English dictionary definition of:

head


Noun

  • a single domestic animal
  • a membrane that is stretched taut over a drum
  • a projection out from one end
  • (nautical) a toilet on board a boat or ship
  • the striking part of a tool
  • (usually plural) the obverse side of a coin that usually bears the representation of a person's head
  • (computer science) a tiny electromagnetic coil and metal pole used to write and read magnetic patterns on a disk
  • that part of a skeletal muscle that is away from the bone that it moves
  • the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains
  • the rounded end of a bone that fits into a rounded cavity in another bone to form a joint
  • that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason
  • (grammar) the word in a grammatical constituent that plays the same grammatical role as the whole constituent
  • a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about
  • the subject matter at issue
  • a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer
  • forward movement
  • a difficult juncture
  • the front of a military formation or procession
  • the source of water from which a stream arises
  • the part in the front or nearest the viewer
  • the top of something
  • the foam or froth that accumulates at the top when you pour an effervescent liquid into a container
  • a rounded compact mass
  • a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea)
  • a user of (usually soft) drugs
  • a person who is in charge
  • an individual person
  • the educator who has executive authority for a school
  • the pressure exerted by a fluid
  • a dense cluster of flowers or foliage
  • the length or height based on the size of a human or animal head
  • the tip of an abscess (where the pus accumulates)

Verb

  • remove the head of
  • direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
  • to go or travel towards
  • travel in front of; go in advance of others
  • be in charge of
  • form a head or come or grow to a head
  • be in the front of or on top of
  • be the first or leading member of (a group) and excel
  • take its rise

Thesaurus

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Spellzone course content

View spelling list Short /e/ spelled ea: Set 1 and learn about the word head in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit 6. Short vowels e.g. e or ea? o or u? .

Scrabble score for head


Scrabble score = 8

generated at 06:26:44 on 18-01-20

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