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Definitions of head:
  • noun:   a single domestic animal
    Example: "200 head of cattle"
  • noun:   a projection out from one end
    Example: "The head of the nail, a pinhead is the head of a pin"
  • noun:   (nautical) a toilet on board a boat or ship
  • noun:   the striking part of a tool
    Example: "The head of the hammer"
  • noun:   (usually plural) an obverse side of a coin that bears the representation of a person's head
    Example: "Call heads or tails!"
  • noun:   that part of a skeletal muscle that is away from the bone that it moves
  • noun:   the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains
    Example: "He stuck his head out the window"
  • noun:   the rounded end of a bone that bits into a rounded cavity in another bone to form a joint
    Example: "The head of the humerus"
  • noun:   (grammar) the word in a grammatical constituent that plays the same grammatical role as the whole constituent
  • noun:   the front of a military formation or procession
    Example: "The head of the column advanced boldly"
  • noun:   the top of something
    Example: "The head of the stairs"
  • noun:   the foam or froth that accumulates at the top when you pour an effervescent liquid into a container
    Example: "The beer had a large head of foam"
  • noun:   a rounded compact mass
    Example: "The head of a comet"
  • noun:   a user of (usually soft) drugs
    Example: "The office was full of secret heads"
  • noun:   a person who is in charge
    Example: "The head of the whole operation"
  • noun:   an individual person
    Example: "Tickets are $5 per head"
  • noun:   the pressure exerted by a fluid
    Example: "A head of steam"
  • noun:   the length or height based on the size of a human or animal head
    Example: "He is two heads taller than his little sister"
  • noun:   the tip of an abscess (where the pus accumulates)
  • noun:   oral-genital stimulation
    Example: "They say he gives good head"
  • noun:   a membrane that is stretched taut over a drum
  • noun:   (computer science) a tiny electromagnetic coil and metal pole used to write and read magnetic patterns on a disk
  • noun:   that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason
    Example: "I couldn't get his words out of my head"
  • noun:   the subject matter at issue
    Example: "Under the head of minor Roman poets"
  • noun:   a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer
  • noun:   forward movement
    Example: "The ship made little headway against the gale"
  • noun:   a difficult juncture
    Example: "Matters came to a head yesterday"
  • noun:   the part in the front or nearest the viewer
    Example: "He was at the head of the column"
  • noun:   a dense clusters of flowers or foliage
    Example: "A head of cauliflower"
  • noun:   a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about
    Example: "The heading seemed to have little to do with the text"
  • noun:   the source of water from which a stream arises
    Example: "They tracked him back toward the head of the stream"
  • noun:   the educator who has executive authority for a school
  • verb:   be in charge of
    Example: "Who is heading this project?"
  • verb:   form a head or come or grow to a head
    Example: "The wheat headed early this year"
  • verb:   be in the front of or on top of
    Example: "The list was headed by the name of the president"
  • verb:   be the first or leading member of (a group) and excel
    Example: "This student heads the class"
  • verb:   take its rise
    Example: "These rivers head from a mountain range in the Himalayas"
  • verb:   remove the head of
    Example: "Head the fish"
  • verb:   to go or travel towards
    Example: "Where is she heading"
  • verb:   travel in front of; go in advance of others
    Example: "The procession was headed by John"
  • verb:   direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
  • name:  A surname (common: 1 in 8333 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #962)

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