head-on

adverb
\ ˈhed-ˈȯn How to pronounce head-on (audio) , -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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The first known use of head-on was in 1809

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“Head-on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/head-on. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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head-on

adverb
How to pronounce head-on (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of head-on

: with the head or front hitting first
: in a very direct way

head-on

adverb or adjective
\ 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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