Complete Definition of "head"

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wikipedia|Head (disambiguation)
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English

rank|seemed|house|looked|184|head|called|p|Lord

Etymology
OE. term|heafod|hēafod, from Proto-Germanic *term||khaubuthan, from Proto-Indo-European *term||kauput-|head, bowl. Cognate with German term|Haupt, Dutch term|hoofd, Swedish term|huvud; the Indo-European root is also the source of Latin term|caput.

Pronunciation
AHD|hĕd, IPA|/hɛd/, SAMPA|/hEd/
audio|en-us-head.ogg|Audio (US)

Noun
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  1. countable The part of the body of an animal or human, or representation thereof, which contains the brain, mouth and main sense organs.

#: Be careful when you pet that dog on the head; it may bite.

  1. uncountable mental|Mental aptitude or talent.

#: The company is looking for somebody with a good head for business.

  1. uncountable mental|Mental or emotional control

#: He has no head for heights.

  1. countable The topmost, foremost, leading or principal operative part of anything.

#: What does it say on the head of the page?

  1. The end of a hammer, axe, or similar implement used for striking other objects.
  2. The blunt end of a nail, screw, tack, pin or similar fastener.

#: You've hit the nail on the head!

  1. The source of a river; the end where water flows into a lake.

#: The expedition followed the river all the way to the head.

  1. The front of a queue.

#: Because you got them all right, you can go to the head of the line.

  1. nautical The top of a sail.
  2. The foam that forms on top of beer or other carbonated beverages.

#: Pour me a fresh beer; this one has no head.

  1. lacrosse The top part of a lacrosse stick that holds the ball.
  2. A drum head.

#: Tap the drum head for this roll.

  1. countable leader|Leader; chief; mastermind.

#: I'd like to speak to the head of the department.
#: Police arrested the head of the gang in a raid last night.

  1. A headmaster or headmistress.
  2. context|usually in plural nautical The toilet of a ship.
  3. countable slang A heavy or habitual user of illicit drugs.

#:* 2005: The hutch now looks like a “Turkish bath,” and the heads have their arms around one another, passing the pipe and snapping their fingers as they sing Smokey Robinson's “Tracks of My Tears” into the night. — Martin Torgoff, Can't Find My Way Home (Simon & Schuster 2005, p. 177)

  1. fellatio; oral sex

#: ''giving head

  1. A headache; especially one resulting from intoxication.

#* 1888, Rudyard Kipling, ‘Thrown Away’, Plain Tales from the Hills (Folio Society 2005, p. 18):
#*: he took them seriously, too, just as seriously as he took the ‘head’ that followed after drink.

  1. a group of leaves or flowers at the end of stem
  2. uncountable unit (w:Measure word|measure word for livestock)

#: 200 head of cattle

  1. nautical The bow of a nautical vessel.

Synonyms
Wikisaurus-link
sense|part of the body caput; (slang) noggin, slang loaf, (slang) nut, (slang) noodle, (slang) bonce
sense|mental aptitude or talent mind
sense|mental or emotional control composure, poise
sense|topmost part of anything top
sense|leader boss, chief, leader
sense|headmaster|headmistress headmaster (male), headmistress (female), principal (US)
sense|toilet of a ship lavatory, toilet
sense|top of a sail
sense|foam on carbonated beverages
sense|fellatio blowjob, blow job, fellatio, oral sex
sense|end of tool used for striking
sense|blunt end of fastener

Antonyms
sense|topmost part of anything base, bottom, underside
sense|leader subordinate, underling
sense|blunt end of fastener point, sharp end, tip

Derived terms
top3
bed head
big head, bighead
by a head
crosshead
deadhead
deaths-head
death's-head|death’s-head
dickhead
drum head
dunderhead
give head
hard head
head and shoulders
headache
headbang
head bang
headbanger
headboard
headbutt
headcase
headcase|head case
head cold
mid3
headcount
head down, bum up
headdress
header
headfirst
headgear
headhunt
heading
headlight
headless
headlock
headlong
head up
heads up
head off
head over heels
headphone
headpiece
headquarter
headquarters
headrest
headroom
heads
headscarf
mid3
headstand
head start|headstart
headstone
headstrong
heads will roll
head to head
head to wind
headwear
head wind
hold one's head high|hold one’s head high
hophead
keep one's head|keep one’s head
overhead
pinhead
print head
redhead
showerhead
turk's head|turk’s head
turn heads

