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-head1 British & World English

Equivalent to -hood

head British & World 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

-head2 British & World English

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

head English Thesaurus

she was hurt when her head hit the ground

head for in head British & World English

An aptitude for or tolerance of

Head, Edith British & World English

(1898–1981), American costume designer. She worked on a wide range of films, winning Oscars for costume design in All About Eve (1950) and The Sting (1973)

ring in one's ears British & World 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 British & World English

Steer towards the wind

head-on British & World English

With or involving the front of a vehicle

head-on English Thesaurus

a head-on collision

acid head British & World English

A habitual user of the drug LSD

big-head British & World English

A conceited or arrogant person

door head British & World English

The upper part of a door frame

head boy British & World English

The senior male pupil in a school

head cold British & World English

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

head girl British & World English

The senior female pupil in a school

head line British & World English

(In palmistry) the lower of the two horizontal lines that cross the palm of the hand, linked to the nature and strength of a person’s mental faculties

head sea British & World English

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

head shop British & World English

A store that sells drug-related paraphernalia

head tax British & World English

A uniform tax imposed on each person

head-trip British & World English

An intellectually stimulating experience

Nags Head British & World English

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

nail head British & World English

An ornament like the head of a nail, used chiefly in architecture and on clothing

seed head British & World English

A flower head in seed

well head British & World English

The place where a spring comes out of the ground

side head New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

heading or subheading set full left to the margin

head-to-head British & World English

Involving two parties confronting each other

cheese head British & World English

A type of screw head with vertical sides and a slightly domed top

cloth head British & World English

A stupid person

cross head British & World English

A bar or block between the piston rod and connecting rod in a steam engine

death's head British & World English

A human skull as a symbol of mortality

dummy head British & World English

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

Dunnet Head British & World 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 British & World English

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

head first British & World English

With the head in front of the rest of the body

head gasket British & World English

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

head height British & World English

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

head louse British & World English

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

head nurse British & World English

The senior nurse in charge in a hospital or hospital department

head office British & World English

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

head voice British & World English

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

head waiter British & World English

The chief waiter in a restaurant

jerkin head British & World English

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


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