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

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beheading

  1. :  to cut off the head of



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