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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v hat put on or wear a hat "He was unsuitably hatted"
    • v hat furnish with a hat
    • n hat an informal term for a person's role "he took off his politician's hat and talked frankly"
    • n hat headdress that protects the head from bad weather; has shaped crown and usually a brim
    • ***

Additional illustrations & photos:

Putting water into Josiah's hat Putting water into Josiah's hat
A Cocked Hat A Cocked Hat
A man doffs his hat, holds a bag in his hand, and has a string attached. He forms a letter E A man doffs his hat, holds a bag in his hand, and has a string attached. He forms a letter E
Have you an--er--hats Have you an--er--hats
Mr. Laurence waving his hat Mr. Laurence waving his hat
Frog in a hat Frog in a hat

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The "Mexican Hat Dance" is the official dance of Mexico
    • Hat sing. pres. of Hote to be called. Cf. "That one hat abstinence."
    • n Hat hăt A covering for the head; esp., one with a crown and brim, made of various materials, and worn by men or women for protecting the head from the sun or weather, or for ornament.
    • a Hat hät Hot.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The reason why the Mexican sombrero hat is so wide is to provide shade for the entire body
    • n hat A covering for the head; specifically, a head-dress worn in the open air, having a crown, sides, and a brim. Hats are made of various materials, as felt, silk, wool, straw, etc., and vary greatly in form and style; and they are worn, with characteristic differences of shape, by both men and women. Bonnets are sometimes loosely called hats.
    • n hat The layer of tan-bark spread over hides in a tan-pit.
    • n hat In a smelting-furnace, a depressed place in the tunnel-head designed to detain gases.
    • n hat In some soap-coppers and the like, a depressed chamber in the bottom, provided with a tap for drawing off the contents: designed to collect impurities that settle.
    • n hat In heraldry, a representation of the red hat, having the tassels on each side arranged as described under cordon.
    • hat To provide with a hat: used chiefly in composition: as, straw-hatted girls.
    • hat To place a hat upon the head of.
    • hat To secure, as a seat, by placing one's hat upon it, as is done in the British House of Commons.
    • hat A Middle English form of hot.
    • n hat An obsolete form of hate.
    • n hat See hot.
    • n hat In botany, the pileus or cap of a mushroom.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Babe Ruth kept a lettuce leaf under his hat to keep cool during a game.
    • n Hat hat a covering for the head, generally with crown and brim: the dignity of a cardinal, so named from his red hat
    • v.t Hat to provide with, or cover with, a hat
    • ***


  • Theodore Roosevelt
    “My hat's in the ring. The fight is on and I'm stripped to the buff.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
    “Live your life, do your work, then take your hat.”
  • Fred A. Allen
    “A gentleman is any man who wouldn't hit a woman with his hat on.”
  • Nikolaus Lenus
    Nikolaus Lenus
    “Many search for happiness as we look for a hat we wear on our heads.”
  • John Oldham
    John Oldham
    “And all your future lies beneath your hat.”
  • Count Leo Tolstoy
    “There is only one time that is important -- NOW! It is the most important time because it is the only time hat we have any power.”


All hat, no cattle - (USA) When someone talks big, but cannot back it up, they are all hat, no cattle.('Big hat, no cattle' is also used.)
At the drop of a hat - If you would do something at the drop of a hat, you'd do it immediately.
Eat my hat - People say this when they don't believe that something is going to happen e.g. 'If he passes that exam, I'll eat my hat!'
Hang your hat on (something) - To depend on OR believe in something.
Hat trick - Three successes one after the other is a hat trick.
Home is where you lay your hat - Wherever you are comfortable and at ease with yourself is your home, regardless where you were born or brought up.('Home is where you lay your head' and 'Home is where you hang your hat' are also used.)
I'll eat my hat - You can say this when you are absolutely sure that you are right to let the other person know that there is no chance of your being wrong.
Keep it under your hat - If you keep something under your hat, you keep it secret.
Knock into a cocked hat - If you knock something or someone into a cocked hat, you are much better.
Old hat - If something's old hat, it seems rather old fashioned and dated.
Pass the hat - If you pass the hat, you ask a people in a group to give money.
Pull a rabbit out of your hat - If you pull a rabbit out of a hat, you do something that no one was expecting.
Take your hat off - If you say that you take your hat off to someone, you are showing your respect or admiration.
Take your hat off to somebody - If you take your hat off to someone, you acknowledge that they have done something exceptional or otherwise deserve your respect.
Talk out of your hat - If someone is talking out of their hat, they're talking utter rubbish, especially if compounded with total ignorance of the subject on which they are pontificating. ('Talk through your hat' is also used.)


