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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 peeled white body of the beheaded whale flashes like a marble sepulchre; though changed in hue, it has not perceptibly lost anything in bulk.
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.
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 King's argument was, that anything that had a head could be beheaded, and that you weren't to talk nonsense.
The first-named malefactor will be subjected to the mazzuola, the second culprit beheaded.
Do you know that I am to be beheaded outside this window?
said he, in the stern tone with which he was wont to condemn a criminal to be beheaded.
Louis the Sixteenth had been beheaded, and a nation once esteemed the most refined among the civilized people of the world was changing its character, and substituting cruelty for mercy, and subtlety and ferocity for magnanimity and courage.
At the head of the Giant's Staircase, where Marino Faliero was beheaded, and where the Doges were crowned in ancient times, two small slits in the stone wall were pointed out--two harmless, insignificant orifices that would never attract a stranger's attention--yet these were the terrible Lions' Mouths
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.
several members of the High Council had been beheaded, and his