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head
Part of Speech: Noun
Results: 29
1. Principal; chief; leading; first; as, the head master of a school; the head man of a tribe; a head chorister; a head cook.
Part of Speech: noun
1. The anterior or superior part of an animal, containing the brain, or chief ganglia of the nervous system, the mouth, and in the higher animals, the chief sensory organs; poll; cephalon.
2. The place where the head should go; as, the head of a bed, of a grave, etc.; the head of a carriage, that is, the hood which covers the head.
3. The most prominent or important member of any organized body; the chief; the leader; as, the head of a college, a school, a church, a state, and the like.
4. The place or honor, or of command; the most important or foremost position; the front; as, the head of the table; the head of a column of soldiers.
6. A headland; a promontory; as, Gay Head.
7. A separate part, or topic, of a discourse; a theme to be expanded; a subdivision; as, the heads of a sermon.
8. Culminating point or crisis; hence, strength; force; height.
9. Power; armed force.
10. A headdress; a covering of the head; as, a laced head; a head of hair.
11. An ear of wheat, barley, or of one of the other small cereals.
12. A dense cluster of flowers, as in clover, daisies, thistles; a capitulum.
13. A dense, compact mass of leaves, as in a cabbage or a lettuce plant.
14. The antlers of a deer.
16. Tiles laid at the eaves of a house.
18. The uppermost, foremost, or most important part of an inanimate object; such a part as may be considered to resemble the head of an animal; often, also, the larger, thicker, or heavier part or extremity, in distinction from the smaller or thinner part, or from the point or edge; as, the head of a cane, a nail, a spear, an ax, a mast, a sail, a ship; that which covers and closes the top or the end of a hollow vessel; as, the head of a cask or a steam boiler.
Part of Speech: verb
1. To originate; to spring; to have its source, as a river.
3. To form a head; as, this kind of cabbage heads early.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To be at the head of; to put one's self at the head of; to lead; to direct; to act as leader to; as, to head an army, an expedition, or a riot.
2. To form a head to; to fit or furnish with a head; as, to head a nail.
4. To cut off the top of; to lop off; as, to head trees.
6. To set on the head; as, to head a cask.
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