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Definition 1: oral stimulation of the genitals - [noun denoting act]

Samples where head or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they say he gives good head

Synonyms for head in the sense of this definition

(head is a kind of ...) an aberrant sexual practice

(... is a kind of head ) oral stimulation of the vulva or clitoris

(... is a kind of head ) oral stimulation of the penis

(... is a kind of head ) oral sex practiced simultaneously by two people

Definition 2: a single domestic animal - [noun denoting animal]

Samples where head or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 200 head of cattle

(head is a kind of ...) any of various animals that have been tamed and made fit for a human environment

Definition 3: a projection out from one end - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where head or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the head of the nail
  • a pinhead is the head of a pin

(head is a kind of ...) any structure that branches out from a central support

(... is a kind of head ) the head of a pin

(... is part of head) a screw that screws into a nut to form a fastener

(... is part of head) a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener

(... is part of head) a small slender (often pointed) piece of wood or metal used to support or fasten or attach things

(... is part of head) a fastener with a tapered threaded shank and a slotted head

Definition 4: a membrane that is stretched taut over a drum - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for head in the sense of this definition

(head is a kind of ...) a thin pliable sheet of material

(... is part of head) a musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretched across each end

Definition 5: (nautical) a toilet on board a boat or ship - [noun denoting artifact]

(head is a kind of ...) a room or building equipped with one or more toilets

Definition 6: the striking part of a tool - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where head or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the head of the hammer

(head is a kind of ...) the part of a mechanical device that strikes something

(... is a kind of head ) (golf) the head of the club which strikes the ball

(... is a kind of head ) the striking part of a hammer

(head is a part of ...) the striking or working surface of an implement

(... is part of head) a hand tool with a heavy rigid head and a handle; used to deliver an impulsive force by striking

(... is part of head) a tool for driving or forcing something by impact

Definition 7: (usually plural) the obverse side of a coin that usually bears the representation of a person's head - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where head or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • call heads or tails!

(head is a kind of ...) the side of a coin or medal bearing the principal stamp or design

(... is part of head) a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money

(head is used in the usage domain ...) the form of a word that is used to denote more than one

Definition 8: (computer science) a tiny electromagnetic coil and metal pole used to write and read magnetic patterns on a disk - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for head in the sense of this definition

(head is a kind of ...) reactor consisting of a spiral of insulated wire that introduces inductance into a circuit

(head belongs to category ...) the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures

Definition 9: the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains - [noun denoting body]

Samples where head or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he stuck his head out the window

Synonyms for head in the sense of this definition

(head is a kind of ...) any body part visible externally

(... is a kind of head ) the head of a human being

(head is a part of ...) the flat area on either side of the forehead

"the veins in his temple throbbed"

(head is a part of ...) the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear

"he washed his face" "I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news"

(head is a part of ...) the bony skeleton of the head of vertebrates

(head is a part of ...) that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord

(head is a part of ...) an unpaired artery; supplies the pons and cerebellum and the back part of the cerebrum and the inner ear

(head is a part of ...) the sense organ for hearing and equilibrium

(head is a part of ...) forward projecting part of the head of certain animals; includes the jaws and nose

(... is part of head) the entire physical structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)

"he felt as if his whole body were on fire"

(... is part of head) a living organism characterized by voluntary movement

Definition 10: the rounded end of a bone that fits into a rounded cavity in another bone to form a joint - [noun denoting body]

Samples where head or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the head of the humerus

(head is a kind of ...) a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing and its construction and arrangement

"he has good bone structure"

Definition 11: that part of a skeletal muscle that is away from the bone that it moves - [noun denoting body]

(head is a kind of ...) a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing and its construction and arrangement

"he has good bone structure"

(... is part of head) a muscle that is connected at either or both ends to a bone and so move parts of the skeleton; a muscle that is characterized by transverse stripes

