head meaning

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head verb
1. (proceed) to go or travel towards
  • "where is she heading"
  • "We were headed for the mountains"
2. (direct) be in charge of
Related: lead
  • "Who is heading this project?"
3. (be) be the first or leading member of (a group) and excel
Related: head_up
  • "This student heads the class"
4. (originate) take its rise
  • "These rivers head from a mountain range in the Himalayas"
5. (lie) be in the front of or on top of
  • "The list was headed by the name of the president"
6. (form) form a head or come or grow to a head
  • "The wheat headed early this year"
7. (remove) remove the head of
  • "head the fish"
head noun
1. (external_body_part) the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains
Related: caput
  • "he stuck his head out the window"
2. (domestic_animal) a single domestic animal
  • "200 head of cattle"
3. (leader) a person who is in charge
Related: chief, top_dog
  • "the head of the whole operation"
4. (formation) the front of a military formation or procession
Antonyms: rear
  • "the head of the column advanced boldly"
  • "they were at the head of the attack"
5. (pressure) the pressure exerted by a fluid
  • "a head of steam"
6. (top) the top of something
Antonyms: foot
  • "the head of the stairs"
  • "the head of the page"
  • "the head of the list"
7. (word) (grammar) the word in a grammatical constituent that plays the same grammatical role as the whole constituent
Related: head_word
8. (point) the tip of an abscess (where the pus accumulates)
9. (linear_unit) 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"
10. (individual) an individual person
  • "tickets are $5 per head"
11. (drug_user) a user of (usually soft) drugs
  • "the office was full of secret heads"
12. (object) a rounded compact mass
  • "the head of a comet"
13. (foam) 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"
14. (structure) the rounded end of a bone that fits into a rounded cavity in another bone to form a joint
  • "the head of the humerus"
15. (structure) that part of a skeletal muscle that is away from the bone that it moves
16. (obverse) (usually plural) the obverse side of a coin that usually bears the representation of a person's head
Antonyms: tail
  • "call heads or tails!"
17. (striker) the striking part of a tool
  • "the head of the hammer"
18. (toilet) (nautical) a toilet on board a boat or ship
19. (projection) a projection out from one end
  • "the head of the nail"
  • "a pinhead is the head of a pin"
point noun
1. (mark) a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer
Related: head
  • "the point of the arrow was due north"
question noun
1. (subject) the subject matter at issue
Related: head
  • "the question of disease merits serious discussion"
  • "under the head of minor Roman poets"
mind noun
1. (cognition) that which is responsible for one's thoughts, feelings, and conscious brain functions; the seat of the faculty of reason
Related: head, brain, psyche, nous
  • "his mind wandered"
  • "I couldn't get his words out of my head"
pass noun
1. (juncture) a difficult juncture
Related: head, straits
  • "a pretty pass"
  • "matters came to a head yesterday"
lead verb
1. (precede) travel in front of; go in advance of others
Related: head
  • "The procession was headed by John"
principal noun
1. (educator) the educator who has executive authority for a school
Related: school_principal, head_teacher, head
  • "she sent unruly pupils to see the principal"
heading noun
1. (line) a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about
Related: header, head
  • "the heading seemed to have little to do with the text"
steer verb
1. (control) direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
Related: maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, point, head, guide, channelize, channelise
promontory noun
1. (natural_elevation) a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea)
Related: headland, head, foreland
forefront noun
1. (front) the part in the front or nearest the viewer
Related: head
  • "he was in the forefront"
  • "he was at the head of the column"
fountainhead noun
1. (beginning) the source of water from which a stream arises
Related: headspring, head
  • "they tracked him back toward the head of the stream"
capitulum noun
1. (plant_organ) a dense cluster of flowers or foliage
Related: head
  • "a head of cauliflower"
  • "a head of lettuce"
headway noun
1. (progress) forward movement
Related: head
  • "the ship made little headway against the gale"
read/write_head noun
1. (coil) (computer science) a tiny electromagnetic coil and metal pole used to write and read magnetic patterns on a disk
Related: head
drumhead noun
1. (membrane) a membrane that is stretched taut over a drum
Related: head
oral_sex noun
1. (perversion) oral stimulation of the genitals
Related: head
  • "they say he gives good head"
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