Definition of behead
: to cut off the head of : decapitate
Examples of behead in a sentence
Louis XVI was beheaded in 1793.
<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
Definition of behead for English Language Learners
: to cut off the head of (someone) especially as a punishment
BEHEAD Defined for Kids
Definition of behead for Students
: to cut off the head of
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