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head

head

 
pronunciation:
hed
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the top part of a human or animal body which contains the brain and has eyes, ears, a nose, and a mouth.
similar words:
bean, skull, stack
definition 2: the person who is the leader of a group.
She is the head of the agency.
synonyms:
chief
similar words:
boss, master, president, supervisor
definition 3: the top or most important part of a thing.
She bought two heads of lettuce.
 
synonyms:
top
similar words:
end, front, tip
definition 4: the side of a coin that shows a person's face.
President Lincoln is on the head of a penny.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: of the highest rank.
He is the head chef at the restaurant.
similar words:
first
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: headed, heading, heads
definition 1: to move in a certain direction.
His car is heading south now.He came home and headed for the kitchen.
similar words:
aim, move
definition 2: to cause to go in a certain direction or on a certain path.
She headed the car south down the highway.
synonyms:
direct
similar words:
lead, steer, turn
Word History
In Old English, the word for head was heafod. The modern spelling appeared first in 1420. At that time, the word "head" rhymed with "bead."
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a broader category including head
a representation of a head
associated with heads
negatively associated with heads
some accessories for heads
some actions of heads
some parts of animal heads
some parts of human heads