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'head' - used as a noun
1. the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains
he stuck his head out the window
2. a single domestic animal
200 head of cattle
3. that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason
I couldn't get his words out of my head
4. a person who is in charge
the head of the whole operation
5. the front of a military formation or procession
the head of the column advanced boldly
they were at the head of the attack
6. the pressure exerted by a fluid
a head of steam
7. the top of something
the head of the stairs
the head of the page
the head of the list
8. the source of water from which a stream arises
they tracked him back toward the head of the stream
9. (grammar) the word in a grammatical constituent that plays the same grammatical role as the whole constituent
10. the tip of an abscess (where the pus accumulates)
11. the length or height based on the size of a human or animal head
he is two heads taller than his little sister
his horse won by a head
12. a dense clusters of flowers or foliage
a head of cauliflower
a head of lettuce
13. the educator who has executive authority for a school
14. an individual person
tickets are $5 per head
15. a user of (usually soft) drugs
the office was full of secret heads
16. a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea)
17. a rounded compact mass
the head of a comet
18. the foam or froth that accumulates at the top when you pour an effervescent liquid into a container
the beer had a large head of foam
19. the part in the front or nearest the viewer
he was at the head of the column
20. a difficult juncture
matters came to a head yesterday
21. forward movement
22. a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer
23. the subject matter at issue
under the head of minor Roman poets
24. a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about
25. the rounded end of a bone that bits into a rounded cavity in another bone to form a joint
the head of the humerus
26. that part of a skeletal muscle that is away from the bone that it moves
27. (computer science) a tiny electromagnetic coil and metal pole used to write and read magnetic patterns on a disk
28. (usually plural) the obverse side of a coin that usually bears the representation of a person's head
call heads or tails!
29. the striking part of a tool
the head of the hammer
30. (nautical) a toilet on board a boat or ship
31. a projection out from one end
the head of the nail
a pinhead is the head of a pin
32. a membrane that is stretched taut over a drum
33. oral stimulation of the genitals
they say he gives good head

'head' - used as a verb
34. to go or travel towards
where is she heading
We were headed for the mountains
35. be in charge of
Who is heading this project?
36. travel in front of; go in advance of others
The procession was headed by John
37. be the first or leading member of (a group) and excel
This student heads the class
38. direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
39. take its rise
These rivers head from a mountain range in the Himalayas
40. be in the front of or on top of
The list was headed by the name of the president
41. form a head or come or grow to a head
The wheat headed early this year
42. remove the head of
head the fish

derived forms
1. Head / Plural
2. Head / Past
3. Head / Third Person
4. Head / Present Participle
Variations of 'head'
  • rear
  • foot
  • tail
    Who Said that ?
    The irrepressible spirit that made his playing seem like good conversation is the Rubinstein legacy for pianists, if they can pick up their heads from the keyboard long enough to claim it. - Click here to find out.
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    During the female orgasm, endorphines are released, which are powerful painkillers. So headaches are in fact a bad excuse not to have sex.