forehead

noun fore·head \ ˈfȯr-ˌhed ; ˈfär-əd , ˈfȯr- also ˈfȯr-ˌed \
Updated on: 19 May 2018

Definition of forehead

1 : the part of the face above the eyes
2 : the front or forepart of something
  • flames in the forehead of the morning sky
  • —John Milton

Examples of forehead in a Sentence

  1. the forehead of the ancient temple features a frieze of dramatically posed figures

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First Known Use of forehead

before 12th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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FOREHEAD Defined for English Language Learners

forehead

Definition of forehead for English Language Learners

  • : the part of the face above the eyes


FOREHEAD Defined for Kids

forehead

noun fore·head \ ˈfȯr-əd , ˈfȯr-ˌhed \

Definition of forehead for Students

: the part of the face above the eyes

Medical Dictionary

forehead

noun fore·head \ ˈfȯr-əd , ˈfär-; ˈfō(ə)r-ˌhed , ˈfȯ(ə)r- \

medical Definition of forehead

: the part of the face above the eyes called also brow, frons

Illustration of forehead

illustration of forehead



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