Translations
trans-top|part of the body
Ainu: サパ (sapa), パケ (pake)
Alabama: isbakko
Albanian: kokë f
Ancient Greek: κεφαλή (kefalí) f
Arabic: ARchar|رأس unicode|(ra’s) f, ARchar|رئيس unicode|(ra’īs) m
Basque: buru, kasko
Breton: penn m, pennoù p
Catalan: cap m
Chickasaw: ishkobo
Chinese: 頭, 头 (tóu), 頭腦, 头脑 (tóunǎo)
Czech: t+|cs|hlava|f
Dutch: qualifier|of person or horse hoofd n, qualifier|of an animal kop m
Estonian: t-|et|pea
Ewe: ta
Finnish: t+|fi|pää, t-|fi|nuppi
French: t+|fr|tête|f
German: t+|de|Kopf|m; t+|de|Haupt|n i|rarely used
Greek: t+|el|κεφάλι|n|trkefáli|scGrek, t+|el|κεφαλή|f|trkefalí|scGrek
Guaraní: akã
Guugu Yimidhirr: ngaabaay, gambuugu, gudyiir
Hawaiian: po'o|poʻo
Hebrew: ראש (rosh) m
Hungarian: t+|hu|fej
Icelandic: höfuð n, qualifier|less formal haus m
Ido: kapo
Ilocano: ulo
Indonesian: t+|id|kepala|xsIndonesian, t-|id|hulu|xsIndonesian
Interlingua: capite
Irish: t-|ga|ceann|m|xs=Irish
Italian: t+|it|testa|f
Japanese: 頭 (あたま, atamá)
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Korean: 머리 (meori)
Kurdish: t+|ku|ser, t+|ku|سه‌ر|sc=KUchar
Latin: t+|la|caput|n
Lithuanian: t-|lt|galva|f|xs=Lithuanian
Low Saxon: kopp
Malayalam: തല (thala)
Maltese: t-|mt|ras|xs=Maltese
Maori: māhunga, māhuna, mātenga, pane, upoko, uru
Mapudungun: longko
Neapolitan: capuzzèlla, capucchióne, càpa f
Persian: FAchar|سر|سَر (sær)
Pitjantjatjara: kata
Polish: t-|pl|głowa|f
Portuguese: t-|pt|cabeça|f
Rohingya: matá
Romanian: t-|ro|cap|m
Russian: t+|ru|голова|f|trgolová|scCyrl
Sardinian: conca f
Scots: heid, pow#Scots|pow
Scottish Gaelic: ceann m
Slovak: t-|sk|hlava|f
Slovene: glava f, buča (informal)
Spanish: t+|es|cabeza|f
Swahili: kichwa (nc 7/8)
Swedish: t+|sv|huvud|n, t-|sv|skalle|c
Tagalog: ulo
Telugu: తల (tala)
Tupinambá: akanga
Turkish: t+|tr|baş
Ukrainian: t-|uk|голова|f|trholová|scCyrl|xs=Ukrainian
Warlpiri: walu
Welsh: t-|cy|pen|m|xs=Welsh
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trans-top|mental aptitude or talent
Greek: κεφάλι (kefáli) n, μυαλό (mialó) n
Swedish: t+|sv|huvud|n, t+|sv|förmåga|c
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trans-top|mental or emotional control
Greek: αυτοκυριαρχία (aftokiriarkhia) f
trans-mid
Swedish: t+|sv|huvud|n, t-|sv|fattning|c
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trans-top|topmost part of anything
Arabic: ARchar|رأس unicode|(ra’s) m|f
German: Spitze f, Oberende n, Kopf m, Dach n (fig.)
Greek: t+|el|κεφαλή|f|trkefalí|scGrek, t+|el|κεφάλι|n|trkefáli|scGrek
trans-mid
Spanish: t+|es|punta|f
Swedish: spets c, topp c, övre ända c, -huvud n
Telugu: శీర్షము (Seershamu)
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trans-top|leader or chief
Arabic: ARchar|رأس unicode|(ra’s) m, ARchar|رئيس unicode|(ra’īs) m
Basque: buruzagi, buru, nagusi
Breton: penn m, pennoù p
