Part of speech: verb

To take the head from; decapitate.

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Usage examples "behead":

  1. The vizier turned sadly away and ordered his djelat to behead Prince Stephan. - "Hero Tales and Legends of the Serbians", Woislav M. Petrovitch.
  2. Do not behead Scherezade! - "Pictures of Sweden", Hans Christian Andersen.
  3. At last a thought came to him to send for his headsman, and inquire of him particularly, Did he behead his son, or was he alive? - "More English Fairy Tales", Various.