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Head meaning

head - 46 dictionary results

  1. 1. the front of a military formation or procession; " the head of the column advanced boldly"; " they were at the head of the attack"
  2. 2. the top of something; " the head of the stairs"; " the head of the page"; " the head of the list"
  3. 3. 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"
  4. 4. a rounded compact mass; " the head of a comet"
  5. 5. a user of ( usually soft) drugs; " the office was full of secret heads"
  6. 6. an individual person; " tickets are $ 5 per head"
  7. 7. the pressure exerted by a fluid; " a head of steam"
  8. 8. 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"
  9. 9. the tip of an abscess ( where the pus accumulates)
  10. 10. remove the head of; " head the fish"
  11. 11. to go or travel towards; " where is she heading"; " We were headed for the mountains"
  12. 12. travel in front of; go in advance of others; " The procession was headed by John"
  13. 13. be in charge of; " Who is heading this project?"
  14. 14. form a head or come or grow to a head; " The wheat headed early this year"
  15. 15. be in the front of or on top of; " The list was headed by the name of the president"
  16. 16. be the first or leading member of ( a group) and excel; " This student heads the class"
  17. 17. take its rise; " These rivers head from a mountain range in the Himalayas"
  18. 18. 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.
  19. 19. 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.
  20. 20. 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.
  21. 21. 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.
  22. 22. 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.
  23. 23. 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.
  24. 24. 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.
  25. 25. A separate part, or topic, of a discourse; a theme to be expanded; a subdivision; as, the heads of a sermon.
  26. 26. Culminating point or crisis; hence, strength; force; height.
  27. 27. Power; armed force.
  28. 28. A headdress; a covering of the head; as, a laced head; a head of hair.
  29. 29. An ear of wheat, barley, or of one of the other small cereals.
  30. 30. A dense cluster of flowers, as in clover, daisies, thistles; a capitulum.
  31. 31. A dense, compact mass of leaves, as in a cabbage or a lettuce plant.
  32. 32. The antlers of a deer.
  33. 33. Principal; chief; leading; first; as, the head master of a school; the head man of a tribe; a head chorister; a head cook.
  34. 34. 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.
  35. 35. To form a head to; to fit or furnish with a head; as, to head a nail.
  36. 36. To behead; to decapitate.
  37. 37. To cut off the top of; to lop off; as, to head trees.
  38. 38. 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.
  39. 39. To set on the head; as, to head a cask.
  40. 40. To originate; to spring; to have its source, as a river.
  41. 41. To go or point in a certain direction; to tend; as, how does the ship head?
  42. 42. To form a head; as, this kind of cabbage heads early.
  43. 43. Each one among many; an individual; - often used in a plural sense; as, a thousand head of cattle.
  44. 44. To lead; go in front of; check.
  45. 45. To originate.
  46. 46. 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.

head - examples of usage

  1. The man's talk had gone to his head. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. Things keep coming into my head. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. My dear child, it went out of my head. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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