American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having a horn, horns, or a hornlike growth.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Furnished with a horn or horns, or something resembling a horn in its nature, use, position, or appearance: as, horned cattle; a horned lizard; the horned moon.
- Specifically— In ornithology, having feathers on the head projecting like horns: as, the horned owl; a horned grebe.
- In entomology, having one or more large horn-like projections. See cut under horn-bug
- In heraldry, having horns: an epithet used when their tincture is different from that of the rest of the creature.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Furnished with a horn or horns; furnished with a hornlike process or appendage; ; having some part shaped like a horn.
- adj. having a horn or horns or hornlike parts or horns of a particular kind
- horn (“noun”) + -ed (Wiktionary)
“Other interpretations may be given: thus, Milton, Dryden, and others, speak of the "horned flood," i.e., a body of water which, when it meets with any obstruction, divides itself and becomes _horned_, as it were.”
“Viking warrior in horned helmet with sword and shield advances from dragon ship, NORSE AMERICAN CENTENNIAL, 1825 – 1925.”
“It's a greater/mountain short-horned lizard, Phrynosoma hernandesi.”
“It is sometimes called the horned screamer, from its loud and wild cry.”
“It was a quarter moon, what Papa called a horned moon, and I thought I could see the profile of the man in the moon, old and withered looking.”
“By some mischance one of the great owls, called horned owls, had come from the neighboring woods into the barn of one of the townsfolk in the night-time, and when day broke did not dare to venture forth again from her retreat, for fear of the other birds, which raised a terrible outcry whenever she appeared.”
“Then since it is clear in virtue of what character they possess these attributes-namely their horned character-the next question is, to what species does the possession of horns attach?”
“(No. 24 p. 383.), that the strange practice of making Moses appear horned, which is not confined to statues, arose from the mistranslation of Exod. xxxiv.”
“He is a little live lizard, called a horned frog, very cunning, who lives in a small box.”
“In its adult form, it is known as the horned corydalus.”
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