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Definition of "head" []

  • The uppermost or forwardmost part of the body of a vertebrate, containing the brain and the eyes, ears, nose, mouth, and jaws. (noun)
  • The analogous part of an invertebrate organism. (noun)
  • The length or height of such a part: The horse lost by a head. She is two heads taller than he is. (noun)
  • The seat of the faculty of reason; intelligence, intellect, or mind: I did the figuring in my head. (noun)
  • Mental ability or aptitude: She has a good head for mathematics. (noun)
  • The upper or front part of the body in vertebrates, including man, that contains and protects the brain, eyes, mouth, and nose and ears when present (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The corresponding part of an invertebrate animal (noun)
  • Something resembling a head in form or function, such as the top of a tool (noun)
  • The person commanding most authority within a group, organization, etc (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • (in combination) (noun)
  • The position of leadership or command (noun)
  • The most forward part of a thing; a part that juts out; front (noun)
  • The highest part of a thing; upper end (noun)
  • The froth on the top of a glass of beer (noun)
  • Aptitude, intelligence, and emotions (esp in the phrases above or over one's head, have a head for, keep one's head, lose one's head, etc) (noun)
  • A person or animal considered as a unit (noun)
  • The head considered as a measure of length or height (noun)
  • A dense inflorescence such as that of the daisy and other composite plants (noun)
  • Any other compact terminal part of a plant, such as the leaves of a cabbage or lettuce (noun)
  • A culmination or crisis (esp in the phrase bring or come to a head) (noun)
  • The pus-filled tip or central part of a pimple, boil, etc (noun)
  • The head considered as the part of the body on which hair grows densely (noun)
  • The source or origin of a river or stream (noun)
  • A headland or promontory, esp a high one (noun)
  • The obverse of a coin, usually bearing a portrait of the head or a full figure of a monarch, deity, etc (noun)
  • A main point or division of an argument, discourse, etc (noun)
  • The headline at the top of a newspaper article or the heading of a section within an article (noun)
  • The front part of a ship or boat (noun)
  • (in sailing ships) the upper corner or edge of a sail (noun)
  • The top of any spar or derrick (noun)
  • Any vertical timber cut to shape (noun)
  • The taut membrane of a drum, tambourine, etc (noun)
  • The height of the surface of liquid above a specific point, esp when considered or used as a measure of the pressure at that point (noun)
  • Pressure of water, caused by height or velocity, measured in terms of a vertical column of water (noun)
  • Any pressure (noun)
  • A person who regularly takes drugs, esp LSD or cannabis (noun)
  • A road driven into the coal face (noun)
  • The terminal point of a route (noun)
  • A device on a turning or boring machine, such as a lathe, that is equipped with one or more cutting tools held to the work by this device (noun)
  • An electromagnet that can read, write, or erase information on a magnetic medium such as a magnetic tape, disk, or drum, used in computers, tape recorders, etc (noun)
  • The head of a horse considered as a narrow margin in the outcome of a race (in the phrase win by a head) (noun)
  • Any narrow margin of victory (in the phrase (win) by a head) (noun)
  • The stones lying in the house after all 16 have been played (noun)
  • The jack and the bowls that have been played considered together as a target area (noun)
  • To be at the front or top of (verb)
  • To be in the commanding or most important position (verb)
  • To go or cause to go (towards) (verb)
  • To turn or steer (a vessel) as specified (verb)
  • To propel (the ball) by striking it with the head (verb)
  • To provide with or be a head or heading (verb)
  • To cut the top branches or shoots off (a tree or plant) (verb)
  • To form a head, as a boil or plant (verb)
  • (of streams, rivers, etc) to originate or rise in (verb)

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Use "head" in a sentence
  • "I say get quiet for a moment, get out of your head not that you're super in your head but for a *decision* like this, I often don't listen to my *head* and listen to what your gut says about what kind of environment would be the best for Wonderbaby."
  • "Beltain eventually stuck his head in my glass and started to drink my milk, so that was the end of that one. ** shakes head** After AMC, I snazzed up and headed to the Metro."
  • "Besides all that we once committed ourselves by writing on the subject, we have done many other cruel things; such as dividing insects, (whether at the union of the head with corselet, or of the corselet with the abdomen,) and we have found that the segments to which the members were articulated carried on their functions _without the head_."