Crossword clues for heady
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Heady \Head"y\ (h[e^]d"[y^]), a. [From Head.]
Willful; rash; precipitate; hurried on by will or passion; ungovernable.
All the talent required is to be hot, to be heady, -- to be violent on one side or the other.
--Sir W. Temple.
Apt to affect the head; intoxicating; strong.
The liquor is too heady.
Violent; impetuous. ``A heady currance.''
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 14c., "headstrong, hasty, impetuous," from head (n.) + adj. suffix -y (2). First recorded 1570s in sense of "apt to go to the head."
a. 1 intoxicating or stupefying 2 tending to upset the mind or senses 3 exhilarating 4 intellectual 5 rash or impetuous
Heady is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
- Brett Heady (born 1970), Australian rules footballer
- Harold Franklin Heady (1916–2011), American forester and ecologist
- Ray E. Heady (1916–2002), American clergyman
Usage examples of "heady".
Feeling heady from the bug juice I summoned my throng of Lesser Animalia and assembled the philharmonic orchestra.
And all, young and old alike, loved nothing more than listening to their hideous, screechy music played by men given the task and made listenable only after numerous bowls of sour, heady beer, which they brewed in vast quantities in great wooden tubs and then drank until inebriation either put them to sleep or stirred their blood and made them contentious and brawly.
And then of course there was the wine, the excitement, the heady feeling that came with signing all those books in that strange Dickensian shop.
James himself was something of a drinker - he liked the heady, sweet malmseys from southern Greece, a featherbed of a drink - but there was no keeping up with Christian and his Danes.
Then as others beckoned her with raised glasses and gaping grins, she moved hesitantly about the table, carefully filling the goblets with the thick, heady brew.
Rachel inhaled the strong scent of him, a scent headier than any expensive perfume Lane had ever bought for her.
Drenched in the scent of their lovemaking, she breathed it in, the musky odor headier than the most expensive Parisian perfume.
I enjoyed very much working for the First Lady, but I missed the old West Wing and its headier concerns, its moods, its crises, its air of excitement, of puissance.
In the distance he could hear laughter and music, and a scent of flowers and something even headier came to him on the warm breeze.
As she made her way across the room she heard the tinkle of ice cubes against his glass, and as she stepped out she smelled the pennyroyal, chamomile and feverfew crushed underfoot, and headier now than in the morning.
It had been a heady moment, made all the headier by the first money she had ever owned.
The moors stretched away under the racing clouds, hummocky and drenched, grown over with dense stands of waist-high bracken and purple islands of springy headier, slashed with fast-running peaty streams and dotted with stands of windblasted juniper and cypress and bright green domes of bog moss.
As usual after being submerged, the air seemed headier, the smells more pronounced.
As, cautiously, the puppets port him down the aisle between the ribbed pews, they are assailed by the delicate aromas of frankincense, ambrosia, and myrrh, along with something headier, reminiscent of the sweet decay of wens and bogs, which may be the odor of the throbbing music.
Riding at the head of a force one hundred thousand strong, ten thousand mounted, was the headiest sensation he ever remembered feeling, an exhilaration that was powerful, almost sexual.