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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [hed-id]
    • /ˈhɛd ɪd/
    • /ˈhed.ɪd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [hed-id]
    • /ˈhɛd ɪd/

Definitions of headed word

  • adjective headed first in rank or position; chief; leading; principal: a head official. 1
  • adjective headed of, relating to, or for the head (often used in combination): head covering; headgear; headpiece. 1
  • adjective headed situated at the top, front, or head of anything (often used in combination): headline; headboard. 1
  • adjective headed moving or coming from a direction in front of the head or prow of a vessel: head sea; head tide; head current. 1
  • adjective headed Slang. of or relating to drugs, drug paraphernalia, or drug users. 1
  • noun headed the upper part of the body in humans, joined to the trunk by the neck, containing the brain, eyes, ears, nose, and mouth. 1

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Origin of headed

First appearance:

before 1325
One of the 16% oldest English words
Middle English word dating back to 1325-75; See origin at head, -ed3

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Parts of speech for Headed


headed popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 92% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for headed

adj headed

  • directed — proceeding in a straight line or by the shortest course; straight; undeviating; not oblique: a direct route.
  • going — the act of leaving or departing; departure: a safe going and quick return.
  • moving — capable of or having movement: a moving object.
  • aimed — to position or direct (a firearm, ball, arrow, rocket, etc.) so that, on firing or release, the discharged projectile will hit a target or travel along a certain path.

Antonyms for headed

adj headed

  • landed — owning land, especially an estate: landed gentry.
  • stopping — the act of stopping.

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