- head as a noun:
- 33 as a verb:
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.
Dutch: baas, bazin, hoofd, leider, op uw plaatsen, klaar, af!
A single domestic animal.
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.
Roget 450: intellect, mind, understanding, reason, thinking principle; rationality; cogitative faculties, cognitive faculties, discursive faculties, reasoning faculties, intellectual faculties; faculties, senses, ... show more
Dutch: geest, nous, denkvermogen, psyche, rede, brein
Polish: duch, duchowość, dusza, nerwy, psyche, psychika, serce
A person who is in charge:
— The head of the whole operation.
Dutch: bestuurder, chef, directeur, hoofd, leider, ouwe, rector, schoolhoofd
Polish: głowa, przełożony, szef, zwierzchnik
The front of a military formation or procession.
The pressure exerted by a fluid.
The top of something.
The source of water from which a stream arises:
— 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.
synonym: head word.
The tip of an abscess (where the pus accumulates).
The length or height based on the size of a human or animal head.
A dense cluster of flowers or foliage:
— A head of cauliflower.
— A head of lettuce.
The educator who has executive authority for a school.
An individual person.
A user of (usually soft) drugs.
A natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea).
Dutch: hoek, kaap, landpunt
A rounded compact mass.
Dutch: kraag, manchet, schuimkraag
The foam or froth that accumulates at the top when you pour an effervescent liquid into a container.
The part in the front or nearest the viewer:
— He was at the head of the column.
— The ship made little headway against the gale.
A V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer.
Roget 454: subject of thought, material for thought; food for the mind, mental pabulum. subject, subject matter; matter, theme, noemata [Gr.], topic, what it is about, thesis, text, business, ... show more
The subject matter at issue:
— Under the head of minor Roman poets.
Dutch: kwestie, probleem, vraag, vraagstuk
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.
Dutch: hoofdje, kop, opschrift, tas
The rounded end of a bone that fits into a rounded cavity in another bone to form a joint.
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.
synonym: read/write head.
usually plural The obverse side of a coin that usually bears the representation of a person's head.
The striking part of a tool.
nautical A toilet on board a boat or ship.
A projection out from one end.
A membrane that is stretched taut over a drum.
Oral stimulation of the genitals:
— They say he gives good head.
synonym: oral sex.
Dutch: orale seks
Polish: seks oralny, miłość francuska
To go or travel towards.
Be in charge of:
— Who is heading this project?.
Dutch: aanvoeren, leiden
Travel in front of; go in advance of others:
— The procession was headed by John.
Be the first or leading member of (a group) and excel:
— This student heads the class.
synonym: head up.
Dutch: kop op
Direct the course; determine the direction of travelling.
Take its rise.
Be in the front of or on top of.
Form a head or come or grow to a head.
Remove the head of.
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