adjective Date: before 12th century 1. a. having no head b. having the head cut off ; beheaded 2. having no chief 3. lacking good sense or prudence ; foolishheadlessness noun

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  • Headless — Head less, a. [AS. he[ a]fodle[ a]s.] 1. Having no head; beheaded; as, a headless body, neck, or carcass. [1913 Webster] 2. Destitute of a chief or leader. Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster] 3. Destitute of understanding or prudence; foolish; rash;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Headless —   [englisch, hedles; wörtlich »kopflos«], auch Headless Guitar, Headless Bass, ein von der Steinberger Sound Corporation of Newburgh, New York, Anfang der Achtzigerjahre entwickelter Gitarrentyp ohne Wirbelbrett (Gitarre). Die Saiten werden am… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • headless — late O.E., heafedleas; see HEAD (Cf. head) (n.) + LESS (Cf. less). Late 14c. as rulerless, lacking a leader. Related: Headlessly; headlessness …   Etymology dictionary

  • headless — [hed′lis] adj. [ME hevedles < OE heafodleas] 1. without a head; specif., a) organically without a head; acephalous b) beheaded 2. without a leader or director 3. stupid; brainless …   English World dictionary

  • Headless — In software, headless refers to computer programs that use textual input/output to interact with users, instead of using graphics or graphical user interfaces (GUIs).In computer hardware, headless refers to a server with no monitor, graphics card …   Wikipedia

  • headless — adjective a) Without a head; decapitated. How did the headless horseman see to chase Ichabod? b) Without a head in the sense of leadership. The headless army blundered along after the death of their general, accomplishing nothing …   Wiktionary

  • headless — Als headless, also kopflos, bezeichnet man Computer, meist Serversysteme, die über keinen Bildschirm oder sonstige grafische Ausgabe verfügen. Diese Systeme haben als Steuerungsmöglichkeiten in vielen Fällen eine Netzwerkverbinung, die einen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • headless — head|less [ˈhedləs] adj 1.) without a head ▪ a headless corpse 2.) run around like a headless chicken informal to be going from one place to another in a way that is not organized at all …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • headless — adjective 1. not having a head or formed without a head (Freq. 2) the headless horseman brads are headless nails • Ant: ↑headed • Similar to: ↑acephalous, ↑beheaded, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • headless — headlessness, n. /hed lis/, adj. 1. without a head. 2. having the head cut off; beheaded. 3. having no leader or chief; leaderless. 4. foolish; stupid: a headless argument. [bef. 1000; ME he(ve)dles, OE heafodleas. See HEAD, LESS] * * * …   Universalium

  • headless — adj. Headless is used with these nouns: ↑corpse, ↑torso …   Collocations dictionary

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