• WordNet 3.6
    • n headdress clothing for the head
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Headdress A covering or ornament for the head; a headtire; as, chiefs among the plains Indians had elaborate long headdresses with many feathers. "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."
    • Headdress A manner of dressing the hair or of adorning it, whether with or without a veil, ribbons, combs, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n headdress 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.
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In literature:

The buck, shorn of his lordly headdress, craved solitude and wandered away by himself.
"Followers of the Trail" by Zoe Meyer
On a round head is placed a feathered headdress.
"Archeological Expedition to Arizona in 1895" by Jesse Walter Fewkes
Its carved headdress was of an Aztec pattern.
"The Web of the Golden Spider" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
And how becoming that headdress was to her!
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 15, No. 89, May, 1875" by Various
She herself removed her headdress, and one of her attendants gave her a cap into which she gathered her hair.
"History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth. Vol. II." by James Anthony Froude
For such persons have always the looking-glass and the comb, and the wind, which ruffles elaborate headdresses, is their worst enemy.
"Thoughts on Art and Life" by Leonardo da Vinci
Your headdress is perfection.
"L'Aiglon" by Edmond Rostand
All wore tall feather headdresses of parrot and mutum plumes.
"The Pathless Trail" by Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel
In Egypt, we find the serpent on the headdress of many of the gods.
"The Sex Worship and Symbolism of Primitive Races" by Sanger Brown, II
As the cold winds licked about him, gone were the memories of his tussled gold headdress worn a season ago.
"The Land of Look Behind" by Paul Cameron Brown

In news:

Victoria's Secret apologizes for Native American headdress used in annual fashion show.
Victoria's Secret Apologizes for Native American Headdress in Fashion Show, Pulls From Broadcast.
Victoria's Secret issues apology for headdress use.
Victoria's Secret says sorry for headdress flap.
Victoria's Secret Apologizes For Use Of Headdress In Fashion Show.
Victoria's Secret apologizes for use of headdress (poll).
Victoria's Secret Apologizes For Use Of Headdress.
Victoria's Secret apologizes for using Native American headdress in fashion show.
Victoria’s Secret apologizes for use of Native American headdress in fashion show.
Victoria's Secret apologizes for using headdress.
Victoria's Secret Apologizes for Use of Headdress.
Victoria Secret's Native-American headdress disaster.
Victoria's Secret says sorry for using Native American headdress in fashion show.
Headdress look pulled from Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.
Paul Frank Industries Inc and the band No Doubt ran into criticism earlier this year for their use of headdresses in clothing and parties, and in a cowboys-and-Indians-themed video, respectively.