forehead

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noun fore·head \ˈfȯr-ˌhed; ˈfär-əd, ˈfȯr- also ˈfȯr-ˌed\

Definition of forehead

  1. 1 :  the part of the face above the eyes

  2. 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

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of forehead

before 12th century


FOREHEAD Defined for English Language Learners

forehead

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noun fore·head \ˈfȯr-ˌhed; ˈfär-əd, ˈfȯr- also ˈfȯr-ˌed\

Definition of forehead for English Language Learners

  • : the part of the face above the eyes


FOREHEAD Defined for Kids

forehead

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noun fore·head \ˈfȯr-əd, ˈfȯr-ˌhed\

Definition of forehead for Students

  1. :  the part of the face above the eyes


Medical Dictionary

forehead

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

Medical Definition of forehead

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

Illustration of forehead



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