Head - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |hed|  American pronunciation of the word head
Brit.  |hed|  British pronunciation of the word head


- the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains
he stuck his head out the window
- a single domestic animal
200 head of cattle
- that which is responsible for one's thoughts, feelings, and conscious brain functions; the seat of the faculty of reason (syn: brain, mind, nous, psyche)
I couldn't get his words out of my head
- a person who is in charge (syn: chief)
the head of the whole operation
- the front of a military formation or procession
the head of the column advanced boldly
they were at the head of the attack
- the pressure exerted by a fluid
a head of steam
- the top of something
the head of the stairs
the head of the page
the head of the list
- the source of water from which a stream arises (syn: fountainhead, headspring)
they tracked him back toward the head of the stream
- (grammar) the word in a grammatical constituent that plays the same grammatical role as the whole constituent
- the tip of an abscess (where the pus accumulates)
- 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
- a dense cluster of flowers or foliage (syn: capitulum)
a head of cauliflower
a head of lettuce
- the educator who has executive authority for a school (syn: principal)
- an individual person
tickets are $5 per head
- a user of (usually soft) drugs
the office was full of secret heads
- a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea) (syn: foreland, headland, promontory)
- a rounded compact mass
the head of a comet
- 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
- the part in the front or nearest the viewer (syn: forefront)
he was at the head of the column
- a difficult juncture (syn: pass, straits)
matters came to a head yesterday
- forward movement (syn: headway)
the ship made little headway against the gale
- a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer (syn: point)
- the subject matter at issue (syn: question)
under the head of minor Roman poets
- a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about (syn: header, heading)
the heading seemed to have little to do with the text
- the rounded end of a bone that fits into a rounded cavity in another bone to form a joint
the head of the humerus
- that part of a skeletal muscle that is away from the bone that it moves
- (computer science) a tiny electromagnetic coil and metal pole used to write and read magnetic patterns on a disk
- (usually plural) the obverse side of a coin that usually bears the representation of a person's head
call heads or tails!
- the striking part of a tool
the head of the hammer
- (nautical) a toilet on board a boat or ship
- a projection out from one end
the head of the nail
a pinhead is the head of a pin
- a membrane that is stretched taut over a drum (syn: drumhead)
- oral stimulation of the genitals
they say he gives good head


- to go or travel towards
where is she heading
We were headed for the mountains
- be in charge of (syn: lead)
Who is heading this project?
- travel in front of; go in advance of others (syn: lead)
The procession was headed by John
- be the first or leading member of (a group) and excel
This student heads the class
- direct the course; determine the direction of travelling (syn: direct, guide, maneuver, manoeuvre, point, steer)
- take its rise
These rivers head from a mountain range in the Himalayas
- be in the front of or on top of
The list was headed by the name of the president
- form a head or come or grow to a head
The wheat headed early this year
- remove the head of
head the fish

Extra examples

She patted the dog on the head.

He nodded his head in agreement.

The ceiling's low—watch your head!

The group was headed by the church pastor.

He was accused of heading the revolt.

I hopped in the car and headed down the street.

After lunch, we headed back to the office.

She headed out early this morning.

The birds have already started heading south for the winter.

The forward headed the ball into the goal.

I comb'd his comely head.

Proofs enough against this scoundrel, Fritz, to cost him his head.

I get one of those blinding heads.

She was lying down with a head.

Those wise heads came to the conclusion that there was hope.

Phrasal verbs

head off  — prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening

Word forms

I/you/we/they: head
he/she/it: heads
present participle: heading
past tense: headed
past participle: headed
singular: head
plural: heads
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