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hat

 (hăt)
n.
1. A covering for the head, especially one with a shaped crown and brim.
2.
a. A head covering of distinctive color and shape worn as a symbol of office.
b. The office symbolized by the wearing of such a head covering.
3. A role or office symbolized by or as if by the wearing of different hats: wears two hats—one as parent and one as corporate executive.
tr.v. hat·ted, hat·ting, hats
To supply or cover with a hat.
Idioms:
at the drop of a hat
At the slightest pretext or provocation.
hat in hand
In a humble manner; humbly.
take (one's) hat off to
To respect, admire, or congratulate.
talk through (one's) hat
1. To talk nonsense.
2. To bluff.
throw/toss (one's) hat into the ring
To enter a political race as a candidate for office.
under (one's) hat
As a secret or in confidence: Keep this information under your hat.

[Middle English, from Old English hæt, hætt.]

hat

(hæt)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion)
a. any of various head coverings, esp one with a brim and a shaped crown
b. (in combination): hatrack.
2. informal a role or capacity
3. at the drop of a hat without hesitation or delay
4. I'll eat my hat informal I will be greatly surprised if (something that proves me wrong) happens: I'll eat my hat if this book comes out late.
5. hat in hand humbly or servilely
6. keep something under one's hat to keep something secret
7. my hat (interjection) informal
a. my word! my goodness!
b. nonsense!
8. old hat something stale or old-fashioned
9. out of a hat
a. as if by magic
b. at random
10. pass the hat round send the hat round to collect money, as for a cause
11. take off one's hat to to admire or congratulate
12. talk through one's hat
a. to talk foolishly
b. to deceive or bluff
13. throw one's hat at it Irish to give up all hope of getting or achieving something: you can throw your hat at it now.
14. throw one's hat in the ring toss one's hat in the ring to announce one's intentions to be a candidate or contestant
vb, hats, hatting or hatted
(Clothing & Fashion) (tr) to supply (a person, etc) with a hat or put a hat on (someone)
[Old English hætt; related to Old Norse höttr cap, Latin cassis helmet; see hood1]
ˈhatless adj
ˈhatlessness n
ˈhatˌlike adj

hat

(hæt)

n., v. hat•ted, hat•ting. n.
1. a shaped covering for the head, usu. with a crown and often a brim.
2.
a. the distinctive head covering of a Roman Catholic cardinal.
b. the office or dignity of a cardinal.
v.t.
3. to provide with a hat; put a hat on.
Idioms:
1. hat in hand, humbly and respectfully, as in seeking help.
2. pass the hat, to ask for contributions of money, as for charity.
3. take one's hat off to, to express high regard for; praise.
4. talk through one's hat, to make unsupported, absurd statements.
5. throw one's hat in or into the ring, to declare one's candidacy for political office.
6. under one's hat, confidential; private; secret.
7. wear two or several hats, to function in more than one capacity; fill two or more positions.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English hætt; c. Old Norse hǫttr hood; akin to hood1]

