Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having a horn, horns, or a hornlike growth.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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
  • Mitered.
  • In heraldry, having horns: an epithet used when their tincture is different from that of the rest of the creature.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Furnished with a horn or horns; furnished with a hornlike process or appendage; ; having some part shaped like a horn.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) a British wild bee (Osmia bicornis), having two little horns on the head.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) an American cyprinoid fish (Semotilus corporialis) common in brooks and ponds; the common chub. See Illust. of Chub.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) a very large Brazilian frog (Ceratophrys cornuta), having a pair of triangular horns arising from the eyelids.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) a species of grebe (Colymbus auritus), of Arctic Europe and America, having two dense tufts of feathers on the head.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) the gnu.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) the shore lark.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) the horned toad.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) a large North American owl (Bubo Virginianus), having a pair of elongated tufts of feathers on the head. Several distinct varieties are known; as, the Arctic, Western, dusky, and striped horned owls, differing in color, and inhabiting different regions; -- called also great horned owl, horn owl, eagle owl, and cat owl. Sometimes also applied to the long-eared owl. See Eared owl, under Eared.
  • adjective (Bot.) See Horn poppy, under Horn.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) an American fresh-water siluroid fish; the bullpout.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) a species of rattlesnake (Crotalus cerastes), inhabiting the dry, sandy plains, from California to Mexico. It has a pair of triangular horns between the eyes; -- called also sidewinder.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) the sea devil.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) the kamichi.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) the cerastes.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) any lizard of the genus Phrynosoma, of which nine or ten species are known. These lizards have several hornlike spines on the head, and a broad, flat body, covered with spiny scales. They inhabit the dry, sandy plains from California to Mexico and Texas. Called also horned lizard.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) See Cerastes.

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  • adjective Having, or containing horns.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of horn.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having a horn or horns or hornlike parts or horns of a particular kind

Etymologies

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horn (“noun”) +‎ -ed

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See horn (verb)

Examples

  • 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.

    Notes and Queries, Number 26, April 27, 1850

  • Viking warrior in horned helmet with sword and shield advances from dragon ship, NORSE AMERICAN CENTENNIAL, 1825 – 1925.

    Unusual Items : 1925 Norse American Medal in Gold : Coin Collecting News

  • It's a greater/mountain short-horned lizard, Phrynosoma hernandesi.

    Field Update

  • It's a greater/mountain short-horned lizard, Phrynosoma hernandesi.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • It is sometimes called the horned screamer, from its loud and wild cry.

    On the Banks of the Amazon

  • 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.

    My Sweet Audrina

  • 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.

    My Sweet Audrina

  • 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.

    My Sweet Audrina

  • 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.

    My Sweet Audrina

  • 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.

    Household Tales

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