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  1. (of persons) highest in rank or authority or office; "his arch rival"; "the boss man"; "the chief executive"; "head librarian"; "top administrators" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a dense clusters of flowers or foliage; "a head of cauliflower"; "a head of lettuce" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. direct the course; determine the direction of travelling Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a person who is in charge; "the head of the whole operation" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a membrane that is stretched taut over a drum Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. the part in the front or nearest the viewer; "he was in the forefront"; "he was at the head of the column" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. the source of water from which a stream arises; "they tracked him back toward the head of the stream" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. oral-genital stimulation; "they say he gives good head" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. a single domestic animal; "200 head of cattle" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. a projection out from one end; "the head of the nail", "a pinhead is the head of a pin" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. a toilet on board a boat or ship Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. the striking part of a tool; "the head of the hammer" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. (usually plural) an obverse side of a coin that bears the representation of a person's head; "call heads or tails!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. (computer science) a tiny electromagnetic coil and metal pole used to write and read magnetic patterns on a disk Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. that part of a skeletal muscle that is away from the bone that it moves Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. the rounded end of a bone that bits into a rounded cavity in another bone to form a joint; "the head of the humerus" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. (grammar) the word in a grammatical constituent that plays the same grammatical role as the whole constituent Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. the educator who has executive authority for a school; "she sent unruly pupils to see the principal" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. (grammar) of a word in a phrase; the word playing the same grammatical role in the sentence that the phrase itself plays; "the head noun in the phrase `fresh fish' is `fish,' which is the direct object in the sentence `I bought fresh fish'" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. forward movement; "the ship made little headway against the gale" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. a difficult juncture; "a pretty pass"; "matters came to a head yesterday" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer; "the point of the arrow was due north" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  26. the subject matter at issue; "the question of disease merits serious discussion"; "under the head of minor Roman poets" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  27. (nautical) a toilet on board a boat or ship Wordnet Dictionary DB
  28. the front of a military formation or procession; "the head of the column advanced boldly"; "they were at the head of the attack" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  29. the top of something; "the head of the stairs"; "the head of the page"; "the head of the list" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  30. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  31. a rounded compact mass; "the head of a comet" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  32. a user of (usually soft) drugs; "the office was full of secret heads" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  33. an individual person; "tickets are $5 per head" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  34. the pressure exerted by a fluid; "a head of steam" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  35. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  36. the tip of an abscess (where the pus accumulates) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  37. remove the head of; "head the fish" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  38. to go or travel towards; "where is she heading"; "We were headed for the mountains" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  39. travel in front of; go in advance of others; "The procession was headed by John" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  40. be in charge of; "Who is heading this project?" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  41. form a head or come or grow to a head; "The wheat headed early this year" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  42. be in the front of or on top of; "The list was headed by the name of the president" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  43. be the first or leading member of (a group) and excel; "This student heads the class" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  44. take its rise; "These rivers head from a mountain range in the Himalayas" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  45. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  46. The uppermost, foremost, or most important part of an inanimate object; such a part as may be considered to resemble the head of an animal; often, also, the larger, thicker, or heavier part or extremity, in distinction from the smaller or thinner part, or from the point or edge; as, the head of a cane, a nail, a spear, an ax, a mast, a sail, a ship; that which covers and closes the top or the end of a hollow vessel; as, the head of a cask or a steam boiler. Webster Dictionary DB
