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head

adjective

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highest in rank or authority
  • She was head editor of the magazine for 17 years.
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in charge

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head

noun

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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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2 the place of leadership or command
  • Every year a different parent is placed at the head of the troop's 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
  • The situation came to a head, requiring intervention.
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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
  • The man stood at the head of the stairs and looked down.
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8 the normal or healthy condition of the mental abilities
  • You're 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 problem
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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
  • Settlers 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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13 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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14 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
  • I rechecked to make sure that all the heads were in boldface.
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head

verb

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1 to go on a specified course or in a certain direction
  • I turned around and headed for home.
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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
  • She heads the hiring committee.
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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
  • heading and gutting a fish
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