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Noun
The upper part of the human or animal body, separated by a neck
“He had to wear a protective helmet while playing sports to protect his head from injury.”
Noun
The person commanding most authority within a group or an organization
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“He has just been appointed as head of the new department.”
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The highest part or point
“Up it would rise toward the room at the head of the stairs where they huddled anxiously.”
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The front, forward, or upper part or end of something
“They were located on each side of the bowsprit, overlooked only by the figurehead at the head of the ship.”
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An aptitude for a skill or ability
“Will has a good head for numbers and mathematics, even if he thinks his past is entirely his fault.”
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The head regarded as the location of intellect, imagination, and memory
“Imagine yourself inside the head of a child and write as if you are one yourself.”
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The source of a river or stream
“He had ridden for miles up the valley to meet the rest of the party near the head of the river.”
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A person with a strong and habitual liking for something
“Mildred is a total tech head who adores home electronics and computers.”
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A turning point
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“These problems, largely ignored for months, would come to a head in the summer.”
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Words, often in larger letters, placed at the beginning of a passage or at the top of a page
“Ensure that your head is descriptive enough of the content to come.”
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A headland or promontory
“She returned the next day to join the Escort Group in providing anti-aircraft defence of the anchorages off the beach head.”
Noun
The foam on top of a glass of beer, or the cream on the top of milk
“The head on my beverage rose a good inch above the rim of my glass.”
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A room furnished with a fixture for flushing body waste
“Let me just quickly visit the head, and I'll be all set to go.”
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A person who regularly uses drugs especially illegally
“There was a shop near campus where all the heads used to get their paraphernalia.”
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A bank of earth constructed to control water
“The council would build a head to create a millpond.”
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The person at the front or proceeds first
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(general or benevolent) A person of rank, power, or influence in a particular field
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A class or division of people or things regarded as having particular shared characteristics
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The front part of a vessel
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An unkempt or thick mass of hair
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The pointed or rounded end or extremity of something slender or tapering
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The more favorable condition or position in a competition
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A member of the human race
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A clause or paragraph of a legal document or agreement
Verb
To be in charge of
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“Included in the contract was a clause that Bailey would head the company as President for a term of five years.”
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To move in a specified direction
“The lemmings continue to head for the cliff, regardless of the consequences.”
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To be positioned along a certain course or in a certain direction
“All roads head to Rome, or it is alleged.”
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To be in the leading position
“As we approach the mid-section of this race, Verstappen continues to head the pack with an eight-second advantage.”
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To cut off the head of
“Some looney on Twitter threatened to head me if I didn't shut up.”
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To be superior against one's peers
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To move or proceed onward
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To travel, usually with some measurable distance
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To change, develop, or move in a general direction
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Find or identify with great accuracy or precision
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To spread from a central point to cover a wider area
Adjective
Being of principal rank, status or importance
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“The town's head chef outlined his restaurant's secret for a successful hotpot.”
Adjective
Positioned at or near the front
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