Czech: t+|cs|hlava|f
Dutch: hoofd n, baas m, bazin f, leider m, leidster f, chef m, cheffin f (not used often)
Finnish: t+|fi|johtaja, t-|fi|päällikkö
French: t+|fr|chef|m
German: t-|de|Oberhaupt|n, t+|de|Haupt|n, t+|de|Kopf|m
Greek: κεφαλή (kefalí) f, κεφάλι (kefáli) n, αρχηγός (arkhigos) m
Guaraní: mburuvicha
Indonesian: t+|id|kepala|xsIndonesian, t-|id|pimpin|altpemimpin|xs=Indonesian
Interlingua: chef, leader
Japanese: 指導者 (しどうしゃ, shidōsha), 頭 (かしら, kashira)
Kurdish: serok, KUchar|سه‌رۆک, KUchar|سه‌رگه‌وره‌
trans-mid
Lithuanian: galva f; vadovas m, vadovė f
Low Saxon: baas, m|f
Maltese: t-|mt|kap|m|xsMaltese, t-|mt|kapa|f|xsMaltese
Polish: t-|pl|kierownik|m, t-|pl|kierowniczka|f
Portuguese: t+|pt|chefe|m|f, t-|pt|cabeça|m, t+|pt|líder|m|f
Romanian: t-|ro|şef|m
Russian: t+|ru|глава|m|f|trglavá|scCyrl
Slovene: t+|sl|poglavar, t+|sl|vodja|m
Spanish: t+|es|cabeza|f, t+|es|jefe|m, t-|es|líder|m,
Swahili: mkuu (nc 1/2)
Swedish: ledare c, chef c, direktör c, föreståndare c,
Telugu: నాయకుడు {naayakuDu)
Tupinambá: porubixaba, ubixaba (t-)
Welsh: t-|cy|pen|m|xs=Welsh
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trans-top|headmaster, headmistress
Arabic: ARchar|رئيس unicode|(ra’īs) m
Finnish: t-|fi|rehtori, t-|fi|johtajaopettaja
German: t+|de|Leiter|m, t-|de|Leiterin|f, t-|de|Rektor|m, t-|de|Rektorin|f, t+|de|Direktor|m, t-|de|Direktorin|f
Greek: διευθυντής (diefthintis) m, διευθύντρια (diefthintria) f
Kurdish: t+|ku|serperişt
trans-mid
Maltese: surmast m?, madam f
Spanish: t-|es|director|m, t-|es|directora|f,
Swedish: t+|sv|rektor|c
Telugu: ప్రధానోపాధ్యాయుడు (pradhaanOpaadhyaayuDu), ప్రధానోపాధ్యాయురాలు (pradhaanOpaadhyaayuraalu)
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trans-top|toilet of a ship
German: Abtritt m (military)
trans-mid
Russian: гальюн (gal’jún) m
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trans-top|top of a sail
German: t-|de|Top|n
trans-mid
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trans-top|foam on carbonated beverages
German: t+|de|Blume|f, t+|de|Krone|f, t-|de|Schaumkrone|f
trans-mid
Swedish: t-|sv|bornyr|c, t-|sv|fradga|c, t-|sv|skum|n
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trans-top|end of hammer, etc.
Finnish: t-|fi|hamara
German: t+|de|Kopf|m
Kurdish: t+|ku|ser
trans-mid
Lithuanian: t-|lt|galva|f|xs=Lithuanian
Russian: t-|ru|головка|f|trgolóvka|scCyrl
Spanish: t+|es|cabeza|f
Swedish: t+|sv|huvud|n
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trans-top|the blunt end of a nail, etc.
Czech: t+|cs|hlava|f
Finnish: t+|fi|kanta, t+|fi|pää
German: t+|de|Kopf|m
Kurdish: t+|ku|ser
trans-mid
Lithuanian: galvutė f
Russian: t-|ru|головка|f|trgolóvka|scCyrl
Spanish: t+|es|cabeza|f
Swedish: t+|sv|huvud|n
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ttbc|Macedonian: глава (glava) f

