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Meaning of HEAD

Pronunciation:  hed

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  oral-genital stimulation; "they say he gives good head"
  2. [n]  a single domestic animal; "200 head of cattle"
  3. [n]  a membrane that is stretched taut over a drum
  4. [n]  a projection out from one end; "the head of the nail", "a pinhead is the head of a pin"
  5. [n]  a toilet on board a boat or ship
  6. [n]  the striking part of a tool; "the head of the hammer"
  7. [n]  (usually plural) an obverse side of a coin that bears the representation of a person's head; "call heads or tails!"
  8. [n]  (computer science) a tiny electromagnetic coil and metal pole used to write and read magnetic patterns on a disk
  9. [n]  that part of a skeletal muscle that is away from the bone that it moves
  10. [n]  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"
  11. [n]  the rounded end of a bone that bits into a rounded cavity in another bone to form a joint; "the head of the humerus"
  12. [n]  that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason; "his mind wandered"; "I couldn't get his words out of my head"
  13. [n]  (grammar) the word in a grammatical constituent that plays the same grammatical role as the whole constituent
  14. [n]  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"
  15. [n]  the subject matter at issue; "the question of disease merits serious discussion"; "under the head of minor Roman poets"
  16. [n]  a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer; "the point of the arrow was due north"
  17. [n]  forward movement; "the ship made little headway against the gale"
  18. [n]  a difficult juncture; "a pretty pass"; "matters came to a head yesterday"
  19. [n]  the front of a military formation or procession; "the head of the column advanced boldly"; "they were at the head of the attack"
  20. [n]  the source of water from which a stream arises; "they tracked him back toward the head of the stream"
  21. [n]  the part in the front or nearest the viewer; "he was in the forefront"; "he was at the head of the column"
  22. [n]  the top of something; "the head of the stairs"; "the head of the page"; "the head of the list"
  23. [n]  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"
  24. [n]  a rounded compact mass; "the head of a comet"
  25. [n]  (informal) a user of (usually soft) drugs; "the office was full of secret heads"
  26. [n]  a person who is in charge; "the head of the whole operation"
  27. [n]  an individual person; "tickets are $5 per head"
  28. [n]  the educator who has executive authority for a school; "she sent unruly pupils to see the principal"
  29. [n]  the pressure exerted by a fluid; "a head of steam"
  30. [n]  a dense clusters of flowers or foliage; "a head of cauliflower"; "a head of lettuce"
  31. [n]  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"
  32. [n]  the tip of an abscess (where the pus accumulates)
  33. [v]  direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
  34. [v]  to go or travel towards; "where is she heading"; "We were headed for the mountains"
  35. [v]  travel in front of; go in advance of others; "The procession was headed by John"
  36. [v]  be in charge of; "Who is heading this project?"
  37. [v]  be in the front of or on top of; "The list was headed by the name of the president"
  38. [v]  be the first or leading member of (a group)

HEAD is a 4 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: brain, capitulum, caput, channelise, channelize, chief, direct, drumhead, forefront, fountainhead, guide, head teacher, head up, head word, header, heading, headspring, headway, lead, lead, maneuver, manoeuvre, mind, nous, oral sex, pass, point, point, principal, psyche, question, read/write head, school principal, steer, straits, top dog
 Antonyms: foot, rear, tail
 See Also: abscess, acid head, administrator, advance, anatomical structure, animal, animate being, arrow, arteria basilaris, basilar artery, bathroom, be, beast, beginning, bodily structure, body, body structure, bolt, brain, brute, can, canalise, canalize, capo, captain, chair, chairman, chancellor, channel, club head, clubhead, cognition, coil, coin, command, complex body part, conn, continue, control, corner, creature, crosshead, crossheading, crown, cunnilinctus, cunnilingus, decision maker, department head, direct, dock, domestic animal, draw away, drug user, drum, ear, educator, ego, encephalon, executive, external body part, face, face, fauna, fellatio, fellation, foam, force per unit area, forepart, formation, front, front end, froth, general manager, go forward, golfclub head, hammer, hammerhead, hash head, head of household, headline, headmaster, headmistress, human face, human head, individual, john, juncture, knowledge, lav, lavatory, leader, lemma, lie, line, linear unit, make, mark, master, matter of fact, matter of law, membrane, membranophone, muzzle, nail, navigate, newspaper headline, noddle, noesis, object, obverse, occasion, organic structure, origin, park, paterfamilias, patriarch, peak, pedagogue, perversion, physical object, physical structure, pill head, pilot, pin, pinhead, plant organ, point, pointer, pothead, precede, pressure, pressure level, privy, problem, proceed, progress, progression, projection, pull over, question of fact, question of law, ram, root, rootage, rubric, running head, running headline, schoolmaster, screw, secretary, sexual perversion, sheer, sixty-nine, skeletal muscle, skull, soixante-neuf, source, spearhead, stand out, starboard, statute title, striker, structure, subconscious, subconscious mind, subhead, subheading, subject, substance abuser, surmount, tabula rasa, take, take charge, take control, take hold, temple, theme, tip, title, toilet, top, topic, tympan, unconscious, unconscious mind, user, word



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \, Dragon's tail \Drag"on's tail\ .
