head and shoulders above

Definition of head and shoulders above

  1. —used to say that someone or something is much better than others They are/stand head and shoulders above the competition.

Word by Word Definitions

headplay
  1. :  the upper or anterior division of the animal body that contains the brain, the chief sense organs, and the mouth

    :  the seat of the intellect :  mind

    :  a person with respect to mental qualities

  1. :  of, relating to, or intended for the upper or anterior division of the animal body that contains the brain, the chief sense organs, and the mouth :  of, relating to, or intended for the head (see 1head 1)

    :  principal, chief

    :  located at the end that is upper or higher :  situated at the head (see 1head 5a)

  1. :  behead

    :  to put the striking part of a weapon, tool, or implement on :  fit a head (see 1head 9b) to

    :  to form the uppermost extremity or projecting part of :  to form the head or top of

shoulderplay shoulders
  1. :  the laterally projecting part of the human body formed of the bones and joints with their covering tissue by which the arm is connected with the trunk

    :  the region of the body of nonhuman vertebrates that corresponds to the shoulder but is less projecting

    :  the two shoulders and the upper part of the back

  1. :  to push or thrust with or as if with the shoulder :  jostle

    :  to place or bear on the shoulder

    :  to assume the burden or responsibility of

aboveplay
  1. :  in the sky :  overhead

    :  in or to heaven

    :  in or to a higher place

  1. :  in or to a higher place than :  over

    :  upriver of

    :  superior to (as in rank, quality, or degree)

  1. :  something that is above

    :  a person whose name is written above

    :  a higher authority

  1. :  written or discussed higher on the same page or on a preceding page


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