Definition 12: that which is responsible for one's thoughts, feelings, and conscious brain functions; the seat of the faculty of reason - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where head or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his mind wandered
  • I couldn't get his words out of my head

Synonyms for head in the sense of this definition

(head is a kind of ...) the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning

(... is a kind of head ) an informal British expression for head or mind

"use your noddle"

(... is a kind of head ) a young mind not yet affected by experience (according to John Locke)

(... is a kind of head ) (psychoanalysis) the conscious mind

(... is a kind of head ) that part of the mind wherein psychic activity takes place of which the person is unaware

(... is a kind of head ) psychic activity just below the level of awareness

Definition 13: a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where head or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the heading seemed to have little to do with the text

Synonyms for head in the sense of this definition

(head is a kind of ...) text consisting of a row of words written across a page or computer screen

"the letter consisted of three short lines" "there are six lines in every stanza"

(... is a kind of head ) a heading of a subsection printed within the body of the text

(... is a kind of head ) the heading or caption of a newspaper article

(... is a kind of head ) the heading that indicates the subject of an annotation or a literary composition or a dictionary entry

(... is a kind of head ) a title or heading that is printed in red or in a special type

(... is a kind of head ) a heading printed at the top of every page (or every other page) of a book

(... is a kind of head ) a heading of a subdivision of a text

(... is a kind of head ) a heading that names a statute or legislative bill; may give a brief summary of the matters it deals with

"Title 8 provided federal help for schools"

Definition 14: a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where head or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the point of the arrow was due north

Synonyms for head in the sense of this definition

(head is a kind of ...) a written or printed symbol (as for punctuation)

"his answer was just a punctuation mark"

(... is part of head) a mark to indicate a direction or relation

Definition 15: the subject matter at issue - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where head or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the question of disease merits serious discussion
  • under the head of minor Roman poets

Synonyms for head in the sense of this definition

(head is a kind of ...) the subject matter of a conversation or discussion

"he didn't want to discuss that subject" "it was a very sensitive topic" "his letters were always on the theme of love"

(... is a kind of head ) a question raised for consideration or solution

"our homework consisted of ten problems to solve"

(... is a kind of head ) a disputed factual contention that is generally left for a jury to decide

(... is a kind of head ) a disputed legal contention that is generally left for a judge to decide

Definition 16: (grammar) the word in a grammatical constituent that plays the same grammatical role as the whole constituent - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for head in the sense of this definition

(head is a kind of ...) a unit of language that native speakers can identify

"words are the blocks from which sentences are made" "he hardly said ten words all morning"

(head belongs to category ...) the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)

Definition 17: forward movement - [noun denoting event]

Samples where head or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the ship made little headway against the gale

Synonyms for head in the sense of this definition

(head is a kind of ...) a movement forward

"he listened for the progress of the troops"

Definition 18: a difficult juncture - [noun denoting event]

Samples where head or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a pretty pass
  • matters came to a head yesterday

Synonyms for head in the sense of this definition

(head is a kind of ...) an event that occurs at a critical time

"at such junctures he always had an impulse to leave" "it was needed only on special occasions"

Definition 19: the front of a military formation or procession - [noun denoting group]

Samples where head or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the head of the column advanced boldly
  • they were at the head of the attack

(head is a kind of ...) an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit

"a defensive formation" "a formation of planes"

(head belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 20: the top of something - [noun denoting location]

Samples where head or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the head of the stairs
  • the head of the page
  • the head of the list

(head is a kind of ...) the upper part of anything

"the mower cuts off the tops of the grass" "the title should be written at the top of the first page"

Definition 21: the source of water from which a stream arises - [noun denoting location]

Samples where head or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they tracked him back toward the head of the stream

Synonyms for head in the sense of this definition

(head is a kind of ...) the place where something begins, where it springs into being

"the Italian beginning of the Renaissance" "Jupiter was the origin of the radiation" "Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River" "communism's Russian root"

Definition 22: the part in the front or nearest the viewer - [noun denoting location]

