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Princeton's WordNet

  1. decapitate, behead, decollate(verb)

    cut the head of

    "the French King was beheaded during the Revolution"


  1. behead(Verb)

    To remove the head.

    Etymology: beheafdian, from be- (with privative force), + heafod

Webster Dictionary

  1. Behead(verb)

    to sever the head from; to take off the head of

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Behead

    be-hed′, v.t. to cut off the head.—ns. Behead′al (rare); Behead′ing, the act of cutting off the head.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of behead in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of behead in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of behead in a Sentence

  1. Tim Collins:

    The effect of the ambulance-chasing lawyers and the play-it-safe judges is that we have got to the point where we have lost our operational capability to do tactical questioning. That in itself brings risks to the lives of the people we deploy, these insurgents are not nice people. These are criminals. They behead people ; they keep sex slaves. They are not normal people.

  2. Ryan Mauro:

    Closing Guantanamo Bay will have no impact on terrorist recruitment and radicalization, there is not a single case that I am aware of where a moderate, peace-loving Muslim became angry over the Gitmo issue and suddenly decided to wage violent jihad, behead innocent people, implement theocracy and commit human rights abuses like executing gays and abusing women.

  3. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    The Middle East is plagued by anti-Western, anti-democratic and anti-American extremism. Terrorists brutally behead their shackled captives before video cameras. Despots lead their people in chants of 'Death to America' while building intercontinental ballistic missiles to reach America.

  4. Deborah Walsh:

    The first allegation is that, between 15 and 26 March 2015, the defendant incited another person to commit an act of terrorism, namely to carry out an attack at an ANZAC parade in Australia with the aim of killing and/or causing serious injury to people, the second allegation is that on 18 March 2015, the defendant incited another person to behead someone in Australia.

  5. Ian Rintoul:

    They are systematically removing people from compounds who they believe are ring leaders, i mean, they really think that they can behead the movement by removing a handful of individuals from the compounds, but it's patently not the case.

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