head·​ed ˈhe-dəd How to pronounce headed (audio)
: having a head or a heading
: having a head or heads of a specified kind or number
used in combination
became light-headed from the fever
a roundheaded screw

Examples of headed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Argentina won 1-0 with a 63rd-minute headed winner from defender Nicolas Otamendi and celebrated the victory over their fiercest rivals in front of their fans at the same end of the ground where the trouble had occurred. Reuters, NBC News, 22 Nov. 2023 Asprilla’s first touch in the 67th minute was a headed goal, fed in by the head of McGraw after a long throw-in by Eric Miller. oregonlive, 2 Sep. 2023 But France varied the approach, and Renard made a back-post run to score on a headed half-volley that surprised Brazil. Frank Dell'apa, BostonGlobe.com, 29 July 2023 Reyna, who was spectacular before coming out at the half with a calf injury, set up that one too, taking a headed pass near midfield and dribbling through traffic before pushing the ball ahead for Balogun. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 18 June 2023 Evander threatened again with his playmaking in the 69th minute, a headed pass that made it through to Moreno. oregonlive, 23 Apr. 2023 Who else writes songs about sleepy, smiling, bald-headed girls in a coffee shop, in a small town, getting hostile glances from the locals? Jonathan Van Meter, SPIN, 8 Apr. 2023 Williams then ran off, headed westbound, police said. Jose R. Gonzalez, The Arizona Republic, 6 Apr. 2023 McMahon’s new protagonist was Stone Cold Steve Austin, a beer-swigging, bird-flipping, bald-headed Texan who reached Hogan levels of fame. Dan Greene, The New Yorker, 31 Mar. 2023 See More

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'headed.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

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

Time Traveler
The first known use of headed was before the 12th century

Dictionary Entries Near headed

Cite this Entry

“Headed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/headed. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

Kids Definition


head·​ed ˈhed-əd How to pronounce headed (audio)
: having such a head or so many heads
two-headed ax
Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!