HyperDic: head

English > 42 senses of the word head:
NOUNbodyhead, caputthe upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals
animalheada single domestic animal
cognitionhead, mind, brain, psyche, nousthat which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings
person head, chief, top doga person who is in charge
groupheadthe front of a military formation or procession
phenomenonheadthe pressure exerted by a fluid
locationheadthe top of something
locationhead, fountainhead, headspringthe source of water from which a stream arises
communicationhead, head word(grammar) the word in a grammatical constituent that plays the same grammatical role as the whole constituent
stateheadthe tip of an abscess (where the pus accumulates)
quantityheadthe length or height based on the size of a human or animal head
planthead, capituluma dense cluster of flowers or foliage
person head, principal, school principal, head teacherthe educator who has executive authority for a school
person headan individual person
person heada user of (usually soft) drugs
objecthead, promontory, headland, forelanda natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea)
objectheada rounded compact mass
objectheadthe foam or froth that accumulates at the top when you pour an effervescent liquid / liquid into a container
locationhead, forefrontthe part in the front or nearest the viewer
eventhead, pass, straitsa difficult juncture
eventhead, headwayforward movement
communicationhead, pointa V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer
communicationhead, questionthe subject matter at issue
communicationhead, heading, headera line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about
bodyheadthe rounded end of a bone that fits into a rounded cavity in another bone to form a joint
bodyheadthat part of a skeletal muscle that is away from the bone that it moves
artifacthead, read/write head(computer science) a tiny electromagnetic coil and metal pole used to write and read magnetic patterns on a disk
artifacthead(usually plural) the obverse side of a coin that usually bears the representation of a person's head
artifactheadthe striking part of a tool
artifacthead(nautical) a toilet on board a boat or ship
artifactheada projection out from one end
artifacthead, drumheada membrane that is stretched taut over a drum
acthead, oral sexoral stimulation of the genitals
VERBmotionheadto go or travel towards
socialhead, leadbe in charge of
motionhead, leadtravel in front of
stativehead, head upbe the first or leading member of (a group) and excel
motionhead, steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, point, guide, channelize, channelisedirect the course
stativeheadtake its rise
stativeheadbe in the front of or on top of
stativeheadform a head or come or grow to a head
contactheadremove the head of
head > pronunciation
Soundshheh'd
Rhymesabed ... zed: 93 rhymes with ehd...
English > head: 42 senses > noun 1, body
MeaningThe upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains.
Example"he stuck his head out the window"
Synonymcaput
Part ofanimal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, faunaA living organism characterized by voluntary movement
body, organic structureThe entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)
Partsbasilar artery, arteria basilarisAn unpaired artery
brain, encephalonThat part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers
earThe sense organ for hearing and equilibrium
face, human faceThe front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear
muzzleForward projecting part of the head of certain animals
skullThe bony skeleton of the head of vertebrates
templeThe flat area on either side of the forehead
Narrowerhuman headThe head of a human being
Broaderexternal body partAny body part visible externally
Spanishcabeza, punta
Catalancap, punta
Adjectivescephalicof or relating to the head
English > head: 42 senses > noun 2, animal
MeaningA single domestic animal.
Example"200 head of cattle"
Broaderdomestic animal, domesticated animalAny of various animals that have been tamed and made fit for a human environment
Spanishcabeza
Catalancap
English > head: 42 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningThat which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason.
Example "I couldn't get his words out of my head"
Synonymsmind, brain, psyche, nous
Narrowerego(psychoanalysis) the conscious mind
noddleAn informal British expression for head / head or mind / mind
subconscious mind, subconsciouspsychic activity just below the level of awareness
tabula rasaA young mind not yet affected by experience (according to John Locke)
unconscious mind, unconsciousThat part of the mind wherein psychic activity takes place of which the person is unaware
Broadercognition, knowledge, noesisThe psychological result of perception / perception and learning and reasoning
Spanishcabeza, cerebro, mente, nous, psique
Catalancap, cervell, ment, nous, psique
English > head: 42 senses > noun 4, person
MeaningA person who is in charge.
Example"the head of the whole operation"
Synonymschief, top dog
Narroweradministrator, decision makersomeone who administers a business
administrator, executivesomeone who manages a government ... / government agency or department
capoThe head of a branch of an organized crime syndicate
department headThe head of a department
don, fatherThe head of an organized crime family
general, superior generalThe head of a religious order or congregation
general managerThe highest ranking manager
grand dragonA high ranking person in the Ku Klux Klan
head of householdThe head of a household or family or tribe
secretaryA person who is head of an administrative department of government
BroaderleaderA person who rules or guides or inspires others
Spanishcabeza, jefe, líder, responsable
Catalancap, responsable
Nounsheadshipthe position of head
Verbsheadbe in charge of
headbe the first or leading member of (a group) and excel
English > head: 42 senses > noun 5, group
MeaningThe front of a military formation or procession.