Samples where head or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was in the forefront
  • he was at the head of the column

Synonyms for head in the sense of this definition

(head is a kind of ...) the side that is forward or prominent

Definition 23: the foam or froth that accumulates at the top when you pour an effervescent liquid into a container - [noun denoting object]

Samples where head or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the beer had a large head of foam

(head is a kind of ...) a mass of small bubbles formed in or on a liquid

"the beer had a thick head of foam"

Definition 24: a rounded compact mass - [noun denoting object]

Samples where head or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the head of a comet

(head is a kind of ...) a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow

"it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"

Definition 25: a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea) - [noun denoting object]

Synonyms for head in the sense of this definition

(head is a kind of ...) a raised or elevated geological formation

(... is a kind of head ) a term used in Scottish names of promontories

"the Mull of Kintyre"

(... is a kind of head ) a promontory extending out into a large body of water

"they sailed south around the point"

(... is an instance of head) a rocky headland belonging to Chile at the southernmost tip of South America (south of Tierra del Fuego)

(... is an instance of head) location of a colony of the United Kingdom on a limestone promontory at the southern tip of Spain; strategically important because it can control the entrance of ships into the Mediterranean; one of the Pillars of Hercules

(... is an instance of head) a promontory on Hatteras Island off the Atlantic coast of North Carolina

"frequent storms drive ships to their destruction on Cape Hatteras"

(... is an instance of head) a sandy promontory (formerly Cape Kennedy) extending into the Atlantic Ocean from a barrier island off the eastern coast of Florida; the site of a NASA center for spaceflight

(... is an instance of head) a promontory on the far southern part of Nova Scotia

(... is an instance of head) a promontory in northern Morocco opposite the Rock of Gibraltar; one of the Pillars of Hercules

Definition 26: a person who is in charge - [noun denoting person]

Samples where head or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the head of the whole operation

Synonyms for head in the sense of this definition

(head is a kind of ...) a person who rules or guides or inspires others

(... is a kind of head ) the head of a household or family or tribe

(... is a kind of head ) a high ranking person in the Ku Klux Klan

(... is a kind of head ) the highest ranking manager

(... is a kind of head ) the head of a religious order or congregation

(... is a kind of head ) the head of an organized crime family

(... is a kind of head ) the head of a department

(... is a kind of head ) the head of a branch of an organized crime syndicate

(... is a kind of head ) someone who administers a business

(... is a kind of head ) someone who manages a government agency or department

(... is a kind of head ) a person who is head of an administrative department of government

Definition 27: the educator who has executive authority for a school - [noun denoting person]

Samples where head or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she sent unruly pupils to see the principal

Synonyms for head in the sense of this definition

(head is a kind of ...) someone who educates young people

(... is a kind of head ) the honorary or titular head of a university

(... is a kind of head ) presiding officer of a school

(... is a kind of head ) a woman headmaster

Definition 28: a user of (usually soft) drugs - [noun denoting person]

Samples where head or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the office was full of secret heads

(head is a kind of ...) a person who takes drugs

(... is a kind of head ) someone who takes LSD

(... is a kind of head ) a user of hashish

(... is a kind of head ) a consumer of amphetamine pills

(... is a kind of head ) someone who smokes marijuana habitually

(head is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 29: an individual person - [noun denoting person]

Samples where head or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • tickets are $5 per head

(head is a kind of ...) a single organism

Definition 30: the pressure exerted by a fluid - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Samples where head or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a head of steam

(head is a kind of ...) the force applied to a unit area of surface; measured in pascals (SI unit) or in dynes (cgs unit)

"the compressed gas exerts an increased pressure"

Definition 31: a dense cluster of flowers or foliage - [noun denoting plant]

Samples where head or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a head of cauliflower
  • a head of lettuce

Synonyms for head in the sense of this definition

(head is a kind of ...) a functional and structural unit of a plant or fungus

Definition 32: the length or height based on the size of a human or animal head - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where head or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he is two heads taller than his little sister
  • his horse won by a head

