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  1. having a heading or course.
  2. shaped or grown into a head.
  3. having the mentality, personality, emotional control, or quality specified, or possessing a specified number of heads (usually used in combination): a slow-headed student; a two-headed monster.
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Origin of headed

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at head, -ed3
Related formsun·head·ed, adjectivewell-head·ed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for unheaded

Historical Examples of unheaded

  • He took a barrel and unheaded it; the Count and Leo Carral did the same.

    The Rebel Chief

    Gustave Aimard

  • Against the adjoining wall were several barrels of sulphur, of which only one was unheaded.

    With Links of Steel

    Nicholas Carter

  • He had a bow and two arrows, the one headed, and the other unheaded.

  • Grimes, after drinking his fill, had overturned the unheaded puncheon, and the greedy sand had absorbed every drop of liquor.

British Dictionary definitions for unheaded


    1. having a head or heads
    2. (in combination)two-headed; bullet-headed
  1. having a headingheaded notepaper
  2. (in combination) having a mind or intellect as specifiedthickheaded
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