hat


Past participle: hatted
Gerund: hatting

Imperative
hat
hat
Present
I hat
you hat
he/she/it hats
we hat
you hat
they hat
Preterite
I hatted
you hatted
he/she/it hatted
we hatted
you hatted
they hatted
Present Continuous
I am hatting
you are hatting
he/she/it is hatting
we are hatting
you are hatting
they are hatting
Present Perfect
I have hatted
you have hatted
he/she/it has hatted
we have hatted
you have hatted
they have hatted
Past Continuous
I was hatting
you were hatting
he/she/it was hatting
we were hatting
you were hatting
they were hatting
Past Perfect
I had hatted
you had hatted
he/she/it had hatted
we had hatted
you had hatted
they had hatted
Future
I will hat
you will hat
he/she/it will hat
we will hat
you will hat
they will hat
Future Perfect
I will have hatted
you will have hatted
he/she/it will have hatted
we will have hatted
you will have hatted
they will have hatted
Future Continuous
I will be hatting
you will be hatting
he/she/it will be hatting
we will be hatting
you will be hatting
they will be hatting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hatting
you have been hatting
he/she/it has been hatting
we have been hatting
you have been hatting
they have been hatting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hatting
you will have been hatting
he/she/it will have been hatting
we will have been hatting
you will have been hatting
they will have been hatting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hatting
you had been hatting
he/she/it had been hatting
we had been hatting
you had been hatting
they had been hatting
Conditional
I would hat
you would hat
he/she/it would hat
we would hat
you would hat
they would hat
Past Conditional
I would have hatted
you would have hatted
he/she/it would have hatted
we would have hatted
you would have hatted
they would have hatted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hat - headdress that protects the head from bad weatherhat - headdress that protects the head from bad weather; has shaped crown and usually a brim
busby, shako, bearskin - tall hat; worn by some British soldiers on ceremonial occasions
boater, leghorn, Panama hat, straw hat, Panama, sailor, skimmer - a stiff hat made of straw with a flat crown
bonnet, poke bonnet - a hat tied under the chin
bowler hat, derby, derby hat, plug hat, bowler - a felt hat that is round and hard with a narrow brim
brim - a circular projection that sticks outward from the crown of a hat
campaign hat - a broad-brimmed felt hat with a high crown; formerly worn by the United States Army and Marine personnel
cavalier hat, slouch hat - a soft felt hat with a wide flexible brim
cocked hat - hat with opposing brims turned up and caught together to form points
cowboy hat, ten-gallon hat - a hat with a wide brim and a soft crown; worn by American ranch hands
crown - the part of a hat (the vertex) that covers the crown of the head
deerstalker - a tight-fitting hat with visors front and back; formerly worn by hunters
dress hat, opera hat, silk hat, top hat, stovepipe, high hat, beaver, topper - a man's hat with a tall crown; usually covered with silk or with beaver fur
dunce cap, dunce's cap, fool's cap - a cone-shaped paper hat formerly placed on the head of slow or lazy pupils
fedora, felt hat, homburg, Stetson, trilby - a hat made of felt with a creased crown
fur hat - a hat made of fur
hatband - a band around the crown of a hat just above the brim
headdress, headgear - clothing for the head
woman's hat, millinery - hats for women; the wares sold by a milliner
shovel hat - a stiff broad-brimmed hat with the brim turned up at the sides and projecting in front; worn by some clergymen in Britain
snap-brim hat - a hat with a snap brim
sombrero - a straw hat with a tall crown and broad brim; worn in American southwest and in Mexico
sou'wester - waterproof hat with wide slanting brim longer in back than in front
sun hat, sunhat - a hat with a broad brim that protects the face from direct exposure to the sun
titfer - a hat (Cockney rhyming slang: `tit for tat' rhymes with `hat')
toque - a tall white hat with a pouched crown; worn by chefs
tirolean, tyrolean - soft green felt hat with a feather or brush cockade
2.hat - an informal term for a person's role; "he took off his politician's hat and talked frankly"
role, function, office, part - the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group; "the function of a teacher"; "the government must do its part"; "play its role"
Verb1.hat - put on or wear a hat; "He was unsuitably hatted"
bonnet - dress in a bonnet
don, put on, get into, wear, assume - put clothing on one's body; "What should I wear today?"; "He put on his best suit for the wedding"; "The princess donned a long blue dress"; "The queen assumed the stately robes"; "He got into his jeans"
2.hat - furnish with a hat
furnish, provide, supply, render - give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"

