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  1. head
    IPA[hed]
  2. noun

    • 1. the upper part of the human body, or the front or upper part of the body of an animal, typically separated from the rest of the body by a neck, and containing the brain, mouth, and sense organs.

      Synonym : skull, cranium, crown, nut, noodle, noddle, nob, noggin, dome, bonce, napper, poll, bean, conk, pate, Costard, crumpet
    • 2. the head regarded as the location of intellect, imagination, and memory:

      whatever comes into my head
      Synonym : brain, brains, brainpower, intellect, intelligence, intellectual capacity, mental capacity, powers of reasoning, wit, wits, wisdom, mind, sense, reasoning, rationality, mentality, understanding, common sense, nous, gray matter, savvy, brainbox, brain cells, loaf, upper storey, smarts, kop
    • 3. an aptitude for or tolerance of:

      she had a good head for business
    • 4. a headache, especially one resulting from intoxication.

    • 5. the height or length of a head as a measure:

      a dazzling woman half a head taller than he was
    • 6. the obverse side of a coin (used when tossing a coin):

      heads or tails?
    • 7. the antlers of a deer.

    • 8. a thing resembling a head either in form or in relation to a whole.

    • 9. the cutting, striking, or operational end of a tool, weapon, or mechanism.

    • 10. the flattened or knobbed end of a nail, pin, screw, or match.

    • 11. the ornamented top of a pillar or column.

    • 12. a compact mass of leaves or flowers at the top of a stem, especially a capitulum:

      huge heads of fluffy cream flowers
    • 13. the edible leafy part at the top of the stem of such green vegetables as cabbage and lettuce.

    • 14. the front, forward, or upper part or end of something.

      Synonym : front, beginning, start, fore, forefront, top, leading position, foremost position
    • 15. the upper end of a table or bed:

      he sat down at the head of the cot
    • 16. the flat end of a cask or drum.

    • 17. the front of a line or procession.

    • 18. the top of a page.

    • 19. short for headline

    • 20. the top of a flight of stairs or steps.

    • 21. the foam on top of a glass of beer, or the cream on the top of milk.

      Synonym : froth, foam, bubbles, spume, mousse, fizz, effervescence, lather, suds
    • 22. the source of a river or stream.

      Synonym : source, origin, well head, headspring, headwater, headwaters, eye, wellspring, fount, fountain
    • 23. the end of a lake or inlet at which a river enters.

    • 24. a promontory:

      Beachy Head
    • 25. the top of a ship's mast.

    • 26. the bows of a ship.

    • 27. short for cylinder head

    • 28. a person in charge of something; a director or leader:

      the head of the Dutch Catholic Church
      Synonym : leader, chief, boss, controller, master, supervisor, governor, superintendent, foreman, forewoman, headman, commander, commanding officer, captain, director, managing director, chief executive, manager, principal, head teacher, headmaster, headmistress, president, premier, prime minister, ruler, chair, chairman, chairwoman, chairperson, chief executive officer, CEO, boss man, kingpin, top dog, big cheese, bigwig, Mr. Big, skipper, gaffer, guv'nor, numero uno, head honcho, padrone, sachem, big white chief, big kahuna, big wheel, high muckamuck
    • 29. short for headmaster or headmistress

    • 30. a person considered as a numerical unit:

      they paid fifty dollars a head
    • 31. a number of cattle or game as specified:

      seventy head of dairy cattle
    • 32. a component in an audio, video, or information system by which information is transferred from an electrical signal to the recording medium, or vice versa.

    • 33. short for printhead

    • 34. a body of water kept at a particular height in order to provide a supply at sufficient pressure:

      an 8 m head of water in the shafts
    • 35. the pressure exerted by a body of water kept at a particular height or by a confined body of steam:

      a good head of steam on the gauge
    • 36. a toilet or bathroom on a boat or ship:

      they were cleaning out the heads
    • 37. the word that governs all the other words in a phrase in which it is used, having the same grammatical function as the whole phrase.

    • 38. a superficial deposit of rock fragments, formed at the edge of an ice sheet by repeated freezing and thawing and then moved downhill.

    adjective

    • 1. chief; principal:

      the head waiter

    verb

    • 1. be in the leading position on:

      the Palm Sunday procession was headed by the crucifer
      Synonym : be at the front of, lead, be the leader of, be at the head of, be first, go first, lead the way
    • 2. be in charge of:

      an organizational unit headed by a line manager she headed up the Centennial program
    • 3. give a title or caption to:

      an article headed “The Protection of Human Life.”
    • 4. move in a specified direction:

      he was heading for the exit we were headed in the wrong direction
      Synonym : move toward, go toward, make for, aim for, make one's way toward, go in the direction of, direct one's steps toward, be bound for, steer for, make a beeline for, set out in the direction of, set out for, start out for
    • 5. appear to be moving inevitably toward (something, especially something undesirable):

      the economy is heading for recession
    • 6. direct or steer in a specified direction:

      she headed the car toward them
    • 7. shoot or pass (the ball) with the head:

      a corner kick that he headed into the net
    • 8. lop off the upper part or branches of (a plant or tree):

      the willow is headed every three or four years
    • 9. (of a lettuce or cabbage) form a head.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: head, plural noun: heads

    • v.: verb: head, 3rd person present: heads, gerund or present participle: heading, past tense: headed, past participle: headed

    • suffix字尾

      denoting the front, forward, or upper part or end of a specified thing:

      in nouns used informally to express disparagement of a person:

    • suffix字尾

      equivalent to -hood
    • noun

      the upper part of the human body, or the front or upper part of the body of an animal, typically separated from the rest of the body by a neck, and containing the brain, mouth, and sense organs.

      the head regarded as the location of intellect, imagination, and memory:

    • adjective

      chief; principal:
    • verb

      be in the leading position on:

      be in charge of:

    • suffix字尾

      denoting the front, forward, or upper part or end of a specified thing:

      forming informal nouns expressing disparagement of a person:

    • suffix字尾

      equivalent to -hood
    • noun

      a title at the head of a page or section of a book:

      a division or section of a subject; a class or category:

    • adjective

      having a head of a specified kind:

      having an intellect or personality of a specified kind:

    • noun

      a title at the head of a page or section of a book:

      a division of a subject; a class or category:

    • adjective

      having a head of a specified kind:

      having an intellect or personality of a specified kind:

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