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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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 That organization then brought in the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF), which worked with the Wildlife Center to examine the serpent — a rare two-headed baby copperhead. Araceli Cruz, Teen Vogue, "A Rare Two-Headed Baby Copperhead Snake Was Discovered in Virginia," 24 Sep. 2018 Samuel Umtiti's headed effort was the difference between the two sides as the French produced another assured and disciplined display in Saint Petersburg. SI.com, "Didier Deschamps Praises France's Mentality After Les Blues Book WC Final Spot With Belgium Win," 11 July 2018 Debuting on May 10, the collection’s pieces — two are specifically designed for use on the field — were intriguingly informed by Orthrus, a two-headed dog from Greek mythology. Kavita Daswani, latimes.com, "The Westside and Everafter open in Santa Monica, Thalé Blanc offers L.A.-style backpacks at new store," 8 June 2018 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

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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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