Translation of head in Spanish:
- 1 (Anatomy) to nod one's headto shake one's headasentir con la cabeza(meaning no)(meaning yes) (American English)my head aches/hurts a fine head of hairasentir con la cabezato stand on one's headuna buena cabelleraI fell asleep as soon as my head touched the pillowpararse de cabeza (Latin America)from head to foot o toeme quedé dormido en cuanto puse la cabeza en la almohadahe's a head taller than his brotherde pies a cabezato win/lose by a head (Horse racing)le lleva or le saca una cabeza a su hermanogo and boil your head! [slang] [dated]ganar/perder por una cabezahead over heelsshe tripped and went head over heels down the steps¡vete a freír espárragos! [colloquial]to be head over heels in lovetropezó y cayó rodando escaleras abajohe fell head over heels in love with herestar locamente or perdidamente enamoradoheads up! (American English) [colloquial]se enamoró locamente or perdidamente de ellaheads will roll¡ojo! [colloquial]¡cuidado!on your/his (own) head be itvan a rodar cabezasthey need their heads knocked together (British English)la responsabilidad es tuya/suyaallá te las compongas/se las componga [colloquial]to bang one's head against a (brick) wallnecesitan que les den una buena lecciónto be able to do something standing on one's headdarse (con) la cabeza contra la pareddarse (de) cabezazos contra la paredto bite o snap somebody's head offpoder hacer algo con los ojos cerradosto bury one's head in the sandecharle una bronca a alguien [colloquial]to get one's head down [colloquial]hacer como el avestruz(work hard)ponerse a trabajar en serio(settle for sleep) (British English)to give head [vulgar]irse a dormirto give somebody her/his headmamarla [vulgar]chuparla [vulgar]to give a horse its headdarle rienda suelta a alguiento go over somebody's headsoltarle las riendas a un caballo(bypassing hierarchy)(exceeding comprehension) See examples: his lecture went straight over my headpasar por encima de alguienmy sarcasm went right over his headno entendí nada de su conferenciathe discussion was way above my headno captó mi sarcasmoto go to somebody's headla discusión era muy complicada para míthe wine's gone to my headsubírsele a la cabeza a alguienthe promotion's gone right to her headse me ha subido el vino a la cabezato hang one's headel ascenso se le ha subido a la cabezato have a big o swelled o (British English) swollen headbajar la cabezadon't tell him or he'll get a swelled o (British English) swollen headser un creídotenérselo muy creído (Spain)to have one's head in the clouds to hold one's head up o high o up highno se lo digas, que se le van a subir los humos a la cabezawith head held highir con la cabeza bien altato keep one's head above watercon la cabeza bien altato keep one's head downmantenerse a flote(avoid attention)mantenerse al margen(work hard)no levantar la cabeza(lit: keep head lowered)to knock something on the head [colloquial] to laugh one's head off to scream/shout one's head offno levantar la cabezato lay o put one's head on the block for somebodygritar a voz en cuelloto make head or tail o (in American English also) heads or tails of somethingI can't make head or tail of itjugarse por alguiencan you make head or tail of these figures?para mí esto no tiene ni pies ni cabezaI've never been able to make head or tail of her¿tú entiendes estas cifras?to rear one's ugly headracism/fascism reared its ugly head againnunca he logrado entenderlato stand/be head and shoulders above somebodyvolvió a aparecer el fantasma del racismo/fascismo(be superior)(lit: be taller) See examples: he is a good head and shoulders above his elder brotherdarle cien vueltas a alguienestar muy por encima de alguiento stand o turn something on its headle lleva más de una cabeza a su hermano mayorto turn somebody's headthe sort of good looks that turn headsponer algo patas arriba [colloquial]dar vuelta algo (Southern Cone)a girl who'd turn any young man's headel tipo de belleza que llama la atención or que hace que la gente se vuelva a mirarwinning the competition turned her headuna chica capaz de trastornar or de volver loco a cualquier joven(before noun) head injury/woundel haber ganado el concurso se le subió a la cabezalesión (feminine) /herida (feminine) en la cabezaExample sentences
- Trying to determine the reason for the human logjam, I craned my neck trying to see over the heads of the rest of the parishioners.
- Stretch your arms upwards and imagine you're trying to grasp something just above your head.
- Gods are all represented as having animal heads, and bodies of humans.
