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tr.v. be·head·ed, be·head·ing, be·heads
To separate the head from; decapitate.

[Middle English biheden, from Old English behēafdian : be-, away from; see be- + hēafod, head; see head.]


the action of decapitating someone
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.beheading - execution by cutting off the victim's headbeheading - execution by cutting off the victim's head
capital punishment, death penalty, executing, execution - putting a condemned person to death
2.beheading - killing by cutting off the headbeheading - killing by cutting off the head  
kill, putting to death, killing - the act of terminating a life
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Now, the beheading of the Sperm Whale is a scientific anatomical feat, upon which experienced whale surgeons very much pride themselves; and not without reason.
They're dreadfully fond of beheading people here; the great wonder is, that there's any one left alive
And, what's stranger still," continued the priest, with his dull eye on the rhododendrons, "it's the same disgusting sort; it's another beheading.
A man cannot behead with a bodkin," said Brown calmly, "and for this murder beheading was absolutely necessary.
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The Boko Haram film's use of graphics, the footage of black-clad militants with a black flag, and the editing to show only the aftermath of the beheadings are particularly reminiscent of footage from Isis, which has seized large parts of Iraq and Syria and killed several hostages.
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Egypt launched airstrikes inside Libya on Monday in retaliation for the beheadings of 21 kidnapped Egyptian workers by "Islamic State" in Libya.
Or the 11 beheadings from the start of the year to his visit?