fore·​head | \ ˈfȯr-ˌhed How to pronounce forehead (audio) ; ˈfär-əd, ˈfȯr- also ˈfȯr-ˌed How to pronounce forehead (audio) \

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

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Examples of forehead in a Sentence

the forehead of the ancient temple features a frieze of dramatically posed figures
Recent Examples on the Web His hair was shorn in a Caesar cut, his fringe gelled against his forehead in the most perfect horizontal line. Douglas Stuart, The New Yorker, "Found Wanting," 6 Jan. 2020 Arquette is holding out her Golden Globe as King bows and appears to hit her forehead squarely on the award. Kathryn Lindsay,, "Patricia Arquette Accidentally Hit Joey King In The Head With Her Golden Globe & Yes, There Are Pics," 6 Jan. 2020 The bay filly has similar markings to her dad, with a white blaze covering her forehead and nose. Emma Austin, The Courier-Journal, "It's a girl! First foal by 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify born at Kentucky farm," 5 Jan. 2020 Rogers was crouched low, using a long lens, when the huddle broke up and Hayes charged out and jammed the camera into his forehead, Rogers said. Los Angeles Times, "Newsletter: A besieged embassy and the echoes of history," 2 Jan. 2020 What Weber can say is that there won't be any Luke Parker-type villains next season, and that his freak accident this season in Costa Rica involves a golf cart, glass and his forehead. David Oliver, USA TODAY, "'Bachelor' Peter Weber previews 'raw' new season, Hannah Brown surprise and windmills," 2 Jan. 2020 To reflect wisdom, Yoda was designed with ridges in his forehead and Albert Einstein-like eyes. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "The science of Star Wars: How filmmakers made alien creatures believable," 19 Dec. 2019 Berg’s then 8-week-old child was hospitalized this past October with a skull fracture, brain-bleed, broken ribs, bleeding and bruising of his genitalia, a swollen-shut left eye and cuts on his forehead and ear. Sarah Horner, Twin Cities, "St. Paul man who caused life-threatening injuries to his infant son from ongoing abuse sentenced to prison," 19 Dec. 2019 People would point and laugh at giant cystic pimples on my cheeks, ask to touch my forehead, and call me a long-list of nicknames that callously described what was happening on my face. Jen Glantz, NBC News, "I went makeup free for 2 weeks — here's what happened to my acne-prone skin," 22 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of forehead

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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13 Jan 2020

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“Forehead.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 20 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of forehead

: the part of the face above the eyes


fore·​head | \ ˈfȯr-əd How to pronounce forehead (audio) , ˈfȯr-ˌhed \

Kids Definition of forehead

: the part of the face above the eyes


fore·​head | \ ˈfȯr-əd How to pronounce forehead (audio) , ˈfär-; ˈfō(ə)r-ˌhed How to pronounce forehead (audio) , ˈfȯ(ə)r- How to pronounce forehead (audio) \

Medical Definition of forehead

: the part of the face above the eyes

called also brow, frons

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not to be intimidated or subdued

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