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headed Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb to go or travel towards
    • where is she heading
    • We were headed for the mountains
  2. verb be in charge of
    head; lead.
    • Who is heading this project?
  3. verb travel in front of; go in advance of others
    head; lead.
    • The procession was headed by John
  4. verb be the first or leading member of (a group) and excel
    head up; head.
    • This student heads the class
  5. verb direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
    maneuver; head; point; direct; guide; channelise; manoeuvre; channelize; manoeuver; steer.
  6. verb take its rise
    • These rivers head from a mountain range in the Himalayas
  7. verb be in the front of or on top of
    • The list was headed by the name of the president
  8. verb form a head or come or grow to a head
    • The wheat headed early this year
  9. verb remove the head of
    • head the fish
  10. adjective satellite having a heading or course in a certain direction
    • westward headed wagons
  11. adjective having a heading or caption
    • a headed column
    • headed notepaper
  12. adjective having a head of a specified kind or anything that serves as a head; often used in combination
    • headed bolts
    • three-headed Cerberus
    • a cool-headed fighter pilot
  13. adjective satellite of leafy vegetables; having formed into a head
    • headed cabbages

Head"ed adjective
  1. Furnished with a head (commonly as denoting intellectual faculties); -- used in composition; as, clear-headed, long-headed, thick-headed; a many-headed monster.
  2. Formed into a head; as, a headed cabbage.

Webster 1913