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 combinationbecame light-headed from the fevera roundheaded screw

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Recent Examples on the Web Reich envisions letting Nix lead the way for his two-headed monster at running back on somewhere between 10-20% offensive plays next season. Jim Ayello, Indianapolis Star, "Colts outfitted Frank Reich with new weapons. Here's how he's going to use them.," 4 May 2020 Nordonia was led by its three-headed monster of Majoros, Cluse and Imrie. cleveland, "Nordonia uses patented third-quarter surge to roll past Strongsville 50-40 in Div. I girls basketball semi," 26 Feb. 2020 This means that Apollo, long gone from this earth, is facing a two-headed assault on his place in history. Tim Layden, SI.com, "Kentucky Derby Preview: Justify Headlines Unusually Crowded Field of Contenders," 3 May 2018 Alabama’s four-headed monster in 2013 quickly became a trio when Alvin Kamara got hurt, fell out of favor and transferred. Nathan Baird, cleveland, "How will Ohio State football utilize two stud running backs in one class? Buckeye Talk Text Q&A," 2 Apr. 2020 When security officers find the unauthorized Bernard and Stubbs Stubbs literally goes medieval on them, swinging a two-headed axe. Bill Keveney, USA TODAY, "What was behind that 'Game of Thrones' cameo on HBO's 'Westworld'?," 23 Mar. 2020 The change in how cases are counted — both inside and outside the epicenter of the outbreak — reflects a two-headed problem in the global fight against the disease. Vivian Wang, New York Times, "How Many Coronavirus Cases in China? Officials Tweak the Answer," 12 Feb. 2020 Give cool-headed advice while keeping your own cards close to your chest. BostonGlobe.com, "Horoscope," 18 Mar. 2020 The cool-headed analysts at the New York Times also chimed in. The Editors, National Review, "Can We Please Be Sober-Minded about the Coronavirus?," 3 Mar. 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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The first known use of headed was before the 12th century

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“Headed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/headed. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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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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