alphabet

Head

Definition of head:

part of speech: noun

The uppermost part of the body of an animal containing the face, brain, etc.; the top part of a plant, as a cabbage; chief or principal part of anything; an individual; often used as a plural; as, a hundred head of cattle; commander; place of honor or authority; top; fore part; the intellect; principal topic; a division; origin or source; pitch; crisis or height; froth on liquor.

part of speech: noun

The anterior part of a vertebrate body containing the brain, skull, eyes, ears, etc.; the anterior end of most invertebrate animals containing the cerebral ganglia; the antlers of deer; the top of a plant when it consists of a mass of leaves; a compact inflorescence.

part of speech: verb

To lead or direct; take the first place in; get in front of; direct the course of; oppose.

part of speech: verb

To grow to a head: to originate.

part of speech: noun

The uppermost or foremost part of an animal's body: the brain: the understanding: a chief or leader: the place of honor or command: the front: an individual: a topic or chief point of a discourse: the source or spring: height of the source of water: highest point of anything: a cape: strength.

part of speech: verb

To lead; go in front of; check.

part of speech: noun

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.

part of speech: adjective

Chief; principal.

part of speech: verb

To act as a head to, to lead or govern: to go in front of: to commence: to check: ( naut.) to be contrary.

part of speech: adjective

Principal or chief; acting against the front; as, a head wind.

part of speech: verb

To originate.

Usage examples for head:

  • He found it with his head "Fairy Prince and Other Stories", Eleanor Hallowell Abbott.
  • And he had turned his head away. "The Amazing Interlude", Mary Roberts Rinehart.
  • Your name is at the head of them. "The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte", Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton.

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