Be·head v. t. [imp. & p. p. Beheaded; p. pr. & vb. n. Beheading.] To sever the head from; to take off the head of.
v : cut the head of; "the French King was beheaded during the
Revolution" [syn: decapitate]
a method of taking away life practised among the Egyptians (Gen.
40:17-19). There are instances of this mode of punishment also
among the Hebrews (2 Sam. 4:8; 20:21,22; 2 Kings 10:6-8). It is
also mentioned in the New Testament (Matt. 14:8-12; Acts 12:2).