to cut off the head of; kill or execute by decapitation.
Geology. (of a pirate stream) to divert the headwaters of (a river, stream, etc.).
When Khaled Saad answers his phone there is often a voice on the other end threatening to behead him.
Battle for the Sinai Sophia Jones July 14, 2013
Right now a young woman whose husband tried to behead her is recovering from her injuries in a Ghor hospital.
The Underground Educator Gayle Tzemach Lemmon March 4, 2010
I suspect the Brits used to behead people for lesser breaches of protocol.
The Power of Michelle Katty Kay April 28, 2009
They not only kill soldiers in battle, they behead them and burn them.
Iraqi Soldiers Bribe Officers So They Don’t Have to Fight ISIS Niqash October 7, 2014
I would sooner hang or fry a hundred wretched burghers, or behead a score of knights, than touch this friar.
The House of Walderne A. D. Crake
There was a Thorpe among the judges who voted to behead him.
The Market-Place Harold Frederic
But if Paine was so fit for such a Convention, why should they behead him?
The Life Of Thomas Paine, Vol. II. (of II) Moncure Daniel Conway
Therefore, in order to realize the perfection, let us behead them.
Sophisms of the Protectionists Frederic Bastiat
There was a paddle at one end, with enough of an edge to behead a prawn, and the other end had been worked to a point.
Little Fuzzy Henry Beam Piper
Furious at the insult, he issued orders to behead all Jains.
Castes and Tribes of Southern India Edgar Thurston
(transitive) to remove the head from; decapitate
Old English beheafdian, from be-, here with privative force, + heafod (see head (n.)). Related: Beheaded; beheading.
a method of taking away life practised among the Egyptians (Gen. 40:17-19). There are instances of this mode of punishment also among the Hebrews (2 Sam. 4:8; 20:21,22; 2 Kings 10:6-8). It is also mentioned in the New Testament (Matt. 14:8-12; Acts 12:2).
simple past tense and past participle of behold. to observe; look at; see. look; see: And, behold, three sentries of the King did appear. Contemporary Examples Upon their arrival in Rockaway on Friday, the sisters were stunned by the destruction they beheld. Sandy’s Rockaway Victims Pause to Vote, Press On With Recovery Efforts Michael Daly […]
the place or state of punishment of the wicked after death; the abode of evil and condemned spirits; Gehenna or Tartarus. any place or state of torment or misery: They made their father’s life a hell on earth. something that causes torment or misery: Having that cut stitched without anesthesia was hell. the powers of […]
honesty, fairness, or integrity in one’s beliefs and actions: a man of honor. a source of credit or distinction: to be an honor to one’s family. high respect, as for worth, merit, or rank: to be held in honor. such respect manifested: a memorial in honor of the dead. high public esteem; fame; glory: He […]
an adult male person, as distinguished from a boy or a woman. a member of the species Homo sapiens or all the members of this species collectively, without regard to sex: prehistoric man. the human individual as representing the species, without reference to sex; the human race; humankind: Man hopes for peace, but prepares for […]