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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 head·dress /ˈhɛdˌdrɛs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Head·dress n.
 1. A covering or ornament for the head; a headtire; as, chiefs among the plains Indians had elaborate long headdresses with many feathers.
    Among birds the males very often appear in a most beautiful headdress, whether it be a crest, a comb, a tuft of feathers, or a natural little plume.   --Addison.
 2. A manner of dressing the hair or of adorning it, whether with or without a veil, ribbons, combs, etc.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : clothing for the head [syn: headgear]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    Not in common use among the Hebrews. It is first mentioned in
    Ex. 28:40 (A.V., "bonnets;" R.V., "head-tires"). It was used
    especially for purposes of ornament (Job 29:14; Isa. 3:23;
    62:3). The Hebrew word here used, _tsaniph_, properly means a
    turban, folds of linen wound round the head. The Hebrew word
    _peer_, used in Isa. 61:3, there rendered "beauty" (A.V.) and
    "garland" (R.V.), is a head-dress or turban worn by females
    (Isa. 3: 20, "bonnets"), priests (Ex. 39:28), a bridegroom (Isa.
    61:10, "ornament;" R.V., "garland"). Ezek. 16:10 and Jonah 2:5
    are to be understood of the turban wrapped round the head. The
    Hebrew _shebisim_ (Isa. 3:18), in the Authorized Version
    rendered "cauls," and marg. "networks," denotes probably a kind
    of netted head-dress. The "horn" (Heb. keren) mentioned in 1
    Sam. 2:1 is the head-dress called by the Druses of Mount Lebanon
    the tantura.