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head

adjective (a)

  • Principal; chief; leading; first; as, the head master of a school; the head man of a tribe; a head chorister; a head cook. (adjective)
    source: webster1913

noun (n)

  • the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains (noun.body)
    Synonym: caput
    Example:
    He stuck his head out the window.
    source: wordnet30
  • a single domestic animal (noun.animal)
    Example:
    200 head of cattle.
    source: wordnet30
  • that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason (noun.cognition)
    Synonym: brain, mind, nous, psyche
    Example:
    I couldn't get his words out of my head.
    source: wordnet30
  • a person who is in charge (noun.person)
    Synonym: chief, top dog
    Example:
    The head of the whole operation.
    source: wordnet30
  • the front of a military formation or procession (noun.group)
    Antonym: rear
    Example:
    The head of the column advanced boldly.
    They were at the head of the attack.
    source: wordnet30
  • the pressure exerted by a fluid (noun.phenomenon)
    Example:
    A head of steam.
    source: wordnet30
  • the top of something (noun.location)
    Antonym: foot
    Example:
    The head of the stairs.
    The head of the page.
    The head of the list.
    source: wordnet30
  • the source of water from which a stream arises (noun.location)
    Example:
    They tracked him back toward the head of the stream.
    source: wordnet30
  • (grammar) the word in a grammatical constituent that plays the same grammatical role as the whole constituent (noun.communication)
    Synonym: head word
    source: wordnet30
  • the tip of an abscess (where the pus accumulates) (noun.state)
    source: wordnet30
  • the length or height based on the size of a human or animal head (noun.quantity)
    Example:
    He is two heads taller than his little sister.
    His horse won by a head.
    source: wordnet30
  • a dense cluster of flowers or foliage (noun.plant)
    Synonym: capitulum
    Example:
    A head of cauliflower.
    A head of lettuce.
    source: wordnet30
  • the educator who has executive authority for a school (noun.person)
    source: wordnet30
  • an individual person (noun.person)
    Example:
    Tickets are $5 per head.
    source: wordnet30
  • a user of (usually soft) drugs (noun.person)
    Example:
    The office was full of secret heads.
    source: wordnet30
  • a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea) (noun.object)
    source: wordnet30
  • a rounded compact mass (noun.object)
    Example:
    The head of a comet.
    source: wordnet30
  • the foam or froth that accumulates at the top when you pour an effervescent liquid into a container (noun.object)
    Example:
    The beer had a large head of foam.
    source: wordnet30
  • the part in the front or nearest the viewer (noun.location)
    Synonym: forefront
    Example:
    He was at the head of the column.
    source: wordnet30
  • a difficult juncture (noun.event)
    Synonym: pass, straits
    Example:
    Matters came to a head yesterday.
    source: wordnet30
  • forward movement (noun.event)
    Synonym: headway
    Example:
    The ship made little headway against the gale.
    source: wordnet30
  • a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer (noun.communication)
    Synonym: point
    source: wordnet30
  • the subject matter at issue (noun.communication)
    Synonym: question
    Example:
    Under the head of minor Roman poets.
    source: wordnet30
  • a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about (noun.communication)
    Synonym: header, heading
    Example:
    The heading seemed to have little to do with the text.
    source: wordnet30
  • the rounded end of a bone that fits into a rounded cavity in another bone to form a joint (noun.body)
    Example:
    The head of the humerus.
    source: wordnet30
  • that part of a skeletal muscle that is away from the bone that it moves (noun.body)
    source: wordnet30
  • (computer science) a tiny electromagnetic coil and metal pole used to write and read magnetic patterns on a disk (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: read/write head
    source: wordnet30
  • (usually plural) the obverse side of a coin that usually bears the representation of a person's head (noun.artifact)
    Antonym: tail
    Example:
    Call heads or tails!.
    source: wordnet30
  • the striking part of a tool (noun.artifact)
    Example:
    The head of the hammer.
    source: wordnet30
  • (nautical) a toilet on board a boat or ship (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • a projection out from one end (noun.artifact)
    Example:
    The head of the nail.
    A pinhead is the head of a pin.
    source: wordnet30
  • a membrane that is stretched taut over a drum (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: drumhead
    source: wordnet30
  • oral stimulation of the genitals (noun.act)
    Synonym: oral sex
    Example:
    They say he gives good head.
    source: wordnet30
  • A variant of -hood. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • The anterior or superior part of an animal, containing the brain, or chief ganglia of the nervous system, the mouth, and in the higher animals, the chief sensory organs; poll; cephalon. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • to go or travel towards (verb.motion)
    Example:
    Where is she heading.
    We were headed for the mountains.
    source: wordnet30
  • be in charge of (verb.social)
    Synonym: direct, lead
    Example:
    Who is heading this project?.
    source: wordnet30
  • travel in front of; go in advance of others (verb.motion)
    Synonym: lead
    Example:
    The procession was headed by John.
    source: wordnet30
  • be the first or leading member of (a group) and excel (verb.stative)
    Synonym: head up
    Example:
    This student heads the class.
    source: wordnet30
  • direct the course; determine the direction of travelling (verb.motion)
    source: wordnet30
  • take its rise (verb.stative)
    Example:
    These rivers head from a mountain range in the Himalayas.
    source: wordnet30
  • be in the front of or on top of (verb.stative)
    Example:
    The list was headed by the name of the president.
    source: wordnet30
  • form a head or come or grow to a head (verb.stative)
    Example:
    The wheat headed early this year.
    source: wordnet30
  • remove the head of (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Head the fish.
    source: wordnet30
  • To be at the head of; to put one's self at the head of; to lead; to direct; to act as leader to; as, to head an army, an expedition, or a riot. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To originate; to spring; to have its source, as a river. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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