verb (used with object)
Origin of behead
Examples from the Web for behead
They not only kill soldiers in battle, they behead them and burn them.Iraqi Soldiers Bribe Officers So They Don't Have to Fight ISIS|Niqash|October 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When Khaled Saad answers his phone there is often a voice on the other end threatening to behead him.
Right now a young woman whose husband tried to behead her is recovering from her injuries in a Ghor hospital.
I suspect the Brits used to behead people for lesser breaches of protocol.
Therefore, in order to realise the perfection, let us behead them.Essays on Political Economy|Frederic Bastiat
If the victim dies, please find out for me whether they behead, hang, or electrocute in Japan for capital punishment.A Yankee in the Far East|George Hoyt Allen
In a lecture to his pupils the surgeon repeated this in strong language, declaring that "no man can behead himself."The Impeachment of The House of Brunswick|Charles Bradlaugh
Therefore, in order to realize the perfection, let us behead them.Sophisms of the Protectionists|Frederic Bastiat
He stepped forward as he spoke, and his esquire gave him the two-hand Sword of State, heavy enough to behead a bisonoid.Space Viking|Henry Beam Piper
British Dictionary definitions for behead
Word Origin for behead
Word Origin and History for behead
Old English beheafdian, from be-, here with privative force, + heafod (see head (n.)). Related: Beheaded; beheading.