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EN[hɛd] [(h)ɛd] [-ɛd]
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  • A head is the cephalic part of an organism, which usually comprises the eyes, ears, nose and mouth, each of which aid in various sensory functions, such as sight, hearing, smell, and taste.
  • Cephalic is a term of, in, or relating to the cephalon, or head. The term is derived from the Old French word cephalique, from Latin cephalicus, and from Greek kephalikos (which comes from the word kephalē, meaning "head").
  • ^ Oxford American Dictionary. Oxford University Press.
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    Definition of head in English Dictionary

  • NounPLheadsPREhead-SUF-head
    1. NC The part of the body of an animal or human which contains the brain, mouth, and main sense organs.
      1. Be careful when you pet that dog on the head; it may bite. ‎
      2. The company is looking for people with good heads for business. ‎
      3. He has no head for heights. ‎
      4. This song keeps going through my head. ‎
      5. he took them seriously, too, just as seriously as he took the ‘head’ that followed after drink.
      6. a laced head;   a head of hair ‎
      7. Admission is three dollars a head. ‎
      8. 200 head of cattle and 50 head of horses ‎
      9. 12 head of big cattle and 14 head of branded calves ‎
      10. at five years of age this head of cattle is worth perhaps $40 ‎
      11. a reduction in the assessment per head of sheep ‎
      12. they shot 20 head of quail ‎
      13. we have a heavy head of deer this year;  planting the hedges increased the head of quail and doves ‎
    2. NC The topmost, foremost, or leading part.
      1. What does it say at the head of the page? ‎
      2. During meetings, the supervisor usually sits at the head of the table. ‎
      3. Hit the nail on the head! ‎
      4. The head of the compass needle is pointing due north. ‎
      5. Tap the head of the drum for this roll. ‎
      6. The heads of your tape player need to be cleaned. ‎
      7. Pour me a fresh beer; this one has no head. ‎
    3. (social) NC A leader or expert.
      1. The king sat at the head of the table. ‎
      2. I'd like to speak to the head of the department. ‎
      3. Police arrested the head of the gang in a raid last night. ‎
      4. I was called into the head's office to discuss my behaviour. ‎
      5. Only true heads know this. ‎
    4. A significant or important part.
      1. The expedition followed the river all the way to the head. ‎
      2. Give me a head of lettuce. ‎
      3. I've got to go to the head. ‎
      4. (Can we find and add a quotation of Knight to this entry?)
    5. Headway; progress.
      1. We are having a difficult time making head against this wind. ‎
    6. Topic; subject.
      1. We will consider performance issues under the head of future improvements. ‎
    7. NU Denouement; crisis.
      1. These isses are going to come to a head today. ‎
    8. (fluid dynamics) Pressure and energy.
      1. Let the engine build up a good head of steam. ‎
    9. SLA NU Fellatio or cunnilingus; oral sex.
      1. She gave great head. ‎
    10. SLA The glans penis.
      1. SLA NC A heavy or habitual user of illicit drugs.
        1. OBS Power; armed force.
        2. VerbSGheadsPRheadingPT, PPheaded
          1. VT To be in command of. (See also head up.).
            1. Who heads the board of trustees?
            2. to head an army, an expedition, or a riot
          2. VT To strike with the head; as in soccer, to head the ball.
            1. VI To move in a specified direction.
              1. We are going to head up North for our holiday. We will head off tomorrow. Next holiday we will head out West, or head to Chicago. Right now I need to head into town to do some shopping.
              2. I'm fed up working for a boss. I'm going to head out on my own, set up my own business.
              3. How does the ship head?
            2. (fishing) To remove the head from a fish.
              1. The salmon are first headed and then scaled.
            3. VI To originate; to spring; to have its course, as a river.
              1. VI To form a head.
                1. This kind of cabbage heads early.
              2. To form a head to; to fit or furnish with a head.
                1. to head a nail
              3. To cut off the top of; to lop off.
                1. to head trees
              4. OBS To behead; to decapitate.
                1. To go in front of; to get in the front of, so as to hinder or stop; to oppose; hence, to check or restrain.
                  1. to head a drove of cattle; to head a person; the wind heads a ship
                2. To set on the head.
                  1. to head a cask
              5. Adjective
                1. Of, relating to, or intended for the head.
                  1. Foremost in rank or importance.
                    1. At the far end of the houses the head gardener stood waiting for his mistress, and he gave her strips of bass to tie up her nosegay. This she did slowly and laboriously, with knuckly old fingers that shook.
                  2. Placed at the top or the front.
                    1. Coming from in front.
                      1. head sea;   head wind ‎
                  3. More Examples
                    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                      • Fulham switched off as Giggs took a quick corner to Valencia. He played it back to Giggs, whose cross was headed in by Nani with the lurking Rooney unable to add a touch.
                      • The heads of your tape player need to be cleaned. fig.
                      • I needed a waiver from the department head to take the course because I didn't technically have the prerequisite courses.
                    2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                      • Head over to the Charlie Papa and fetch me the latest timetable.
                    3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                      • The expedition followed the river all the way to the head.
                      • Watch out for low doorways, so you don’t hit your head.
                      • My friend didn't know what hit him when I poured a bucket of water over his head.
                  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                    1. Adjectives
                      • Uncomparable adjectives
                      • Nouns
                        • Countable nouns
                          • Singularia tantum
                            • Uncountable nouns
                          • Verbs
                            • Intransitive verbs
                              • Transitive verbs
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                            Grammatically, this word "head" is an adjective, more specifically, an uncomparable adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
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