Hood vs Cape - What's the difference?

hood | cape |

As a proper noun hood

is .

As a noun cape is

hard earth layer (while digging).



Etymology 1

(etyl), from (etyl) . More at hat.


(en noun)
  • A covering such as worn over one’s head.
  • A distinctively coloured fold of material, representing a university degree.
  • An enclosure that protects something, especially from above.
  • (label) A soft top of a convertible car or carriage.
  • The hinged cover over the engine of a motor vehicle. Also known as a bonnet in other countries.
  • A metal covering that leads to a vent to suck away smoke or fumes.
  • Synonyms
    * (engine cover) bonnet, cowl
    Derived terms
    * chemical hood * cooker hood * extractor hood * fume hood * kitchen hood * hoodie * range hood
    See also
    * (l) (hood-shaped)


    (en verb)
  • To cover something with a hood.
  • Etymology 2



    (en noun)
  • (label) gangster, thug.
  • Etymology 3

    ; compare (m).

    Alternative forms

    * 'hood


  • Relating to inner-city everyday life, both positive and negative aspects; especially people’s attachment to and love for their neighborhoods.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (label) neighborhood.
  • What’s goin’ down in the hood ?
    Usage notes
    Particularly used for poor US inner-city black neighborhoods. Also used more generally, as a casual neutral term for “neighborhood”, but marked by strong associations.
    * ghetto * (neighborhood) nabe, neighborhood

    Etymology 4

    , influenced by existing sense “hoodlum”.


    (en noun)
  • (label) person wearing a hoodie.
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    Etymology 1

    (etyl) cap, from (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • (geography) A piece or point of land, extending beyond the adjacent coast into a sea or lake; a promontory; a headland.
  • Synonyms
    * chersonese * peninsula * point

    Etymology 2

    (wikipedia cape) (etyl) capa, from .


    (en noun)
  • A sleeveless garment or part of a garment, hanging from the neck over the back, arms, and shoulders, but not reaching below the hips.
  • *
  • Mind you, clothes were clothes in those days. […]  Frills, ruffles, flounces, lace, complicated seams and gores: not only did they sweep the ground and have to be held up in one hand elegantly as you walked along, but they had little capes or coats or feather boas.
    See also
    * cloak


  • (nautical) To head or point; to keep a course.
  • The ship capes southwest by south.
  • (obsolete) To gape.
  • (Chaucer)
  • To skin an animal, particularly a deer.
  • Anagrams

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