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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hornedadjective

    having a horn or horns or hornlike parts or horns of a particular kind

    "horned viper"; "great horned owl"; "the unicorn--a mythical horned beast"; "long-horned cattle"


  1. hornedadjective

    Having, or containing horns.

    A goat is an example of a horned animal.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Hornedadjective

    Furnished with horns.

    Etymology: from horn.

    As when two rams, stirr’d with ambitious pride,
    Fight for the rule of the rich fleeced flock,
    Their horned fronts so fierce on either side
    Do meet, that, with the terrour of the shock,
    Astonished both stand senseless as a block. Fairy Queen, b. i.

    O, that I were
    Upon the hill of Basan, to out-roar
    The horned herd. William Shakespeare, Ant. and Cleopatra.

    Thither all the horned host resorts,
    To graze the ranker mead. John Denham.

    Thou king of horned floods, whose plenteous urn
    Suffices fatness to the fruitful corn. Dryden.


  1. horned

    A horn is a permanent pointed projection on the head of various animals that consists of a covering of keratin and other proteins surrounding a core of live bone. Horns are distinct from antlers, which are not permanent. In mammals, true horns are found mainly among the ruminant artiodactyls, in the families Antilocapridae (pronghorn) and Bovidae (cattle, goats, antelope etc.). Cattle horns arise from subcutaneous connective tissue (under the scalp) and later fuse to the underlying frontal bone.One pair of horns is usual; however, two or more pairs occur in a few wild species and in some domesticated breeds of sheep. Polycerate (multi-horned) sheep breeds include the Hebridean, Icelandic, Jacob, Manx Loaghtan, and the Navajo-Churro. Horns usually have a curved or spiral shape, often with ridges or fluting. In many species, only males have horns. Horns start to grow soon after birth and continue to grow throughout the life of the animal (except in pronghorns, which shed the outer layer annually, but retain the bony core). Partial or deformed horns in livestock are called scurs. Similar growths on other parts of the body are not usually called horns, but spurs, claws, or hooves, depending on the part of the body on which they occur.


  1. horned

    Horned refers to having a hard, pointed, often curved outward projection from the head. This feature is typical among animals such as goats, cows, or rhinos. These are usually permanent growths made of bone or keratin, existing for defense or during mating displays. Also, the term can be used metaphorically or symbolically in various contexts, such as art, mythical creatures, or religious representations.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hornedadjective

    furnished with a horn or horns; furnished with a hornlike process or appendage; as, horned cattle; having some part shaped like a horn

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of horned in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of horned in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of horned in a Sentence

  1. Tim Davenport:

    Along with our discoveries of the Kipunji, Matilda's horned viper and other reptiles and frogs, this new chameleon really seals the deal as regards the boundary of the Eastern Arcs, it is very clear now that the so-called Makambako Gap doesn't exist zoologically, and that the Southern Highlands is every bit as biodiverse and endemic-rich as all other Eastern Arc Mountains. With its own unique fauna and flora the region thus warrants as much protection as we can possibly afford it.

  2. Andrew Farke:

    It's the first complete specimen of a horned dinosaur found in North America from that time.

  3. Jeremiah Donati:

    Dan was one of the all-time greatest sport writers and was a proud Fort Worth native, we were blessed to have him in the Horned Frog family.

  4. Sidney Aki:

    Smugglers will try every possible way to try and get their product, or in this case live reptiles, across the border, in this occasion, the smuggler attempted to deceive CBP officers in order to bring these animals into Chad Plantz, without taking care for the health and safety of the animals. The unidentified driver was arrested for attempting to smuggle the live reptiles. He was turned over to the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement( ICE), Homeland Security investigators( HSI), and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service( FWS) for further processing. The vehicle and the live reptiles were seized. The horned lizards found during the smuggling attempt at the San Ysidro border crossing last month( CBP) ARIZONA BORDER PATROL AGENT SHOOTS AND KILLS MEXICAN MIGRANT ON Chad Plantz SIDE OF THE BORDER The horned lizards and snakes were placed in a secure and safe area, and they will remain in quarantine because some species were endangered, according to the release. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP.

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