  47. The place where the head should go; as, the head of a bed, of a grave, etc.; the head of a carriage, that is, the hood which covers the head. Webster Dictionary DB
  48. The most prominent or important member of any organized body; the chief; the leader; as, the head of a college, a school, a church, a state, and the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  49. The place or honor, or of command; the most important or foremost position; the front; as, the head of the table; the head of a column of soldiers. Webster Dictionary DB
  50. The seat of the intellect; the brain; the understanding; the mental faculties; as, a good head, that is, a good mind; it never entered his head, it did not occur to him; of his own head, of his own thought or will. Webster Dictionary DB
  51. The source, fountain, spring, or beginning, as of a stream or river; as, the head of the Nile; hence, the altitude of the source, or the height of the surface, as of water, above a given place, as above an orifice at which it issues, and the pressure resulting from the height or from motion; sometimes also, the quantity in reserve; as, a mill or reservoir has a good head of water, or ten feet head; also, that part of a gulf or bay most remote from the outlet or the sea. Webster Dictionary DB
  52. A headland; a promontory; as, Gay Head. Webster Dictionary DB
  53. A separate part, or topic, of a discourse; a theme to be expanded; a subdivision; as, the heads of a sermon. Webster Dictionary DB
  54. Culminating point or crisis; hence, strength; force; height. Webster Dictionary DB
  55. Power; armed force. Webster Dictionary DB
  56. A headdress; a covering of the head; as, a laced head; a head of hair. Webster Dictionary DB
  57. An ear of wheat, barley, or of one of the other small cereals. Webster Dictionary DB
  58. A dense cluster of flowers, as in clover, daisies, thistles; a capitulum. Webster Dictionary DB
  59. A dense, compact mass of leaves, as in a cabbage or a lettuce plant. Webster Dictionary DB
  60. The antlers of a deer. Webster Dictionary DB
  61. A rounded mass of foam which rises on a pot of beer or other effervescing liquor. Webster Dictionary DB
  62. Tiles laid at the eaves of a house. Webster Dictionary DB
  63. Principal; chief; leading; first; as, the head master of a school; the head man of a tribe; a head chorister; a head cook. Webster Dictionary DB
  64. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  65. To form a head to; to fit or furnish with a head; as, to head a nail. Webster Dictionary DB
  66. To behead; to decapitate. Webster Dictionary DB
  67. To cut off the top of; to lop off; as, to head trees. Webster Dictionary DB
  68. To go in front of; to get in the front of, so as to hinder or stop; to oppose; hence, to check or restrain; as, to head a drove of cattle; to head a person; the wind heads a ship. Webster Dictionary DB
  69. To set on the head; as, to head a cask. Webster Dictionary DB
  70. To originate; to spring; to have its source, as a river. Webster Dictionary DB
  71. To go or point in a certain direction; to tend; as, how does the ship head? Webster Dictionary DB
  72. To form a head; as, this kind of cabbage heads early. Webster Dictionary DB
  73. Each one among many; an individual; - often used in a plural sense; as, a thousand head of cattle. Webster Dictionary DB
  74. The uppermost part of the body of an animal containing the face, brain, etc.; the top part of a plant, as a cabbage; chief or principal part of anything; an individual; often used as a plural; as, a hundred head of cattle; commander; place of honor or authority; top; fore part; the intellect; principal topic; a division; origin or source; pitch; crisis or height; froth on liquor. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  75. Principal or chief; acting against the front; as, a head wind. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  76. To lead or direct; take the first place in; get in front of; direct the course of; oppose. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  77. To move forward; come to a climax. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  78. 1. Caput, the upper or anterior extremity of the animal body, containing the brain and the organs of sight, hearing, taste, and smell. 2. The upper, anterior, or larger extremity of any body or structure. 3. The proximal extremity of a bone, that which is nearer the cerebrospinal axis. 4. That end of a muscle which is attached to the more fixed part of the skeleton. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  79. Round body above the neck. The upper portion of a part. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  80. The uppermost or foremost part of an animal's body: the brain: the understanding: a chief or leader: the place of honor or command: the front: an individual: a topic or chief point of a discourse: the source or spring: height of the source of water: highest point of anything: a cape: strength. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  81. To act as a head to, to lead or govern: to go in front of: to commence: to check: (naut.) to be contrary. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  82. To grow to a head: to originate. