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Definition of the noun 'hood

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  1. (slang) a neighborhood
    • examples: It's so hot that you could cook an egg on the hood of a car. | We are familiar with the legend of Robin Hood. | Open the hood. | A confidence man polishes his "hood winking" or "eye-washing" techniques before bilking a new victim. | Once upon a time, there lived in a village a little girl called Little Green Hood. | Brothers Grimm’s Little Red Riding Hood has a neutral gender, while Charles Perrault’s has a masculine one. | A wily hunter, Christopher Columbus once donned a red riding hood and went into the forest. Without a doubt, he attracted the Big Bad Wolf, grabbed him, and dragged the screaming wolf back to his ship. | I told you to open the hood, not the trunk. | Some people describe Tom as a cross between Robin Hood and Zorro. | Tom pulled his jacket hood over his head.
    • usage: argot / cant / jargon / lingo / patois / slang / vernacular
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • more generic terms: locality / neck of the woods / neighborhood / neighbourhood / vicinity = a surrounding or nearby region

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Dictionary of Anthropology

The Dictionary of Anthropology is a comprehensive explication of basic terms and concepts of archaeology, cultural anthropology, linguistics, and physical anthropology. The terms have been selected from standard source and instructional materials, and include identifications of some major early contributors to anthropology. This is the only collection in any language of the specialized vocabularies of all the fields of anthropology. It is a handbook not only for anthropologists but for everyone interested in the study of man and of man's cultural and physical heritage. - 1559 pages

An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language - in which the words are explained in their different senses, ... - The Original Classic Edition

Finally available, a high quality book of the original classic edition of An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language - in which the words are explained in their different senses, .... It was previously published by other bona fide publishers, and is now, after many years, back in print. This is a new and freshly published edition of this culturally important work by John Jamieson, which is now, at last, again available to you.Get the PDF and EPUB NOW as well. Included in your purchase you have An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language - in which the words are explained in their different senses, ... in EPUB AND PDF format to read on any tablet, eReader, desktop, laptop or smartphone simultaneous - Get it NOW.Enjoy this classic work today. These selected paragraphs distill the contents and give you a quick look inside An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language - in which the words are explained in their different senses, ...:Look inside the book: This mode is undoubtedly the most simple; as a reader, when looking into a Dictionary for the origin of a word with which he is familiar, or for the signification of one with which he is unacquainted, must be supposed to turn his eye first to the definition, that he may know whether this is the word that he looks for, or whether, in the passage in which it has occurred, it can bear the sense there given, before he thinks of examining its origin, or can form any judgment as to the propriety of the etymon that may be offered.While this work contains a variety of words which are not to be found in the quarto edition, the Author flatters himself that he does not claim too much in supposing, that during ten years which have elapsed since it was published, he has had it in his power, from many sources formerly unexplored, to make considerable improvements both in the explanatory and in the etymological department. ...Y vowel, used by our ancient writers promiscuously with i, being in fact only double i, and printed ij in other northern languages, is to be sought for, not as it stands in the English alphabet, but in the same place with the letter i, throughout the work. - 1185 pages

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The books we read should be chosen with great care, that they may be, as an Egyptian king wrote over his library, "The medicines of the soul." (Paxton Hood)
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