Examples
  • "the head of the column advanced boldly"
  • "they were at the head of the attack"
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
BroaderformationAn arrangement of people or things acting as a unit
OppositerearThe back of a military formation or procession
Spanishvanguardia
Adjectivesheadymarked by defiant disregard for danger or consequences
Verbsheadto go or travel towards
headdirect the course
headtravel in front of
headbe the first or leading member of (a group) and excel
English > head: 42 senses > noun 6, phenomenon
MeaningThe pressure exerted by a fluid.
Example"a head of steam"
Broaderpressure, pressure level, force per unit areaThe force applied to a unit area of surface
English > head: 42 senses > noun 7, location
MeaningThe top of something.
Examples
  • "the head of the stairs"
  • "the head of the page"
  • "the head of the list"
BroadertopThe upper part of anything
OppositefootThe lower part of anything
Spanishcabecera, cabeza, principio
Catalancapçalera, cap, principi
Verbsheadbe in the front of or on top of
English > head: 42 senses > noun 8, location
MeaningThe source of water from which a stream arises.
Example"they tracked him back toward the head of the stream"
Synonymsfountainhead, headspring
Broaderbeginning, origin, root, rootage, sourceThe place where something begins, where it springs into being
Spanishmanantial
Catalandeu
English > head: 42 senses > noun 9, communication
Meaning(grammar) the word in a grammatical constituent that plays the same grammatical role as the whole constituent.
Synonymhead word
CategorygrammarThe branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)
BroaderwordA unit of language that native speakers can identify
English > head: 42 senses > noun 10, state
MeaningThe tip of an abscess (where the pus accumulates).
Part ofabscesssymptom consisting of a localized collection of pus surrounded by inflamed tissue
Broaderpoint, tip, peakA V shape
Spanishcabeza
English > head: 42 senses > noun 11, quantity
MeaningThe length or height based on the size of a human or animal head.
Examples
  • "he is two heads taller than his little sister"
  • "his horse won by a head"
Broaderlinear unit, linear measureA unit of measurement of length
English > head: 42 senses > noun 12, plant
MeaningA dense cluster of flowers or foliage.
Examples
  • "a head of cauliflower"
  • "a head of lettuce"
Synonymcapitulum
Broaderplant organA functional and structural unit of a plant or fungus
English > head: 42 senses > noun 13, person
MeaningThe educator who has executive authority for a school.
Synonymsprincipal, school principal, head teacher
NarrowerchancellorThe honorary or titular head of a university / university
headmaster, schoolmaster, masterpresiding officer of a school
headmistressA woman headmaster
Broadereducator, pedagogue, pedagogsomeone who educates young people
Spanishdirectora, director
Catalandirectora, director
Nounsheadshipthe position of head
headshipthe position of headmaster or headmistress
English > head: 42 senses > noun 14, person
MeaningAn individual person.
Example"tickets are $5 per head"
BroaderindividualA single organism
English > head: 42 senses > noun 15, person
MeaningA user of (usually soft) drugs.
Example"the office was full of secret heads"
Narroweracid headsomeone who takes LSD
hash headA user of hashish
pill headA consumer of amphetamine pills
potheadsomeone who smokes marijuana habitually
Broaderdrug user, substance abuser, userA person who takes drugs
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
English > head: 42 senses > noun 16, object
MeaningA natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea).
Synonymspromontory, headland, foreland
InstancesCape Canaveral, Cape KennedyA sandy promontory (formerly Cape Kennedy) extending into the Atlantic Ocean from a barrier island off the eastern coast of Florida
Cape HatterasA promontory on Hatteras Island off the Atlantic coast of North Carolina
Cape HornA rocky headland belonging to Chile at the southernmost tip of South America (south of Tierra del Fuego)
Cape SableA promontory on the far southern part of Nova Scotia
Gibraltar, Rock of Gibraltar, Calpelocation of a colony of the United Kingdom on a limestone promontory at the southern tip of Spain
Jebel Musa, Abila, AbylaA promontory in northern Morocco opposite the Rock of Gibraltar
NarrowermullA term used in Scottish names of promontories
pointA promontory extending out into a large body of water
Broadernatural elevation, elevationA raised or elevated geological formation
Spanishfarallón, promontorio
Catalanescull, faralló, niell, penyal, promontori
English > head: 42 senses > noun 17, object
MeaningA rounded compact mass.
Example"the head of a comet"
Broaderobject, physical objectA tangible and visible entity
Spanishcabeza
English > head: 42 senses > noun 18, object
MeaningThe foam or froth that accumulates at the top when you pour an effervescent liquid / liquid into a container.