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  83. To lead; go in front of; check. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  84. To originate. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  85. Upper part of the body, containing the brain and organs of special sense; intelligence; chief; front; place of honor; point of a discourse, &c.; source; highest point; cluster of leaves; spike of grain; knob. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  86. Chief; principal. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  87. To be at the head of; lead. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  88. To be or get ahead of; intercept. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  89. To move in a given direction; come to a head; originate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  90. Being the head or at the head; chief. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  91. Bearing upon or against the head; as, a head wind. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  92. The part of the body containing the brain; also, something analogous to it; top: front; prow; ear of grain; title or division, as of a discourse. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  93. A chief, leader, or commander. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  94. A unit; as, a hundred head of sheep: used both as a singular and plural. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  95. Headway; freedom. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  96. Principal. Head and ears, wholly. Head and shoulders, by force; far. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  97. The uppermost or the foremost part of the body of an animal; an individual; a chief or leader; the place of honour or command; countenance; brain; understanding; spontaneous will or resolution; fore part; top; source; height; pitch; topic of discourse. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  98. To lead; to act as leader to; to go infront of; to furnish with a head; to oppose. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  99. To form a head. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  100. The uppermost part of the body containing the face, &c.; a chief person; the chief or principal part of anything; a leader; understanding or mind; a title or heading; source of a stream; the top part; the forepart, as of a ship; chief place, as head of affairs; division of a discourse; crisis or height, as to bring or come to a head. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  101. To act as a leader to; to fit or furnish with a head; to top off; to form a head; to go in front of; to oppose; to restrain. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  102. The anterior part of a vertebrate body containing the brain, skull, eyes, ears, etc.; the anterior end of most invertebrate animals containing the cerebral ganglia; the antlers of deer; the top of a plant when it consists of a mass of leaves; a compact inflorescence. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  103. Each one among many; an individual; -- often used in a plural sense; as, a thousand head of cattle. mso.anu.edu.au
  104. Chief; leading; principal; the upper part or principal source of a stream. thelawdictionary.org
  105. hed, n. the uppermost or foremost part of an animal's body: the brain: the understanding: a chief or leader: the place of honour or command: the front or top of anything: an individual animal or person: a topic or chief point of a discourse: a title, heading: the source or spring: height of the source of water: highest point of anything: culmination: a cape: strength: a froth on beer, porter, &c., when poured into a glass.--v.t. to act as a head to, to lead or govern: to go in front of: to commence: to check: (naut.) to be contrary: (obs.) to behead.--v.i. to grow to a head: to originate: to go head foremost.--n. HEAD'ACHE, an internal pain in the head.--adj. HEAD'ACHY, afflicted with headaches.--ns. HEAD'BAND, a band or fillet for the head: the band at each end of a book: a thin slip of iron on the tympan of a printing-press; HEAD'-BLOCK, in a sawmill carriage, a cross-block on which the head of the log rests: a piece of wood in a carriage, connected with the spring and the perches, and joining the fore-gear and the hind-gear; HEAD'-BOARD, a board placed at the head of anything, esp. a bedstead; HEAD'-BOOM, a jib-boom or a flying jib-boom; HEAD'BOR'OUGH, an old term for the head of a borough, the chief of a frank pledge, tithing, or decennary; HEAD'-BOY, the senior boy in a public school; HEAD'CHAIR, a high-backed chair with a rest for the head; HEAD'-CHEESE, pork-cheese, brawn; HEAD'-CHUTE, a canvas tube used to convey refuse matter from a ship's bows down to the water; HEAD'-CLOTH, a piece of cloth covering the head, wound round a turban, &c.; HEAD'-DRESS, an ornamental dress or covering for the head, worn by women.--p.adj. HEAD'ED, having a head: (Shak.) come to a head.--ns. HEAD'ER, one who puts a head on something: a dive, head foremost, into water: a brick laid lengthwise along the thickness of a wall, serving as a bond: a heavy stone extending through the thickness of a wall; HEAD'-FAST, a rope at the bows of a ship used to fasten it to a wharf, &c.; HEAD'-FRAME, the structure over a mine-shaft supporting the head-gear or winding machinery; HEAD'-GEAR, gear, covering, or ornament of the head; HEAD'-HUNT'ING, the practice among the Dyaks of Borneo, &c., of making raids to procure human heads for trophies, &c.--adv. HEAD'ILY.