head·ed | \ˈhe-dəd \

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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The three-headed monster of Neymar, Willian and Gabriel Jesus tied the Mexican defense into all kinds of knots, while dominating on the defensive side of the ball all 90 minutes. Juan Pimiento, chicagotribune.com, "England end their jinx, Sweden survive and the best of the World Cup week," 5 July 2018 Some of it is more open to interpretation: Is the three-headed dog behind her supposed to be Cerberus, the ravenous creature who guards the underworld in Greek mythology? Bonnie Stiernberg, Glamour, "Ariana Grande's 'God Is a Woman' Video Is an Incredible Manifesto for Empowering Female Sexuality," 14 July 2018 After scoring, both players put their open hands together and interlocked their thumbs to display the double-headed eagle figure that can be found on the national flag of Albania. SI.com, "'Pure Emotion': Switzerland Star Xherdan Shaqiri Defends Controversial Goal Celebration," 23 June 2018 The three-headed monster offers the power running game needed in the AFC North in November and December. cleveland.com, "What the Browns draft means for Baker Mayfield, Corey Coleman, Joel Bitonio and others in '18," 2 May 2018 The Swiss team was fined by FIFA after three players celebrated goals by making a hand gesture that represented the two-headed eagle on the flag of Albania after scoring against Serbia. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, "The World Cup’s Most Neutral Matchup," 2 July 2018 The gesture, with thumbs locked together, is widely understood to imitate the two-headed eagle that is featured prominently on Albania's flag. Martin Rogers, USA TODAY, "Switzerland goal scorers could be suspended for 'controversial gestures'," 23 June 2018 The narrow room has lively next-gen vibe, with communal wood tables, counter service, and colorful wall murals of Laos’ famous three-headed elephant and the mythical serpent Naga — mimicking a tattoo across Phanthachit’s back. Craig Laban, Philly.com, "Orlando's best dining thrills are outside the parks," 22 June 2018 But hot-headed leadership on either side could quickly unravel that progress. Brian Finlay, Fortune, "Businesses Are Salivating Over an Open North Korea. Should They Be?," 20 June 2018

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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 \

Kids Definition of headed

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

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exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

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