    See {Dragon's blood}, {Dragon's head}, etc., under {Dragon}.
  2. \-head\, suffix.
    A variant of {-hood}.
  3. \Head\, n. [OE. hed, heved, heaved, AS. he['a]fod; akin to
    D. hoofd, OHG. houbit, G. haupt, Icel. h["o]fu?, Sw. hufvud,
    Dan. hoved, Goth. haubip. The word does not corresponds
    regularly to L. caput head (cf. E. {Chief}, {Cadet},
    {Capital}), and its origin is unknown.]
    1. The anterior or superior part of an animal, containing the
       brain, or chief ganglia of the nervous system, the mouth,
       and in the higher animals, the chief sensory organs; poll;
    2. The uppermost, foremost, or most important part of an
       inanimate object; such a part as may be considered to
       resemble the head of an animal; often, also, the larger,
       thicker, or heavier part or extremity, in distinction from
       the smaller or thinner part, or from the point or edge;
       as, the head of a cane, a nail, a spear, an ax, a mast, a
       sail, a ship; that which covers and closes the top or the
       end of a hollow vessel; as, the head of a cask or a steam
    3. The place where the head should go; as, the head of a bed,
       of a grave, etc.; the head of a carriage, that is, the
       hood which covers the head.
    4. The most prominent or important member of any organized
       body; the chief; the leader; as, the head of a college, a
       school, a church, a state, and the like. ``Their princes
       and heads.'' --Robynson (More's Utopia).
             The heads of the chief sects of philosophy.
             Your head I him appoint.              --Milton.
    5. The place or honor, or of command; the most important or
       foremost position; the front; as, the head of the table;
       the head of a column of soldiers.
             An army of fourscore thousand troops, with the duke
             Marlborough at the head of them.      --Addison.
    6. Each one among many; an individual; -- often used in a
       plural sense; as, a thousand head of cattle.
             It there be six millions of people, there are about
             four acres for every head.            --Graunt.
    7. The seat of the intellect; the brain; the understanding;
       the mental faculties; as, a good head, that is, a good
       mind; it never entered his head, it did not occur to him;
       of his own head, of his own thought or will.
             Men who had lost both head and heart. --Macaulay.
    8. The source, fountain, spring, or beginning, as of a stream
       or river; as, the head of the Nile; hence, the altitude of
       the source, or the height of the surface, as of water,
       above a given place, as above an orifice at which it
       issues, and the pressure resulting from the height or from
       motion; sometimes also, the quantity in reserve; as, a
       mill or reservoir has a good head of water, or ten feet
       head; also, that part of a gulf or bay most remote from
       the outlet or the sea.
    9. A headland; a promontory; as, Gay Head. --Shak.
    10. A separate part, or topic, of a discourse; a theme to be
        expanded; a subdivision; as, the heads of a sermon.
    11. Culminating point or crisis; hence, strength; force;
              Ere foul sin, gathering head, shall break into
              corruption.                          --Shak.
              The indisposition which has long hung upon me, is
              at last grown to such a head, that it must quickly
              make an end of me or of itself.      --Addison.
    12. Power; armed force.
              My lord, my lord, the French have gathered head.
    13. A headdress; a covering of the head; as, a laced head; a
        head of hair. --Swift.
    14. An ear of wheat, barley, or of one of the other small
    15. (Bot.)
        (a) A dense cluster of flowers, as in clover, daisies,
            thistles; a capitulum.
        (b) A dense, compact mass of leaves, as in a cabbage or a
            lettuce plant.
    16. The antlers of a deer.
    17. A rounded mass of foam which rises on a pot of beer or
        other effervescing liquor. --Mortimer.
    18. pl. Tiles laid at the eaves of a house. --Knight.