Example"the beer had a large head of foam"
Broaderfoam, frothA mass of small bubbles formed in or on a liquid / liquid
English > head: 42 senses > noun 19, location
MeaningThe part in the front or nearest the viewer.
Example "he was at the head of the column"
Synonymforefront
Broaderfront, front end, forepartThe side that is forward or prominent
Spanishcabeza, frente, primera fila, primer plano, vanguardia
Verbsheadto go or travel towards
headdirect the course
headtravel in front of
headbe in the front of or on top of
headbe the first or leading member of (a group) and excel
English > head: 42 senses > noun 20, event
MeaningA difficult juncture.
Example "matters came to a head yesterday"
Synonymspass, straits
Broaderjuncture, occasionAn event that occurs at a critical time
Spanishapuro, límite, punto álgido
English > head: 42 senses > noun 21, event
MeaningForward movement.
Example"the ship made little headway against the gale"
Synonymheadway
Broaderprogress, progression, advanceA movement forward
Verbsheadto go or travel towards
headdirect the course
headtravel in front of
English > head: 42 senses > noun 22, communication
MeaningA V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer.
Synonympoint
Part ofarrow, pointerA mark to indicate a direction or relation
BroadermarkA written or printed symbol (as for punctuation)
Spanishpunta
Catalanpunta
English > head: 42 senses > noun 23, communication
MeaningThe subject matter at issue.
Example "under the head of minor Roman poets"
Synonymquestion
NarrowerproblemA question raised for consideration or solution
question of fact, matter of factA disputed factual contention that is generally left for a jury to decide
question of law, matter of lawA disputed legal contention that is generally left for a judge to decide
Broadersubject, topic, themeThe subject matter of a conversation or discussion
Spanishaspecto, asunto, cuestión, encabezado, materia, tema, titular, tópico
Catalanaspecte, qüestió
English > head: 42 senses > noun 24, communication
MeaningA line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about.
Example"the heading seemed to have little to do with the text"
Synonymsheading, header
Narrowercrossheading, crossheadA heading of a subsection printed within the body of the text
headline, newspaper headlineThe heading or caption of a newspaper article
lemmaThe heading that indicates the subject of an annotation or a literary composition or a dictionary entry
rubricA title or heading that is printed in red or in a special type
running head, running headlineA heading printed at the top of every page (or every other page) of a book
subheading, subheadA heading of a subdivision of a text / text
title, statute title, rubricA heading that names a statute or legislative bill
Broaderlinetext consisting of a row of words written across a page or computer screen
Spanishencabezamiento
Catalanencapçalament
English > head: 42 senses > noun 25, body
MeaningThe rounded end of a bone that fits into a rounded cavity in another bone to form a joint.
Example"the head of the humerus"
Broaderstructure, anatomical structure, complex body part, bodily structure, body structureA particular complex anatomical part of a living thing
English > head: 42 senses > noun 26, body
MeaningThat part of a skeletal muscle that is away from the bone that it moves.
Part ofskeletal muscle, striated muscleA muscle that is connected at either or both ends to a bone and so move parts of the skeleton
Broaderstructure, anatomical structure, complex body part, bodily structure, body structureA particular complex anatomical part of a living thing
English > head: 42 senses > noun 27, artifact
Meaning(computer science) a tiny electromagnetic coil and metal pole used to write and read magnetic patterns on a disk.
Synonymread/write head
Categorycomputer science, computingThe branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
Broadercoilreactor consisting of a spiral of insulated wire that introduces inductance into a circuit
English > head: 42 senses > noun 28, artifact
Meaning(usually plural) the obverse side of a coin that usually bears the representation of a person's head.
Example"call heads or tails!"
Part ofcoinA flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money
BroaderobverseThe side of a coin or medal bearing the principal stamp or design
Oppositetail(usually plural) the reverse side of a coin that does not bear the representation of a person's head / head
Usage ofplural, plural formThe form of a word that is used to denote more than one
Spanishcara
Catalancara
English > head: 42 senses > noun 29, artifact
MeaningThe striking part of a tool.
Example"the head of the hammer"
Part ofhammerA hand tool with a heavy rigid head and a handle
ramA tool for driving or forcing something by impact
PartsfaceThe striking or working surface of an implement
Narrowergolf-club head, club head, club-head, clubhead(golf) the head of the club which strikes the ball
hammerheadThe striking part of a hammer
BroaderstrikerThe part of a mechanical device that strikes something
Spanishcabeza
English > head: 42 senses > noun 30, artifact
Meaning(nautical) a toilet on board a boat or ship.
Broadertoilet, lavatory, lav, can, john, privy, bathroomA room or building equipped with one or more toilets
Spanishlavabo de proa
English > head: 42 senses > noun 31, artifact
MeaningA projection out from one end.
