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head US English

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

-head1 US English

Equivalent to -hood.

-head2 US English

Denoting the front, forward, or upper part or end of a specified thing

head US Thesaurus

she scratched her head thoughtfully

head for in head US English

An aptitude for or tolerance of

Head, Edith US English

(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)

ring in one's ears US English

Linger in the memory

head in margin New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

the four margins of a page are called back or gutter (at the binding), head (at the top), fore-edge (opposite the binding), and tail (at the foot)

head up US English

Steer toward the wind

head-on US English

With or involving the front of a vehicle

head-on US Thesaurus

a head-on collision

bed head US English

A casual hairstyle resulting from failure to comb or arrange the hair after sleep

door head US English

The upper part of a door frame

head boy US English

The senior male pupil in a school

head-butt US English

An aggressive and forceful thrust with the top of the head, especially into the face or body of another person

head case US English

A mentally ill or unstable person

head cold US English

A common cold characterized by congested nasal passages, sneezing, and headache

head girl US English

The senior female pupil in a school

head sea US English

A mass of waves coming from directly in front of a ship

head shop US English

A store that sells drug-related paraphernalia

head tax US English

A uniform tax imposed on each person

head-trip US English

An intellectually stimulating experience

Nags Head US English

A resort town in eastern North Carolina, in the Outer Banks; population 3,016 (est. 2008)

seed head US English

A flower head in seed

head case US Thesaurus

it seems that every family has at least one head case

side head New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

heading or subheading set full left to the margin

head to head US English

In open, direct conflict or competition

head-to-head US English

Involving two parties confronting each other

cloth head US English

A stupid person

death's head US English

A human skull as a symbol of mortality

dummy head US English

A model of a human head with a microphone in each ear, used in making binaural and other sound-recording techniques

Dunnet Head US English

A headland on the north coast of Scotland, between Thurso and John o’Groats. It is the most northerly point on the British mainland

flower head US English

A compact mass of flowers at the top of a stem, especially a capitulum

head count US English

An instance of counting the number of people present

head first US English

With the head in front of the rest of the body

head gasket US English

The gasket that fits between the cylinder head and the cylinders or cylinder block in an internal combustion engine

head height US English

The position of something when level with the height of a person’s head

head louse US English

A louse that infests the scalp and hair of the human head and is especially common among schoolchildren

head nurse US English

The senior nurse in charge in a hospital or hospital department

head office US English

The principal office of a business organization constituting the centre for administration and policymaking

head voice US English

One of the high registers of the voice in speaking or singing, above chest voice

head waiter US English

The chief waiter in a restaurant

jerkin head US English

The end of a roof that is hipped for only part of its height, leaving a truncated gable

loose head US English

The forward in the front row of a scrummage who is nearest to the scrum half as the ball is put in

Malin Head US English

A point on the coast of County Donegal, the northernmost point of Ireland. The shipping forecast area Malin covers the Atlantic north of Ireland and west of the southern half of Scotland

poppet-head US English

The frame at the top of a mineshaft, supporting pulleys for the ropes used in hoisting

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