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Noun head has 32 senses
  1. head, caput - the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains; "he stuck his head out the window"
    --1 is a kind of external body part
    --1 is a part of
     body, organic structure, physical structure; animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna
    --1 has parts:
     muzzle; ear; basilar artery, arteria basilaris; brain, encephalon; skull; face, human face; temple
    --1 has particulars: human head
  2. head - a single domestic animal; "200 head of cattle"
    --2 is a kind of
    domestic animal
  3. mind, head, brain, psyche, nous - that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason; "his mind wandered"; "I couldn't get his words out of my head"
    --3 is a kind of cognition, knowledge, noesis
    --3 has particulars:
     noddle; tabula rasa; ego; unconscious mind, unconscious; subconscious mind, subconscious
  4. head, chief, top dog - a person who is in charge; "the head of the whole operation"
    --4 is a kind of leader
    --4 has particulars:
     administrator, executive; administrator, decision maker; capo; department head; don, father; general, superior general; general manager; grand dragon; head of household; secretary
    Derived forms: verb head4, verb head2
  5. head - the front of a military formation or procession; "the head of the column advanced boldly"; "they were at the head of the attack"
    --5 is a kind of
    formation
    Antonyms: rear
    Derived forms: verb head4, verb head1, verb head3, verb head5
  6. head - the pressure exerted by a fluid; "a head of steam"
    --6 is a kind of
    pressure, pressure level, force per unit area
  7. head - the top of something; "the head of the stairs"; "the head of the page"; "the head of the list"
    --7 is a kind of
    top
    Antonyms: foot
    Derived form: verb head7
  8. fountainhead, headspring, head - the source of water from which a stream arises; "they tracked him back toward the head of the stream"
    --8 is a kind of beginning, origin, root, rootage, source
  9. head, head word - (grammar) the word in a grammatical constituent that plays the same grammatical role as the whole constituent
    --9 is a kind of word
  10. head - the tip of an abscess (where the pus accumulates)
    --10 is a kind of
    point, tip, peak
    --10 is a part of abscess
  11. head - the length or height based on the size of a human or animal head; "he is two heads taller than his little sister"; "his horse won by a head"
    --11 is a kind of
    linear unit
  12. capitulum, head - a dense clusters of flowers or foliage; "a head of cauliflower"; "a head of lettuce"
    --12 is a kind of plant organ
  13. principal, school principal, head teacher, head - the educator who has executive authority for a school; "she sent unruly pupils to see the principal"
    --13 is a kind of educator, pedagogue
    --13 has particulars:
     chancellor; headmaster, schoolmaster, master; headmistress
  14. head - an individual person; "tickets are $5 per head"
    --14 is a kind of
    individual
  15. head - a user of (usually soft) drugs; "the office was full of secret heads"
    --15 is a kind of
    drug user, substance abuser, user
    --15 has particulars: acid head; hash head; pill head; pothead
  16. head - a rounded compact mass; "the head of a comet"
    --16 is a kind of
    object, physical object
  17. head - the foam or froth that accumulates at the top when you pour an effervescent liquid into a container; "the beer had a large head of foam"
    --17 is a kind of
    foam, froth
  18. forefront, head - the part in the front or nearest the viewer; "he was in the forefront"; "he was at the head of the column"
    --18 is a kind of front, front end, forepart
    Derived forms: verb head7, verb head5, verb head4, verb head1, verb head3
  19. pass, head, straits - a difficult juncture; "a pretty pass"; "matters came to a head yesterday"
    --19 is a kind of juncture, occasion
  20. headway, head - forward movement; "the ship made little headway against the gale"
    --20 is a kind of progress, progression, advance
    Derived forms: verb head3, verb head5, verb head1
  21. point, head - a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer; "the point of the arrow was due north"
    --21 is a kind of mark
    --21 is a part of arrow, pointer
  22. question, head - the subject matter at issue; "the question of disease merits serious discussion"; "under the head of minor Roman poets"
    --22 is a kind of subject, topic, theme
    --22 has particulars:
     problem; question of fact, matter of fact; question of law, matter of law
  23. heading, header, head - a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about; "the heading seemed to have little to do with the text"
    --23 is a kind of line
    --23 has particulars:
     crossheading, crosshead; headline, newspaper headline; lemma; rubric; running head, running headline; subheading, subhead; title, statute title, rubric
  24. head - the rounded end of a bone that bits into a rounded cavity in another bone to form a joint; "the head of the humerus"
    --24 is a kind of
    structure, anatomical structure, complex body part, bodily structure, body structure
  25. head - that part of a skeletal muscle that is away from the bone that it moves
    --25 is a kind of
    structure, anatomical structure, complex body part, bodily structure, body structure
    --25 is a part of skeletal muscle, striated muscle
  26. read/write head, head - (computer science) a tiny electromagnetic coil and metal pole used to write and read magnetic patterns on a disk
    --26 is a kind of coil
  27. head - (usually plural) an obverse side of a coin that bears the representation of a person's head; "call heads or tails!"
    --27 is a kind of
    obverse
    --27 is a part of coin
    Antonyms: tail
  28. head - the striking part of a tool; "the head of the hammer"
    --28 is a kind of
    striker
    --28 is a part of hammer; ram
    --28 has part: face
    --28 has particulars:
     golf-club head, club head, club-head, clubhead; hammerhead
  29. head - (nautical) a toilet on board a boat or ship
    --29 is a kind of
    toilet, lavatory, lav, can, john, privy, bathroom
  30. head - a projection out from one end; "the head of the nail", "a pinhead is the head of a pin"
    --30 is a kind of
    projection
    --30 is a part of nail; screw; pin; bolt
    --30 has particulars: pinhead
  31. drumhead, head - a membrane that is stretched taut over a drum
    --31 is a kind of membrane
    --31 is a part of drum, membranophone, tympan
  32. oral sex, head - oral-genital stimulation; "they say he gives good head"
    --32 is a kind of perversion, sexual perversion
    --32 has particulars:
     cunnilingus, cunnilinctus; fellatio, fellation; soixante-neuf, sixty-nine
Verb head has 9 senses
  1. head - to go or travel towards; "where is she heading"; "We were headed for the mountains"
    --1 is one way to
    proceed, go forward, continue
    Derived forms: noun head18, noun head5, noun head20, noun heading2
    Sample sentence:
    They head up the hill
  2. head, lead - be in charge of; "Who is heading this project?"
    --2 is one way to direct
    Derived form: noun head4
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. lead, head - travel in front of; go in advance of others; "The procession was headed by John"
    --3 is one way to precede, lead
    Derived forms: noun head20, noun head18, noun head5
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  4. head, head up - be the first or leading member of (a group) and excel; "This student heads the class"
    --4 is one way to be
    Derived forms: noun head18, noun head5, noun head4
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  5. steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, point, head, guide, channelize, channelise - direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
    --5 is one way to control, command
    Derived forms: noun head18, noun head5, noun head20, noun heading2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
  6. head - take its rise; "These rivers head from a mountain range in the Himalayas"
    --6 is one way to
    originate, arise, rise, develop, uprise, spring up, grow
    Sample sentence:
    Something is ----ing PP
  7. head - be in the front of or on top of; "The list was headed by the name of the president"
    --7 is one way to
    lie
    Derived forms: noun head18, noun header1, noun head7, noun heading1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  8. head - form a head or come or grow to a head; "The wheat headed early this year"
    --8 is one way to
    form, take form, take shape, spring
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  9. head - remove the head of; "head the fish"
    --9 is one way to
    remove, take, take away, withdraw
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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