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"
"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
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"