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head·dress

 (hĕd′drĕs′)
n.
1. A covering or ornament for the head.
2. A hairdo; a coiffure.

headdress

(ˈhɛdˌdrɛs)
n
(Clothing & Fashion) any head covering, esp an ornate one or one denoting a rank or occupation

head•dress

(ˈhɛdˌdrɛs)

n.
a covering or decoration for the head: a tribal headdress of feathers.
[1695–1705]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.headdress - clothing for the headheaddress - clothing for the head    
cap - a tight-fitting headdress
article of clothing, clothing, habiliment, wearable, vesture, wear - a covering designed to be worn on a person's body
chapeau, hat, lid - headdress that protects the head from bad weather; has shaped crown and usually a brim
helmet - a protective headgear made of hard material to resist blows
hood - a headdress that protects the head and face
jeweled headdress, jewelled headdress - a headdress adorned with jewels
kaffiyeh - an Arab headdress consisting of a square piece of cloth folded into a triangle and fastened over the crown by an agal
miter, mitre - a liturgical headdress worn by bishops on formal occasions
topknot - headdress consisting of a decorative ribbon or bow worn in the hair
turban - a traditional Muslim headdress consisting of a long scarf wrapped around the head
wimple - headdress of cloth; worn over the head and around the neck and ears by medieval women
Translations

headdress

[ˈheddres] Ntocado m

headdress

[ˈhɛddrɛs] ncoiffure fheaded notepaper npapier m à lettres à en-tête

headdress

[ˈhɛdˌdrɛs] n (made of feathers) → copricapo; (of bride) → acconciatura
References in classic literature ?
Look at our Anna Mikhaylovna- what a headdress she has on
Dame Aloise de Gondelaurier, a rich and noble woman, who held by the hand a pretty girl about five or six years of age, and dragged a long veil about, suspended to the golden horn of her headdress, halted as she passed the wooden bed, and gazed for a moment at the wretched creature, while her charming little daughter, Fleur-de-Lys de Gondelaurier, spelled out with her tiny, pretty finger, the permanent inscription attached to the wooden bed: "Foundlings.
Virginia took a keen delight in watching the Malays and lascars at their work, telling von Horn that she had to draw upon her imagination but little to picture herself a captive upon a pirate ship--the half naked men, the gaudy headdress, the earrings, and the fierce countenances of many of the crew furnishing only too realistically the necessary savage setting.
Through narrowed lids the Princess of Helium scrutinized the Jeddak of Manator, from feathered headdress to sandaled foot and back to feathered headdress.
Laurence to old Hannah, who, adorned with a headdress fearfully and wonderfully made, fell upon her in the hall, crying with a sob and a chuckle, "Bless you, deary, a hundred times
The suggestion of this headdress, which gave her what was then called a "Josephine look," was carried out in the cut of the dark blue velvet gown rather theatrically caught up under her bosom by a girdle with a large old-fashioned clasp.
Poor 'Narcissa' after death (says Walpole) was attired in a Holland nightdress, with tucker and double ruffles of Brunswick lace, of which latter material she also wore a headdress, and a pair of new kid gloves.
His head, full of graceful majesty, was covered with the episcopal mitre, a headdress which gave it, in addition to the character of sovereignty, that of asceticism and evangelic meditation.
He investigated and appropriated the feathered headdress, and then he prepared to get down to business, for Tarzan of the Apes was hungry, and here was meat; meat of the kill, which jungle ethics permitted him to eat.
Now, however, he saw a Gomangani arrayed in less cumbersome apparel--a loin cloth, a few copper ornaments and a feather headdress.
What would his fellow peers in the House of Lords have said had one pointed to this dancing giant, with his barbaric headdress and his metal ornaments, and said: "There, my lords, is John Clayton, Lord Greystoke.
a Frisian girl," said the Prince, as he observed Rosa's gold brocade headdress and red petticoat.