Definitions for: Hat

[n] an informal term for a person's role; "he took off his politician's hat and talked frankly"
[n] headdress that protects the head from bad weather; has shaped crown and usually a brim
[v] put on or wear a hat; "He was unsuitably hatted"

Webster (1913) Definition: Hat, a.
Hot. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

sing. pres. of Hote to be called. Cf. Hatte. [Obs.]
``That one hat abstinence.'' --Piers Plowman.

Hat, n. [AS. h[ae]t, h[ae]tt; akin to Dan. hat, Sw. hatt,
Icel. hattr a hat, h["o]ttr hood, D. hoed hat, G. hut, OHG.
huot, and prob. to L. cassis helmet. ???. Cf.Hood.]
A covering for the head; esp., one with a crown and brim,
made of various materials, and worn by men or women for
protecting the head from the sun or weather, or for ornament.

Hat block, a block on which hats are formed or dressed.

To pass around the hat, to take up a collection of
voluntary contributions, which are often received in a
hat. [Collog.] --Lowell.

Synonyms: chapeau, lid

See Also: assume, bearskin, beaver, boater, bonnet, bonnet, bowler, bowler hat, brim, busby, campaign hat, cavalier hat, cocked hat, cowboy hat, crown, deerstalker, derby, don, dress hat, dunce cap, dunce's cap, fedora, felt hat, fool's cap, function, fur hat, get into, hatband, headdress, headgear, high hat, homburg, leghorn, millinery, office, opera hat, Panama, Panama hat, part, pith hat, pith helmet, plug hat, poke bonnet, porkpie, porkpie hat, put on, role, sailor, shako, shovel hat, silk hat, skimmer, slouch hat, sombrero, sou'wester, Stetson, stovepipe, straw hat, sun helmet, ten-gallon hat, titfer, top hat, topee, topi, topper, toque, trilby, tyrolean, wear, woman's hat

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