From Middle English horned, hornyd, from Old English hyrned, ġehyrned (“having horns; horned”), from Proto-Germanic *hurnidaz (“horned”), past participle of Proto-Germanic *hurnijaną (“to horn; provide or fit with horns”); equivalent to horn (“noun”) + -ed. Cognate with Dutch gehoornd (“horned”), German gehörnt (“horned”), Danish hornede (“horned”).
horned (not comparable)
- Having horns.
- 1798, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner:
- The horned moon with one bright star / Within the nether tip.
- (obsolete) cuckolded
This is used in heraldry to specify the color of horns that are distinct in color from the body.
- African horned cucumber (Cucumis metuliferus)
- horned adder (Bitis spp.)
- horned dace (Semotilus atromaculatus)
- horned desert viper (Cerastes cerastes)
- horned frog
- horned gopher (†Ceratogaulus spp.)
- horned grebe (Podiceps auritus)
- horned helmet (Cassis cornuta)
- horned hog (Babyrousa)
- horned horse (Connochaetes spp.)
- horned lark (Eremophila alpestris)
- horned lizard (Phrynosoma)
- horned melon (Cucumis metuliferus)
- horned owl (Bubo)
- horned pie (Bucerotidae)
- horned poppy (Glaucium)
- horned pout (Ameiurus nebulosus)
- horned puffin (Fratercula corniculata)
- horned rattlesnake (Crotalus cerastes)
- horned screamer (Anhima cornuta)
- horned snake (Cerastes cornutus)
- horned sphere
- horned syllogism
- horned toad
- horned viper (Cerastes cornutus)
- Saharan horned viper (Cerastes cerastes)
- horned in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- horned at OneLook Dictionary Search
See horn (verb).
- simple past tense and past participle of
- Possessing horns or a similar projection; horned or horn-bearing.
- (rare) Having headwear and hair done with projections like horns.
- (rare, of the moon) In its crescent phase; waxing or waning.
- (rare) Hornen; crafted or manufactured from horn.