from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A covering or ornament for the head.
- n. A hairdo; a coiffure.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a decorative covering or ornament worn on the head.
- n. a hairdo.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A covering or ornament for the head; a headtire.
- n. A manner of dressing the hair or of adorning it, whether with or without a veil, ribbons, combs, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A covering or decoration for the head, as a hat, cap, coif, kerchief, or veil, or any arrangement of the hair with or without such a covering.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. clothing for the head
Feeding at a tubular blossom protruding out of the headdress is a hummingbird.
This headdress is a frame into which the hair is twisted on each side, and a few hairs are taken from the top of the head up to the frame.
The 15-minute film shows Mr Jami interviewing the prophet Muhammed, played by an actor wearing a Bedouin headdress, his face covered by a paper mask.
In western Iraq, the favored headdress is white and red; in the south it is white and black.
The falling mass below the headdress is intended to represent hair dressed according to the Egyptian fashin, in an infinite number of small plaits, each finished off with an ornamental tag.
On Saturday Mr. Al Essawy stepped into the cage, which was painted like an Egyptian flag, sporting a ponytail, a tank top scrawled with a pro-Palestinian slogan and the traditional Palestinian headdress, a kafiya, wrapped around his neck.
The front of the headdress was a smooth, masklike, transparent covering that allowed the wearer's features to be eas ily identified and her expressions easily read, and also allowed a broad visual sweep with the fullest possible peripheral sight lines.
(Note that I wrote feather "dress" and not "headdress" -- didn't want any confusion on that front.)
The Intercontinental catered to mainly Christian tour groups and the camel and the headdress were a great hit for many years.
You can see the rather ragtag headdress I constructed for her from cardboard and foam core.
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