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Meaning of -head:

1. 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

2. poll

3. cephalon.

4. The uppermost, foremost, or most important part of an inanimate object

5. such a part as may be considered to resemble the head of an animal

6. often, also, the larger, thicker, or heavier part or extremity, in distinction from the smaller or thinner part, or from the point or edge

7. as, the head of a cane, a nail, a spear, an ax, a mast, a sail, a ship

8. that which covers and closes the top or the end of a hollow vessel

9. as, the head of a cask or a steam boiler.

10. The place where the head should go

11. as, the head of a bed, of a grave, etc.

12. the head of a carriage, that is, the hood which covers the head.

13. The most prominent or important member of any organized body

14. the chief

15. the leader

16. as, the head of a college, a school, a church, a state, and the like. "Their princes and heads." Robynson (Mores Utopia). The heads of the chief sects of philosophy. Tillotson. Your head I him appoint. Milton.

17. 5. The place or honor, or of command

18. the most important or foremost position

19. the front

20. as, the head of the table

21. the head of a column of soldiers. An army of fourscore thousand troops, with the duke Marlborough at the head of them. Addison.

22. Each one among many

23. an individual

24. often used in a plural sense

25. as, a thousand head of cattle. It there be six millions of people, there are about four acres for every head. Graunt.

26. The seat of the intellect

27. the brain

28. the understanding

29. the mental faculties

30. as, a good head, that is, a good mind

31. it never entered his head, it did not occur to him

32. of his own head, of his own thought or will. Men who had lost both head and heart. Macaulay.

33. The source, fountain, spring, or beginning, as of a stream or river

34. as, the head of the Nile

35. 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

36. sometimes also, the quantity in reserve

37. as, a mill or reservoir has a good head of water, or ten feet head

38. also, that part of a gulf or bay most remote from the outlet or the sea.

39. A headland

40. a promontory

41. as, Gay Head. Shak.

42. A separate part, or topic, of a discourse

43. a theme to be expanded

44. a subdivision

45. as, the heads of a sermon.

46. 1 Culminating point or crisis

47. hence, strength

48. force

49. height. Ere foul sin, gathering head, shall break into corruption. Shak. The indisposition which has long hung upon me, is at last grown to such a head, that it must quickly make an end of me or of itself. Addison.

50. 1 Power

51. armed force. My lord, my lord, the French have gathered head. Shak.

52. 1 A headdress

53. a covering of the head

54. as, a laced head

55. a head of hair. Swift.

56. 1 An ear of wheat, barley, or of one of the other small cereals.

57. (Bot.) (a) A dense cluster of flowers, as in clover, daisies, thistles

58. a capitulum. (b) A dense, compact mass of leaves, as in a cabbage or a lettuce plant.

59. 1 The antlers of a deer.

60. 1 A rounded mass of foam which rises on a pot of beer or other effervescing liquor. Mortimer.

61. 1 pl. Tiles laid at the eaves of a house. Knight. Note: Head is often used adjectively or in self-explaining combinations

62. as, head gear or headgear, head rest. Cf. Head, a. A buck of the first head, a male fallow deer in its fifth year, when it attains its complete set of antlers. Shak. By the head. (Naut.) See under By. Elevator head, Feed head, etc. See under Elevator, Feed, etc. From head to foot, through the whole length of a man

63. completely

64. throughout. "Arm me, audacity, from head to foot." Shak. Head and ears, with the whole person

65. deeply

66. completely

67. as, he was head and ears in debt or in trouble. [Colloq.] Head fast. (Naut.) See 5th Fast. Head kidney (Anat.), the most anterior of the three pairs of embryonic renal organs developed in most vertebrates Head money, a capitation tax

68. a poll tax. Milton. Head pence, a poll tax. [Obs.] Head sea, a sea that meets the head of a vessel or rolls against her course. Head and shoulders. (a) By force

69. violently

70. as, to drag one, head and shoulders. "They bring in every figure of speech, head and shoulders." Felton. (b) By the height of the head and shoulders

71. hence, by a great degree or space

72. by far

73. much

74. as, he is head and shoulders above them. Head or tail, this side or that side

75. this thing or that

76. a phrase used in throwing a coin to decide a choice, guestion, or stake, head being the side of the coin bearing the effigy or principal figure (or, in case there is no head or face on either side, that side which has the date on it), and tail the other side. Neither head nor tail, neither beginning nor end

77. neither this thing nor that

78. nothing distinct or definite

79. a phrase used in speaking of what is indefinite or confused

80. as, they made neither head nor tail of the matter. [Colloq.] Head wind, a wind that blows in a direction opposite the vessels course. Out ones own head, according to ones own idea

81. without advice or co?peration of another. Over the head of, beyond the comprehension of. M. Arnold. To be out of ones head, to be temporarily insane. To come or draw to a head. See under Come, Draw. To give (one) the head, or To give head, to let go, or to give up, control

82. to free from restraint

83. to give license. "He gave his able horse the head." Shak. "He has so long given his unruly passions their head." South. To his head, before his face. "An uncivil answer from a son to a father, from an obliged person to a benefactor, is a greater indecency than if an enemy should storm his house or revile him to his head." Jer. Taylor. To lay heads together, to consult

84. to conspire. To lose ones head, to lose presence of mind. To make head, or To make head against, to resist with success

85. to advance. To show ones head, to appear. Shak. To turn head, to turn the face or front. "The ravishers turn head, the fight renews." Dryden.

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