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Bonnet definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

1. A covering for the head, in common use before the introduction of hats. The word, as now used, signifies a cover for the head, worn by females, close at the sides, and projecting over the forehead.
2. In fortification, a small work with two faces, having only a parapet, with two rows of palisades about 10 or 12 feet distant. Generally it is raised above the salient angle of the counterscarp, and communicates with the covered way.
Bonnet a pretre, or priest's bonnet, is an outwork, having at the head three salient angles and two inwards.
3. In sea language, an addition to sail, or an additional part laced to the foot of a sail, in small vessels, and in moderate winds.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a hat tied under the chin [syn: bonnet, poke bonnet]
2: 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" [syn: hood, bonnet, cowl, cowling] v
1: dress in a bonnet

Merriam Webster's

biographical name Georges-Étienne 1889-1973 French politician & diplomat

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English bonet auxiliary sail, kind of cap, from Anglo-French, probably of Germanic origin; akin to Old Saxon gibund bundle, Old English bindan to bind Date: 14th century 1. a. (1) chiefly Scottish a man's or boy's cap (2) a brimless Scottish cap of seamless woolen fabric — compare tam-o'-shanter 2 b. a cloth or straw hat tied under the chin and worn by women and children 2. a. British an automobile hood b. a metal covering or cowl (as for a fireplace, valve chamber, or ventilator) II. transitive verb Date: 1858 to provide with or dress in a bonnet

Britannica Concise

French politician. Elected to the Chamber of Deputies (1924-40), he became a leader of the Radical-Socialist Party. He served as finance minister (1937-38) and foreign minister (1938-39) and was a prominent supporter of appeasement of Nazi Germany. He also supported the Vichy regime. After the liberation, proceedings against him were started but dropped. He was expelled from the Radical Party in 1944, readmitted in 1952, and again expelled in 1955. He later served in the Chamber of Deputies (1956-68).

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a a woman's or child's hat tied under the chin and usu. with a brim framing the face. b a soft round brimless hat like a beret worn by men and boys in Scotland (cf. TAM-O'-SHANTER). c colloq. any hat. 2 Brit. a hinged cover over the engine of a motor vehicle. 3 the ceremonial feathered head-dress of an American Indian. 4 the cowl of a chimney etc. 5 a protective cap in various machines. 6 Naut. additional canvas laced to the foot of a sail. Phrases and idioms: bonnet monkey an Indian macaque, Macaca radiata, with a bonnet-like tuft of hair. Derivatives: bonneted adj. Etymology: ME f. OF bonet short for chapel de bonet cap of some kind of material (med.L bonetus)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Bonnet Bon"net, n. (Automobiles) The metal cover or shield over the motor.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Bonnet Bon"net (b[o^]n"n[e^]t), n. [OE. bonet, OF. bonet, bonete. F. bonnet fr. LL. bonneta, bonetum; orig. the name of a stuff, and of unknown origin.] 1. A headdress for men and boys; a cap. [Obs.] --Milton. --Shak. 2. A soft, elastic, very durable cap, made of thick, seamless woolen stuff, and worn by men in Scotland. And p?i?s and bonnets waving high. --Sir W. Scott. 3. 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. 4. Anything resembling a bonnet in shape or use; as, (a) (Fort.) A small defense work at a salient angle; or a part of a parapet elevated to screen the other part from enfilade fire. (b) A metallic canopy, or projection, over an opening, as a fireplace, or a cowl or hood to increase the draught of a chimney, etc. (c) A frame of wire netting over a locomotive chimney, to prevent escape of sparks. (d) A roofing over the cage of a mine, to protect its occupants from objects falling down the shaft. (e) In pumps, a metal covering for the openings in the valve chambers. 5. (Naut.) An additional piece of canvas laced to the foot of a jib or foresail in moderate winds. --Hakluyt. 6. The second stomach of a ruminating animal. 7. An accomplice of a gambler, auctioneer, etc., who entices others to bet or to bid; a decoy. [Cant] Bonnet head (Zo["o]l.), a shark (Sphyrna tiburio) of the southern United States and West Indies. Bonnet limpet (Zo["o]l.), a name given, from their shape, to various species of shells (family Calyptr[ae]id[ae]). Bonnet monkey (Zo["o]l.), an East Indian monkey (Macacus sinicus), with a tuft of hair on its head; the munga. Bonnet piece, a gold coin of the time of James V. of Scotland, the king's head on which wears a bonnet. --Sir W. Scott. To have a bee in the bonnet. See under Bee. Black bonnet. See under Black. Blue bonnet. See in the Vocabulary.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Bonnet Bon"net, v. i. To take off the bonnet or cap as a mark of respect; to uncover. [Obs.] --Shak.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(bonnets) 1. The bonnet of a car is the metal cover over the engine at the front. (BRIT; in AM, use hood) When I eventually stopped and lifted the bonnet, the noise seemed to be coming from the alternator. N-COUNT 2. A bonnet is a hat with ribbons that are tied under the chin. Bonnets are now worn by babies. In the past, they were also worn by women. N-COUNT

Easton's Bible Dictionary

(Heb. peer), Ex. 39:28 (R.V., "head-tires"); Ezek. 44:18 (R.V., "tires"), denotes properly a turban worn by priests, and in Isa. 3:20 (R.V., "head-tires") a head-dress or tiara worn by females. The Hebrew word so rendered literally means an ornament, as in Isa. 61:10 (R.V., "garland"), and in Ezek. 24:17, 23 "tire" (R.V., "head-tire"). It consisted of a piece of cloth twisted about the head. In Ex. 28:40; 29:9 it is the translation of a different Hebrew word (migba'ah), which denotes the turban (R.V., "head-tire") of the common priest as distinguished from the mitre of the high priest. (See MITRE.)

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

bon'-et: In the King James Version the designation of the special headdress of the rank and file of the priesthood, the Revised Version (British and American) "head-tire" (Ex 28:40). It consisted of a long swath of fine white linen wound around the head in oriental fashion. The Hebrew word found in Ex 29:9 the Revised Version (British and American), "to bind head-tires," literally "to wind head-tires," means, in the light of usage, "to form an egg-shaped turban." Compare Josephus, Ant, III, vii, 3; and see Rich, Dict. Roman and Greek Ant, under the word pileus, for illustration of the egg- shaped cap of Ulysses, with which Jerome compared the priestly turban.

See DRESS; MITRE, etc.


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