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1 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.

synonym: caput.

Roget 353: bubble, foam, froth, head, spume, lather, suds, spray, surf, yeast, barm, spindrift.    cloud, vapor, ... show more

Roget 225: clothing, investment; covering etc. 223; dress, raiment, drapery, costume, attire, guise, toilet, toilette, trim; ... show more

Roget 372: man, mankind; human race, human species, human kind, human nature; humanity, mortality, flesh, generation.    [Science of man] anthropology, anthropogeny, ... show more

Roget 593: booklet; writing, work, volume, tome, opuscule; tract, tractate; livret; brochure, libretto, handbook, codex, manual, ... show more

Roget 75: class, division, category, categorema, head, order, section; department, subdepartment, province, domain.    kind, sort, genus, ... show more

Roget 210: summit, summity; top, peak, vertex, apex, zenith, pinnacle, acme, culmination, meridian, utmost height, ne plus utra, height, ... show more

Roget 653: uncleanness etc. adj.; impurity; immundity, immundicity; impurity etc. 961 [of mind]. defilement, contamination etc. v.; ... show more

Roget 556: painting; depicting; drawing etc. v.; design; perspective, sciagraphy, skiagraphy; chiaroscuro etc. (light) 420; composition; ... show more

Dutch: baas, bazin, hoofd, leider, op uw plaatsen, klaar, af!
Polish: głowa

2 head

A single domestic animal.

Polish: pogłowie

3 head

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.

synonyms: brain, mind, nous, psyche.

Roget 450: intellect, mind, understanding, reason, thinking principle; rationality; cogitative faculties, cognitive faculties, discursive faculties, reasoning faculties, intellectual faculties; faculties, senses, ... show more

Roget 498: intelligence, capacity, comprehension, understanding; cuteness, sabe [U.S.], savvy [U.S.]; intellect etc. 450; nous [Fr.], parts, sagacity, mother wit, ... show more

Dutch: geest, nous, denkvermogen, psyche, rede, brein
Polish: duch, duchowość, dusza, nerwy, psyche, psychika, serce

4 head

A person who is in charge:
— The head of the whole operation.

synonyms: chief, top dog.

Roget 745: master, padrone; lord, lord paramount; commander, commandant; captain; chief, chieftain; sirdar, sachem, sheik, head, senior, ... show more

Dutch: bestuurder, chef, directeur, hoofd, leider, ouwe, rector, schoolhoofd
Polish: głowa, przełożony, szef, zwierzchnik

5 head

The front of a military formation or procession.

6 head

The pressure exerted by a fluid.

7 head

The top of something.

Dutch: hoofd

8 head

The source of water from which a stream arises:
— They tracked him back toward the head of the stream.

synonyms: fountainhead, headspring.

9 head

grammar The word in a grammatical constituent that plays the same grammatical role as the whole constituent.

synonym: head word.

10 head

The tip of an abscess (where the pus accumulates).

11 head

The length or height based on the size of a human or animal head.

Polish: głowa

12 head

A dense cluster of flowers or foliage:
— A head of cauliflower.
— A head of lettuce.

synonym: capitulum.

Dutch: krop
Polish: koszyczek

13 head

The educator who has executive authority for a school.

synonyms: head teacher, principal, school principal.

Roget 694: director, manager, governor, rector, comptroller.    superintendent, supervisor, straw boss; intendant; overseer, overlooker; supercargo, husband, inspector, ... show more

Polish: dyro

14 head

An individual person.

15 head

A user of (usually soft) drugs.

Dutch: hoofdmeester

16 head

A natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea).

synonyms: foreland, headland, promontory.

Dutch: hoek, kaap, landpunt

17 head

A rounded compact mass.

Dutch: kraag, manchet, schuimkraag
Polish: głowa

18 head

The foam or froth that accumulates at the top when you pour an effervescent liquid into a container.

19 head

The part in the front or nearest the viewer:
— He was at the head of the column.

synonym: forefront.

Dutch: kop

20 head

A difficult juncture:
— Matters came to a head yesterday.

synonyms: pass, straits.

21 head

Forward movement:
— The ship made little headway against the gale.

synonym: headway.

22 head

A V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer.

synonym: point.

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

23 head

The subject matter at issue:
— Under the head of minor Roman poets.

synonym: question.

Dutch: kwestie, probleem, vraag, vraagstuk
Polish: kwestia

24 head

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.

synonyms: header, heading.

Roget 66: beginning, commencement, opening, outset, incipience, inception, inchoation; introduction etc. (precursor) 64; alpha, initial; inauguration, ... show more

Dutch: hoofdje, kop, opschrift, tas
Polish: tytuł

25 head

The rounded end of a bone that fits into a rounded cavity in another bone to form a joint.

26 head

That part of a skeletal muscle that is away from the bone that it moves.

27 head

computer science A tiny electromagnetic coil and metal pole used to write and read magnetic patterns on a disk.

synonym: read/write head.

28 head

usually plural The obverse side of a coin that usually bears the representation of a person's head.

29 head

The striking part of a tool.

Polish: obuch

30 head

nautical A toilet on board a boat or ship.

Polish: kingston

31 head

A projection out from one end.

Dutch: kop

32 head

A membrane that is stretched taut over a drum.

synonym: drumhead.

Dutch: trommelvel
Polish: membrana

33 head

Oral stimulation of the genitals:
— They say he gives good head.

synonym: oral sex.

Dutch: orale seks
Polish: seks oralny, miłość francuska


1 head

To go or travel towards.

Roget 280: go before, go ahead, go in the van, go in advance; precede, forerun; usher in, introduce, herald, head, take the lead; lead the way, lead the dance; get the start, ... show more

Roget 66: begin, start, commence; conceive, open, dawn, set in, take its rise, enter upon, enter; set out etc. (depart) ... show more

2 head

Be in charge of:
— Who is heading this project?.

synonym: lead.

Dutch: aanvoeren, leiden

3 head

Travel in front of; go in advance of others:
— The procession was headed by John.

synonym: lead.

Roget 62: precede; come before, come first; head, lead, take the lead; lead the way, lead the dance; be in the vanguard; introduce, usher in; have the pas; set the fashion etc. ... show more

4 head

Be the first or leading member of (a group) and excel:
— This student heads the class.

synonym: head up.

Dutch: kop op

5 head

Direct the course; determine the direction of travelling.

synonyms: channelise, channelize, direct, guide, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, point, steer.

6 head

Take its rise.

7 head

Be in the front of or on top of.

8 head

Form a head or come or grow to a head.

9 head

Remove the head of.


Roget 210: highest etc. (high) etc. 206; top; top most, upper most; tiptop; culminating etc. v.; meridian, ... show more

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