- 2(mind, brain)my head was reeling o spinningI said the first thing that came into my headla cabeza me daba vueltasI've got all the figures in my headdije lo primero que se me ocurrió or que me vino a la cabezashe added it up in her headtengo todos los datos en la cabezadon't worry o bother your head about thathizo la suma mentalmentehe needs his head examinedno te calientes la cabeza con esono le des más vueltas al asuntohe has an old head on young shouldersestá or anda mal de la cabezashe has a good head for business/figureses muy maduro para su edadI've no head for heightstiene cabeza para los negocios/los númerosI need to keep a clear head for the interviewsufro de vértigouse your head!tengo que estar despejado para la entrevistaif we put our heads together, we'll be able to think of something¡usa la cabeza!¡piensa un poco!it never entered my head that …si lo pensamos juntos, algo se nos ocurriráto get something into somebody's headni se me pasó por la cabeza or jamás pensé que …he's got it into his head that …meterle algo en la cabeza a alguienme, a Buddhist? what put that (idea) into your head?se le ha metido en la cabeza que …she took it into her head to become an actress¿yo budista? ¿de dónde sacaste eso?to be off one's head [colloquial]se le antojó or se le metió en la cabeza que quería ser actrizto be out of one's head [slang]estar chiflado [colloquial]estar or andar mal de la cabeza(on drugs)to be soft o weak in the headestar flipado or volado or (Colombia) volando or (Mexico) hasta atrás [slang]are you soft in the head or something?estar mal de la cabezato have one's head screwed on (right o the right way) [colloquial]¿pero tú estás mal de la cabeza?¿pero a ti te falta un tornillo? [colloquial]to keep/lose one's headtener la cabeza bien puestatwo heads are better than one to be in over one's headmantener/perder la calmaestar metido en hondurasExample sentences
- The drawing is from memory - from inside their heads - from their imaginations.
- The Archdeacon led a minute's silence as the congregation held a picture in their heads of their favourite memory of the twins.
- While I've a house full of things he gave me, and a head full of memories, this glorious sound is the best gift of them all.
- 3 3.1(of celery)(of nail, tack, pin)(of spear, arrow)(of hammer)cotillo (masculine)(of cane, stick)(on beer)(of river)a head of lettuce3.2una lechuga(top end — of bed, table)(— of page, letter)(— of procession, line)at the head of the listNapoleon was advancing at the head of 100,000 menencabezando la lista, a la cabeza de la listahe retired after 20 years at the head of the companyNapoleón avanzaba a la cabeza de 100.000 hombresse jubiló tras 20 años al frente or a la cabeza de la compañíaExample sentences
- They made their way to the grand room where the King sat at the head of the long table.
- Could you please position yourself at the bed's head?
- I was put at the head of the table in between Teodora, and Ivan, her Serbian uncle.
- Many pitched tents more than a fortnight ago to make sure they were at the head of the queue when the homes come on sale tomorrow morning.
- A picture shows the developers on horseback at the head of the parade.
- As Ella and George watch the rest of the march, the kids sneak down the alleyways and rejoin the head of the procession.
- For some time I tried to find an wise or witty one to insert at the head of my home page.
- He would start reading at the head of a page then his head would move downward in a straight line until he got to the foot of the page.
- At 115, at the head of the page, your Honours will see, at line 4, his Honour reads out the questions which had been written by the jury.
- Now officers at Belmarsh prison, London, have discovered him building a bomb inside prison using match heads and nails from prison furniture.
- Iron stains may be easy to diagnose because they are often near nail heads, screw heads or other hardware.
- Countersink nail and screw heads that are sticking up above the surface.
- This is a traditional English variety, with tender stems and small leafy purple heads.
- What about a head of crisp, green lettuce for that fresh salad you were wanting to prepare?
- The Powley vegetable growers are running a competition for the biggest head of cabbage.
- It's an almost black beer with a creamy head, giving a subtle roasted coffee aroma.
- We look at how we can extend the shelf life of beer and at improving foam - people equate freshness with a nice head of foam.
- The purpose of a proper glass is to concentrate the aroma and allow a full head of foam to develop.
- The river head is the source not only of the property's water, but also of its joie de vivre.
- With his wife and child, he had ridden seventy-five miles up the valley to meet the Mormon party near the head of Lemhi River.
- In 1754, Virginia dispatched an army under Lieutenant Colonel George Washington to construct a fort at the head of the Ohio River.
- 4 4.1(chief)administrative/executive headdirector, (-tora) (masculine, feminine)section head head of state/governmentdirector administrativo/ejecutivothe head of the householdjefe de Estado/de Gobierno(before noun) head buyer head coachel jefe or el cabeza de familia(in US football)head cookprimer entrenador, (primera entrenadora) (masculine, feminine)head girl/boy (British English) (Sch)primer cocinero, (primera cocinera) (masculine, feminine)(alumno elegido para representar al alumnado de un colegio)4.2also: head teacher(especially British English)director, (-tora) (masculine, feminine) (de colegio)Example sentences
- Their findings are released today on the eve of the Thessaloniki summit of heads of EU political leaders that will decide the future framework of the community.
