1. Of, relating to, or intended for the head.
2. Foremost in rank or importance.
- the head cook
3. Placed at the top or the front.
4. Coming from in front.
- head sea;
1. 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
Similar word(s): caput
Definition categories: body
2. a single domestic animal
- 200 head of cattle
Definition categories: animal
3. that which is responsible for one's thoughts, feelings, and conscious brain functions; the seat of the faculty of reason
- I couldn't get his words out of my head
4. a person who is in charge
- the head of the whole operation
Similar word(s): chief
5. the front of a military formation or procession
- the head of the column advanced boldly
- they were at the head of the attack
6. the pressure exerted by a fluid
- a head of steam
7. the top of something
- the head of the stairs
- the head of the page
- the head of the list
8. the source of water from which a stream arises
- they tracked him back toward the head of the stream
9. (grammar) the word in a grammatical constituent that plays the same grammatical role as the whole constituent
10. the tip of an abscess (where the pus accumulates)
11. 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
Definition categories: quantity
12. a dense cluster of flowers or foliage
- a head of cauliflower
- a head of lettuce
Similar word(s): capitulum
Definition categories: plant
13. the educator who has executive authority for a school
Similar word(s): principal
14. an individual person
- tickets are $5 per head
15. a user of (usually soft) drugs
- the office was full of secret heads
16. a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea)
17. a rounded compact mass
- the head of a comet
Definition categories: object
18. 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
19. the part in the front or nearest the viewer
- he was at the head of the column
Similar word(s): forefront
20. a difficult juncture
- matters came to a head yesterday
21. forward movement
- the ship made little headway against the gale
Similar word(s): headway
22. a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer
Similar word(s): point
23. the subject matter at issue
- under the head of minor Roman poets
Similar word(s): question
24. a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about
- the heading seemed to have little to do with the text
25. the rounded end of a bone that fits into a rounded cavity in another bone to form a joint
- the head of the humerus
26. that part of a skeletal muscle that is away from the bone that it moves
27. (computer science) a tiny electromagnetic coil and metal pole used to write and read magnetic patterns on a disk
Definition categories: man–made, coil
28. (usually plural) the obverse side of a coin that usually bears the representation of a person's head
- call heads or tails!
Definition categories: man–made, obverse
29. the striking part of a tool
- the head of the hammer
Definition categories: man–made, striker
30. (nautical) a toilet on board a boat or ship
31. a projection out from one end
- the head of the nail
- a pinhead is the head of a pin
Definition categories: man–made, projection
32. a membrane that is stretched taut over a drum
Similar word(s): drumhead
Definition categories: man–made, membrane
33. oral stimulation of the genitals
- they say he gives good head
Sentences with head as a noun:
- Be careful when you pet that dog on the head; it may bite.
- The company is looking for people with good heads for business.
- He has no head for heights.
- This song keeps going through my head.
- a laced head;
- Admission is three dollars a head.
- 200 head of cattle and 50 head of horses
- 12 head of big cattle and 14 head of branded calves
- at five years of age this head of cattle is worth perhaps $40
- a reduction in the assessment per head of sheep
- they shot 20 head of quail
- we have a heavy head of deer this year;
- What does it say at the head of the page?
- During meetings, the supervisor usually sits at the head of the table.
- Hit the nail on the head!
- The head of the compass needle is pointing due north.
- Tap the head of the drum for this roll.
- The heads of your tape player need to be cleaned.
- Pour me a fresh beer; this one has no head.
- The king sat at the head of the table.
- I'd like to speak to the head of the department.
- Police arrested the head of the gang in a raid last night.
- I was called into the head's office to discuss my behaviour.
- Only true heads know this.
- The expedition followed the river all the way to the head.
- Give me a head of lettuce.
- I've got to go to the head.
- We are having a difficult time making head against this wind.
- We will consider performance issues under the head of future improvements.
- These isses are going to come to a head today.
- Let the engine build up a good head of steam.
- She gave great head.
1. to go or travel towards
- where is she heading
- We were headed for the mountains
2. be in charge of
- Who is heading this project?
Similar word(s): lead
3. travel in front of; go in advance of others
- The procession was headed by John
Similar word(s): lead
4. be the first or leading member of (a group) and excel
- This student heads the class
5. direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
6. take its rise
- These rivers head from a mountain range in the Himalayas
7. be in the front of or on top of
- The list was headed by the name of the president
8. form a head or come or grow to a head
- The wheat headed early this year
9. remove the head of
- head the fish
Sentences with head as a verb:
- Who heads the board of trustees?
- to head an army, an expedition, or a riot
- We are going to head up North for our holiday. We will head off tomorrow. Next holiday we will head out West, or head to Chicago. Right now I need to head into town to do some shopping.
- I'm fed up working for a boss. I'm going to head out on my own, set up my own business.
- How does the ship head?
- The salmon are first headed and then scaled.
- This kind of cabbage heads early.
- to head trees
- to head a drove of cattle; to head a person; the wind heads a ship
- to head a cask