Definition of HEAD

noun : HEAD

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 2. (

    ) a single domestic animal; "200 head of cattle" ;

  • 3. (

    ) that which is responsible for one's thoughts, feelings, and conscious brain functions; the seat of the faculty of reason; "his mind wandered"; "I couldn't get his words out of my head" ;

  • 5. (

    ) the front of a military formation or procession; "the head of the column advanced boldly"; "they were at the head of the attack" ;

  • 6. (

    ) the pressure exerted by a fluid; "a head of steam" ;

  • 7. (

    ) the top of something; "the head of the stairs"; "the head of the page"; "the head of the list" ;

  • 9. (

    ) (grammar) the word in a grammatical constituent that plays the same grammatical role as the whole constituent ;

  • 10. (

    ) the tip of an abscess (where the pus accumulates) ;

  • 11. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 12. (

    ) a dense cluster of flowers or foliage; "a head of cauliflower"; "a head of lettuce" ;

  • 14. (

    ) an individual person; "tickets are $5 per head" ;

  • 15. (

    ) a user of (usually soft) drugs; "the office was full of secret heads" ;

  • 17. (

    ) a rounded compact mass; "the head of a comet" ;

  • 18. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 19. (

    ) the part in the front or nearest the viewer; "he was in the forefront"; "he was at the head of the column" ;

  • 21. (

    ) forward movement; "the ship made little headway against the gale" ;

  • 22. (

    ) a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer; "the point of the arrow was due north" ;

  • 23. (

    ) the subject matter at issue; "the question of disease merits serious discussion"; "under the head of minor Roman poets" ;

  • 24. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 25. (

    ) the rounded end of a bone that fits into a rounded cavity in another bone to form a joint; "the head of the humerus" ;

  • 26. (

    ) that part of a skeletal muscle that is away from the bone that it moves ;

  • 27. (

    ) (computer science) a tiny electromagnetic coil and metal pole used to write and read magnetic patterns on a disk ;

  • 28. (

    ) (usually plural) the obverse side of a coin that usually bears the representation of a person's head; "call heads or tails!" ;

  • 29. (

    ) the striking part of a tool; "the head of the hammer" ;

  • 30. (