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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)

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.

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_."