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parts of speech:
noun, adjective, transitive verb, intransitive verb
head and shoulders above, over one's head, head off
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the body part of a human being or animal that contains the brain or primary nerve center and the facial features.
similar words:
bean, block, dome, noggin, poll, skull, stack
definition 2: mind; intellect; understanding.
a good head for business
intellect, mind
similar words:
brain, gray matter, sense, understanding, wits
definition 3: a position of leadership or authority, or the person in such a position.
head of the agency
chief, leader
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boss, director, lead, master, president, supervisor, top
definition 4: the part of anything regarded as the top or most prominent part.
the head of the batthe head of the formation
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end, fore, forefront, front, tip
definition 5: part of a tool or other object.
a hammer head
definition 6: one person or animal of a group.
five head of cattle
definition 7: the culmination of a situation.
She brought the problem to a head.
climax, culmination
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crescendo, crisis, denouement, pitch, turning point
definition 8: the principal side of a coin. (Cf. tail.)
definition 9: the source or beginning of a stream or river; headwater.
fountain, source
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beginning, fountainhead, headwaters, origin, wellspring
definition 10: the hair of the head.
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definition 11: the part of a tape recorder that picks up or erases the signals on the tape.
definition 12: (slang) a habitual user of illegal drugs, or an enthusiast (often used in combination).
a pothead
similar words:
addict, enthusiast, user
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phrase: head and shoulders above
phrase: over one's head
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of the highest rank or position; superior; leading; primary.
the head chefthe head waiter
similar words:
central, commanding, first, lead, leading, master, premier
definition 2: of or relating to the head or the front (often used in combination).
a headacheheadlights
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: headed, heading, heads
definition 1: to be the director or head of; lead.
He heads the company.
direct, lead
similar words:
administer, captain, command, control, manage, oversee, preside over, run, supervise
definition 2: to cause to go in a certain direction or on a certain path.
She headed the car towards home.
similar words:
lead, steer, turn
definition 3: to have the lead or top position or status.
Chocolate heads our list of popular flavors.
similar words:
crown, lead, top
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to move toward a certain goal or in a certain direction.
He is heading for trouble.I am heading for the nearest bar.
similar words:
aim, draw, move, repair, tend, trend
definition 2: of plants such as cabbage, to form a head.
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phrase: head off
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