• (n.) The anterior or superior part of an animal, containing the brain, or chief ganglia of the nervous system, the mouth, and in the higher animals, the chief sensory organs; poll; cephalon.
  • (n.) The uppermost, foremost, or most important part of an inanimate object; such a part as may be considered to resemble the head of an animal; often, also, the larger, thicker, or heavier part or extremity, in distinction from the smaller or thinner part, or from the point or edge; as, the head of a cane, a nail, a spear, an ax, a mast, a sail, a ship; that which covers and closes the top or the end of a hollow vessel; as, the head of a cask or a steam boiler.
  • (n.) The place where the head should go; as, the head of a bed, of a grave, etc.; the head of a carriage, that is, the hood which covers the head.
  • (n.) The most prominent or important member of any organized body; the chief; the leader; as, the head of a college, a school, a church, a state, and the like.
  • (n.) The place or honor, or of command; the most important or foremost position; the front; as, the head of the table; the head of a column of soldiers.
  • (n.) Each one among many; an individual; -- often used in a plural sense; as, a thousand head of cattle.
  • (n.) The seat of the intellect; the brain; the understanding; the mental faculties; as, a good head, that is, a good mind; it never entered his head, it did not occur to him; of his own head, of his own thought or will.
  • (n.) The source, fountain, spring, or beginning, as of a stream or river; as, the head of the Nile; hence, the altitude of the source, or the height of the surface, as of water, above a given place, as above an orifice at which it issues, and the pressure resulting from the height or from motion; sometimes also, the quantity in reserve; as, a mill or reservoir has a good head of water, or ten feet head; also, that part of a gulf or bay most remote from the outlet or the sea.
  • (n.) A headland; a promontory; as, Gay Head.
  • (n.) A separate part, or topic, of a discourse; a theme to be expanded; a subdivision; as, the heads of a sermon.
  • (n.) Culminating point or crisis; hence, strength; force; height.
  • (n.) Power; armed force.
  • (n.) A headdress; a covering of the head; as, a laced head; a head of hair.
  • (n.) An ear of wheat, barley, or of one of the other small cereals.
  • (n.) A dense cluster of flowers, as in clover, daisies, thistles; a capitulum.
  • (n.) A dense, compact mass of leaves, as in a cabbage or a lettuce plant.
  • (n.) The antlers of a deer.
  • (n.) A rounded mass of foam which rises on a pot of beer or other effervescing liquor.
  • (n.) Tiles laid at the eaves of a house.
  • (a.) Principal; chief; leading; first; as, the head master of a school; the head man of a tribe; a head chorister; a head cook.
  • (v. t.) To be at the head of; to put one's self at the head of; to lead; to direct; to act as leader to; as, to head an army, an expedition, or a riot.
  • (v. t.) To form a head to; to fit or furnish with a head; as, to head a nail.
  • (v. t.) To behead; to decapitate.
  • (v. t.) To cut off the top of; to lop off; as, to head trees.
  • (v. t.) To go in front of; to get in the front of, so as to hinder or stop; to oppose; hence, to check or restrain; as, to head a drove of cattle; to head a person; the wind heads a ship.
  • (v. t.) To set on the head; as, to head a cask.
  • (v. i.) To originate; to spring; to have its source, as a river.
  • (v. i.) To go or point in a certain direction; to tend; as, how does the ship head?
  • (v. i.) To form a head; as, this kind of cabbage heads early.