(head is a kind of ...) a unit of measurement of length

Definition 33: the tip of an abscess (where the pus accumulates) - [noun denoting state]

(head is a kind of ...) a V shape

"the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points"

(... is part of head) symptom consisting of a localized collection of pus surrounded by inflamed tissue

Definition 34: remove the head of - [verb of contact]

Samples where head or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • head the fish

(head is a kind of ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

Definition 35: to go or travel towards - [verb of motion]

Samples where head or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • where is she heading
  • We were headed for the mountains

(head is a kind of ...) move ahead; travel onward in time or space

"We proceeded towards Washington" "She continued in the direction of the hills" "We are moving ahead in time now"

(... is a kind of head ) head into a specified direction

"The escaped convict took to the hills" "We made for the mountains"

Definition 36: direct the course; determine the direction of travelling - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for head in the sense of this definition

(head is a kind of ...) exercise authoritative control or power over

"control the budget" "Command the military forces"

(... is a kind of head ) maneuver a vehicle into a parking space

"Park the car in front of the library" "Can you park right here?"

(... is a kind of head ) force a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape

(... is a kind of head ) direct the flow of

"channel information towards a broad audience"

(... is a kind of head ) act as the navigator in a car, plane, or vessel and plan, direct, plot the path and position of the conveyance

"Is anyone volunteering to navigate during the trip?" "Who was navigating the ship during the accident?"

(... is a kind of head ) conduct or direct the steering of a ship or plane

(... is a kind of head ) turn to the right, of helms or rudders

(... is a kind of head ) steer away from shore, of ships

(... is a kind of head ) direct carefully and safely

"He navigated his way to the altar"

(... is a kind of head ) direct (an aircraft) into a crosswind

(... is a kind of head ) be at or take the helm of

"helm the ship"

(... is a kind of head ) steer a vehicle to the side of the road

"The car pulled over when the ambulance approached at high speed"

(... is a kind of head ) cause to sheer

"She sheered her car around the obstacle"

(... is a kind of head ) maneuver into a dock

"dock the ships"

Definition 37: travel in front of; go in advance of others - [verb of motion]

Samples where head or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The procession was headed by John

Synonyms for head in the sense of this definition

(head is a kind of ...) move ahead (of others) in time or space

(... is a kind of head ) move ahead of (one's competitors) in a race

(head has a similar meaning as ...) be the first or leading member of (a group) and excel

"This student heads the class"

Samples where head or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Who is heading this project?

Synonyms for head in the sense of this definition

(head is a kind of ...) be in charge of

(... is a kind of head ) act or preside as chair, as of an academic department in a university

"She chaired the department for many years"

(... is a kind of head ) be the captain of a sports team

(... is a kind of head ) be the leader of

"She spearheaded the effort to find a cure for the disease"

(... is a kind of head ) assume control

Definition 39: be in the front of or on top of - [verb of stative]

Samples where head or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The list was headed by the name of the president

(head is a kind of ...) be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position

(... is a kind of head ) be on top of

"The scarf surmounted the gown"

(... is a kind of head ) form the topmost part of

"A weather vane crowns the building"

Definition 40: be the first or leading member of (a group) and excel - [verb of stative]

Samples where head or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This student heads the class

Synonyms for head in the sense of this definition

(head is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

(head has a similar meaning as ...) travel in front of; go in advance of others

"The procession was headed by John"

Definition 41: form a head or come or grow to a head - [verb of stative]

Samples where head or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The wheat headed early this year

(head is a kind of ...) assume a form or shape

"the water formed little beads"

Definition 42: take its rise - [verb of stative]

Samples where head or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • These rivers head from a mountain range in the Himalayas

(head is a kind of ...) come into existence; take on form or shape

"A new religious movement originated in that country" "a love that sprang up from friendship" "the idea for the book grew out of a short story" "An interesting phenomenon uprose"

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