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  • n  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
  • n  a single domestic animal
    200 head of cattle
  • n  that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason
    I couldn't get his words out of my head
  • n  a person who is in charge
    the head of the whole operation
  • n  the front of a military formation or procession
    the head of the column advanced boldly
    they were at the head of the attack
  • n  the pressure exerted by a fluid
    a head of steam
  • n  the top of something
    the head of the stairs
    the head of the page
    the head of the list
  • n  the source of water from which a stream arises
    they tracked him back toward the head of the stream
  • n  (grammar) the word in a grammatical constituent that plays the same grammatical role as the whole constituent
  • n  the tip of an abscess (where the pus accumulates)
  • n  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
  • n  a dense cluster of flowers or foliage
    a head of cauliflower
    a head of lettuce
  • n  the educator who has executive authority for a school
  • n  an individual person
    tickets are $5 per head
  • n  a user of (usually soft) drugs
    the office was full of secret heads
  • n  a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea)
  • n  a rounded compact mass
    the head of a comet
  • n  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
  • n  the part in the front or nearest the viewer
    he was at the head of the column
  • n  a difficult juncture
    matters came to a head yesterday
  • n  forward movement
    the ship made little headway against the gale
  • n  a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer
  • n  the subject matter at issue
    under the head of minor Roman poets
  • n  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
  • n  the rounded end of a bone that fits into a rounded cavity in another bone to form a joint
    the head of the humerus
  • n  that part of a skeletal muscle that is away from the bone that it moves
  • n  (computer science) a tiny electromagnetic coil and metal pole used to write and read magnetic patterns on a disk
  • n  (usually plural) the obverse side of a coin that usually bears the representation of a person's head
    call heads or tails!
  • n  the striking part of a tool
    the head of the hammer
  • n  (nautical) a toilet on board a boat or ship
  • n  a projection out from one end
    the head of the nail", "a pinhead is the head of a pin
  • n  a membrane that is stretched taut over a drum
  • n  oral stimulation of the genitals
    they say he gives good head
  • v  to go or travel towards
    where is she heading
    We were headed for the mountains
  • v  be in charge of
    Who is heading this project?
  • v  travel in front of; go in advance of others
    The procession was headed by John
  • v  be the first or leading member of (a group) and excel
    This student heads the class
  • v  direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
  • v  take its rise
    These rivers head from a mountain range in the Himalayas
  • v  be in the front of or on top of
    The list was headed by the name of the president
  • v  form a head or come or grow to a head
    The wheat headed early this year
  • v  remove the head of
    head the fish

  • One of the most common collision-related head injuries is a concussion, which occurs when the head moves at high speed and stops suddenly as it strikes a hard object.
  • The more that doctors learn about head injuries, the more concerned they are that not nearly enough is being done to protect accident victims from the long-lasting, possibly .
  • Despite the dogged conviction of the late, high-domed Publicist Arthur Brisbane that high-domed foreheads are a mark of superior intelligence, a mass of evidence has been .
News & Articles


  • David Johnston in Vancouver Sun
    As the representative of the Queen of Canada, who is our country's head of state, I pledge to be a stalwart defender of our Canadian heritage, of Canadian institutions and of the Canadian people,Johnston said.
  • Wesley Sneijder in The Associated Press
    It just slipped through from my bald head and it was a great feeling,Sneijder said.
  • Sepp Blatter in New York Times
    I apologized to England and Mexico,Blatter said. "The English said thank you and accepted that you can win and you lose, and the Mexicans bowed their head and accepted it."

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