- The next highest paid director was the head of its US aggregates business Tom Hill.
- On the other hand, these same leaders are often the heads of militias and these militias are being used to assassinate political opponents.
- 6 (crisis) See examples: to come to a headshe brought things to a head by issuing an ultimatumhacer crisisllegar a un punto críticohis arrival brought the conflict to a headllevó las cosas a un punto crítico al darles un ultimátumsu llegada hizo estallar el conflicto
- 8 8.1 (Audio, Computing) 8.2(of a drill)Example sentences8.3
also: cylinder headExample sentences
- He wired up players with heart rate monitors and breathing sensors, and lights were attached to the heads of the putting clubs to allow their movements to be studied.
- Pushing forth, he jabbed the head of the weapon into the greaves of the incoming phalanx.
- Adjustment of the cutting heads allows a great variety of moldings to be manufactured.
- This thin data storage device has a flexible recordable disk and recording heads arranged on both sides of the disk.
- The main drive contains the drive electronics and heads.
- They are used for quality control in manufacturing digital recording heads as well as in the construction of compact audio disk stampers.
- 9 9.1(heading)under separate heads9.2 (Journalism)bajo encabezamientos diferentesExample sentences
- The front section of each issue has brief pieces, about research and about the political and social setting of science, and these often have punchy heads.
- 10 (Geography)Example sentences
- The print was Thea Schrack's ‘Yaquina Head Lighthouse.’
- Baynham has farmed for all of his 70 years at Penlen farm on St David's Head.
- The images include four lighthouses in Maine - Bass Harbor Head Light, Cape Neddick Light, Pemaquid Point Light, and Portland Head Light.
- 11 (Nautical) 11.1(bow of a ship)11.2(top of a sail)11.3 (toilet) (also pl)gratil (masculine)letrinas (feminine plural)Example sentences
- Although the sea washed the heads clean as the ship pitched, the heads still needed a regular scrub-down with a broom.
- It was posted in some of the heads on the ship the day before the plane went down.
- To the port side aft is the head and shower and a quarter berth cabin with large double berth.
- As the <i>Grosvenor</i> sliced towards the rocks at six knots, the officer of the watch dismissed reports of shore fires beyond the ship's head.
- There was no way the captain could keep the ship's head up into the seas.
- 1 1.1(march/procession)ir a la cabeza de(list)with López still heading the field, the runners …1.2los corredores, con López todavía a la cabeza or en cabeza, …(revolt)ser el cabecilla de(team)(expedition/department)estar al frente deExample sentences
- The man who heads the company charged with regenerating Swindon's town centre is leaving after only two years in the job.
- In the late 1990s he was, briefly, charged with heading a newly established repatriation service.
- A monitoring unit, headed by Martinez's son, Hugo, pinpointed the area where the call was coming from.
- With white and purple-robed priests heading the procession, the coffin was carried into the church.
- Five police cars headed the march.
- Sean Lamont heads a quintet of wing specialists who are vying for position in the Stade de France showdown.
- 2 (direct) (+ adverb complement)(vehicle/ship)perhaps you could head me toward the nearest bankwhich way are you headed?¿me podría indicar dónde queda el banco más próximo?they're headed for defeat¿hacia or para dónde vas?van camino de la derrotaExample sentences
- The sheep halted, and at the whistle the dog proceeded with short flanking runs which headed them into the gap.
- Stallone heads his car towards him, so he jumps into the river.
- Head them towards the Washington area.
- 3 (in soccer)(ball)Example sentences
- The Czechs attack again, with Karel Poborsky heading a long ball back across the face of goal from the far post.
- Duff attacks down the left wing, but his ball is headed away by Sulimani.
- Finnan loops a cross into the box, and Keane heads the ball down into Duff's path.
- 4 4.1(page/chapter)4.2also: headed past participleExample sentences
- She has an obvious reverence for the music; most of the book's chapters are headed by famous song titles.
- He heads his article by saying that havens for wild life don't need buffer zones.
- His article is headed The BBC has done the country a favour.
- the car was heading westwhere are you heading?el coche iba en dirección oestewe were heading in the direction of Santiago¿hacia or para dónde vas?I think we're heading in the right directioníbamos camino de Santiago or con rumbo a Santiagonos dirigíamos a Santiagoit's time we were heading backcreo que vamos bien encaminados or por buen caminoya va siendo hora de que volvamos or regresemos
- 1.1 (go toward) See examples: the car was heading straight for me
- 1verb + adverb (set out) 2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 2.1 (get in front of) 2.2 (prevent, forestall)
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