- (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 ; it may bite.
- (uncountable) mental, Mental aptitude or talent.
- The company is looking for somebody with a good for business.
- (uncountable) mental, Mental or emotional control
- He has no for heights.
- (countable) The topmost, foremost, leading or principal operative part of anything.
- What does it say on the of the page?
- The end of a hammer, axe, or similar implement used for striking other objects.
- The blunt end of a nail, screw, tack, pin or similar fastener.
- You've hit the nail on the !
- The source of a river; the end where water flows into a lake.
- The expedition followed the river all the way to the .
- The front of a queue.
- Because you got them all right, you can go to the of the line.
- (nautical) The top of a sail.
- The foam that forms on top of beer or other carbonated beverages.
- Pour me a fresh beer; this one has no .
- (lacrosse) The top part of a lacrosse stick that holds the ball.
- A drum head.
- Tap the drum for this roll.
- (countable) leader, Leader; chief; mastermind.
- I'd like to speak to the of the department.
- Police arrested the of the gang in a raid last night.
- A headmaster or headmistress.
- (context, usually in plural) (nautical) The toilet of a ship.
- (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)
- fellatio; oral sex
- 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 "" that followed after drink.
- a group of leaves or flowers at the end of stem
- (uncountable) unit (w:Measure word, measure word for livestock)
- 200 of cattle
- (nautical) The bow of a nautical vessel.
- Dutch: hoofd , baas , bazin , leider , leidster , chef , cheffin (not used often)
- French: chef(fr)m
- German: Kopf(de)m
- Italian: testa(it)f
- Spanish: cabeza(es)f
- (transitive) To be in command of. - see also head up
- Who heads the board of trustees?
- (transitive) To strike with the head; as in soccer, to head the ball
- (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.
- Dutch: ergens naar toe gaan, een richting op gaan
- French: se diriger (towards: vers)
- German: ansteuern, in eine Richtung gehen, auf etwas zusteuern
- Spanish: dirigirse(es)
- Of, relating to, or intended for the head.
- Foremost in rank or importance.
- The cook.
- Placed at the top or the front.
- Coming from in front.
- (slang) Of, relating to, or for drugs or drug users.
- She's just another worthless pot-.
Etymology: (term, heafod, hÄafod), from Proto-Germanic
- German: Haupt-
- Italian: di testa
- Italian, testa
- (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).
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