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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.]

behead

(bɪˈhɛd)
vb
(tr) to remove the head from; decapitate
[Old English behēafdian, from be- + heafod head; related to Middle High German behoubeten]

be•head

(bɪˈhɛd)

v.t.
to cut off the head of; decapitate.
[before 1000]
be•head′al, n.
be•head′er, n.

behead


Past participle: beheaded
Gerund: beheading

Imperative
behead
behead
Present
I behead
you behead
he/she/it beheads
we behead
you behead
they behead
Preterite
I beheaded
you beheaded
he/she/it beheaded
we beheaded
you beheaded
they beheaded
Present Continuous
I am beheading
you are beheading
he/she/it is beheading
we are beheading
you are beheading
they are beheading
Present Perfect
I have beheaded
you have beheaded
he/she/it has beheaded
we have beheaded
you have beheaded
they have beheaded
Past Continuous
I was beheading
you were beheading
he/she/it was beheading
we were beheading
you were beheading
they were beheading
Past Perfect
I had beheaded
you had beheaded
he/she/it had beheaded
we had beheaded
you had beheaded
they had beheaded
Future
I will behead
you will behead
he/she/it will behead
we will behead
you will behead
they will behead
Future Perfect
I will have beheaded
you will have beheaded
he/she/it will have beheaded
we will have beheaded
you will have beheaded
they will have beheaded
Future Continuous
I will be beheading
you will be beheading
he/she/it will be beheading
we will be beheading
you will be beheading
they will be beheading
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been beheading
you have been beheading
he/she/it has been beheading
we have been beheading
you have been beheading
they have been beheading
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been beheading
you will have been beheading
he/she/it will have been beheading
we will have been beheading
you will have been beheading
they will have been beheading
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been beheading
you had been beheading
he/she/it had been beheading
we had been beheading
you had been beheading
they had been beheading
Conditional
I would behead
you would behead
he/she/it would behead
we would behead
you would behead
they would behead
Past Conditional
I would have beheaded
you would have beheaded
he/she/it would have beheaded
we would have beheaded
you would have beheaded
they would have beheaded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.behead - cut the head ofbehead - cut the head of; "the French King was beheaded during the Revolution"
kill - cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"
guillotine - kill by cutting the head off with a guillotine; "The French guillotined many Vietnamese while they occupied the country"

behead

verb decapitate, execute, guillotine, truncate, decollate (archaic) Charles I was beheaded by the Cromwellians.
Translations
pead maha raiuma
گردن زدن
lefejez
打ち首にする首をはねる
kafasını uçurmak

behead

[bɪˈhed] VTdecapitar

behead

[bɪˈhɛd] vtdécapiter

behead

behead

[bɪˈhɛd] vtdecapitare
References in classic literature ?
"Do you think you can behead me with a single blow?" asked the king.
He had just come in time to behead the Lady Jane Grey of our dreams.
"A man cannot behead with a bodkin," said Brown calmly, "and for this murder beheading was absolutely necessary."
When the Caliph heard what treatment Noureddin had received, he authorised him to behead Saouy with his own hands, but he declined to shed the blood of his enemy, who was forthwith handed over to the executioner.
`I heard the Queen say only yesterday you deserved to be beheaded!'
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.
In 1649 King Charles was beheaded. Oliver Cromwell then became Protector of England; and as he was a Puritan himself, and had risen by the valor of the English Puritans, he showed himself a loving and indulgent father to the Puritan colonies in America."
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." "Pooh!" answered the husband.