Dictionary Results for head


1. head - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): caput

Hypernym(s): external_body_part




2. head - noun

· a single domestic animal; "200 head of cattle"

Hypernym(s): domestic_animal, domesticated_animal




3. head - noun

· that which is responsible for one's thoughts, feelings, and conscious brain functions; the seat of the faculty of reason; "his mind wandered"; "I couldn't get his words out of my head"

Synonym(s): mind, brain, psyche, nous

Hypernym(s): cognition, knowledge, noesis




4. head - noun

· a person who is in charge; "the head of the whole operation"

Synonym(s): chief, top_dog

Hypernym(s): leader




5. head - noun

· the front of a military formation or procession; "the head of the column advanced boldly"; "they were at the head of the attack"

Hypernym(s): formation

Antonym(s): rear




6. head - noun

· the pressure exerted by a fluid; "a head of steam"

Hypernym(s): pressure, pressure_level, force_per_unit_area




7. head - noun

· the top of something; "the head of the stairs"; "the head of the page"; "the head of the list"

Hypernym(s): top

Antonym(s): foot




8. head - noun

· the source of water from which a stream arises; "they tracked him back toward the head of the stream"

Synonym(s): fountainhead, headspring

Hypernym(s): beginning, origin, root, rootage, source




9. head - noun

· (grammar) the word in a grammatical constituent that plays the same grammatical role as the whole constituent

Synonym(s): head_word

Hypernym(s): word




10. head - noun

· the tip of an abscess (where the pus accumulates)

Hypernym(s): point, tip, peak




11. head - noun

· 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"

Hypernym(s): linear_unit, linear_measure




12. head - noun

· a dense cluster of flowers or foliage; "a head of cauliflower"; "a head of lettuce"

Synonym(s): capitulum

Hypernym(s): plant_organ




13. head - noun

· the educator who has executive authority for a school; "she sent unruly pupils to see the principal"

Synonym(s): principal, school_principal, head_teacher

Hypernym(s): educator, pedagogue, pedagog




14. head - noun

· an individual person; "tickets are $5 per head"

Hypernym(s): individual




15. head - noun

· a user of (usually soft) drugs; "the office was full of secret heads"

Hypernym(s): drug_user, substance_abuser, user




16. head - noun

· a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea)

Synonym(s): promontory, headland, foreland

Hypernym(s): natural_elevation, elevation




17. head - noun

· a rounded compact mass; "the head of a comet"

Hypernym(s): object, physical_object




18. head - noun

· 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"

Hypernym(s): foam, froth




19. head - noun

· the part in the front or nearest the viewer; "he was in the forefront"; "he was at the head of the column"

Synonym(s): forefront

Hypernym(s): front, front_end, forepart




20. head - noun

· a difficult juncture; "a pretty pass"; "matters came to a head yesterday"

Synonym(s): pass, straits

Hypernym(s): juncture, occasion




21. head - noun

· forward movement; "the ship made little headway against the gale"

Synonym(s): headway

Hypernym(s): progress, progression, advance




22. head - noun

· a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer; "the point of the arrow was due north"

Synonym(s): point

Hypernym(s): mark




23. head - noun

· the subject matter at issue; "the question of disease merits serious discussion"; "under the head of minor Roman poets"

Synonym(s): question

Hypernym(s): subject, topic, theme




24. head - noun

· a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about; "the heading seemed to have little to do with the text"

Synonym(s): heading, header

Hypernym(s): line




25. head - noun

· the rounded end of a bone that fits into a rounded cavity in another bone to form a joint; "the head of the humerus"

Hypernym(s): structure, anatomical_structure, complex_body_part, bodily_structure, body_structure




26. head - noun

· that part of a skeletal muscle that is away from the bone that it moves

Hypernym(s): structure, anatomical_structure, complex_body_part, bodily_structure, body_structure




27. head - noun

· (computer science) a tiny electromagnetic coil and metal pole used to write and read magnetic patterns on a disk

Synonym(s): read%2Fwrite_head

Hypernym(s): coil




28. head - noun

· (usually plural) the obverse side of a coin that usually bears the representation of a person's head; "call heads or tails!"

Hypernym(s): obverse

Antonym(s): tail




29. head - noun

· the striking part of a tool; "the head of the hammer"

Hypernym(s): striker




30. head - noun

· (nautical) a toilet on board a boat or ship

Hypernym(s): toilet, lavatory, lav, can, john, privy, bathroom




31. head - noun

· a projection out from one end; "the head of the nail"; "a pinhead is the head of a pin"

Hypernym(s): projection




32. head - noun

· a membrane that is stretched taut over a drum

Synonym(s): drumhead

Hypernym(s): membrane




33. head - noun

· oral stimulation of the genitals; "they say he gives good head"

Synonym(s): oral_sex

Hypernym(s): perversion, sexual_perversion




34. head - verb

· to go or travel towards; "where is she heading"; "We were headed for the mountains"

Hypernym(s): proceed, go_forward, continue




35. head - verb

· be in charge of; "Who is heading this project?"

Synonym(s): lead

Hypernym(s): direct




36. head - verb

· travel in front of; go in advance of others; "The procession was headed by John"

Synonym(s): lead

Hypernym(s): precede, lead




37. head - verb

· be the first or leading member of (a group) and excel; "This student heads the class"

Synonym(s): head_up

Hypernym(s): be




38. head - verb

· direct the course; determine the direction of travelling

Synonym(s): steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, point, guide, channelize, channelise

Hypernym(s): control, command




39. head - verb

· take its rise; "These rivers head from a mountain range in the Himalayas"

Hypernym(s): originate, arise, rise, develop, uprise, spring_up, grow




40. head - verb

· be in the front of or on top of; "The list was headed by the name of the president"

Hypernym(s): lie




41. head - verb

· form a head or come or grow to a head; "The wheat headed early this year"

Hypernym(s): form




42. head - verb

· remove the head of; "head the fish"

Hypernym(s): remove, take, take_away, withdraw





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