(noun, verb)


1. a nonenterprising person who is not paying his way

- the deadheads on the payroll should be eased out as fast as possible

Definition categories: person, nonworker

2. a train or bus or taxi traveling empty

Definition categories: man–made


1. (intransitive) To travel as a deadhead, or non-paying passenger.

2. (transitive, intransitive) To drive an empty vehicle.

3. (transitive) To send (a person or message) for free.

4. (transitive) To remove spent or dead blossoms from a plant.

- If you deadhead your roses regularly, they will bloom all season.