Definitions of bonnet

  1. dress in a bonnet
  2. a hat tied under the chin
  3. protective covering consisting of a hinged metal part that covers the engine
  4. protective covering consisting of a metal part that covers the engine; " there are powerful engines under the hoods of new cars"; " the mechanic removed the cowling in order to repair the plane's engine"
  5. A headdress for men and boys; a cap.
  6. A soft, elastic, very durable cap, made of thick, seamless woolen stuff, and worn by men in Scotland.
  7. A covering for the head, worn by women, usually protecting more or less the back and sides of the head, but no part of the forehead. The shape of the bonnet varies greatly at different times; formerly the front part projected, and spread outward, like the mouth of a funnel.
  8. Anything resembling a bonnet in shape or use
  9. A small defense work at a salient angle; or a part of a parapet elevated to screen the other part from enfilade fire.
  10. A metallic canopy, or projection, over an opening, as a fireplace, or a cowl or hood to increase the draught of a chimney, etc.
  11. A roofing over the cage of a mine, to protect its occupants from objects falling down the shaft.
  12. In pumps, a metal covering for the openings in the valve chambers.
  13. An additional piece of canvas laced to the foot of a jib or foresail in moderate winds.
  14. The second stomach of a ruminating animal.
  15. An accomplice of a gambler, auctioneer, etc., who entices others to bet or to bid; a decoy.
  16. To take off the bonnet or cap as a mark of respect; to uncover.
  17. A soft woolen cap worn by men in Scotland; a woman's or child's outdoor head- covering, usually having strings, but having no brim.
  18. To provide with a cap or other similar headgear.
  19. A covering for the head worn by women: a cap.
  21. A covering for the head worn by women; part of a sail.
  22. A covering for the head, especially for women.
  23. A covering for the head worn by women; also a cap worn by men; a covering for other purposes; a small sail attached to a larger; a kind of little ravelin.
  24. To crush hat over eyes.
  25. To pull off the bonnet.
  26. A covering for the head worn by women; in Scot., a round worsted cap, of a dark- blue colour, formerly much worn by men.

Usage examples for bonnet

  1. Her bonnet, I noted, was quite wrong. – Ruggles of Red Gap by Harry Leon Wilson
  2. And at last he would draw places without any houses at all, and yet as if a human being was looking at them, to whom they were in some way a home, just as he drew my bonnet and portfolio on the edge of a hill, so that any one would have known I was somewhere about. – The Magician's Show Box and Other Stories by Lydia Maria Child
  3. Wallace raised his bonnet from his head, as it drew near. – The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter
  4. It was opened by a tall, thin, elderly woman in a high black bonnet. – Littlebourne Lock by F. Bayford Harrison
  5. When Mrs. Ivens attempted to remove her bonnet, she said, No, I thank you. – The Freedmen's Book by Lydia Maria Child
  6. She accepted it without any hesitation, while two of them, with clumsy courtesy, took off her bonnet, which I, sitting at her right hand, took charge of. – Incidents of Travel in Greece, Turkey, Russia, and Poland, Vol. I (of 2) by John Lloyd Stephens
  7. Divested of the ample black coat and widow's bonnet in which I had always seen her, her presence would have been less formidable had I not been conscious that I was a mere rumpled sparrow fallen into the lion's den. – The Promised Land by Mary Antin
  8. Didn't they claw Mrs. O'Toole's bonnet nigh off her head last night, to say nothing of scaring her into fits? – Four Little Blossoms at Oak Hill School by Mabel C. Hawley
  9. He found his mother in her room putting on her bonnet. – Rollo in Paris by Jacob Abbott
  10. Putting on my bonnet. – Love Me Little, Love Me Long by Charles Reade Edition: 10 Language: English
  11. You know she is old now- past 73; she never was very pretty and coming down from the country her dress and bonnet- good land, she was a sight. – The Comstock Club by Charles Carroll Goodwin
  12. Then Denas also rose and let her long cloak fall down, and put her bonnet off her head, and walked by Tris' side to the communion table. – A Singer from the Sea by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  13. If a' did, her would sell un, and buy a new bonnet. – Greene Ferne Farm by Richard Jefferies
  14. " Here's your bonnet, Alene," cried Laura. – Peggy-Alone by Mary Agnes Byrne
  15. Yes, the bonnet by all means! – Peter A Novel of Which He is Not the Hero by F. Hopkinson Smith
  16. I hope not, Blue Bonnet. – Blue Bonnet's Ranch Party by C. E. Jacobs Edyth Ellerbeck Read
  17. There was no time to take off the bonnet. – Georgina of the Rainbows by Annie Fellows Johnston
  18. Suddenly a big grey bonnet slipped past me and as I turned my head I heard a familiar voice. – Greenmantle by John Buchan
  19. " We walked night- times only till we was fifty miles away from home, and then we could keep the road middling well, though I kept my bonnet tied across my face. – The Drummer's Coat by J. W. Fortescue
  20. " Not another moment," he answered, taking his wife's bonnet and shawl, which she had brought from the hall, and putting them upon her. – Dawn by Mrs. Harriet A. Adams