1. [ noun ] (zoology) the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains
Synonyms: caput

"he stuck his head out the window"

Related terms: external_body_part human_head body animal face ear brain skull muzzle temple basilar_artery
2. [ verb ] to go or travel towards

: "where is she heading" "We were headed for the mountains"

Related terms: proceed take bearing forefront
3. [ noun ] (zoology) a single domestic animal

: "200 head of cattle"

Related terms: domestic_animal
4. [ verb ] be in charge of
Synonyms: lead

"Who is heading this project?"

Related terms: direct take_hold spearhead chair captain lead
5. [ noun ] that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason
Synonyms: mind brain psyche nous

"his mind wandered" "I couldn't get his words out of my head"

Related terms: cognition tabula_rasa unconscious_mind subconscious_mind ego noddle mind
6. [ noun ] a person who is in charge
Synonyms: chief top_dog

"the head of the whole operation"

Related terms: leader secretary administrator general_manager capo don department_head grand_dragon patriarch general Indian_chief head_of_household administrator
7. [ noun ] (military) the front of a military formation or procession

"the head of the column advanced boldly" "they were at the head of the attack"

Related terms: rear formation military lead steer
8. [ verb ] travel in front of; go in advance of others
Synonyms: lead

: "The procession was headed by John"

Related terms: precede draw_away leader headway
9. [ noun ] (physics) the pressure exerted by a fluid

"a head of steam"

Related terms: pressure
10. [ verb ] be the first or leading member of (a group) and excel
Synonyms: head_up

"This student heads the class"

Related terms: be lead
11. [ adjective ] (of persons) highest in rank or authority or office
Synonyms: top chief boss arch

"his arch rival" "the boss man" "the chief executive" "head librarian" "top administrators"

Related terms: important
12. [ verb ] (transportation) direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
Synonyms: guide maneuver point steer channelize manoeuvre direct manoeuver channelise manouevre
Related terms: control park navigate stand_out navigate corner dock channel starboard sheer pull_over conn crab driving maneuver guidance bearing guide maneuverer forefront helmsman steering
13. [ noun ] the source of water from which a stream arises
Synonyms: headspring fountainhead

"they tracked him back toward the head of the stream"

Related terms: beginning
14. [ adjective ] (grammar) of a word in a phrase; the word playing the same grammatical role in the sentence that the phrase itself plays

"the head noun in the phrase `fresh fish' is `fish,' which is the direct object in the sentence `I bought fresh fish'"

Related terms: significant
15. [ noun ] (linguistics) the word in a grammatical constituent that plays the same grammatical role as the whole constituent
Synonyms: head_word
Related terms: word grammar
16. [ noun ] the top of something

"the head of the stairs" "the head of the page" "the head of the list"

Related terms: foot top
17. [ verb ] be in the front of or on top of

"The list was headed by the name of the president"

Related terms: lie lie surmount crown heading forefront
18. [ noun ] a difficult juncture
Synonyms: straits pass

"a pretty pass" "matters came to a head yesterday"

Related terms: juncture
19. [ noun ] (zoology) the rounded end of a bone that bits into a rounded cavity in another bone to form a joint

"the head of the humerus"

Related terms: structure
20. [ noun ] the part in the front or nearest the viewer
Synonyms: forefront

"he was in the forefront" "he was at the head of the column"

Related terms: front lead
21. [ noun ] (computer science) a tiny electromagnetic coil and metal pole used to write and read magnetic patterns on a disk
Synonyms: read/write_head
Related terms: coil computer_science
22. [ noun ] (zoology) that part of a skeletal muscle that is away from the bone that it moves
Related terms: structure skeletal_muscle
23. [ verb ] form a head or come or grow to a head

"The wheat headed early this year"

Related terms: form
24. [ noun ] a rounded compact mass

"the head of a comet"

Related terms: object
25. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 962
26. [ noun ] (informal) a user of (usually soft) drugs

"the office was full of secret heads"

Related terms: drug_user acid_head hash_head pill_head pothead colloquialism
27. [ noun ] 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"

Related terms: foam
28. [ noun ] a toilet on board a boat or ship
Related terms: toilet
29. [ noun ] a projection out from one end

"the head of the nail", "a pinhead is the head of a pin"

Related terms: projection pinhead nail pin screw bolt
30. [ noun ] an individual person

"tickets are $5 per head"

Related terms: individual
31. [ noun ] (linguistics,writing) a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about
Synonyms: heading header

"the heading seemed to have little to do with the text"

Related terms: line title headline running_head rubric subheading lemma crossheading
32. [ noun ] (work,education) the educator who has executive authority for a school
Synonyms: school_principal principal head_teacher

"she sent unruly pupils to see the principal"

Related terms: educator headmaster headmistress chancellor
33. [ noun ] the subject matter at issue
Synonyms: question

"the question of disease merits serious discussion" "under the head of minor Roman poets"

Related terms: subject problem question_of_law question_of_fact
34. [ noun ] the striking part of a tool

"the head of the hammer"

Related terms: striker golfclub_head hammerhead hammer ram face
35. [ noun ] (botany) a dense clusters of flowers or foliage
Synonyms: capitulum

: "a head of cauliflower" "a head of lettuce"

Related terms: plant_organ
36. [ noun ] 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"

Related terms: linear_unit
37. [ noun ] a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer
Synonyms: point

"the point of the arrow was due north"

Related terms: mark arrow
38. [ noun ] the tip of an abscess (where the pus accumulates)
Related terms: point abscess
39. [ noun ] forward movement
Synonyms: headway

"the ship made little headway against the gale"

Related terms: progress lead
40. [ verb ] remove the head of

"head the fish"

Related terms: remove
41. [ noun ] (usually plural) an obverse side of a coin that bears the representation of a person's head

"call heads or tails!"

Related terms: tail obverse coin plural
42. [ verb ] take its rise

"These rivers head from a mountain range in the Himalayas"

Related terms: originate
43. [ noun ] (music) a membrane that is stretched taut over a drum
Synonyms: drumhead
Related terms: membrane drum
44. [ noun ] (sexuality) oral-genital stimulation
Synonyms: oral_sex

"they say he gives good head"

Related terms: perversion soixante-neuf fellatio cunnilingus
Similar spelling:   heady