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Chief; principal
“Northcote's head chef Warwick Dodds outlined the restaurant's secret for a successful hotpot.”
The upper part of the human body, or the front or upper part of the body of an animal, typically separated from the rest of the body by a neck, and containing the brain, mouth, and sense organs
“In the current case welding goggles were used to protect the eyes and the front of the head and neck.”
The person commanding most authority within a group or an organization
“They then stepped into the sunshine for a tour of the sculpture trail, guided by John Le Page, head of art.”
The highest part or point
“The head of the stairs.”
The front, forward, or upper part or end of something
“At the head of the queue.”
An aptitude for or tolerance of
“I'm no good at IQ tests - I have no head for numbers and score lower than I should.”
The head regarded as the location of intellect, imagination, and memory
“I just imagine myself inside the head of a child and write as if I am one.”
The source of a river or stream
“With his wife and child, he had ridden seventy-five miles up the valley to meet the Mormon party near the head of Lemhi River.”
The foam on top of a glass of beer, or the cream on the top of milk
“… the head on the ice cream soda rose a good two inches above the rim of the glass.”
A time or state of affairs requiring prompt or decisive action
“… when the disagreement between the two departments came to a head, the CEO called both managers in for a closed-door meeting.”
A bank of earth constructed to control water
“… built a head to create a millpond.”
A room furnished with a fixture for flushing body waste
“… give me a chance to visit the head, and I'll be all set to go.”
A person who regularly uses drugs especially illegally
“… a shop near campus where all the heads used to get their paraphernalia.”
A person with a strong and habitual liking for something
“… she's a total tech head who adores home electronics and computers.”
Turning point
“These problems came to a head in September.”
A headline or heading
“There, under the heading of wholesalers, he found it.”
Be in charge of
“The president, who heads the executive branch, serves for a single six-year term.”
To cut off the head of
“… got a job at the slaughterhouse heading cattle.”
“Scottish lawyers are concerned at skiers' naivety as they head off for their winter sun.”
Be in the leading position on
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