Definition of Head


  • oral stimulation of the genitals
    "they say he gives good head"
    - oral sex
  • a membrane that is stretched taut over a drum
  • a projection out from one end
    "the head of the nail", "a pinhead is the head of a pin"
  • (nautical) a toilet on board a boat or ship
  • the striking part of a tool
    "the head of the hammer"
  • (usually plural) the obverse side of a coin that usually bears the representation of a person's head
    "call heads or tails!"
  • (computer science) a tiny electromagnetic coil and metal pole used to write and read magnetic patterns on a disk
    - read/write head
  • that part of a skeletal muscle that is away from the bone that it moves
  • the rounded end of a bone that fits into a rounded cavity in another bone to form a joint
    "the head of the humerus"
  • 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"
  • the subject matter at issue
    "the question of disease merits serious discussion"
    "under the head of minor Roman poets"
  • a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer
    "the point of the arrow was due north"
  • forward movement
    "the ship made little headway against the gale"
  • a difficult juncture
    "a pretty pass"
    "matters came to a head yesterday"
  • the part in the front or nearest the viewer
    "he was in the forefront"
    "he was at the head of the column"
  • 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"
  • a rounded compact mass
    "the head of a comet"
  • a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea)
  • a user of (usually soft) drugs
    "the office was full of secret heads"
  • an individual person
    "tickets are $5 per head"
  • the educator who has executive authority for a school
    "she sent unruly pupils to see the principal"
    - school principal - head teacher
  • a dense cluster of flowers or foliage
    "a head of cauliflower"
    "a head of lettuce"
  • 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"
  • the tip of an abscess (where the pus accumulates)
  • (grammar) the word in a grammatical constituent that plays the same grammatical role as the whole constituent
    - head word
  • the source of water from which a stream arises
    "they tracked him back toward the head of the stream"
  • the top of something
    "the head of the stairs"
    "the head of the page"
    "the head of the list"
  • the pressure exerted by a fluid
    "a head of steam"
  • the front of a military formation or procession
    "the head of the column advanced boldly"
    "they were at the head of the attack"
  • a person who is in charge
    "the head of the whole operation"
    - top dog
  • 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"
  • a single domestic animal
    "200 head of cattle"
  • 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"


  • remove the head of
    "head the fish"
  • form a head or come or grow to a head
    "The wheat headed early this year"
  • be in the front of or on top of
    "The list was headed by the name of the president"
  • take its rise
    "These rivers head from a mountain range in the Himalayas"
  • direct the course
    determine the direction of travelling
    - manoeuver
  • be the first or leading member of (a group) and excel
    "This student heads the class"
    - head up
  • travel in front of
    go in advance of others
    "The procession was headed by John"
  • be in charge of
    "Who is heading this project?"
  • to go or travel towards
    "where is she heading"
    "We were headed for the mountains"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble head

19 unscramble word found using the letters head.

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