What is the meaning of head?


  • 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"
  • A single domestic animal.
    • usage: "200 head of cattle"
  • 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"
  • A person who is in charge.
    • usage: "the head of the whole operation"
  • The front of a military formation or procession.
    • usage: "the head of the column advanced boldly"; "they were at the head of the attack"
  • The pressure exerted by a fluid.
    • usage: "a head of steam"
  • The top of something.
    • usage: "the head of the stairs"; "the head of the page"; "the head of the list"
  • The source of water from which a stream arises.
    • usage: "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.
    • usage: "he is two heads taller than his little sister"; "his horse won by a head"
  • A dense cluster of flowers or foliage.
    • usage: "a head of cauliflower"; "a head of lettuce"
  • The educator who has executive authority for a school.
    • usage: "she sent unruly pupils to see the principal"
  • An individual person.
    • usage: "tickets are $5 per head"
  • A user of (usually soft) drugs.
    • usage: "the office was full of secret heads"
  • A natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea.
  • A rounded compact mass.
    • usage: "the head of a comet"
  • 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"
  • The part in the front or nearest the viewer.
    • usage: "he was in the forefront"; "he was at the head of the column"
  • A difficult juncture.
    • usage: "a pretty pass"; "matters came to a head yesterday"
  • Forward movement.
    • usage: "the ship made little headway against the gale"
  • A V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer.
    • usage: "the point of the arrow was due north"
  • The subject matter at issue.
    • usage: "the question of disease merits serious discussion"; "under the head of minor Roman poets"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • 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)
    • usage: "call heads or tails"
  • The striking part of a tool.
    • usage: "the head of the hammer"
  • Nautical) a toilet on board a boat or ship. (
  • A projection out from one end.
    • usage: "the head of the nail, "a pinhead is the head of a pin"
  • A membrane that is stretched taut over a drum.
  • Oral stimulation of the genitals.
    • usage: "they say he gives good head"


  • To go or travel towards.
    • usage: "where is she heading"; "We were headed for the mountains"
  • Be in charge of.
    • usage: "Who is heading this project"
  • Travel in front of; go in advance of others.
    • usage: "The procession was headed by John"
  • Be the first or leading member of (a group) and excel.
    • usage: "This student heads the class"
  • Direct the course; determine the direction of travelling.
  • Take its rise.
    • usage: "These rivers head from a mountain range in the Himalayas"
  • Be in the front of or on top of.
    • usage: "The list was headed by the name of the president"
  • Form a head or come or grow to a head.
    • usage: "The wheat headed early this year"
  • Remove the head of.
    • usage: "head the fish"
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APAWordNet. (2010). head. Retrieved May 22, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/head/definitions/1194269
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "head" http://smartdefine.org/head/definitions/1194269 (accessed May 22, 2018).
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MLAWordNet. "head" 23 October 2010. Web. 22 May 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/head/definitions/1194269>
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