behead

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verb be·head \bi-ˈhed, bē-\

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


BEHEAD Defined for English Language Learners

behead

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verb be·head \bi-ˈhed, bē-\

Definition of behead for English Language Learners

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


BEHEAD Defined for Kids

behead

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verb be·head \bi-ˈhed\

Definition of behead for Students

beheaded

beheading

  1. :  to cut off the head of



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