hat

Hats

Akubra (Austral. trademark), anadem (poetic), babushka, Balaclava helmet or Balaclava, Balmoral or bluebonnet, bandanna or bandana, bandeau, barret, baseball cap, basinet or bascinet, beanie or beany, bearskin, beaver, beret, billycock (rare, chiefly Brit.), biretta or berretta, blackcap, bluebonnet or bluecap, boater, bonnet, bowler or (U.S. & Canad.) derby, broadbrim, busby, calash or caleche, calotte, calpac, calpack, or kalpak, capuche or capouch, castor, chaplet, cheese cutter, circlet, cloche, cloth cap, cocked hat, coif, commode, coonskin, cornet, coronet, cossack hat, crash helmet, crown, curch or curchef, deerstalker, diadem, Dolly Varden, dunce cap, earmuff, fascinator (rare), fedora, fez, flat cap, fool's cap, forage cap, frontlet or frontal, Gandhi cap, glengarry, hard hat, havelock, headband, headdress, heaume, helmet, homburg, hood, Juliet cap, keffiyeh, kaffiyeh, or kufiyah, kepi, laurels, leghorn, liberty cap, lum-hat (Scot.), mitre, mobcap or mob, montero, morion, mortarboard, trencher, or trencher cap, mutch, nightcap, opera hat or gibus, Panama hat, paper hat, peaked cap, petasus, Phrygian cap, picture hat, pillbox, pinner, pith helmet, topee, or topi, poke or poke bonnet, porkpie hat, sailor hat, sallet, salet, or salade, shako or shacko, shovel hat, shower cap, silk hat, skullcap, slouch hat, snood, sombrero, songkok, sou'wester or nor'wester, stetson, stocking cap, stovepipe, straw hat, sunbonnet, sunhat, taj, tam-o'-shanter or tammy (Scot.), tarboosh, tarbouche or tarbush, tarpaulin,, ten-gallon hat, tiara, tin hat (informal), tricorn or tricorne, toorie or tourie (Scot.), top hat, topper (informal), toque, tricorn, trilby, tuque, turban, veil, visor or vizor, watch cap, wimple, yarmulke
Translations
قُبَّعَةٌقُبَّعَه
klobouk
hathue
müts
hattu
šeširklobuk
kalap
hattur
帽子
모자
galerumgalerusmitella
kepurininkaslaikyti ką paslaptyjelenkti galvą prieš ką norsniekus pliaukštirinkti aukas
cepureplatmale
pălărie
klobúk
klobuk
hattmössa
หมวก
nón

hat

[hæt]
A. Nsombrero m
to raise one's hat (in greeting) → descubrirse
to take off one's hatquitarse el sombrero
to eat one's hat I'll eat my hat ifque me maten si ...
to hang one's hat upjubilarse
my hat!¡caramba!
that's old hateso no es nada nuevo
to pass the hat roundpasar el platillo
to take one's hat off to sbquitarse el sombrero or descubrirse ante algn
I take my hat off to himme descubro ante él
to talk through one's hatdecir disparates or tonterías
to keep sth under one's hatno decir palabra sobre algo
keep it under your hatde esto no digas ni pío
to wear two hatsejercer un doble papel
now wearing my other hat ashablando ahora en mi otra calidad de ...
see also ring 1 A4
B. CPD hat rack Nperchero m
hat shop Nsombrerería f
hat stand, hat tree (US) Nperchero m
hat trick N (Ftbl, Rugby etc) (= three goals etc) → tres tantos mpl or goles mpl en un partido; (= three consecutive wins) → serie f de tres victorias, tres triunfos mpl seguidos
to get or score a hat-trickmarcar tres tantos or goles en un partido

hat

[ˈhæt] nchapeau m
to keep sth under one's hat → garder qch pour soi
at the drop of a hat → sans hésiter
to be old hat → être dépassé(e)
to take one's hat off to sb → tirer son chapeau à qn
hats off to her! → je lui tire mon chapeau!
to talk through one's hat → parler à tort et à travers
to pass the hat round (British) to pass the hat (US) (= collect money) → faire la quête

