Translation of head in French:


Pronunciation: /hed/


npl (heads)

  • (of coin) face (f) ‘heads or tails?’ ‘pile ou face?’


  • 1 [injury] à la tête
  • 2 (chief) [cashier, cook, gardener] en chef


  • 1 être en tête de [list, queue]; être à la tête de [firm, team]; mener [expedition, inquiry]
  • 2headed writing paper papier (m) à lettres à en-tête
  • 3 (steer) diriger [vehicle] (towards vers)


  • where was the train headed or heading? où allait le train? to head home rentrer he's heading this way! il vient par ici!


to go to sb's head

to keep/lose one's head

garder/perdre son sang-froid

off the top of one's head

[say, answer] sans réfléchir

Phrasal verbs

head for

se diriger vers [place] 1.1 courir à [defeat]; courir vers [trouble]

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