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Definition of "headed" []

  • Growing or grown into a head. (adjective)
  • Having a head or heading. (adjective)
  • Having a specified kind or number of heads. Often used in combination: a flat-headed screw; three-headed Cerberus. (adjective)
  • Having a mentality of a certain type. Often used in combination: soft-headed politicians; a cool-headed fighter pilot. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "headed" in a sentence
  • "The global teams are: finance and ­corporate, headed by London-based ­Antonia Hardy; private equity, headed by Cayman-based Vicki Hazelden; hedge funds, ­headed by Dubai-based Rod Palmer; insolvency and restructuring, led by ­Cayman-based Guy Locke; and litigation, headed by Murray, also in Cayman. 
  • "But even the new Warners still had a very profitable record business consisting of the Warner Reprise label, in which Frank Sinatra held a 20 percent interest; and Atlantic Records, a label headed by Ahmet Ertegun, a Turkish entrepreneur who was a celebrated pop music producer."
  • "Wilcox glanced at Art, who without a word headed toward the door."