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

Examples of headed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Donnie Domino, the friendly, big-headed mascot from Domino’s Pizza, wandered about offering handshakes and photo opportunities. Mary Jane Brewer, cleveland, 21 June 2022 Instead, too many on the right fell prey to the lures of a bellicose, centralizing populism; followed the decidedly unconservative whims of Donald Trump; and engaged in hot-headed, unproductive Twitter, cable-news, and Substack wars. Andy Smarick, National Review, 24 Sep. 2021 Yearbook photos paint a picture of Armstrong as a red-headed, athletic teenager who excelled in volleyball and track and field and also briefly played basketball. Stephanie Pagones, Fox News, 29 June 2022 A decade after saying goodbye to Harry Potter and his character Ron Weasley, Rupert Grint still feels connected to the red-headed wizard. Benjamin Vanhoose, PEOPLE.com, 22 Dec. 2021 Another clay-colored sparrow was seen at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary along with a dickcissel, while a red-headed woodpecker and a white-eyed vireo were spotted in Amherst. BostonGlobe.com, 25 Sep. 2021 Caan was best known for playing Sonny Corleone, the hot-headed son of mafia boss Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando) in Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather; the role earned Caan an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor back in 1972. Evan Romano, Men's Health, 7 July 2022 This time, the multi-headed Hydra was sent to the exit of Fox’s popular show. Lars Brandle, Billboard, 7 Apr. 2022 In time, Caleb Landry Jones’ unusual yet equally strong presence begins to reveal itself as Jeff, the film’s gradually evolving, orange-headed droid. Tomris Laffly, Variety, 3 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of headed

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

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“Headed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/headed. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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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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