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Definition of head
- Head n
- The upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains; "he stuck his head out the window" [syn: {caput}]
- A single domestic animal; "200 head of cattle"
- That which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason; "his mind wandered"; "I couldn't get his words out of my head" [syn: {mind}, {brain}, {psyche}, {nous}]
- A person who is in charge; "the head of the whole operation" [syn: {chief}, {top dog}]
- The front of a military formation or procession; "the head of the column advanced boldly"; "they were at the head of the attack" [ant: {rear}]
- The pressure exerted by a fluid; "a head of steam"
- The top of something; "the head of the stairs"; "the head of the page"; "the head of the list" [ant: {foot}]
- The source of water from which a stream arises; "they tracked him back toward the head of the stream" [syn: {fountainhead}, {headspring}]
- (grammar) the word in a grammatical constituent that plays the same grammatical role as the whole constituent [syn: {head word}]
- The tip of an abscess (where the pus accumulates)
- The length or height based on the size of a human or animal head; "he is two heads taller than his little sister"; "his horse won by a head"
- A dense clusters of flowers or foliage; "a head of cauliflower"; "a head of lettuce" [syn: {capitulum}]
- The educator who has executive authority for a school; "she sent unruly pupils to see the principal" [syn: {principal}, {school principal}, {head teacher}]
- An individual person; "tickets are $5 per head"
- A user of (usually soft) drugs; "the office was full of secret heads"
- A rounded compact mass; "the head of a comet"
- The foam or froth that accumulates at the top when you pour an effervescent liquid into a container; "the beer had a large head of foam"
- The part in the front or nearest the viewer; "he was in the forefront"; "he was at the head of the column" [syn: {forefront}]
- A difficult juncture; "a pretty pass"; "matters came to a head yesterday" [syn: {pass}, {straits}]
- Forward movement; "the ship made little headway against the gale" [syn: {headway}]
- A V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer; "the point of the arrow was due north" [syn: {point}]
- The subject matter at issue; "the question of disease merits serious discussion"; "under the head of minor Roman poets" [syn: {question}]
- A line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about; "the heading seemed to have little to do with the text" [syn: {heading}, {header}]
- The rounded end of a bone that bits into a rounded cavity in another bone to form a joint; "the head of the humerus"
- That part of a skeletal muscle that is away from the bone that it moves
- (computer science) a tiny electromagnetic coil and metal pole used to write and read magnetic patterns on a disk [syn: {read/write head}]
- (usually plural) an obverse side of a coin that bears the representation of a person's head; "call heads or tails!" [ant: {tail}]
- The striking part of a tool; "the head of the hammer"
- (nautical) a toilet on board a boat or ship 30: a projection out from one end; "the head of the nail", "a pinhead is the head of a pin" 3
- A membrane that is stretched taut over a drum [syn: {drumhead}] 3
- Oral-genital stimulation; "they say he gives good head" [syn: {oral sex}] v
- To go or travel towards; "where is she heading"; "We were headed for the mountains"
- Be in charge of; "Who is heading this project?" [syn: {lead}]
- Travel in front of; go in advance of others; "The procession was headed by John" [syn: {lead}]
- Be the first or leading member of (a group) and excel; "This student heads the class" [syn: {head up}]
- Direct the course; determine the direction of travelling [syn: {steer}, {maneuver}, {manoeuver}, {manoeuvre}, {direct}, {point}, {guide}, {channelize}, {channelise}]
- Take its rise; "These rivers head from a mountain range in the Himalayas"
- Be in the front of or on top of; "The list was headed by the name of the president"
- Form a head or come or grow to a head; "The wheat headed early this year"
- Remove the head of; "head the fish"
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