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hel·met

 (hĕl′mĭt)
n.
1.
a. A protective head covering made of hard material, such as leather, metal, or plastic: A firefighter's uniform includes a helmet.
b. The headgear with a glass mask worn by deep-sea divers.
c. A pith helmet; a topi.
d. A head covering, such as a balaclava, that is shaped like a helmet.
2. A piece of armor, usually made of metal, designed to protect the head.
3. Botany The hood-shaped sepal or corolla of some flowers.
tr. & intr.v. hel·met·ed, hel·met·ing, hel·mets
To provide with or put on a helmet.

[Middle English, from Old French, diminutive of helme, of Germanic origin; see kel- in Indo-European roots.]

hel′met·ed adj.

helmet

(ˈhɛlmɪt)
n
1. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a piece of protective or defensive armour for the head worn by soldiers, policemen, firemen, divers, etc
2. (Biology) biology a part or structure resembling a helmet, esp the upper part of the calyx of certain flowers
[C15: from Old French, diminutive of helme, of Germanic origin]
ˈhelmeted adj

hel•met

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(ˈhɛl mɪt)

n.
1. any of various forms of protective, usu. rigid head covering worn by soldiers, firefighters, football players, cyclists, etc.
2. a piece of medieval armor for the head; helm.
3. anything resembling a helmet in form or position.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French healmet, helmet, diminutive of helme helm2]
hel′met•ed, adj.

helmet

  • crest - From Latin crista, "plume, tuft," it first referred to the erect feathers of a plume on a helmet or headdress.
  • panache - Can be a tuft or plume of feathers on a headdress or helmet.
  • coif, coiffure, coiffeur - Coif, coiffure, and coiffeur (hairdo, hairstyle) derive from Latin cofia, "helmet."
  • galeated - Means "shaped like a helmet" or "wearing a helmet."
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.helmet - armor plate that protects the headhelmet - armor plate that protects the head  
armet - a medieval helmet with a visor and a neck guard
armor plate, armor plating, armour plate, plate armor, plate armour - specially hardened steel plate used to protect fortifications or vehicles from enemy fire
basinet - a medieval steel helmet
body armor, body armour, cataphract, coat of mail, suit of armor, suit of armour - armor that protects the wearer's whole body
casque - (15-16th century) any armor for the head; usually ornate without a visor
heaume - a large medieval helmet supported on the shoulders
cabasset, morion - a metal helmet worn by common soldiers in the 16th century
pickelhaube - a spiked helmet worn by German soldiers
salade, sallet - a light medieval helmet with a slit for vision
visor, vizor - a piece of armor plate (with eye slits) fixed or hinged to a medieval helmet to protect the face
2.helmet - a protective headgear made of hard material to resist blows
batting helmet - a helmet worn by the batter in baseball
beaver - a movable piece of armor on a medieval helmet used to protect the lower face
crash helmet - a padded helmet worn by people riding bicycles or motorcycles; protects the head in case of accidents
football helmet - a padded helmet with a face mask to protect the head of football players
safety hat, tin hat, hard hat - a lightweight protective helmet (plastic or metal) worn by construction workers
headdress, headgear - clothing for the head
headpiece - a protective helmet for the head
space helmet - a helmet worn by astronauts while in outer space
Translations
خُوْذَةخوذَه
helmapřílba
hjelm
kypärä
kaciga
bukósisaksisak
helm
hjálmur
ヘルメット
헬멧
galea
aizsargcepurebruņucepure
capacetecapacete, elmo
čelada
hjälm
หมวกกันน็อก
mũ bảo hiểm

helmet

[ˈhelmɪt] N (gen) → casco m (Hist) → yelmo m

helmet

[ˈhɛlmɪt] ncasque m

helmet

nHelm m; (Fencing) → Maske f

helmet

[ˈhɛlmɪt] n (of motorcyclist, construction worker) → casco; (of miner, soldier, policeman) → elmetto; (of knight) → elmo

helmet

(ˈhelmit) noun
a metal, leather etc covering to protect the head. Soldiers wear helmets when fighting.

helmet

خُوْذَة přílba hjelm Helm κράνος casco kypärä casque kaciga casco ヘルメット 헬멧 helm hjelm hełm capacete шлем hjälm หมวกกันน็อก başlık mũ bảo hiểm 头盔

helmet

n casco
References in classic literature ?
'All kinds of fastness,' he repeated: 'but it was careless of him to put another man's helmet on--with the man in it, too.'
He went to a big ball in a new helmet. Have you seen the new helmets?
You see I had my handkerchief in my helmet; and some other things; but it was that kind of a helmet that you can't take off by yourself.
Hector and Ulysses measured the ground, and cast lots from a helmet of bronze to see which should take aim first.
He scoured and polished it as best he could, but he perceived one great defect in it, that it had no closed helmet, nothing but a simple morion.
Captain Nemo thrust his head into the helmet, Conseil and I did the same, not without hearing an ironical "Good sport!" from the Canadian.
Their visors closed, their lances in the rest, Or at the helmet pointed or the crest, They vanish from the barrier, speed the race, And spurring see decrease the middle space.
With white armor, blazoned shield, and plume of ostrich-feathers from his helmet, he carried himself in so jaunty and joyous a fashion, with tossing pennon and curveting charger, that a shout of applause ran the full circle of the arena.
For the helmet of Pluto, which maketh the politic man go invisible, is secrecy in the counsel, and celerity in the execution.
As he rides in his chariot, he shines upon men and deathless gods, and piercingly he gazes with his eyes from his golden helmet. Bright rays beam dazzlingly from him, and his bright locks streaming form the temples of his head gracefully enclose his far-seen face: a rich, fine-spun garment glows upon his body and flutters in the wind: and stallions carry him.
"Father, let me bring you a shield, two spears, and a brass helmet for your temples.
But none would follow him, so alone he went: "through the fatal smoke he bare his war helmet to the assistance of his lord."