head-on

adverb
\ˈhed-ˈȯn, -ˈän\

Definition of head-on 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : with the head or front making the initial contact the cars collided head-on

2 : in direct opposition, confrontation, or contradiction met the problem head-on

head-on

adjective

Definition of head-on (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : having the front facing in the direction of initial contact or line of sight a head-on collision

2 : frontal sense 2b a head-on confrontation

First Known Use of head-on

Adverb

1809, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1887, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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head-on collision

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head-on

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of head-on

: with the head or front hitting first

: in a very direct way

\ˈhed-ˈȯn, -ˈän\

Kids Definition of head-on

: with the front hitting or facing an object She ran head-on into a tree.

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