hat

n
Hut m; (of cook)Mütze f; to put on one’s hatden or seinen Hut aufsetzen; to take one’s hat offden Hut abnehmen; (for greeting also) → den Hut ziehen (to sb vor jdm); hats off!Hut ab!; my hat! (dated inf)dass ich nicht lache! (inf)
(fig) he’s a bad hat (dated inf)er ist ein übler Patron (dated inf); I’ll eat my hat if …ich fresse einen Besen, wenn … (inf); I take my hat off to himHut ab vor ihm!; hats off to them for supporting usHut ab vor ihnen, dass sie uns unterstützt haben; to talk through one’s hat (inf)dummes Zeug reden; to keep something under one’s hat (inf)etw für sich behalten; at the drop of a hatauf der Stelle, ohne Weiteres; to toss one’s hat in the ringsich am politischen Reigen beteiligen; (non-political) → sich einschalten; that’s old hat (inf)das ist ein alter Hut (inf); they’re all pretty old hat (inf)das sind doch alles olle Kamellen (inf); to pass round the hat for somebodyfür jdn sammeln or den Hut rumgehen lassen (inf); with my accountant’s hat on I would say … (inf)als Buchhalter würde ich sagen; he wears several different hats (inf)er übt mehrere Funktionen aus

hat

:
hatband
nHutband nt
hatbox
nHutschachtel f

hat

:
hatless
adjohne Hut
hatpin
nHutnadel f
hat rack
nHutablage f

hat

[hæt] ncappello
to pass the hat round (fig) → fare la colletta
I take my hat off to him (fig) → gli faccio tanto di cappello
to keep sth under one's hat (fig) → tenere qc per sé
keep it under your hat! → acqua in bocca!
to talk through one's hat (fam) → dire delle stupidaggini
that's old hat! (fam) → sono storie vecchie!

hat

(hӕt) noun
a covering for the head, usually worn out of doors. He raised his hat as the lady approached.
ˈhatter noun
a person who makes or sells hats.
hat trick
(in football) three goals scored by one player in a match.
keep (something) under one's hat
to keep (something) secret. Keep it under your hat but I'm getting married next week.
pass/send round the hat
to ask for or collect money on someone's behalf.
take one's hat off to
to admire (someone) for doing something.
talk through one's hat
to talk nonsense.

hat

قُبَّعَةٌ klobouk hat Hut καπέλο sombrero hattu chapeau šešir cappello 帽子 모자 hoed hatt kapelusz chapéu шапка hatt หมวก şapka 帽子

hat

n sombrero; toilet — sombrero (fam), recipiente m con forma de sombrero invertido que se coloca sobre el inodoro para recolectar orina o heces
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A moment was allowed for the first thrill to subside, then Hugo, the villain, stalked in with a clanking sword at his side, a slouching hat, black beard, mysterious cloak, and the boots.
When he passed a street lamp he pulled his hat down over his face.
Bless my hat band, I think I know my way about the house by this time
He wore a sombrero hat, with a wide leather band and a bright buckle, and the ends of his moustache were twisted up stiffly, like little horns.
He reached up for her big, rough straw hat that hung on a peg outside the door, and put it on her head.
What under the heavens he did it for, I cannot tell, but his next movement was to crush himself --boots in hand, and hat on --under the bed; when, from sundry violent gaspings and strainings, I inferred he was hard at work booting himself; though by no law of propriety that I ever heard of, is any man required to be private when putting on his boots.
Ahab's hat was never restored; the wild hawk flew on and on with it; far in advance of the prow: and at last disappeared; while from the point of that disappearance, a minute black spot was dimly discerned, falling from that vast height into the sea.
The hunk of butter, big as a person's fist, was where I had left it, so I took up the slab of corn-pone with it on, and blowed out my light, and started up stairs very stealthy, and got up to the main floor all right, but here comes Aunt Sally with a candle, and I clapped the truck in my hat, and clapped my hat on my head, and the next second she see me; and she says:
And then, just at that moment, the old man's hat came floating by; and I got into it because I did not want to be drowned.
So he went with him, and, not long afterwards, they met a man who wore a little hat, but he had it slouched over one ear.
There was the bust of Chalmers near the stair- railings, there was the clothes-brush in the accustomed place; and there, on the hat-stand, hung hats and coats that must surely be the same as he remembered.
Athos availed himself of the permission, ascended the stairs with his lightest step, gained the landing, and through the open door perceived Milady putting on her hat.