head·​less | \ ˈhed-ləs How to pronounce headless (audio) \

Definition of headless

1a : having no head
b : having the head cut off : beheaded
2 : having no chief
3 : lacking good sense or prudence : foolish

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Other Words from headless

headlessness noun

Examples of headless in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Consider, for instance, Venus Restored (1936), in which the headless white bust of classical antiquity is bound in ropes. Jeremy Lybarger, The New Republic, 7 Oct. 2021 The drone comes with a headless mode function and a one-key take-off/landing, in addition to the aforementioned altitude hold function. Chris Hachey, BGR, 4 Oct. 2021 Numerous companies are seeing fantastic results from headless eCommerce. Ben Sekhon, Forbes, 4 Oct. 2021 They were highlighted by Insider as being part of headless companies. Walter Loeb, Forbes, 3 Sep. 2021 At Disney California, grown-ups can pose in front of a full-size headless horseman sculpture in Carthay Circle, and children can enjoy posing in front of the less-scary Cars Land car sculptures dressed in Halloween costumes. San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Sep. 2021 Mayank Mishra is the VP of Engineering at Contentstack, the pioneer in API-first, headless CMS technology. Mayank Mishra, Forbes, 10 June 2021 Only Slattery — who’s been captive in Wenwu’s China compound for years as a kind of court jester — knows how to find Ta Lo, via his uncanny ability to communicate with an adorable, headless creature from that world. Adam B. Vary, Variety, 3 Sep. 2021 So, for a little extra creepy factor, feel free to carry around a headless doll to complete Wednesday's look. Chaise Sanders, Country Living, 2 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of headless

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

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15 Oct 2021

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“Headless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/headless. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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: having no head


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