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" [syn: caput]
2: a single domestic animal; "200 head of cattle"
3: that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason; "his mind wandered"; "I couldn't get his words out of my head" [syn: mind, brain, psyche, nous]
4: a person who is in charge; "the head of the whole operation" [syn: chief, top dog]
5: the front of a military formation or procession; "the head of the column advanced boldly"; "they were at the head of the attack" [ant: rear]
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" [ant: foot]
8: the source of water from which a stream arises; "they tracked him back toward the head of the stream" [syn: fountainhead, headspring]
9: (grammar) the word in a grammatical constituent that plays the same grammatical role as the whole constituent [syn: head word]
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"
12: a dense clusters of flowers or foliage; "a head of cauliflower"; "a head of lettuce" [syn: capitulum]
13: the educator who has executive authority for a school; "she
sent unruly pupils to see the principal" [syn: principal, school principal, head teacher]
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 rounded compact mass; "the head of a comet"
17: 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"
18: the part in the front or nearest the viewer; "he was in the forefront"; "he was at the head of the column" [syn: forefront]
19: a difficult juncture; "a pretty pass"; "matters came to a head yesterday" [syn: pass, straits]
20: forward movement; "the ship made little headway against the gale" [syn: headway]
21: a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer; "the point of the arrow was due north" [syn: point]
22: the subject matter at issue; "the question of disease merits serious discussion"; "under the head of minor Roman poets" [syn: question]
23: 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" [syn: heading, header]
24: the rounded end of a bone that bits into a rounded cavity in another bone to form a joint; "the head of the humerus"
25: that part of a skeletal muscle that is away from the bone that it moves
26: (computer science) a tiny electromagnetic coil and metal pole used to write and read magnetic patterns on a disk [syn: read/write head]
27: (usually plural) an obverse side of a coin that bears the representation of a person's head; "call heads or tails!" [ant: tail]
28: the striking part of a tool; "the head of the hammer"
29: (nautical) a toilet on board a boat or ship
30: a projection out from one end; "the head of the nail", "a pinhead is the head of a pin"
31: a membrane that is stretched taut over a drum [syn: drumhead]
32: oral-genital stimulation; "they say he gives good head" [syn: oral sex]
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?" [syn: lead]
3: travel in front of; go in advance of others; "The procession was headed by John" [syn: lead]
4: be the first or leading member of (a group) and excel; "This student heads the class" [syn: head up]
5: direct the course; determine the direction of travelling [syn: steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, point, guide, channelize, channelise]
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"
Adjacent words: H-bomb | HCFC | HCG | HDL | HDL cholesterol | HDTV | He | head | head ache | head and shoulders above | head blight | head cabbage | head cabbage plant | head cold | head count | head covering