(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.
(1) This study was undertaken to determine whether the survival of Hispanic patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck was different from that of Anglo-American patients.
(2) An association of cyclophosphamide, fluorouracil and methotrexate already employed with success against solid tumours in other sites was used in the treatment of 62 patients with advanced tumours of the head and neck.
(3) Head-injured patients had a low thyroxine (T4), low triiodothyronine (T3), and high reverse T3.
(4) Currently, photodynamic therapy is under FDA-approved clinical investigational trials in the treatment of tumors of the skin, bronchus, esophagus, bladder, head and neck, and of gynecologic and ocular tumors.
(5) A triphasic pattern was evident for the neck moments including a small phase which represented a seating of the headform on the nodding blocks of the uppermost ATD neck segment, and two larger phases of opposite polarity which represented the motion of the head relative to the trunk during the first 350 ms after impact.
(6) Businesses fleeing Brexit will head to New York not EU, warns LSE chief Read more Amid attempts by Frankfurt, Paris and Dublin to catch possible fallout from London, Sir Jon Cunliffe said it was highly unlikely that any EU centre could replicate the services offered by the UK’s financial services industry.
(7) By means of computed tomography (CT) values related to bone density and mass were assessed in the femoral head, neck, trochanter, shaft, and condyles.
(8) A substance with a chromatographic mobility of Rf = 0.8 on TLC plates having an intact phosphorylcholine head group was also formed but has not yet been identified.
(9) Lin Homer's CV Lin Homer left local for national government in 2005, giving up a £170,000 post as chief executive of Birmingham city council after just three years in post, to head the Immigration Service.
(10) The skull films and CT scans of 1383 patients with acute head injury transferred to a regional neurosurgical unit were reviewed.
(11) Both Ken Whisenhunt and Lovie Smith were fired as head coaches after the 2012 season.
(12) Thirteen patients had had a posterior dislocation with an associated fracture of the femoral head located either caudad or cephalad to the fovea centralis (Pipkin Type-I or Type-II injury), one had had a posterior dislocation with associated fractures of the femoral head and neck (Pipkin Type III), two had had a posterior dislocation with associated fractures of the femoral head and the acetabular rim (Pipkin Type IV), and three had had a fracture-dislocation that we could not categorize according to the Pipkin classification.
(13) Eight cases of calcification following anterior dislocation of the head of the radius are described.
(14) Younge, a former head of US cable network the Travel Channel, succeeded Peter Salmon in the role last year.
(15) Martin Wheatley will remain head of the Conduct Business Unit and become the future chief executive of the FCA.
(16) It happens to anyone and everyone and this has been an 11-year battle.” Emergency services were called to the oval about 6.30pm to treat Luke for head injuries, but were unable to revive him.
(17) This study reviewed 148 patients who had received radiation for head and neck cancer.
(18) In this study, a technique is described by which large obturators can be retained with an acrylic resin head plate.
(19) The authors describe a new technique for evaluating traumatic conditions to the elbow: the radial head-capitellum view.
(20) Nick Robins, head of the Climate Change Centre at HSBC, said: "If you think about low-carbon energy only in terms of carbon, then things look tough [in terms of not using coal].
(n.) A parrot; -- familiarly so called.
(n.) One who does not try for honors, but is content to take a degree merely; a passman.
(n.) The head; the back part of the head.
(n.) A number or aggregate of heads; a list or register of heads or individuals.
(n.) Specifically, the register of the names of electors who may vote in an election.
(n.) The casting or recording of the votes of registered electors; as, the close of the poll.
(n.) The place where the votes are cast or recorded; as, to go to the polls.
(n.) The broad end of a hammer; the but of an ax.
(n.) The European chub. See Pollard, 3 (a).
(v. t.) To remove the poll or head of; hence, to remove the top or end of; to clip; to lop; to shear; as, to poll the head; to poll a tree.