Adjective
en-adj|-

  1. Of, relating to, or intended for the head.
  2. Foremost in rank or importance.

#: The head cook.

  1. Placed at the top or the front.
  2. Coming from in front.

#: head sea
#: head wind

  1. slang Of, relating to, or for drugs or drug users.

#: She's just another worthless pot-head.

Synonyms
sense|foremost in rank or importance chief, principal
sense|placed at the top or the front first, top

Antonyms
sense|coming from in front tail

Translations
trans-top|of, relating to, or intended for the head
German: Kopf-
Greek: κεφαλο- (kefalo)
Italian: di testa#Italian|testa
trans-mid
Russian: t+|ru|головной|trgolovnój|scCyrl
Swedish: huvud-
Turkish: kafa-
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trans-top|foremost in rank or importance
Finnish: t+|fi|pää-
German: Haupt-
Ancient Greek: ἀρχι- (archi)
Hebrew: ראש (rosh)
trans-mid
Russian: t+|ru|главный|trglávnyj|scCyrl
Swedish: t-|sv|huvud-, t-|sv|främst, t-|sv|först, t-|sv|topp-
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trans-top|placed at the top or the front
Hebrew: ראש (rosh)
trans-mid
Russian: t-|ru|передний|trp'er'édnij|scCyrl, t-|ru|верхний|trv'érχnij|scCyrl
Swedish: t-|sv|främst, t-|sv|först
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trans-top|coming from in front
Finnish: t-|fi|vasta-
trans-mid
Russian: t-|ru|встречный|trvstr'éčnyj|scCyrl
Swedish: mot-
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trans-top|slang: of, relating to, or for drugs or drug users
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Verb
en-verb

  1. transitive To be in command of. - see also head up

#: Who heads the board of trustees?

  1. transitive To strike with the head; as in soccer, to head the ball
  2. intransitive To move in a specified direction. heading towards something

#: We are going to head up North for our holiday. We will head off tomorrow. Next holiday we will head out West, or head to Chicago. Right now I need to head into town to do some shopping.
#: I'm fed up working for a boss. I'm going to head out on my own, set up my own business.

Translations
trans-top|(transitive) be in command of
Basque: zuzendu
Breton: ren
Dutch: t+|nl|leiden, t+|nl|aanvoeren
Finnish: t+|fi|johtaa
French: t+|fr|commander, t+|fr|diriger
German: t+|de|führen, t+|de|leiten
Hebrew: עמד בראש (amad b’rosh)
Indonesian: t-|id|pimpin|altmemimpin|xsIndonesian
trans-mid
Interlingua: commandar, diriger, leaderar
Japanese: 指導する (しどうする, shidō-surú)
Kurdish: t+|ku|birêvebirin
Low Saxon: kommandeern, dat Seggen hebben
Polish: t-|pl|kierować
Portuguese: t+|pt|comandar, t+|pt|dirigir, t-|pt|liderar
Russian: возглавлять/возглавить (vozglavl'át'/vozglávit')
Spanish: t-|es|encabezar, t-|es|dirigir, t-|es|liderar
Swedish: t+|sv|leda
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trans-top|(transitive) to strike with the head
German: t+|de|köpfen
trans-mid
Spanish: t-|es|cabecear
Swedish: t-|sv|nicka, t-|sv|skalla
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trans-top|(intransitive) move in a specified direction
Basque: zuzendu
Breton: skeiñ war-du
Dutch: ergens naar toe gaan, een richting op gaan
Finnish: t-|fi|suunnata, t+|fi|johtaa
French: se diriger (towards: vers)
German: ansteuern, in eine Richtung gehen, auf etwas zusteuern
Indonesian: t-|id|tuju|altmenuju|xsIndonesian
trans-mid
Interlingua: diriger se
Japanese: 向かう (むかう, mukau)
Low Saxon: op to stüürn
Kurdish: berê xwe dan derekê, ber bi derekê ve çûn
Polish: t-|pl|kierować się
Portuguese: t-|pt|dirigir-se, t-|pt|encaminhar-se, t-|pt|rumar
Russian: направляться/направиться (napravl'át's'a/naprávit's'a)
Spanish: t-|es|dirigirse
Swedish: t+|sv|Ã¥ka
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Related terms
ahead
railhead

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