[hed-luh nd] /ˈhɛd lənd/ noun 1. a promontory extending into a large body of water. 2. a strip of unplowed land at the ends of furrows or near a fence or border. noun 1. (ˈhɛdlənd). a narrow area of land jutting out into a sea, lake, etc 2. (ˈhɛdˌlænd). a strip of land along the […]
[hed-lis] /ˈhɛd lɪs/ adjective 1. without a head. 2. having the head cut off; beheaded. 3. having no leader or chief; leaderless. 4. foolish; stupid: a headless argument. /ˈhɛdlɪs/ adjective 1. without a head 2. without a leader 3. foolish or stupid 4. (prosody) another word for catalectic adj. late Old English, heafedleas; see head […]
- Headless chicken
noun a panic-stricken person who is behaving illogically Examples At holiday time, she runs around like a headless chicken. Word Origin alluding to a chicken’s behavior after its head is cut off noun A panic-stricken person who is behaving illogically: running around like a headless chicken at holiday time [1993+; alluding to a chicken’s behavior […]
noun 1. any variety of the lettuce subspecies Lactuca sativa capitata, having leaves that grow in a dense rosette, especially iceberg lettuce and Boston lettuce.