Definition of


  1. (noun, act) an informal term for a person's role
  2. (noun, artifact) headdress that protects the head from bad weather; has shaped crown and usually a brim
  3. (verb, body) put on or wear a hat
  4. (verb, possession) furnish with a hat

via WordNet, Princeton University

Synonyms of Hat

chapeau, lid

Origin of the word Hat

  1. O.E. h?t "hat, head covering," from P.Gmc. *khattuz "hood, cowl" (cf. O.N. hattr), from PIE base *kadh- "cover, protect" (cf. Lith. kudas "tuft or crest of a bird," L. cassis "helmet"). Now, "head covering with a more or less horizontal brim." To throw one's hat in the ring was originally (1847) to take up a challenge in prize-fi… more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Hat

'hood, hadith, haida, haiti, hate, hated, hathaway, hatted, hayti, haywood, head, head-to-head, headed, headway, heady, heat, heated, heath, heed, het, heth, hew out, heyday, hiawatha, hide

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