hat Definition

  • 1a covering for the head, typically with a shaped crown and brim
  • 2an idea or plan that is unlikely to be successful

Using hat: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "hat" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She wore a wide-brimmed hat to protect her face from the sun.

  • Example

    He always wears a baseball cap backwards.

  • Example

    I think your idea is a bit of a hat.

  • Example

    He pulled a rabbit out of his hat.

hat Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with hat

  • to keep something secret or confidential


    I know you're excited about the news, but please keep it under your hat for now.

  • to collect money from a group of people, usually for a specific purpose


    We need to raise funds for the charity event, so let's pass the hat around.

  • to show admiration or respect for someone's achievements or qualities


    I take my hat off to anyone who can run a marathon.


Summary: hat in Brief

A 'hat' [hæt] is a head covering with a shaped crown and brim. It can also refer to an unsuccessful idea or plan, as in 'I think your idea is a bit of a hat.' Phrases include 'keep something under one's hat,' meaning to keep something secret, 'pass the hat around,' meaning to collect money, and 'take one's hat off to someone,' meaning to show admiration or respect.

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