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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
    Definition
    (noun) a single domestic animal
    Example Sentence
    • 200 head of cattle
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (noun) a person who is in charge
    Synonyms : chief , top dog
    Example Sentence
    • the head of the whole operation
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (noun) the pressure exerted by a fluid
    Example Sentence
    • a head of steam
    Definition
    (noun) the top of something
    Example Sentence
    • the head of the stairs
    • the head of the page
    • the head of the list
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (noun) (grammar) the word in a grammatical constituent that plays the same grammatical role as the whole constituent
    Synonyms : head word
    Definition
    (noun) the tip of an abscess (where the pus accumulates) Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (noun) a dense cluster of flowers or foliage
    Synonyms : capitulum
    Example Sentence
    • a head of cauliflower
    • a head of lettuce
    Definition
    (noun) the educator who has executive authority for a school
    Example Sentence
    • she sent unruly pupils to see the principal
    Definition
    (noun) an individual person
    Example Sentence
    • tickets are $5 per head
    Definition
    (noun) a user of (usually soft) drugs
    Example Sentence
    • the office was full of secret heads
    Definition
    (noun) a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea)
    Synonyms : foreland , headland , promontory
    Definition
    (noun) a rounded compact mass
    Example Sentence
    • the head of a comet
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (noun) a difficult juncture
    Synonyms : pass , straits
    Example Sentence
    • a pretty pass
    • matters came to a head yesterday
    Definition
    (noun) forward movement
    Synonyms : headway
    Example Sentence
    • the ship made little headway against the gale
    Definition
    (noun) a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer
    Synonyms : point
    Example Sentence
    • the point of the arrow was due north
    Definition
    (noun) the subject matter at issue
    Synonyms : question
    Example Sentence
    • the question of disease merits serious discussion
    • under the head of minor Roman poets
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (noun) that part of a skeletal muscle that is away from the bone that it moves Definition
    (noun) (computer science) a tiny electromagnetic coil and metal pole used to write and read magnetic patterns on a disk
    Synonyms : read/write head
    Definition
    (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!
    Definition
    (noun) the striking part of a tool
    Example Sentence
    • the head of the hammer
    Definition
    (noun) (nautical) a toilet on board a boat or ship Definition
    (noun) a projection out from one end
    Example Sentence
    • the head of the nail
    • a pinhead is the head of a pin
    Definition
    (noun) a membrane that is stretched taut over a drum
    Synonyms : drumhead
    Definition
    (noun) oral stimulation of the genitals
    Synonyms : oral sex
    Example Sentence
    • they say he gives good head
    Definition
    (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?
    Definition
    (verb) travel in front of; go in advance of others
    Synonyms : lead
    Example Sentence
    • The procession was headed by John
    Definition
    (verb) be the first or leading member of (a group) and excel
    Synonyms : head up
    Example Sentence
    • This student heads the class
    Definition
    (verb) direct the course; determine the direction of travelling Definition
    (verb) take its rise
    Example Sentence
    • These rivers head from a mountain range in the Himalayas
    Definition
    (verb) be in the front of or on top of
    Example Sentence
    • The list was headed by the name of the president
    Definition
    (verb) form a head or come or grow to a head
    Example Sentence
    • The wheat headed early this year
    Definition
    (verb) remove the head of
    Example Sentence
    • head the fish
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