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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

-head1 British & World English

Equivalent to -hood

-head2 British & World English

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

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 up British & World English

Steer towards the wind

head-on British & World English

With or involving the front of a vehicle

head up in head British & World English

Steer towards the wind

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

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

head cold British & World English

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

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

well head British & World English

The place where a spring comes out of the ground

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

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

Malin Head British & World 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

loose head British & World English

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

poppy head British & World English

The seed capsule of a poppy

poppet-head British & World English

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

short head British & World English

A length less than that of a horse’s head (used in referring to the distance by which a horse wins or loses)

tight head British & World English

The prop forward supporting the hooker on the opposite side of the scrum from the loose head

Turk's head British & World English

An ornamental knot resembling a turban in shape, made in the end of a rope to form a stopper

valve head British & World English

The part of a vertically opening valve that is lifted off the valve aperture to open the valve

jerkin head British & World English

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

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 louse British & World English

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

head voice British & World English

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

head first in head British & World English

With the head in front of the rest of the body

wooden-head British & World English

A stupid person

cylinder head British & World English

The end cover of a cylinder in an internal-combustion engine, against which the piston compresses the cylinder’s contents

Diamond Head British & World English

An extinct volcano overlooking the port of Honolulu on the Hawaiian island of Oahu

crowned head British & World English

A king or queen

death's head British & World English

A human skull as a symbol of mortality

dragon's head British & World English

The ascending or north node of the moon’s orbit, used in drawing up an astrological chart

machine head British & World English

Each of the small pegs on the head of a guitar, used for tightening the strings


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