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Webster 1913 Edition


-hood

-hood

.
[OE.
hod
,
had
,
hed
,
hede
, etc., person, rank, order, condition, AS.
hād
; akin to OS.
hēd
, OHG.
heit
, G.
-heit
, D.
-heid
, Goth.
haidus
manner; cf. Skr.
kētu
brightness,
cit
to appear, be noticeable, notice. √217. Cf.
-head
.]
A termination denoting state, condition, quality, character, totality, as in manhood, childhood, knighthood, brotherhood. Sometimes it is written, chiefly in obsolete words, in the form -head.

Definition 2022


-hood

-hood

See also: hood, Hood, and 'hood

English

Suffix

-hood

  1. A substantive suffix denoting a condition or state of being.
    child - childhood
  2. A substantive suffix denoting a group sharing a specified condition or state.
    brother - brotherhood
    neighbor - neighborhood

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