(v. t.) To cut off; to remove by clipping, shearing, etc.; to mow or crop; -- sometimes with off; as, to poll the hair; to poll wool; to poll grass.
(v. t.) To extort from; to plunder; to strip.
(v. t.) To impose a tax upon.
(v. t.) To pay as one's personal tax.
(v. t.) To enter, as polls or persons, in a list or register; to enroll, esp. for purposes of taxation; to enumerate one by one.
(v. t.) To register or deposit, as a vote; to elicit or call forth, as votes or voters; as, he polled a hundred votes more than his opponent.
(v. t.) To cut or shave smooth or even; to cut in a straight line without indentation; as, a polled deed. See Dee/ poll.
(v. i.) To vote at an election.
(1) For some time now, public opinion polls have revealed Americans' strong preference to live in comparatively small cities, towns, and rural areas rather than in large cities.
(2) Many hope this week's photocalls with the two men will be a recruiting aid and provide a desperately needed bounce in the polls.
(3) The move comes as a poll found that 74% of people want doctors to be allowed to help terminally ill people end their lives.
(4) In a poll before the debate, 48% predicted that Merkel, who will become Europe's longest serving leader if re-elected on 22 September, would emerge as the winner of the US-style debate, while 26% favoured Steinbruck, a former finance minister who is known for his quick-wit and rhetorical skills, but sometimes comes across as arrogant.
(5) Polls indicated that anger over the government shutdown, which was sharply felt in parts of northern Virginia, as well as discomfort with Cuccinelli's deeply conservative views, handed the race to McAuliffe, a controversial Democratic fundraiser and close ally of Bill and Hillary Clinton.
(6) Numerous voters reported problems at polling stations on Tuesday.
(7) Yet, polls have Maryland voters approving same-sex marriage by 14 to 20 points.
(8) It is worth noting though that the government is reaping scant reward in the polls even though the economy has expanded by more than 3% over the past year and – according to the IMF – will be the fastest growing of the G7 economies this year.
(9) Unfortunately for the governor, he could win both states and still face the overwhelming likelihood of failure if he doesn't take Ohio, where the poll found Obama out front 51-43.
(10) As it was, Labour limped in seven points and nearly two million votes behind the Conservatives because older cohorts of the electorate leant heavily to the Tories and grandpa and grandma turned up at the polling stations in the largest numbers.
(11) Facebook Twitter Pinterest Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats have suffered a dramatic slump in support as a result of their role in the coalition and are now barely ahead of the Greens with an average rating of about 8% in the polls.
(12) He won the Labour candidacy for the Scottish seat of Kilmarnock and Loudon in 1997, within weeks of polling day, after the sitting Labour MP, Willie McKelvey, decided to stand down when he suffered a stroke.
(13) The poll – which sets the stage for a tense and dramatic run to referendum day – suggests that, among the undecideds, more are inclined to vote Remain than Leave.
(14) The report's authors warns that to limit their spending councils will have "an incentive to discourage low-income families from living in the area" and that raises the possibility that councils will – like the ill-fated poll tax of the early 1990s – be left to chase desperately poor people through the courts for small amounts of unpaid tax.
(15) The polling evidence on this is very clear: the EU is not the primary concern of Ukip voters .
(16) Given that a post-poll economy still registers as a crucial issue among undecided voters, and that matters economic are now his BBC day job, that was hardly surprising.
(17) It also cancelled the results from 21 polling stations in Libreville.
(18) In this vision, people will go to polling stations on 18 September with a mindset somewhere between that of a lobby correspondent and a desiccated calculating machine.
(19) Donald Trump and the 'war on women': GOP confident mogul will lose the battle Read more Governor Scott Walker, who recently signed a restrictive 20-week abortion ban in Wisconsin , also opposes abortion without exceptions and has said voters agree, though polls tell a different story.
(20) Then they look at a poll and assume that a poll is a proxy for what is really going on.” Facebook Twitter Pinterest David Cameron and Crosby during the London mayoral campaign in 2012.