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head - Dictionary definition and meaning for word head

Definition
(noun) the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains
Synonyms : caput
Example Sentence
  • he stuck his head out the window

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(noun) a single domestic animal
Example Sentence
  • 200 head of cattle

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(noun) that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason
Synonyms : brain , mind , nous , psyche
Example Sentence
  • his mind wandered
  • I couldn't get his words out of my head

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(noun) a person who is in charge
Synonyms : chief , top dog
Example Sentence
  • the head of the whole operation

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(noun) the front of a military formation or procession
Example Sentence
  • the head of the column advanced boldly
  • they were at the head of the attack

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(noun) the pressure exerted by a fluid
Example Sentence
  • a head of steam

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(noun) the top of something
Example Sentence
  • the head of the stairs
  • the head of the page
  • the head of the list

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(noun) the source of water from which a stream arises
Synonyms : fountainhead , headspring
Example Sentence
  • they tracked him back toward the head of the stream

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(noun) (grammar) the word in a grammatical constituent that plays the same grammatical role as the whole constituent
Synonyms : head word

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(noun) the tip of an abscess (where the pus accumulates)
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(noun) the length or height based on the size of a human or animal head
Example Sentence
  • he is two heads taller than his little sister
  • his horse won by a head

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(noun) a dense cluster of flowers or foliage
Synonyms : capitulum
Example Sentence
  • a head of cauliflower
  • a head of lettuce

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(noun) the educator who has executive authority for a school
Example Sentence
  • she sent unruly pupils to see the principal

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(noun) an individual person
Example Sentence
  • tickets are $5 per head

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(noun) a user of (usually soft) drugs
Example Sentence
  • the office was full of secret heads

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(noun) a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea)
Synonyms : foreland , headland , promontory

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(noun) a rounded compact mass
Example Sentence
  • the head of a comet

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(noun) the foam or froth that accumulates at the top when you pour an effervescent liquid into a container
Example Sentence
  • the beer had a large head of foam

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(noun) the part in the front or nearest the viewer
Synonyms : forefront
Example Sentence
  • he was in the forefront
  • he was at the head of the column

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(noun) a difficult juncture
Synonyms : pass , straits
Example Sentence
  • a pretty pass
  • matters came to a head yesterday

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(noun) forward movement
Synonyms : headway
Example Sentence
  • the ship made little headway against the gale

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(noun) a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer
Synonyms : point
Example Sentence
  • the point of the arrow was due north

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(noun) the subject matter at issue
Synonyms : question
Example Sentence
  • the question of disease merits serious discussion
  • under the head of minor Roman poets

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(noun) a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about
Synonyms : header , heading
Example Sentence
  • the heading seemed to have little to do with the text

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(noun) the rounded end of a bone that fits into a rounded cavity in another bone to form a joint
Example Sentence
  • the head of the humerus

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(noun) that part of a skeletal muscle that is away from the bone that it moves
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(noun) (computer science) a tiny electromagnetic coil and metal pole used to write and read magnetic patterns on a disk
Synonyms : read/write head

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(noun) (usually plural) the obverse side of a coin that usually bears the representation of a person's head
Example Sentence
  • call heads or tails!

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(noun) the striking part of a tool
Example Sentence
  • the head of the hammer

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(noun) (nautical) a toilet on board a boat or ship
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(noun) a projection out from one end
Example Sentence
  • the head of the nail
  • a pinhead is the head of a pin

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(noun) a membrane that is stretched taut over a drum
Synonyms : drumhead

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(noun) oral stimulation of the genitals
Synonyms : oral sex
Example Sentence
  • they say he gives good head

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(verb) to go or travel towards
Example Sentence
  • where is she heading
  • We were headed for the mountains

Definition
(verb) be in charge of
Synonyms : lead
Example Sentence
  • Who is heading this project?

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(verb) travel in front of; go in advance of others
Synonyms : lead
Example Sentence
  • The procession was headed by John

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(verb) be the first or leading member of (a group) and excel
Synonyms : head up
Example Sentence
  • This student heads the class

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(verb) direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
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(verb) take its rise
Example Sentence
  • These rivers head from a mountain range in the Himalayas

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(verb) be in the front of or on top of
Example Sentence
  • The list was headed by the name of the president

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(verb) form a head or come or grow to a head
Example Sentence
  • The wheat headed early this year

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(verb) remove the head of
Example Sentence
  • head the fish

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