(n.) The figure, statue, or bust, on the prow of a ship.
(n.) A person who allows his name to be used to give standing to enterprises in which he has no responsible interest or duties; a nominal, but not real, head or chief.
(1) He hopes they can slowly build up a genuine grassroots, non-party political movement that may eventually become the figurehead for the pro-UK campaign in the independence referendum.
(2) This has prompted some to tip Correa as a potential successor to Venezuela's Hugo Chávez as the figurehead of the Latin-American left.
(3) While the reshuffle may be partly to appease fans who resent his position as a figurehead, it could also be seen as a tacit admission that Ashley got a big football decision horribly wrong last season, in deciding not to replace Alan Pardew and almost suffering relegation as a result.
(4) I was turned into this figurehead for baseball players trying to be more political,” he says.
(5) Opinion polls predict a landslide victory for Mahmoud Jibril, the tribal figurehead and former rebel prime minister, who is an ally of Hiftar and living in self-imposed exile in Abu Dhabi.
(6) Diane Abbott will continue to be a key figurehead in Labour’s general election campaign, the party has indicated, despite a stumbling radio performance in which she struggled to explain how a pledge to hire 10,000 extra police officers would be funded.
(7) Within half an hour, George Galloway – the native of Dundee, MP for Bradford West, a former Labour MP for inner Glasgow, and figurehead of the Respect party – is sitting in Wetherspoon's, devouring fish and chips and granting about a dozen requests for photographs.
(8) The band formed in response to Putin's decision to return to the presidency, and have gone from being a radical fringe group to becoming the figureheads of a protest movement numbering tens of thousands.
(9) The 37-year-old became Pegida’s national figurehead after founder Lutz Bachmann resigned a week ago after news that he was being investigated.
(10) His future role has been compared to that of Beppe Grillo, the M5S's figurehead who himself has not been elected.
(11) Nigel Farage, the key figurehead for Leave.EU, did not appear to be in combative mood after the decision was announced.
(12) Part of it is based in movement building but it also involves running people for office at every level.” She hesitates to suggest her book as a rallying cry for a political party – she is wary of making herself anything like a figurehead, hoping to be “one voice among many” – but suggests that there are ideas in it that people might gather around.
(13) The Sweden international moved to Paris from Milan in the summer of 2012 as the figurehead purchase of Qatar Sport Investments’ vast outlay on new players.
(14) Warren has hitherto insisted she is not running for president herself, but spoke out passionately against the “cromnibus” and presents a growing challenge to what her supporters dismissively call the Wall Street wing of the party and its figurehead: Hillary Clinton.
(15) As the figurehead and part-inspiration for the 1990s campaign to restore the link between pensions and earnings which she had introduced 20 years earlier, she finally won the near-universal applause of which she had so long dreamed.
(16) In just a few weeks, Cohn-Bendit, who was soon to receive a deportation order from the French government for his role in the ferment, had gone from local student activist to an international figurehead for revolution.
(17) This goes some way to explaining the phenomenon, but really, only those people who have been in its presence will know what I’m getting at when I say that this behaviour relies on the existence of a certain “type”, and that that type is not so far removed from that of the Bullingdon club figureheads who govern us.
(18) Seen as a figurehead for the movement, Liu was taken into detention shortly before the document was published online.
(19) It is a figurehead maybe, although one that is less svelte mermaid than bullying bouncer.
(20) • Also caught up in last week’s FBI Concacaf headlines : Jack Warner – these days focused on his new life in Trinidad as an anti-corruption figurehead.
(n.) The fore part of a vessel; the bow; the stem; hence, the vessel itself.
(n.) See Proa.
(superl.) Valiant; brave; gallant; courageous.
(a.) Benefit; profit; good; advantage.
(1) And the Olympic torch completed its remarkable journey, the penultimate stage undertaken from Hampton Court to Tower Bridge on the prow of the gilded Gloriana, at the head of a flotilla of rowboats that drew curious glances from the cormorants, herons and great crested grebes in their haunts by Richmond Bridge.
(2) Seven kilometres out into the azure waters of the Adriatic, the Provost – the head of a top-secret organisation called the Cornsortium, which specialised in contriving idiotic plotlines – stood at the prow of his 237m yacht, the Mendacium.
(3) A key stitch advancing the alar bases at the time of columella lengthening allows the philtral area to bow forwards as a prow so that it comes to lie in a normal relationship with the columella in the profile view.
(4) The European manufacturer’s bigger, more efficient plane promised to out-jumbo the jumbo, extending the distinctive bump of the 747’s prow along the fuselage into a full double-decker.
(5) Unexpectedly, the five-membered-ring plane is twisted 67.2 degrees from the aromatic ring plane and, like cephalotaxine, the seven-membered ring is oriented in a boat form with the nitrogen at the prow.
(6) The immediate effect of amputation of the thumb at loci where the original receptive field was entirely removed was to produce large MRFs on adjacent body areas (wrist, forearm, prowing, and finger membranes).
(7) Similarities in primary structure were observed between (i) the deduced sequence of ProV with membrane-associated components of other binding-protein-dependent transport systems, in the nucleotide-binding region of each of the latter proteins, and (ii) that of ProW with integral membrane components of the transport systems above.
(8) The original cornerpieces of the former Regent Palace Hotel have been retained along with the faïence facade made from clay tiles, and one side is shaped like the prow of a ship, offering boutique office space.
(9) The nasal septum can be used with impunity to assist in cosmetic and reconstructive rhinoplasty if an L-shaped bridge with anterior prow is preserved or constructed to maintain normal support to the nose.
(10) As usual, he says the dynamic geometries are generated by the context: the building acts as “a vortex that connects the outside elements,” drawing connections with the future station and pointing its sharp prow in line with the belfry, as “a hinge between the old city and the new”.
(11) The ceremonies were unhurried, with the boats passing by and then pointing their prows to shore and asking, with speeches of gratitude, songs in native languages, and jokes, permission to land.
(12) After examining different radiological aspects we tried to find out their meaning which is explained by three different possible patterns: a physiological pattern in the newborn; a dystrophic pattern due to failure in prowing; and last a strengthening and support for the reduced resistance of the bone.
(13) Every June since 1952 Ivo Kuljis has loaded his 80 lobster pots on to his modest fishing boat and pointed its prow due south to Palagruza, a rocky islet in the the Adriatic halfway between Croatia and Italy.
(14) What looked at first to be a whale on the horizon turned out, on closer inspection, to be the front half of a fishing boat, with Japanese characters still on the prow.
(15) Three open reading frames were identified whose orientation, order, location, and sizes were in close accord with genetic evidence for three cistrons (proV, proW, and proX) in this operon.
(16) "We came to think of it as the figurehead at the prow of our ship," he told me last year .
(17) The data indicate that proU is an operon with three genes, designated in order proV, proW, and proX, encoding respectively the gene products above.
(18) I saw the building as the figurehead at the prow of our ship,” he says.