blackbeard: Buccaneer" by Ralph D. Paine
The mouth of the sun-bonnet came round.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
I took the bonnet off the jib before I left the wharf this morning.
"All Adrift" by Oliver Optic
For these sojourners, then, the box of bonnets had been intended.
"The Boy Tar" by Mayne Reid
It was a woman in a linsey-woolsey dress, corn sun-bonnet, and a huge cane.
"In The Boyhood of Lincoln" by Hezekiah Butterworth
The bonnet was Marygold-color, was it not?
"Last Words" by Juliana Horatia Ewing

In poetry:

"If hats were made of flowers,
I think my party bonnet
Would be a satin tulip
With a touch of green upon it.
"June" by Nancy Byrd Turner
Darby speaks
ALISON, don thi bonnet,
Put on thi Sunday shawl
An' we will go to Hirings
to buy thee fairings an' all.
"Darby An' Joan" by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe
"I'd choose for church a beauty:
The sweetest flower that grows
Would be my Sunday bonnet--
A soft, pink, ruffled rose.
"June" by Nancy Byrd Turner
The earth was trod and trampled bare,
And stained with dark red dew,
A broken blade lay here, and there
A bonnet cut in two;
"The Feud: A Border Ballad" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
And oh! how proud she was o' me
In plaid and bonnet braw,
When I bade farewell to the north countrie,
And marching gaed awa'!
"Ah, Little Did My Mother Think" by Carolina Oliphant
I'll seek him in your bonnet brave;
I'll seek him in your eyes;
Nay, now I think they've made his grave
I' th' bed of strawberries.
"The Mad Maid's Song" by Robert Herrick

In news:

Each year, we don our bonnets and gloves (okay, not really, but we do try to make sure our tee shirt's clean) and head out in search of the finest high tea in the Valley.
LogicMonitor is a Silver Sponsor of IT Nation 2012, to be held November 8th-10th at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Hotel in Orlando, Florida.
Mid Coast's recycling program also includes other items made from the same material, such as surgical masks and disposable bonnets worn in the operating room , Gardner said.
Around 1929, two cemeteries dating to the 1800s that hold the remains of enslaved African-Americans and their close descendants, were plowed over to make way for the Bonnet Carre Spillway flood control structure in St Charles Parish.
Background Charles Bonnet's Syndrome (CBS), characterised by the presence of complex visual hallucinations in psychologically normal people, was considered for a long time to be rare.
Red Head in the Blud Bonnets.
A Lac du Bonnet woman is worried she could face huge fines for failing to file American tax returns, but the US Internal Revenue Service has some soothing words for her and thousands of other Canadians in the same pickle.
Making a baby bonnet with heirloom serging is fast, quick and easy.
The 25th annual Great Spillway Classic Trail Run got off to a clean start, so to speak, on July 15 in the Bonnet Carre Spillway in Norco.
Five hundred adrenaline junkies are preparing to go through a trail run gauntlet that will take them over log jumps and a wooden bridge this Saturday at the Bonnet Carre Spillway .
About a week ago, engineers removed some of the Bonnet Carre spillway 's wooden barriers, sending water into Lake Ponchatrain.
Chateau Bonnet Blanc has been one of my go-to wines for years.
Imane Boudlal, who's a restaurant hostess at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, says Disney 's suggested hat-and-bonnet is embarrassing and makes a joke of her religion.
The Easter Bonnet and Contemporary Hat Contest was among the day's events.
The Center for Biological Diversity in St Petersburg reported Wednesday that the US Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing Endangered Species Act protection for the Florida bonneted bat.

In science:

Satake, The Gauss-Bonnet Theorem for V-manifolds, J.
Orbispaces and Orbifolds from the Point of View of the Borel Construction, a new Definition
Subsections 2.1, and 2.2 elaborate on this and related matters, such as the elegant Troyanov formulation of the Gauss-Bonnet theorem for triangulated surfaces and its implications.
The modular geometry of Random Regge Triangulations
Div(T )| characterizes the Euler class of the pair (T , Div(T )) and yields for a corresponding Gauss-Bonnet formula.
The modular geometry of Random Regge Triangulations
This construction is known as Bonnet transformation.
On the concept of normal shift in non-metric geometry
In Bonnet construction initial surface σ is transformed by moving each point of σ .
On the concept of normal shift in non-metric geometry