Example"the head of the nail", "a pinhead is the head of a pin"
Part ofboltA screw that screws into a nut to form a fastener
nailA thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener
pinA small slender (often pointed) piece of wood or metal used to support or fasten or attach things
screwA fastener with a tapered threaded shank and a slotted head
NarrowerpinheadThe head of a pin
BroaderprojectionAny structure that branches out from a central support
Spanishcabeza
Catalancap
English > head: 42 senses > noun 32, artifact
MeaningA membrane that is stretched taut over a drum.
Synonymdrumhead
Part ofdrum, membranophone, tympanA musical percussion instrument
BroadermembraneA thin pliable sheet / sheet of material
Spanishparche de tambor, parche, témpano
Catalanpedac de tambor
English > head: 42 senses > noun 33, act
Meaningoral stimulation of the genitals.
Example"they say he gives good head"
Synonymoral sex
Narrowercunnilingus, cunnilinctusoral stimulation / stimulation of the vulva or clitoris
fellatio, fellationoral stimulation / stimulation of the penis
soixante-neuf, sixty-nineoral sex practiced simultaneously by two people
Broaderperversion, sexual perversionAn aberrant sexual practice
Spanishsexo oral
Catalansexe oral
English > head: 42 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningTo go or travel towards.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
ModelThey head up the hill
Examples
  • "where is she heading"
  • "We were headed for the mountains"
Narrowertake, makehead into a specified direction
Broaderproceed, go forward, continueMove ahead
Spanishdirigirse
Nounsheadforward movement
headthe front of a military formation or procession
headthe part in the front or nearest the viewer
headingthe direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies
English > head: 42 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningBe in charge of.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"Who is heading this project?"
Synonymlead
NarrowercaptainBe the captain of a sports team
chair, chairmanact or preside as chair, as of an academic department in a university
spearheadBe the leader of
take hold, take charge, take controlassume / assume control
BroaderdirectBe in charge of
Spanishdirigir, encabezar, liderar
Catalandirigir, encapçalar, liderar
Nounsheada person who is in charge
English > head: 42 senses > verb 3, motion
MeaningTravel in front of; go in advance of others.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"The procession was headed by John"
Synonymlead
Narrowerdraw awayMove ahead of (one's competitors) in a race
Broaderprecede, leadMove ahead / ahead (of others) in time or space
Similar tohead, head upBe the first or leading member of (a group) and excel
Spanishencabezar
Catalanencapçalar
Nounsheadforward movement
headthe front of a military formation or procession
headthe part in the front or nearest the viewer
English > head: 42 senses > verb 4, stative
MeaningBe the first or leading member of (a group) and excel.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"This student heads the class"
Synonymhead up
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Similar tolead, headTravel in front of
Spanishencabezar
Nounsheadthe front of a military formation or procession
headthe part in the front or nearest the viewer
heada person who is in charge
English > head: 42 senses > verb 5, motion
Meaningdirect the course; determine the direction of travelling.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymssteer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, point, guide, channelize, channelise
Narrowerchanneldirect the flow of
connConduct or direct the steering of a ship or plane
corner, treeForce a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape
crabdirect (an aircraft) into a crosswind
dockManeuver into a dock
helmBe at or take the helm of
navigate, pilotact as the navigator / navigator in a car, plane, or vessel and plan, direct, plot the path and position of the conveyance
navigatedirect carefully and safely
parkmaneuver a vehicle into a parking space
pull overSteer a vehicle to the side of the road
sheerCause to sheer
stand outSteer away from shore, of ships
starboardTurn to the right, of helms or rudders
Broadercontrol, commandExercise authoritative control or power over
Spanishapuntar, canalizar, dirigir, encaminar, guiar, indicar, liderar, maniobrar
Catalanapuntar, dirigir, encaminar, guiar, liderar, maniobrar
Nounsheadforward movement
headthe front of a military formation or procession
headthe part in the front or nearest the viewer
headingthe direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies
English > head: 42 senses > verb 6, stative
MeaningTake its rise.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP
Example"These rivers head from a mountain range in the Himalayas"
Broaderoriginate, arise, rise, develop, uprise, spring up, growCome into existence
English > head: 42 senses > verb 7, stative
MeaningBe in the front of or on top of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"The list was headed by the name of the president"
Narrowercrownform the topmost part of
surmountBe on top of
BroaderlieBe located or situated somewhere
Spanishencabezar, liderar
Catalanencapçalar, escapçar, liderar
Nounsheadthe top of something
headthe part in the front or nearest the viewer
heading, headera line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about
English > head: 42 senses > verb 8, stative
Meaningform a head or come or grow to a head.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"The wheat headed early this year"
Broaderformassume a form or shape
English > head: 42 senses > verb 9, contact
MeaningRemove the head of.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"head the fish"
Broaderremove, take, take away, withdrawRemove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

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