    Note: Head is often used adjectively or in self-explaining
          combinations; as, head gear or headgear, head rest. Cf.
          {Head}, a.
    {A buck of the first head}, a male fallow deer in its fifth
       year, when it attains its complete set of antlers. --Shak.
    {By the head}. (Naut.) See under {By}.
    {Elevator head}, {Feed head}, etc. See under {Elevator},
       {Feed}, etc.
    {From head to foot}, through the whole length of a man;
       completely; throughout. ``Arm me, audacity, from head to
       foot.'' --Shak.
    {Head and ears}, with the whole person; deeply; completely;
       as, he was head and ears in debt or in trouble. [Colloq.]
    {Head fast}. (Naut.) See 5th {Fast}.
    {Head kidney} (Anat.), the most anterior of the three pairs
       of embryonic renal organs developed in most vertebrates;
       the pronephros.
    {Head money}, a capitation tax; a poll tax. --Milton.
    {Head pence}, a poll tax. [Obs.]
    {Head sea}, a sea that meets the head of a vessel or rolls
       against her course.
    {Head and shoulders}.
        (a) By force; violently; as, to drag one, head and
            shoulders. ``They bring in every figure of speech,
            head and shoulders.'' --Felton.
        (b) By the height of the head and shoulders; hence, by a
            great degree or space; by far; much; as, he is head
            and shoulders above them.
    {Head or tail}, this side or that side; this thing or that;
       -- a phrase used in throwing a coin to decide a choice,
       guestion, or stake, head being the side of the coin
       bearing the effigy or principal figure (or, in case there
       is no head or face on either side, that side which has the
       date on it), and tail the other side.
    {Neither head nor tail}, neither beginning nor end; neither
       this thing nor that; nothing distinct or definite; -- a
       phrase used in speaking of what is indefinite or confused;
       as, they made neither head nor tail of the matter.
    {Head wind}, a wind that blows in a direction opposite the
       vessel's course.
    {Out one's own head}, according to one's own idea; without
       advice or co["o]peration of another.
    {Over the head of}, beyond the comprehension of. --M. Arnold.
    {To be out of one's head}, to be temporarily insane.
    {To come or draw to a head}. See under {Come}, {Draw}.
    {To give (one) the head}, or {To give head}, to let go, or to
       give up, control; to free from restraint; to give license.
       ``He gave his able horse the head.'' --Shak. ``He has so
       long given his unruly passions their head.'' --South.
    {To his head}, before his face. ``An uncivil answer from a
       son to a father, from an obliged person to a benefactor,
       is a greater indecency than if an enemy should storm his
       house or revile him to his head.'' --Jer. Taylor.
    {To lay heads together}, to consult; to conspire.
    {To lose one's head}, to lose presence of mind.
    {To make head}, or {To make head against}, to resist with
       success; to advance.
    {To show one's head}, to appear. --Shak.
    {To turn head}, to turn the face or front. ``The ravishers
       turn head, the fight renews.'' --Dryden.
  4. \Head\, a.
    Principal; chief; leading; first; as, the head master of a
    school; the head man of a tribe; a head chorister; a head
  5. \Head\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Headed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To be at the head of; to put one's self at the head of; to
       lead; to direct; to act as leader to; as, to head an army,
       an expedition, or a riot. --Dryden.
    2. To form a head to; to fit or furnish with a head; as, to
       head a nail. --Spenser.
    3. To behead; to decapitate. [Obs.] --Shak.
    4. To cut off the top of; to lop off; as, to head trees.
    5. To go in front of; to get in the front of, so as to hinder
       or stop; to oppose; hence, to check or restrain; as, to
       head a drove of cattle; to head a person; the wind heads a
    6. To set on the head; as, to head a cask.
    {To head off}, to intercept; to get before; as, an officer
       heads off a thief who is escaping.
    {To head up}, to close, as a cask or barrel, by fitting a
       head to.
  6. \Head\, v. i.
    1. To originate; to spring; to have its source, as a river.
             A broad river, that heads in the great Blue Ridge.
    2. To go or point in a certain direction; to tend; as, how
       does the ship head?
    3. To form a head; as, this kind of cabbage heads early.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a head in your dream means wisdom, intellect, understanding and rationality. It may also represent your accomplishments, self-image, and perception of the world. Dreaming that someone is trying to rip your head off, suggests that you are not see a situation or problem clearly. Perhaps you are refusing to see the truth. You have to confront the situation or the person despite the pain and discomfort you might feel in doing so.
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