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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Headdress  \Head"dress`\,  n. 
  1.  A  covering  or  ornament  for  the  head;  a  headtire. 
 
  Among  birds  the  males  very  often  appear  in  a  most 
  beautiful  headdress,  whether  it  be  a  crest,  a  comb, 
  a  tuft  of  feathers,  or  a  natural  little  plume. 
  --Addison. 
 
  2.  A  manner  of  dressing  the  hair  or  of  adorning  it  whether 
  with  or  without  a  veil,  ribbons,  combs,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  headdress 
  n  :  clothing  for  the  head  [syn:  {headgear}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Head-dress 
  Not  in  common  use  among  the  Hebrews.  It  is  first  mentioned  in 
  Ex  28:40  (A.V.,  "bonnets;"  R.V.,  "head-tires").  It  was  used 
  especially  for  purposes  of  ornament  (Job  29:14;  Isa.  3:23; 
  62:3).  The  Hebrew  word  here  used  _tsaniph_,  properly  means  a 
  turban,  folds  of  linen  wound  round  the  head.  The  Hebrew  word 
  _peer_,  used  in  Isa.  61:3,  there  rendered  beauty"  (A.V.)  and 
  garland"  (R.V.),  is  a  head-dress  or  turban  worn  by  females 
  (Isa.  3:  20,  "bonnets"),  priests  (Ex.  39:28),  a  bridegroom  (Isa. 
  61:10,  "ornament;"  R.V.,  "garland").  Ezek.  16:10  and  Jonah  2:5 
  are  to  be  understood  of  the  turban  wrapped  round  the  head.  The 
  Hebrew  _shebisim_  (Isa.  3:18),  in  the  Authorized  Version 
  rendered  "cauls,"  and  marg.  "networks,"  denotes  probably  a  kind 
  of  netted  head-dress.  The  horn"  (Heb.  keren)  mentioned  in  1 
  Sam.  2:1  is  the  head-dress  called  by  the  Druses  of  Mount  Lebanon 
  the  tantura. 
 




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