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Definitions of head

  1. To form a head. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. 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
  3. To form a head to; to fit or furnish with a head; as, to head a nail. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To behead; to decapitate. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To cut off the top of; to lop off; as, to head trees. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. 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
  7. To set on the head; as, to head a cask. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. To lead; go in front of; check. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. To originate; to spring; to have its source, as a river. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To go or point in a certain direction; to tend; as, how does the ship head? Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To form a head; as, this kind of cabbage heads early. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To grow to a head: to originate. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. To originate. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. direct the course; determine the direction of travelling Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. a dense clusters of flowers or foliage; "a head of cauliflower"; "a head of lettuce" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. 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
  22. a person who is in charge; "the head of the whole operation" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. a membrane that is stretched taut over a drum Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. the source of water from which a stream arises; "they tracked him back toward the head of the stream" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. oral-genital stimulation; "they say he gives good head" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  26. a single domestic animal; "200 head of cattle" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  27. a projection out from one end; "the head of the nail", "a pinhead is the head of a pin" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  28. a toilet on board a boat or ship Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  29. the striking part of a tool; "the head of the hammer" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  30. (usually plural) an obverse side of a coin that bears the representation of a person's head; "call heads or tails!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  31. (computer science) a tiny electromagnetic coil and metal pole used to write and read magnetic patterns on a disk Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  32. that part of a skeletal muscle that is away from the bone that it moves Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  33. 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
  34. (grammar) the word in a grammatical constituent that plays the same grammatical role as the whole constituent Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  35. 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
  36. forward movement; "the ship made little headway against the gale" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  37. a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer; "the point of the arrow was due north" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  38. the subject matter at issue; "the question of disease merits serious discussion"; "under the head of minor Roman poets" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. A headland; a promontory; as, Gay Head. Webster Dictionary DB
  45. A separate part, or topic, of a discourse; a theme to be expanded; a subdivision; as, the heads of a sermon. Webster Dictionary DB
  46. Culminating point or crisis; hence, strength; force; height. Webster Dictionary DB
  47. Power; armed force. Webster Dictionary DB
  48. A headdress; a covering of the head; as, a laced head; a head of hair. Webster Dictionary DB
  49. An ear of wheat, barley, or of one of the other small cereals. Webster Dictionary DB
  50. A dense cluster of flowers, as in clover, daisies, thistles; a capitulum. Webster Dictionary DB
  51. A dense, compact mass of leaves, as in a cabbage or a lettuce plant. Webster Dictionary DB
  52. The antlers of a deer. Webster Dictionary DB
  53. A rounded mass of foam which rises on a pot of beer or other effervescing liquor. Webster Dictionary DB
  54. Tiles laid at the eaves of a house. Webster Dictionary DB
  55. Each one among many; an individual; - often used in a plural sense; as, a thousand head of cattle. Webster Dictionary DB
  56. 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.
  57. 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.
  58. 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.
  59. 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.
  60. A chief, leader, or commander. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  61. 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.
  62. Headway; freedom. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  63. 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.
  64. 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.
  65. 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.
  66. (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
  67. (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
  68. (nautical) a toilet on board a boat or ship Wordnet Dictionary DB
  69. 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
  70. the top of something; "the head of the stairs"; "the head of the page"; "the head of the list" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  71. 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
  72. a rounded compact mass; "the head of a comet" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  73. a user of (usually soft) drugs; "the office was full of secret heads" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  74. an individual person; "tickets are $5 per head" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  75. the pressure exerted by a fluid; "a head of steam" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  76. 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
  77. the tip of an abscess (where the pus accumulates) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  78. remove the head of; "head the fish" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  79. to go or travel towards; "where is she heading"; "We were headed for the mountains" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  80. travel in front of; go in advance of others; "The procession was headed by John" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  81. be in charge of; "Who is heading this project?" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  82. form a head or come or grow to a head; "The wheat headed early this year" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  83. be in the front of or on top of; "The list was headed by the name of the president" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  84. be the first or leading member of (a group) and excel; "This student heads the class" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  85. take its rise; "These rivers head from a mountain range in the Himalayas" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  86. 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
  87. 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
  88. 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
  89. Principal or chief; acting against the front; as, a head wind. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  90. Chief; principal. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  91. Being the head or at the head; chief. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  92. Bearing upon or against the head; as, a head wind. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  93. 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.

Usage examples for head

  1. My head full of business, but pretty good content. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  2. I-" She shook her head – Beyond by John Galsworthy
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