1. noun /snuːd/
a) A band or ribbon for keeping the hair in place, including the hair-band formerly worn in Scotland and northern England by young unmarried women.

serious girls with their hair in snoods entered numbers into logbooks [...].

b) A small hairnet or cap worn by women to keep their hair in place.
2. verb /snuːd/
To keep the hair in place with a snood.

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  • Snood — Snood, n. [AS. sn[=o]d. Cf. Snare.] 1. The fillet which binds the hair of a young unmarried woman, and is emblematic of her maiden character. [Scot.] [1913 Webster] And seldom was a snood amid Such wild, luxuriant ringlets hid. Sir W. Scott.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Snood — Snood, v. t. To bind or braid up, as the hair, with a snood. [Scot.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Snood — can refer to:* Snood (headgear), a type of hood or hairnet worn by women * Snood (video game), a puzzle game * A net used by men to train their moustache into a desired shape and prevent it from getting into a disarray while they are sleeping. *… …   Wikipedia

  • snood|ed — «SNOO dihd», adjective. 1. wearing a snood. 2. bound with a snood …   Useful english dictionary

  • snood — snood·ing; snood; …   English syllables

  • snood — [sno͞od] n. [via ME dial. < OE snod, ult. < IE base * snē , to twist threads, spin > NEEDLE] 1. a tie or ribbon for the hair, esp. as formerly worn by young unmarried women in Scotland 2. a baglike net worn at the back of a woman s head… …   English World dictionary

  • snood — O.E. snod ribbon for the hair, from P.Gmc. *snodo (Cf. Swed. snod string, cord ), from PIE root * (s)ne to spin, sew (Cf. Lett. snate a linen cover, O.Ir. snathe thread; see NEEDLE (Cf. needle)). Meaning net or bag worn over …   Etymology dictionary

  • snood — ► NOUN 1) an ornamental hairnet or pouch worn over the hair at the back of a woman s head. 2) a wide ring of knitted material worn as a hood or scarf. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • snood — /snoohd/, n. 1. the distinctive headband formerly worn by young unmarried women in Scotland and northern England. 2. a headband for the hair. 3. a netlike hat or part of a hat or fabric that holds or covers the back of a woman s hair. 4. the… …   Universalium

  • snood — I. noun Etymology: Middle English *snod, from Old English snōd Date: before 12th century 1. a. Scottish a fillet or band for a woman s hair b. a net or fabric bag pinned or tied on at the back of a woman s head for holding the hair 2. snell II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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