Compare head with other words:

head vs. sill

chairman vs. head

head vs. well

head vs. heam

head vs. heald

head vs. hexad

head vs. heady

head vs. heap

head vs. heal

head vs. herd

head vs. mead

bead vs. head

head vs. heat

dead vs. head

head vs. heard

had vs. head

head vs. held

head vs. hear

attic vs. head

head vs. main

head vs. testes

head vs. president

head vs. thorax

head vs. play

head vs. heart

head vs. quality

apart vs. head

head vs. senior

head vs. tailstock

bumper vs. head

bufferhead vs. head

head vs. headrope

head vs. noule

head vs. waldgrave

gorgoneion vs. head

anserated vs. head

head vs. osteophone

head vs. underhead

head vs. nole

head vs. horsenail

blowball vs. head

head vs. poppyhead

head vs. yead

cephalad vs. head

guardant vs. head

croze vs. head

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acephalia vs. head

head vs. headshake

capitatim vs. head

bicipital vs. head

head vs. wase

head vs. megacephalic

acephalic vs. head

head vs. rattail

head vs. pome

bucranium vs. head

head vs. mesocephalic

extratemporal vs. head

head vs. headborough

head vs. pericranium

brachycephalic vs. head

guts vs. head

head vs. nose

head vs. possessor

condyle vs. head

head vs. tag

government vs. head

blow vs. head

head vs. speaker

head vs. leg

direct vs. head

forehead vs. head

chair vs. head

function vs. head

gut vs. head

congestion vs. head

cat vs. head

correspond vs. head

equal vs. head

cape vs. head

head vs. hyphen

head vs. headteacher

hardhead vs. head

cephalic vs. head

head vs. renverse

gardant vs. head

head vs. roundhead

head vs. rachis

coronilla vs. head

faxed vs. head

doornail vs. head

cephalon vs. head

head vs. hydrocephalous

head vs. headship

bareheaded vs. head

head vs. quadruplex

cephalalgia vs. head

head vs. noddle

decapitated vs. head

dolichocephalic vs. head

galea vs. head

capitular vs. head

cephalometer vs. head

aigrette vs. head

colewort vs. head

beheaded vs. head

cephalothorax vs. head

head vs. pillory

head vs. headband

aurocephalous vs. head

clypeus vs. head

cephaloid vs. head

attired vs. head

head vs. patriarchy

carotid vs. head

head vs. headhunter

emboss vs. head

head vs. headed

head vs. moble

head vs. helve

cranium vs. head

hair vs. head

head vs. origin

head vs. quantity

head vs. superintendent

chieftain vs. head

git vs. head

head vs. macrocephalous

head vs. intracranial

head vs. topknot

fontanelle vs. head

coronel vs. head

bonk vs. head

coroner vs. head

brawn vs. head

head vs. sari

head vs. pinna

head vs. microcephalic

head vs. pickaxe

head vs. hydra

head vs. hilltop

fizz vs. head

head vs. trim

head vs. headword

head vs. spearhead

controller vs. head

comptroller vs. head

head vs. prefect

decapitate vs. head

actuator vs. head

head vs. whiplash

head vs. waxwing

counter vs. head

head vs. pullover

head vs. lively

head vs. postmaster

head vs. sledgehammer

head vs. rocket

head vs. shawl

cosmos vs. head

acrolith vs. head

head vs. noll

head vs. householder

head vs. mistress

head vs. poll

dome vs. head

head vs. nod

head vs. pillow

head vs. scalp

harpoon vs. head

flathead vs. head

head vs. nope

head vs. vignette

head vs. sunflower

head vs. sprig

head vs. slouch

head vs. triceps

dandelion vs. head

crest vs. head

cradle vs. head

chef vs. head

biceps vs. head

head vs. soma

head vs. nob

beck vs. head

head vs. helmet

behead vs. head

head vs. lance

glaive vs. head

chamfron vs. head

hauberk vs. head

head vs. jugular

head vs. pate

bean vs. head

block vs. head

bludgeon vs. head

head vs. web

head vs. skull

bun vs. head

cap vs. head

head vs. treasurer

hat vs. head

content vs. head

bicephalous vs. head

cabbage vs. head

head vs. manager

administrator vs. head

head vs. pash

cob vs. head

griffin vs. head

head vs. transport

head vs. horn

acephalist vs. head

head vs. laurel

cop vs. head

head vs. organizer

crown vs. head

cook vs. head

head vs. undo

head vs. secretary