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OVERVIEW OF NOUN HEAD

1) head, caput: 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

Image of head
Image of head

2) head: a single domestic animal; “200 head of cattle

3) mind, head, brain, psyche, nous: 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”

4) head, chief, top dog: a person who is in charge; “the head of the whole operation

5) head: the front of a military formation or procession; “the head of the column advanced boldly”; “they were at the head of the attack

6) head: the pressure exerted by a fluid; “a head of steam

7) head: the top of something; “the head of the stairs”; “the head of the page”; “the head of the list

8) fountainhead, headspring, head: the source of water from which a stream arises; “they tracked him back toward the head of the stream

9) head, head word: (grammar) the word in a grammatical constituent that plays the same grammatical role as the whole constituent

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; “he is two heads taller than his little sister”; “his horse won by a head”

12) capitulum, head: a dense clusters of flowers or foliage; “a head of cauliflower”; “a head of lettuce”

13) principal, school principal, head teacher, head: the educator who has executive authority for a school; “she sent unruly pupils to see the principal”

14) head: an individual person; “tickets are $5 per head”

15) head: a user of (usually soft) drugs; “the office was full of secret heads”

16) promontory, headland, head, foreland: a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea)

17) head: a rounded compact mass; “the head of a comet”

18) head: 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) forefront, head: the part in the front or nearest the viewer; “he was in the forefront”; “he was at the head of the column”

20) pass, head, straits: a difficult juncture; “a pretty pass”; “matters came to a head yesterday

21) headway, head: forward movement; “the ship made little headway against the gale”

22) point, head: a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer; “the point of the arrow was due north

23) question, head: the subject matter at issue; “the question of disease merits serious discussion”; “under the head of minor Roman poets”

24) heading, header, 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”

25) head: the rounded end of a bone that bits into a rounded cavity in another bone to form a joint; “the head of the humerus”

26) head: that part of a skeletal muscle that is away from the bone that it moves

27) read/write head, head: (computer science) a tiny electromagnetic coil and metal pole used to write and read magnetic patterns on a disk

28) head: (usually plural) the obverse side of a coin that usually bears the representation of a person’s head; “call heads or tails!”

29) head: the striking part of a tool; “the head of the hammer

30) head: (nautical) a toilet on board a boat or ship

31) head: a projection out from one end; “the head of the nail”, “a pinhead is the head of a pin

32) drumhead, head: a membrane that is stretched taut over a drum

33) oral sex, head: oral stimulation of the genitals; “they say he gives good head”

OVERVIEW OF VERB HEAD

1) head: to go or travel towards; “where is she heading”; “We were headed for the mountains”

2) head, lead: be in charge of; “Who is heading this project?”

3) lead, head: travel in front of; go in advance of others; “The procession was headed by John”

4) head, head up: be the first or leading member of (a group) and excel; “This student heads the class

5) steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, point, head, guide, channelize, channelise: direct the course; determine the direction of travelling

6) head: take its rise; “These rivers head from a mountain range in the Himalayas”

7) head: be in the front of or on top of; “The list was headed by the name of the president

8) head: form a head or come or grow to a head; “The wheat headed early this year

9) head: remove the head of; “head the fish

noun head has 33 sense(s) (first 9 from tagged texts)


head (Wikipedia)
For other uses, see Head (disambiguation).
Study on the proportions of head and eyes by Leonardo da Vinci

A head is the cephalic part of an organism, which usually comprises the eyes, ears, nose and mouth, each of which aid in various sensory functions, such as sight, hearing, smell, and taste. Some very simple animals may not have a head, but many bilaterally symmetric forms do. Heads develop in animals by an evolutionary trend known as cephalization. In bilaterally symmetrical animals, nerve tissues concentrate at the anterior region, forming structures responsible for information processing. Through biological evolution, sense organs and feeding structures also concentrate into the interior region; these collectively form the head.

The trilobite body is divided into three major sections: cephalon, thorax, and pygidium.

Cephalic is a term of, in, or relating to the cephalon, or head. The term is derived from the Old French word cephalique, from Latin cephalicus, and from Greek kephalikos (which comes from the word kephalē, meaning "head").

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