Definitions for head

Definitions for (noun) head

Main entry: head, oral sex

Definition: oral stimulation of the genitals

Usage: they say he gives good head

Main entry: head

Definition: a single domestic animal

Usage: 200 head of cattle

Main entry: drumhead, head

Definition: a membrane that is stretched taut over a drum

Main entry: head

Definition: a projection out from one end

Usage: the head of the nail, a pinhead is the head of a pin

Main entry: head

Definition: (nautical) a toilet on board a boat or ship

Main entry: head

Definition: the striking part of a tool

Usage: the head of the hammer

Main entry: head

Definition: (usually plural) the obverse side of a coin that usually bears the representation of a person's head

Usage: call heads or tails!

Main entry: read/write head, head

Definition: (computer science) a tiny electromagnetic coil and metal pole used to write and read magnetic patterns on a disk

Main entry: head

Definition: that part of a skeletal muscle that is away from the bone that it moves

Main entry: head, caput

Definition: the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains

Usage: he stuck his head out the window

Main entry: head

Definition: the rounded end of a bone that fits into a rounded cavity in another bone to form a joint

Usage: the head of the humerus

Main entry: psyche, head, brain, nous, mind

Definition: that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason

Usage: his mind wandered; I couldn't get his words out of my head

Main entry: head, head word

Definition: (grammar) the word in a grammatical constituent that plays the same grammatical role as the whole constituent

Main entry: head, header, heading

Definition: a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about

Usage: the heading seemed to have little to do with the text

Main entry: question, head

Definition: the subject matter at issue

Usage: the question of disease merits serious discussion; under the head of minor Roman poets

Main entry: point, head

Definition: a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer

Usage: the point of the arrow was due north

Main entry: head, headway

Definition: forward movement

Usage: the ship made little headway against the gale

Main entry: pass, straits, head

Definition: a difficult juncture

Usage: a pretty pass; matters came to a head yesterday

Main entry: head

Definition: the front of a military formation or procession

Usage: the head of the column advanced boldly; they were at the head of the attack

Main entry: fountainhead, head, headspring

Definition: the source of water from which a stream arises

Usage: they tracked him back toward the head of the stream

Main entry: forefront, head

Definition: the part in the front or nearest the viewer

Usage: he was in the forefront; he was at the head of the column

Main entry: head

Definition: the top of something

Usage: the head of the stairs; the head of the page; the head of the list

Main entry: head

Definition: the foam or froth that accumulates at the top when you pour an effervescent liquid into a container

Usage: the beer had a large head of foam

Main entry: head

Definition: a rounded compact mass

Usage: the head of a comet

Main entry: promontory, foreland, head, headland

Definition: a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea)

Main entry: head

Definition: a user of (usually soft) drugs

Usage: the office was full of secret heads

Main entry: head, chief, top dog

Definition: a person who is in charge

Usage: the head of the whole operation

Main entry: head

Definition: an individual person

Usage: tickets are $5 per head

Main entry: principal, head, head teacher, school principal

Definition: the educator who has executive authority for a school

Usage: she sent unruly pupils to see the principal

Main entry: head

Definition: the pressure exerted by a fluid

Usage: a head of steam

Main entry: head, capitulum

Definition: a dense cluster of flowers or foliage

Usage: a head of cauliflower; a head of lettuce

Main entry: head

Definition: the length or height based on the size of a human or animal head

Usage: he is two heads taller than his little sister; his horse won by a head

Main entry: head

Definition: the tip of an abscess (where the pus accumulates)

Definitions for (verb) head

Main entry: head

Definition: remove the head of

Usage: head the fish

Main entry: direct, steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, point, channelise, channelize, guide, head

Definition: direct the course; determine the direction of travelling

Main entry: head

Definition: to go or travel towards

Usage: where is she heading; We were headed for the mountains

Main entry: lead, head

Definition: travel in front of; go in advance of others

Usage: The procession was headed by John

Main entry: head, lead

Definition: be in charge of

Usage: Who is heading this project?

Main entry: head

Definition: form a head or come or grow to a head

Usage: The wheat headed early this year

Main entry: head

Definition: be in the front of or on top of

Usage: The list was headed by the name of the president

Main entry: head, head up

Definition: be the first or leading member of (a group) and excel

Usage: This student heads the class

Main entry: head

Definition: take its rise

Usage: These rivers head from a mountain range in the Himalayas

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