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Synonyms of head in English:

noun

  • 1 she scratched her head thoughtfully
    skull, cranium, crown
    informal nut, noodle, noggin, dome
  • 2 he had to use his head
    wit(s), wisdom, mind, sense, reasoning, common sense
    informal savvy, gray matter, smarts
  • 3 she had a good head for business
    aptitude, faculty, talent, gift, capacity, ability;
    mind, brain
  • 4 the head of the church
    leader, chief, controller, governor, superintendent, commander, captain;
    principal, president, premier;
    chieftain, headman, sachem;
    informal boss, bossman, kingpin, top dog, Mr. Big, skipper, ringleader, numero uno, head honcho, big kahuna
  • 5 the head of the line
    front, beginning, start, fore, forefront;
    top
  • 6 the head of the river
  • 7 beer with a head
    froth, foam, bubbles, spume, fizz, effervescence;
  • adjective

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  • 1 the head waiter
    chief, principal, leading, main, first, foremost, prime, premier, senior, top, highest, supreme, superior, top-ranking, ranking
    [Antonyms] subordinate
  • verb

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  • 1 the procession was headed by the mayor
    lead, be at the front of;
    be first, lead the way
  • 2 Dr. Jones heads a research team
  • 3 she was heading for the exit
    move toward, make for, aim for, go in the direction of, be bound for, make a beeline for;
    set out for, start out for
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    cephalic relating to the head

    Phrases

    at the head of

    1
    Stasha will now be at the head of the department
    in charge of, controlling, commanding, leading, managing, running, directing, supervising, overseeing;
    at the wheel of, at the helm of

    come to a head

    2
    the violence came to a head after two civilians were killed
    reach a crisis, come to a climax, reach a critical point, reach a crossroads

    go to someone's head

    3
  • 1.1 the wine has gone to my head
    intoxicate someone, befuddle someone, make someone drunk
    informal make someone woozy
    formal inebriate someone
  • 2.1 her victory went to her head
    make someone conceited, make someone full of themselves, turn someone's head, puff someone up
  • head off

    4
  • 1.1 he went to head off the cars
    intercept, divert, deflect, redirect, reroute, draw away, turn away
  • 2.1 they headed off a confrontation
    forestall, avert, ward off, fend off, stave off, hold off, nip in the bud, keep at bay;
    prevent, avoid, stop
  • keep one's head

    5
    Richie kept his head throughout the confrontation
    keep/stay calm, keep one's self-control, maintain one's composure
    informal keep one's cool, keep one's shirt on, keep it together, cool one's jets

    lose one's head

    6
    you cannot lose your head in the courtroom
    lose control, lose one's composure, lose one's equilibrium, go to pieces;
    panic, get flustered, get confused, get hysterical
    informal lose one's cool, freak out, crack up

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