|Origin:||Old English hod|
a part of a coat, jacket etc that you can pull up to cover your head:
Why don't you put your hood up if you're cold?
a cloth bag that goes over someone's face and head so that they cannot be recognized or cannot see [↪ balaclava]:
He was abducted by four men wearing hoods.
2 American EnglishTTC
the metal covering over the engine on a car [= bonnet British English]
under the hood
Check under the hood and see what that noise is.
a cover fitted above a cooker to remove the smell of cooking [↪ extractor (fan)]
4 British EnglishTTCDHB
a folding cover on a car or pram, which gives protection from the rain
5 also 'hood American English informal
6 American English informal