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bon·net

 (bŏn′ĭt)
n.
1.
a. A hat of cloth or straw, often held in place by ribbons tied under the chin and traditionally worn by women and children.
b. Scots A brimless cap traditionally worn by men or boys.
2. A removable metal plate over a machine part, such as a valve.
3. Chiefly British The hood of an automobile.
4.
a. A windscreen for a chimney.
b. A cover for a fireplace.
5. Nautical A strip of canvas laced to a fore-and-aft sail to increase sail area.
tr.v. bon·net·ed, bon·net·ing, bon·nets
To put a bonnet on.

[Middle English bonet, cap, from Old French, material for a headdress, perhaps from Medieval Latin obbonis, probably of Germanic origin.]

bonnet

(ˈbɒnɪt)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) any of various hats worn, esp formerly, by women and girls, usually framing the face and tied with ribbons under the chin
2. (Clothing & Fashion)
a. a soft cloth cap
b. formerly, a flat brimless cap worn by men
3. (Automotive Engineering) the hinged metal part of a motor vehicle body that provides access to the engine, or to the luggage space in a rear-engined vehicle
4. (Architecture) a cowl on a chimney
5. (Nautical Terms) nautical a piece of sail laced to the foot of a foresail to give it greater area in light winds
6. (in the US and Canada) a headdress of feathers worn by some tribes of American Indians, esp formerly as a sign of war
[C14: from Old French bonet, from Medieval Latin abonnis, of unknown origin]

bon•net

(ˈbɒn ɪt)

n., v. -net•ed, -net•ing. n.
1. a hat, usu. tying under the chin and often framing the face, formerly much worn by women but now worn mostly by children.
2. any hat worn by women.
3. Scot. a man's or boy's cap.
4. any bonnetlike headdress.
5. a cowl, hood, or cap for stabilizing the draft in a fireplace or chimney.
6. a covering for a valve stem.
7. Brit. an automobile hood.
8. a supplementary piece of canvas laced to the foot of a fore-and-aft sail.
v.t.
9. to put a bonnet on.
[1375–1425; late Middle English bonet < Middle French; Old French]

bonnet

hood

In British English, the metal cover over the engine of a car is called the bonnet.

I lifted the bonnet to see what the problem was.

In American English, it is called the hood.

I looked under the hood to watch the mechanic at work.

bonnet

(car) hood
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bonnet - a hat tied under the chinbonnet - a hat tied under the chin    
chapeau, hat, lid - headdress that protects the head from bad weather; has shaped crown and usually a brim
sunbonnet - a large bonnet that shades the face; worn by girls and women
2.bonnet - protective covering consisting of a metal part that covers the enginebonnet - 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"
aeroplane, airplane, plane - an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets; "the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane"
auto, automobile, car, motorcar, machine - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
hood ornament - an ornament on the front of the hood of a car emblematic of the manufacturer
protective cover, protective covering, protection - a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury; "they had no protection from the fallout"; "wax provided protection for the floors"
Verb1.bonnet - dress in a bonnet
hat - put on or wear a hat; "He was unsuitably hatted"
Translations
غِطَاء مُحَرِّك السيَّارةغِطاءُ مُحَرِّكِ السيّارهقُبَّعَةٌ، غِطاءٌ للرأس
kapotakloboučekčepeček
motorhjelmkyse
kapott
konepeltihilkka
hauba
fõkötõfőkötő
kven- eîa barnshatturvélarhlíf, húdd
ボンネット
보닛
antvožasskrybėlaitė
aubecepurītepārsegs
čepicapokrov motorja
motorhuv
ฝากระโปรงรถยนต์
cốp xe ôtô

bonnet

[ˈbɒnɪt] N
1. (woman's) → gorra f; (large, showy) → papalina f, toca f (esp Scot) (man's) → gorra f escocesa; (baby's) → gorro m
2. (Brit) (Aut) → capó m, cofre m (Mex)

bonnet

[ˈbɒnət] n
(British) [car] → capot m
(= hat) → bonnet m

bonnet

n
(woman’s) → Haube f; (baby’s) → Häubchen nt; (esp Scot, man’s) → Mütze f
(Brit Aut) → Motor- or Kühlerhaube f
(of chimney)Schornsteinkappe f

bonnet

[ˈbɒnɪt] n
a. (Brit) (Aut) → cofano
b. (woman's, baby's) → cuffia (esp Scot) (man's) → berretto

bonnet

(ˈbonit) noun
1. (usually baby's or (old) woman's) head-dress fastened under the chin eg by strings.
2. (American hood) the cover of a motor-car engine.

bonnet

غِطَاء مُحَرِّك السيَّارة kapota motorhjelm Motorhaube καπό capó, capote konepelti capot hauba cofano ボンネット 보닛 motorkap panser maska samochodu capô do carro капот motorhuv ฝากระโปรงรถยนต์ motor kapağı cốp xe ôtô 引擎罩
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She was not elegantly dressed, but a noble-looking woman, and the girls thought the gray cloak and unfashionable bonnet covered the most splendid mother in the world.
She was formal in manner, and made calls in rustling, steel-grey brocades and a tall bonnet with bristling aigrettes.
said Christie, slowly removing her bonnet in the same resigned way.
Every moment, also, he took off his Highland bonnet, and performed a bow and scrape.
Then, again, if you fix your eye upon this strange, crested, comb-like incrustation on the top of the mass --this green, barnacled thing, which the Greenlanders call the crown, and the Southern fishers the bonnet of the Right Whale; fixing your eyes solely on this, you would take the head for the trunk of some huge oak, with a bird's nest in its crotch.
Then there was a black bonnet which had to be adjusted carefully, and an umbrella which was mislaid, and a bag full of necessaries which had to be collected from here and there--the man being nearly crazy with anxiety in the meantime.
Well, I'm mighty glad to hear ye all and see ye all once more, 'cause I don't know when I'll be gone to glory; but I've done got ready, chil'en; 'pears like I'd got my little bundle all tied up, and my bonnet on, jest a waitin' for the stage to come along and take me home; sometimes, in the night, I think I hear the wheels a rattlin', and I'm lookin' out all the time; now, you jest be ready too, for I tell ye all, chil'en," she said striking her staff hard on the floor, "dat ar glory is a mighty thing
The girl had on a neat and trim summer dress, patterned in broad stripes of pink and white, and her bonnet was equipped with a pink veil.
Put on your bonnet and let on you're going home; and when you get to the corner, give the rest of 'em the slip, and turn down through the lane and come back.
Of course every boat-hand fixed a gunny sack and put it on like a bonnet, the way they do when they are toting wood, and we got one for Jake, and he slipped down aft with his hand-bag and come tramping forrard just like the rest, and walked ashore with them, and when we see him pass out of the light of the torch-basket and get swallowed up in the dark, we got our breath again and just felt grateful and splendid.
Cole's noteno, it cannot be more than five or at least tenfor I had got my bonnet and spencer on, just ready to come outI was only gone down to speak to Patty again about the porkJane was standing in the passagewere not you, Jane?
She vowed at first she would never trim me up a new bonnet, nor do any thing else for me again, so long as she lived; but now she is quite come to, and we are as good friends as ever.