--ns. HEAD'INESS; HEAD'ING, the act of furnishing with a head; that which stands at the head: material forming a head; HEAD'LAND, a point of land running out into the sea: a cape.--adj. HEAD'LESS, without a head.--ns. HEAD'-LIGHT, a light carried in front of a vessel, locomotive, or vehicle, as a signal, or for light; HEAD'-LINE, the line at the head or top of a page containing the folio or number of the page: (pl.) the sails and ropes next the yards (naut.).--adv. HEAD'LONG, with the head foremost or first: without thought, rashly: precipitately.--adj. rash: precipitous, steep.--adj. HEAD'-LUGGED (Shak.), lugged or dragged along by the head.--ns. HEAD'-MAN, a chief, a leader; HEAD'MARK, a characteristic peculiar to a certain class; HEAD'-MAS'TER, the principal master of a school; HEAD'-MOLD, the skull proper: (archit.) a moulding round or over the head of a door, &c.; HEAD'-MONEY, a tax counted per head: a reward by the head for persons captured at sea, &c.: a reward for a proscribed outlaw's head.--adj. HEAD'MOST, most advanced, or forward.--ns. HEAD'-NOTE, a note placed at the head of a chapter or page, esp. a condensed statement of points of law involved introductory to the report of a legal decision; HEAD'PIECE, a helmet: a hat: head, intelligence: (print.) a decorative engraving placed at the top of the first page of a volume, and at the beginning of books, chapters, &c.; HEAD'-PUMP, a small pump at a ship's bows to pump up sea-water for washing decks.--n.pl. HEAD'QUARTERS, the quarters or residence of a commander-in-chief or general.--ns. HEAD'-RACE, the race which brings the water to a water-wheel; HEAD'-REACH, the distance to windward made by a vessel while tacking.--v.i. to shoot ahead, in tacking.--ns. HEAD'-REST, a support for the head, esp. the adjustable apparatus of the barber's chair, and that used by the photographer to steady the sitter's head; HEAD'-RING, a palm-leaf ornament worn by Kaffir men in their hair after marriage; HEAD'-SHAKE, a significant shake or motion of the head; HEAD'-SHIP, the office of a head or chief authority: dignity; HEADS'MAN, a man who cuts off heads: an executioner; HEAD'STALL, the part of a bridle round the head; HEAD'-ST[=A]'TION, the dwelling-house, &c., on an Australian sheep or cattle station; HEAD'-STICK (print.), a straight piece of furniture placed at the head of a form, between the chase and the type; HEAD'STONE, the principal stone of a building: the corner-stone: the stone at the head of a grave; HEAD'-STREAM, the highest of the streams which combine to form a river.--adj. HEAD'STRONG, self-willed: obstinate.--ns. HEAD'-TIRE, a head-dress; HEAD'-WA'TER, the highest part of a stream, before receiving affluents; HEAD'WAY, motion ahead, esp. of a ship; HEAD'-WIND, a wind blowing right against a ship's head; HEAD'-WORD, a title word or heading usually in distinctive type; HEAD'-WORK, intellectual labour.--adj. HEAD'Y, affecting the head or the brain: intoxicating: inflamed: rash: violent.--HEAD AND EARS, with the whole person: completely; HEAD AND SHOULDERS, very much, as if taller by a head and shoulders: violently; HEAD FOREMOST, with the head first, esp. of falling from a height; HEAD OR TAIL, the side of a coin with the sovereign's head, or the reverse: a phrase used in tossing up a coin to decide a point ('to make neither head nor tail of anything'--to be unable to understand it); HEAD OVER HEELS, in a somersault.--COME TO A HEAD, to reach a climax; EAT ONE'S HEAD OFF, to be consumed with mortification; GO BY THE HEAD, to sink head foremost; HAVE A HEAD ON ONE'S SHOULDERS, to have brains or ability; HEAD OFF, to prevent by some counteraction; LOSE ONE'S HEAD, to become very much excited: to lose presence of mind; MAKE HEAD AGAINST, to resist successfully: to advance; OFF ONE'S HEAD, demented, crazy; OUT OF ONE'S OWN HEAD, spontaneously; OVER HEAD AND EARS, deeply engrossed; TURN A PERSON'S HEAD (see TURN). [A.S. héafod, Dut. hoofd, Ger. haupt.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  106. The head forms the upper extremity of the body, and tops the skeleton. It consists of the cranium and face. The first, which comprises all the superior and posterior part, has the encephalon in its cavity: the latter forms only the anterior part, and serves as the receptacle for the greater part of the organs of the senses. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  107. [Latin] The uppermost segment of the body; the division containing the brain and the organs of sight, smell, taste, and hearing. na
  108. [Latin] Hence, the topmost or chief part of anything. na
  109. Anterior part of body of animal, upper part of man\'s body, containing mouth, sense-organs, and brain; (as measure) taller by a h., (Horse-racing) won by a h.; cannot make h. or tail of (understand); seat of intellect or imagination; life, as it cost him his h.; image of h., esp. on one side of coin (opp. to tail), as hh. I win, tails you lose; antlers of deer, as deer of the first h. (when antlers are first developed); person, as crowned hh., some hot h. (hasty person); individual, as two pence per head (each), esp. of cattle, as every h. of cattle, twenty h.; large h. (number) of game; thing like h. in form or position, e.g. cutting or striking part of tool, knobbed end of nail &c.; (of plants) compact mass of leaves or flowers at top of stem; foam on top of liquor; cream on top of milk; top (of mast, staircase, page, &c.); maturated part of boil &c.; upper end; end of lake at which river enters it; end of bed at which one\'s head rests; FOUNTAIN-h.; body of water kept at height for mill &c.; pressure (per unit of area) of confined body of steam &c.; front (of procession, army, &c.); front part of plough, holding the share; bows of ship, as by the h., with h. lower in water than stern, (fig.) slightly drunk; promontory, as Beachy H.; underground passage for working coal in mine; ruler, chief, (often attrib.); master of college; head-master of school; position of command, as at the h. of; main division in discourse; category; culmination, crisis, as come to a h.; off one\'s h., crazy; on one\'s h. (of vengeance falling, guilt resting, on person); out of one\'s own head, from one\'s own invention; over one\'s h., above one, esp. fig. of danger impending &c., (also) beyond one\'s comprehension, as he talks over our hh., (also) person is promoted over another\'s h. (who has prior claim); by the h. & ears, forcibly (esp. of dragging in a story); over h. & EARS; from h. to foot, all over the person; h. of hair, the hair on the h., esp. when copious; h. over heels, topsy-turvy; by h. & shoulders, =by h. & ears, (also) considerably (taller, & fig. of mental or moral stature); keep one\'s h., keep calm; keep one\'s h. above water, (fig.) keep out of debt; lose one\'s h., be beheaded, (also) become confused; make h., press forward; make h. against, resist successfully; put (thing) into person\'s h., suggest it to him; h. first or foremost, with the h. foremost (of plunge &c.), (fig.) precipitately; give (horse) his h., let him go freely; lay (our &c.) hh. together, consult together; talk person\'s h. off, weary him with talk; beat person\'s h. off, beat him thoroughly; (Provencal) two hh. (minds) are better than one; headache, continuous pain in h.; headachy, suffering from, producing, this; headband, band worn round h.; headborough (Hist.), petty constable; h.-dress, covering (esp. woman\'s ornamental attire) for the h.; headfast, rope at h. of vessel to make her fast to wharf &c.; h.-gear, hat, cap, h.-dress; headland, promontory, (also) strip left unploughed at end of field; h.-line, line at top of page containing title &c., title or sub-title in newspaper; headman, chief man, chief of tribe &c.; h.-master, -mistress, principal master, mistress, of school; h.-money (paid for or by each person); h.-piece, helmet, (also) intellect, man of intellect, man of intellect, (also) ornamental engraving at h. of chapter &c. in book; h.-quarters, (Mil.) commander-in-chief\'s residence, (gen.) centre of operations; headspring, main source of stream (also fig.); h.-stall, part of bridle or halter that fits round h.; headstock, bearings of revolving parts in machine; headstone, gravestone; h. stone, chief stone in foundation (also fig.); h.-voice, one of higher registers of voice in singing or speaking; headway, progress. (of ship) rate of progress, (Arch.) space overhead; h. wind (meeting one directly in front); h.-work, mental work. Hence (-) headed, headless, aa. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  110. Furnish with head; (also h. down) lop off head of (plant, tree); be, form, the head of; place name &c., (of name &c.) be placed, at the head of (chapter, list, &c.); come to a head, develop; be, put oneself, at the head of (a company &c.); lead; excel; oppose; go round the head of (lake &c.);h. back, off, get ahead of so as to turn back, aside; (intr.) front (in named direction); (of ship) make for (place, point). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  111. old h. on young shoulders, wisdom in the young; put thing out of one\'s h., cease to think of it, give up the idea of it; put thing out of person\'s h., make him forget it (something put it out of my h.); h. & front, essence (of offence &c.; but cf. Oth. I. iii. 80), (pop.) leader, ringleader. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  112. That part of the organism which contains the brain and the organs of special sense. American pocket medical dictionary.
  113. Of an animal, the upper or anterior portion, consisting of the cranium and the face. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  114. A similar extremity of any organ, part, or thing; of a muscle, the portion springing immediately from the point of origin; of a bone, a knoblike extremity. [B. N. A.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  115. n. [Anglo-Saxon, Latin, Greek] The top; the highest part; the summit;—the chief or principal part;—the foremost or most advanced part;—the highest part of the human body; the foremost part of animals;—the seat of the perceptive and sensitive faculties; brain; understanding; intellectual capacity;—face; front;—presence; countenance;—a chief; a leader;—the first place; seat of honour or command;—opposition to; resistance; source; spring; origin;—topic of discourse; theme or point of discussion;—pitch; height; crisis;—force; strength;—liberty; freedom to go;—an individual; a rounded mass of foam on beer, &c.;—the top of corn or other grain;—the point of maturation, as in a pimple or boil;—the hair of the head; a head-dress. Cabinet Dictionary
  116. The part of the animal that contains the brain or the organ of sensation or thought; chief, principal person, one to whom the rest are subordinate; place of honour, the first place; understanding, faculties of the mind; resistance, hostile opposition; state of a deer's horns, by which his age is known; the top of any thing bigger than the rest; the fore part of any thing, as of a ship; that which rises on the top of liquors; upper part of a bed; dress of the head; principal topicks of discourse; source of a stream; crisis, pitch; it is very improperly applied to roots. Complete Dictionary

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