Results for head

Definitions of head:

part of speech: verb intransitive

To grow to a head: to originate.

part of speech: adjective

Principal or chief; acting against the front; as, a head wind.

part of speech: verb transitive

To lead or direct; take the first place in; get in front of; direct the course of; oppose.

part of speech: verb transitive

To act as a head to, to lead or govern: to go in front of: to commence: to check: ( naut.) to be contrary.

part of speech: adjective

Chief; principal.

part of speech: verb

To act as a leader to; to fit or furnish with a head; to top off; to form a head; to go in front of; to oppose; to restrain.

part of speech: noun

The uppermost part of the body of an animal containing the face, brain, etc.; the top part of a plant, as a cabbage; chief or principal part of anything; an individual; often used as a plural; as, a hundred head of cattle; commander; place of honor or authority; top; fore part; the intellect; principal topic; a division; origin or source; pitch; crisis or height; froth on liquor.

part of speech: noun

The uppermost or foremost part of an animal's body: the brain: the understanding: a chief or leader: the place of honor or command: the front: an individual: a topic or chief point of a discourse: the source or spring: height of the source of water: highest point of anything: a cape: strength.

part of speech: noun

The uppermost part of the body containing the face, & c.; a chief person; the chief or principal part of anything; a leader; understanding or mind; a title or heading; source of a stream; the top part; the forepart, as of a ship; chief place, as head of affairs; division of a discourse; crisis or height, as to bring or come to a head.

Usage examples for head:

  • Dr. Lavendar shook his head "The Awakening of Helena Richie", Margaret Deland
  • I say, how's your head "Our Soldier Boy", George Manville Fenn
  • Castell only shook his head "Fair Margaret", H. Rider Haggard
  • Head back to the homestead where you got the team. "Prescott of Saskatchewan", Harold Bindloss
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