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. hæt, hætt,; akin to Dan. hat, Sw. hatt, Icel. hattr, a hat, höttr, hood, D. hoed, hat, G. hut, OHG. huot, and prob. to L. cassis, helmet. √13. Cf. Hood


In literature:

In the afternoon Dorinda put on her best dress and hat and started out.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
It was a dandy house, with a nice big wide hall and it had a moose's head for a hat rack.
"Roy Blakeley's Bee-line Hike" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
So busy was she with her hat that she could not see who it was.
"Stubble" by George Looms
We led him into the lounging-room in silence, and he sat down twirling his straw hat.
"At Good Old Siwash" by George Fitch
Then he removed the pin from her hat, and laid the hat tenderly to one side.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
It was the young man in the Alpine hat.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
But Tabs had his own problem, and one question in particular about a hat on the hall-table that he was burning to ask.
"The Kingdom Round the Corner" by Coningsby Dawson
Why, some day, Mr. Kemble, I expect to pay eight dollars for a hat, for just one hat.
"Little Lost Sister" by Virginia Brooks
So she went calmly on with her work; cut and fitted the hat lining, and carefully sewed it in the hat.
"Patty's Success" by Carolyn Wells
When she comes out you are to touch your hat and say, 'This is the carriage from The Dales.
"Girls of the Forest" by L. T. Meade

In poetry:

Away went Gilpin, neck or nought;
Away went hat and wig;
He little dreamt, when he set out,
Of running such a rig.
"The Diverting History Of John Gilpin, Showing How He Went Farther Than He Intended, And Came Safe Ho" by William Cowper
A little remained of light
caught inside the hat.
In the eyes of the pimp
a little remained of tenderness,
very little.
"Residue" by Carlos Drummond de Andrade
His hat made of an oaken leaf,
His shirt a spider's web,
Both light and soft for those his limbs
That were so smally bred.
"The Life And Death Of Tom Thumb" by Anonymous British
The Tyrolean's hat is smart,
He yodels and is light of heart;
His yodelling is very sweet;
His stockings haven't any feet.
"Little People: An Alphabet" by Thomas William Hodgson Crosland
Sweet, why do you plead me, then,
Who have bled so sore of that?
Could I bear it once again? . . .
Drop a hat, dear, drop a hat!
"The Burned Child" by Dorothy Parker
Whence straight he came with hat and wig;
A wig that flow’d behind,
A hat not much the worse for wear,
Each comely in its kind.
"The Diverting History Of John Gilpin, Showing How He Went Farther Than He Intended, And Came Safe Ho" by William Cowper

In news:

It's time to wear the cowboy hat .
Gary Sommer hangs up cowboy hat as lawyer for Syracuse University students.
Lincoln Park bank robbed by man in cowboy hat .
Ashton Kutcher Breaks Out Cowboy Hat Again for Kenny's Show.
Virginia Tech's Greenberg was not on SMU's radar and wouldn't rock a cowboy hat .
Jason Aldean is letting you wear his cowboy hat .
Wearing a cowboy hat , a bohemenian shirt and pulling her suitcase behind her, the Welsh actress looked like was off to the Wild West as she smiled to her assistant who helped her into a waiting car.
He recently decided to start appearing in public without said hat.
Cowboy hat or not, it's not that easy.
Anywhere you hung your hat, there was plenty to do in North Fulton.
Seth Johnson / Daily Journal: Sandy Kaiser of Create it Yourself, works an embroidery design on a hat 0828.OTR.EL.
Using Facebook and Etsy, an online marketplace for crafts, the Farmer City grandmother has sold more than 1,000 crocheted hats since last October.
He then completed the hat trick by winning both the Belgian national enduro and trials titles.
At Trinity Elementary School in Southeast Los Angeles, a group of fifth-grade girls donning wide-brimmed hats sat down for a spot of afternoon tea.
The Odessa American did stories about the missing hat.

In science:

The hat on Gl denotes the maximum Riemannian submanifold of Gl(Nf + 1|1), and Str stands for the supertrace.
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD
In [BGHM] it was proved for partially modified hierarchies, t hat is for any s such that sh < s < sw .
Solutions to WDVV from generalized Drinfeld-Sokolov hierarchies
The hat above the vectors denotes normalized vectors.
Transport mean free path for Magneto-Transverse Light Diffusion: an alternative approach
Note also that φ(q) is the Mexican hat wavelet for n = 2 and γ = 2.
On Optimal Detection of Point Sources in CMB Maps
Here Ψ coincides with the Mexican hat wavelet.
On Optimal Detection of Point Sources in CMB Maps