Definition of Behead

1. Verb. Cut the head of. "They want to behead the prisoners "; "The French King was beheaded during the Revolution"

Exact synonyms: Decapitate, Decollate
Generic synonyms: Kill
Specialized synonyms: Guillotine



Definition of Behead

1. v. t. To sever the head from; to take off the head of.

Definition of Behead

1. Verb. (transitive) To remove the head. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Behead

1. to cut off the head of [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Behead

behavioural psychology
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behaviourism
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behead (current term)
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Literary usage of Behead

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1. The History of France by EYRE EVANS. CROWE (1863)
"Bringing them to the Petit Chatelet, they summoned the public executioner, and compelled him under threats of death to behead the three judges in one of the ..."

2. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1901)
"From pp. of decollare, to behead — L de, off; folium, the neck. Decorate. (L.) From pp. oí decorare, to adorn. ..."

3. The Parliament and Councils of England, Chronologically Arranged: From the by Charles Henry Parry (1839)
"The King being informed of the proceedings, threatens to behead a Member for his opposition. On the next day the Bill passes. July 29, (Wednesday, l\6ih day ..."

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