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be·head

 (bĭ-hĕd′)
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.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.beheaded - having had the head cut offbeheaded - having had the head cut off; "the beheaded prisoners"
headless - not having a head or formed without a head ; "the headless horseman"; "brads are headless nails"
References in classic literature ?
The King's argument was, that anything that had a head could be beheaded, and that you weren't to talk nonsense.
The peeled white body of the beheaded whale flashes like a marble sepulchre; though changed in hue, it has not perceptibly lost anything in bulk.
When we had shaken hands and he was gone, I opened the staircase window and had nearly beheaded myself, for, the lines had rotted away, and it came down like the guillotine.
The worship of royalty being founded in unreason, these graceful and harmless cats would easily become as sacred as any other royalties, and indeed more so, because it would presently be noticed that they hanged nobody, beheaded nobody, imprisoned nobody, inflicted no cruelties or injustices of any sort, and so must be worthy of a deeper love and reverence than the customary human king, and would certainly get it.
The accused, who was (and who knew he was) being mentally hanged, beheaded, and quartered, by everybody there, neither flinched from the situation, nor assumed any theatrical air in it.
Not until the end of five minutes of mad struggling, in which he behaved for all the world like a beheaded chicken, did he find life tolerable again.
Well, she's a sweet-tempered, good-humoured lady, be she what she will, and I shall hardly refrain from crying when I hear she is hanged or beheaded.
The mandaia* never fails, never trembles, never strikes thirty times ineffectually, like the soldier who beheaded the Count of Chalais, and to whose tender mercy Richelieu had doubtless recommended the sufferer.
On my word, I almost regret that in all probability this miserable Peppino will not be beheaded, as you might have had an opportunity then of seeing how short a time the punishment lasts, and whether it is worth even mentioning; but, really this is a most singular conversation for the Carnival, gentlemen; how did it arise?
19 ( ANI ): Former Pakistan President General (retd) Pervez Musharraf has refuted allegations that the Indian soldier was beheaded by the Pakistan Army with the help of militants.
PESHAWAR (PAN): Militants beheaded a man in North Waziristan, bordering Afghanistan in suspicion of spying for the US.
Last night, a web site said Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's group had beheaded one of the Americans.