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behead

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verb be·head \bi-ˈhed, bē-\

Simple Definition of behead

  • : to cut off the head of (someone) especially as a punishment

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of behead

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cut off the head of :  decapitate

Examples of behead in a sentence

  1. Louis XVI was beheaded in 1793.

  2. <Mary, Queen of Scots, was beheaded for plotting against Queen Elizabeth.>



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of behead

before 12th century

Rhymes with behead

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BEHEAD Defined for Kids

behead

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verb be·head \bi-ˈhed\

Definition of behead for Students

beheadedbeheading

  1. :  to cut off the head of





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