|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
(Hebrews peer), Exodus 39:28 (R.V., "head-tires"); Ezek. 44:18 (R.V., "tires"), denotes properly a turban worn by priests, and in Isaiah 3:20 (R.V., "head-tires") a head-dress or tiara worn by females. The Hebrew word so rendered literally means an ornament, as in Isaiah 61:10 (R.V., "garland"), and in Ezek. 24:17, 23 "tire" (R.V., "head-tire"). It consisted of a piece of cloth twisted about the head. In Exodus 28:40; 29:9 it is the translation of a different Hebrew word (migba'ah), which denotes the turban (R.V., "head-tire") of the common priest as distinguished from the mitre of the high priest. (see MITRE.)
Noah Webster's Dictionary
1. (n.) A headdress for men and boys; a cap.
2. (n.) A soft, elastic, very durable cap, made of thick, seamless woolen stuff, and worn by men in Scotland.
3. (n.) 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.
4. (n.) Anything resembling a bonnet in shape or use
5. (n.) A small defense work at a salient angle; or a part of a parapet elevated to screen the other part from enfilade fire.
6. (n.) A metallic canopy, or projection, over an opening, as a fireplace, or a cowl or hood to increase the draught of a chimney, etc.
7. (n.) A frame of wire netting over a locomotive chimney, to prevent escape of sparks.
8. (n.) A roofing over the cage of a mine, to protect its occupants from objects falling down the shaft.
9. (n.) In pumps, a metal covering for the openings in the valve chambers.
10. (n.) An additional piece of canvas laced to the foot of a jib or foresail in moderate winds.
11. (n.) The second stomach of a ruminating animal.
12. (n.) An accomplice of a gambler, auctioneer, etc., who entices others to bet or to bid; a decoy.
13. (v. i.) To take off the bonnet or cap as a mark of respect; to uncover.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
bon'-et: In the King James Version the designation of the special headdress of the rank and file of the priesthood, the Revised Version (British and American) "head-tire" (Exodus 28:40). It consisted of a long swath of fine white linen wound around the head in oriental fashion. The Hebrew word found in Exodus 29:9 the Revised Version (British and American), "to bind head-tires," literally "to wind head-tires," means, in the light of usage, "to form an egg-shaped turban." Compare Josephus, Ant, III, vii, 3; and see Rich, Dict. Roman and Greek Ant, under the word pileus, for illustration of the egg-shaped cap of Ulysses, with which Jerome compared the priestly turban.
See DRESS; MITRE, etc.
Bonnet (1 Occurrence)
Ezekiel 24:17 Cease to groan, 'for' the dead thou dost make no mourning, thy bonnet bind on thee, and thy shoes thou dost put on thy feet, and thou dost not cover over the upper lip, and bread of men thou dost not eat.' (YLT)