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head

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highest in rank or authority

  • as head editor at the TV station for 17 years, he has seen many news anchors come and go
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in charge

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head

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1 the upper or front part of the body that contains the brain, the major sense organs, and the mouth

  • I hit my head as I went through the low doorway
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bean, block [slang], dome, mazard (or mazzard) [chiefly dialect], nob, noddle, noggin, noodle, nut [slang], pate, poll

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2 the place of leadership or command

  • every year a different parent is placed at the head of the troopʼs cookie drive
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3 a light mass of fine bubbles formed in or on a liquid

  • the head on the ice cream soda rose a good two inches above the rim of the glass
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4 a member of the human race

  • the tour guide counted heads, and everyone was present
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son of man

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5 a time or state of affairs requiring prompt or decisive action

  • when the disagreement between the two departments came to a head, the CEO called both managers in for a closed-door meeting
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moment of truth, point of no return

6 the beginning part of a stream

  • Lake Itasca in Minnesota is the head of the Mississippi River
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7 the highest part or point

  • stood at the head of the stairs and looked down
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8 the normal or healthy condition of the mental abilities

  • youʼre out of your head if you think you can swim across that river
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9 the part of a person that feels, thinks, perceives, wills, and especially reasons

  • challenged us to put our heads together and find a solution to the skyrocketing costs of the company's health insurance plans
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10 the person (as an employer or supervisor) who tells people and especially workers what to do

  • as head of the planning committee, he had the responsibility of appointing someone to look into the parking situation
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11 a bank of earth constructed to control water

  • built a head to create a millpond
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12 a room furnished with a fixture for flushing body waste

  • give me a chance to visit the head, and I'll be all set to go
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bath, bathroom, bog [British], can, cloakroom [British], comfort station, convenience [chiefly British], john, latrine, lavatory, loo [chiefly British], potty, restroom, toilet, washroom, water closet

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13 a person who regularly uses drugs especially illegally

  • a shop near campus where all the heads used to get their paraphernalia
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addict, dopehead, doper, druggie (also druggy), fiend, freak [slang], hophead [slang], hype [slang], junkie (also junky), stoner, user

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14 a person with a strong and habitual liking for something

  • she's a total tech head who adores home electronics and computers
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15 a word or series of words often in larger letters placed at the beginning of a passage or at the top of a page in order to introduce or categorize

  • rechecked to make sure that all the heads were in boldface
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head

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1 to go on a specified course or in a certain direction

  • she'll be heading out east in the fall to attend college
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2 to be at the front of

  • heading the procession at the dog show was a miniature poodle, followed by dogs seemingly of every breed
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3 to be in charge of

  • who headed the CIA when Ronald Reagan was president?
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call the shots (of), call the tune (for), ride herd on, watch over

4 to be positioned along a certain course or in a certain direction

  • the road to riches headed north, thought many, as off they went to Alaska to try their luck at panning gold
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5 to point or turn (something) toward a target or goal

  • after a long day at the beach, we headed the car toward home
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6 to serve as leader of

  • Robert La Salle headed the expedition that claimed Louisiana for the French king
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7 to cut off the head of

  • got a job at the slaughterhouse heading cattle
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