The upper part of the human body, or the front or upper part of the body of an animal, typically separated from the rest of the body by a neck, and containing the brain, mouth, and sense organs
Equivalent to -hood.
Denoting the front, forward, or upper part or end of a specified thing
An aptitude for or tolerance of
(1907–81), US costume designer; born Edith Claire Posener. She designed wardrobe for more than 400 movies and won eight Academy Awards. Notable movies: All About Eve (1950), Sabrina (1954), and The Sting (1973)
Linger in the memory
she scratched her head thoughtfully
Steer toward the wind
With or involving the front of a vehicle
The head of an ox, especially as an article of food; a representation of the head of an ox.
a head-on collision
A casual hairstyle resulting from failure to comb or arrange the hair after sleep
The (usually ornamental) top or handle of a walking cane.
An addict or habitual user of cocaine.
The upper part of a door frame
= hat hair.
An axe having a head consisting of a sharp metal blade combined with a backward-pointing spike, used by some headhunting tribes in the Philippines (now historical).
The skull; any of the individual bones of the skull.
A boom at the head of a ship; a jib boom or flying jib boom.
A senior male student who is chosen to represent his school
An aggressive and forceful thrust with the top of the head, especially into the face or body of another person
A cap for the head.
A mentally ill or unstable person
A rounded terminal cell at the end of a stalked structure (as a trichome, or the manubrium in the antheridium of a stonewort).
The uppermost portion of a thick seam of coal, especially when left unworked for the present.
A common cold characterized by congested nasal passages, sneezing, and headache
A conical appendage, present in two or three pairs, surrounding the mouth of some pteropod molluscs.
An act of dipping the head; (Surfing) a manoeuvre in which a crouching surfer dips his or her head into the face of a wave while riding it.
(More generally) drooping of the head towards the chest, especially as a result of dysfunction of the neck muscles; an instance of this.
A feinting manoeuvre performed with the head in order to deceive an opponent; also in extended use.
And with object to (attempt to) deceive with a head fake; also in extended use.
Felt in or proceeding from the brain or intellect; chiefly contrasted with heartfelt.
(Originally US) an ocean sunfish (family Molidae), which has the appearance of consisting chiefly of a large head without a tail.
A fold under the cephalic end of the blastoderm in an early amniote embryo, from which the anterior part of the body develops.
(In molluscs) the soft structure lying below or anterior to the visceral mass, consisting of the head merging into the protrusible foot (in a gastropod) or into the tentacles (in a cephalopod).
Physical Anthropol. The form of the head, especially with reference to craniometric classification.
A game, sport, etc., that exercises the mental faculties; compare mind game.
A senior female student who is chosen to represent her school
As high as a person's head; at head height.
That hangs one's head, especially in shame or despondency; characterized by hanging the head in this way.
An act of fellatio; = blow job.
Each of a number of pieces of bent timber fixed to a cutwater in order to steady it.
To carry (a load) on one's head; = head-carry.
An appendage on the head of an animal, especially the embryo or larva of some invertebrates.
A net worn over or placed around the head, especially for protection against mosquitoes and other insects.
The noun which other words in a noun phrase qualify; a noun which is a head.
A small pump at the front of a ship for drawing up seawater (now historical).
The (typically artificial) channel that brings water to a mill wheel or turbine.
(Chiefly in Ireland) rent payable to a freeholder.
Especially in traditional Zulu society: a large ring worn on top of the head as a mark of status by adult men, and traditionally made from fibre, resin, and beeswax, and woven into the hair.