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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Recent Examples on the Web Plant giveaways include native prairie plants and wildflowers such as common and swamp milkweed, gray-headed and purple coneflower, cup plant and rosinweed. Joan Rusek, cleveland, "Get back to your roots on Earth Day with native plants: Valley Views," 12 Apr. 2021 The Bulls lost their first three games — and were blown out in two of them — and looked headed for another frustrating season during a rebuild that grew stagnant long before this season began. Jamal Collier, chicagotribune.com, "3 takeaways as the Chicago Bulls close out the 1st half of the season at 16-18 — and why coach Billy Donovan isn’t satisfied: ‘We have a long way to go’," 4 Mar. 2021 The Florida Senate has long been considered the saucer that cools the hot tea, a metaphor purportedly coined by George Washington to describe the U.S. Senate’s tempering influence on the more hot-headed — and numerous — House of Representatives. Dara Kam, sun-sentinel.com, "Florida Senate moves to the right — faster than ever," 25 Feb. 2021 Foster's Starling remains an all-time great protagonist, who approaches depraved killers and leering superiors with the same level of cool-headed resolve and intuition. Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY, "The best Hannibal Lecter movies and TV shows, ranked (including 'Silence of the Lambs' and 'Clarice')," 24 Feb. 2021 Images of all three were burned alongside that of Harris on a four-headed effigy. Zamira Rahim, CNN, "Indians are telling their 18 million-strong diaspora to keep out of their affairs," 28 Feb. 2021 The hero, Ben (Duane Jones) has survived through the night thanks to his cool-headed ingenuity, as the other characters holed up in the farmhouse with him succumbed one-by-one to the invasion. Alison Willmore, Vulture, "The 101 Greatest Endings in Movies History," 22 Feb. 2021 The notion that everything Trump did was Hitlerian, or even wrong-headed, was always an untenable position. David L. Bahnsen, National Review, "A Final Assessment of the Trump Presidency, and the Path Forward," 17 Jan. 2021 Besides Jackson, the Ravens’ running game has evolved into a two-headed monster with running backs J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards, and the offensive line is in sync after playing several consecutive games together. Mike Preston, baltimoresun.com, "Mike Preston: The streaking Ravens have made progress. How much is yet to be determined. | COMMENTARY," 27 Dec. 2020

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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 8 May. 2021.

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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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