forehead

noun
fore·​head | \ ˈfȯr-ˌhed How to pronounce forehead (audio) ; ˈfär-əd How to pronounce forehead (audio) , ˈfȯr- How to pronounce forehead (audio) also ˈfȯr-ˌed \

Definition of forehead

1 : the part of the face above the eyes
2 : the front or forepart of something flames in the forehead of the morning sky— John Milton

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Examples of forehead in a Sentence

the forehead of the ancient temple features a frieze of dramatically posed figures
Recent Examples on the Web Other incidents included harassment about her skin color, eyebrows and a beauty mark on her forehead, her mother said. Fox News, 2 Dec. 2021 Other incidents included harassment about her skin color, eyebrows and a beauty mark on her forehead, her mother said. Brady Mccombs, ajc, 2 Dec. 2021 Other incidents included harassment about her skin color, eyebrows and a beauty mark on her forehead, her mother said. Brady Mccombs, Anchorage Daily News, 1 Dec. 2021 However, the real purpose of this conversation is for Heather to talk about her stress rash, which is really just a red blotch on her forehead. Brian Moylan, Vulture, 28 Nov. 2021 The sheet masks go over the forehead and undereye masks before Mitchell adds the neck strap. Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, 4 Nov. 2021 Some of the images of the paintings include a toddler smiling while a gun is being pointed at his forehead; a young boy being shot in the back while walking away; a group of naked Jews looking up inside a gas chamber. AZCentral.com, 17 Oct. 2021 Jaquesmel holds a photo of her son to her forehead and weeps. NBC News, 28 Sep. 2021 Two weeks after a carjacker pointed a gun at her forehead and stole her car from her driveway, an Elmwood Park woman is speaking out in order to alert residents that carjackings can happen even in places where most people wouldn’t expect them. Bob Chiarito, chicagotribune.com, 27 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of forehead

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of forehead was before the 12th century

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“Forehead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/forehead. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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More Definitions for forehead

forehead

noun

English Language Learners Definition of forehead

: the part of the face above the eyes

forehead

noun
fore·​head | \ ˈfȯr-əd How to pronounce forehead (audio) , ˈfȯr-ˌhed \

Kids Definition of forehead

: the part of the face above the eyes

forehead

noun
fore·​head | \ ˈfȯr-əd How to pronounce forehead (audio) , ˈfär-; ˈfō(ə)r-ˌhed How to pronounce forehead (audio) , ˈfȯ(ə)r- How to pronounce forehead (audio) \

Medical Definition of forehead

: the part of the face above the eyes

called also brow, frons

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