head·​ed | \ ˈhe-dəd How to pronounce headed (audio) \

Definition of headed

1 : having a head or a heading
2 : having a head or heads of a specified kind or number used in combination became light-headed from the fevera roundheaded screw

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Some shapes—like the two-headed eagle on an Baroque mirror in Chanel’s apartment on the Rue Cambon—would find their way into the house’s legacy. Vogue, "Chanel’s New High Jewelry Collection Is an Ode to Coco’s Liaison With Russia’s Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich," 27 June 2019 Along with the climactic scene in the story, the scroll depicts muscular demons tormenting the souls of the dead in a swirling pool of fire guarded by a hideous eight-headed monster, each of whose heads has four eyes. Steven Litt, cleveland.com, "Only one more week to seek outstanding second rotation of Japanese artworks in CMA’s big Shinto exhibition," 23 June 2019 Often the ten-headed king is deemed erudite, just, an able administrator, and an excellent musician—an ancient string-instrument, the Ravana Hattha, is considered his invention. Harish C Menon, Quartz India, "Sri Lanka’s first ever satellite is named after the ultimate villain of Hindu mythology," 19 June 2019 Fluffy, the three-headed dog is an enormous presence. Dewayne Bevil, orlandosentinel.com, "Universal Orlando: New roller coaster features Hagrid, creatures, high-speed stretches, surprises," 11 June 2019 The fiery, hilarious red-headed comedian is coming to the big screen. Samantha Incorvaia, azcentral, "You can love 'I Love Lucy' in color on the big screen at Phoenix theaters," 9 June 2019 The heartburn comes ahead of a possible two-headed diplomatic assault from Trump this week. James Hohmann, Washington Post, "The Daily 202: Trump’s confusion about Bush’s slogan illustrates his narrow view of the presidency," 9 July 2018 Jackie is a hot-headed single mom and a manager of a bar, while Abby was known for her cool, calm, and collected nature while helping Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and the team on a case. Megan Stein, Country Living, "'NCIS' Star Pauley Perrette Was Just Cast in Her First Major Role Since Leaving the Show," 7 Mar. 2019 Smack in the middle of what looks like a naturalistic painting is a three-headed monster. Sharmila Mukherjee, The Seattle Times, "SAM’s ‘Peacock in the Desert’ opens the doors of our perception to the marvelous," 2 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of headed

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of headed

: having a head or heads of a specified type or number


head·​ed | \ ˈhe-dəd How to pronounce headed (audio) \

Kids Definition of headed

: having such a head or so many heads bald-headed a two-headed ax

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