head


head
n
1. skull, cranium, cephalon, brainpan, poll, pate, Inf. sconce, Archaic. mazard, Archaic. costard; All Inf. upstairs, upper story, belfry, noggin, dome; All Sl. bean, nut, nob, noodle, noddle, crumpet, gourd, conk.
2. intellect, mind, intelligence, wit, wisdom, genius; grain, sensorium, sensory, Inf. gray matter, Latin, mens. nous, Fr. esprit; understanding, wits, sense, reason, rationality, sensibility.
3. authority, command, reins, control, charge, lead; throne, place of honor, first place, top, helm, wheel; primacy, dominion, priority, precedence; captaincy, headship, directorship, leadership.
4. leader, chief, commander, chieftain, senior, captain; director, manager, superintendent, controller, supervisor, Inf. boss, administrator; master, principal, headmaster, dean, provost; chairman, governor, president, premier, prime minister.
5. top, summit, tip, peak, vertex, crest; pitch, acme, apex, crown, pinnacle, zenith, apogee; upper part, cap, brow, Latin, caput; nib, end, extremity, spike, cusp, point.
6. front, fore, forepart, forefront, forecourt, face, proscenium; vanguard, van, front line, avant-garde, point.
7. climax, culmination, issue, pitch, consummation, crescendo; crisis, critical point, cap, turning point, failsafe, juncture, crossroads.
8. froth, foam, suds, lather, puff, collar.
9. promontory, headland, foreland; cape, hook, spur, point, bill, tongue, Scot. mull; reef, spit, breakwater, jetty, jutty.
10. origin, provenience, rise, source, fount, font, fountainhead; well, wellspring, spring, wellhead, headwater; mainspring, springhead, riverhead.
11.Nautical. bow, prow, nose, jib, bowsprit, fore, stem, figurehead.
12.Nautical. toilet, lavatory, rest room, water closet, Sl. john, Sl. can, latrine, commode.
13. bracket, cadre, section, division, category, class, designation, heading; chapter, rubric, title, caption, headline; topic, subject, theme, text, motif, point, issue.
14. come to a head
culminate, climax, crown, consummate, ripen; crest, overtop, surmount, go over the top.
15. head over heels
a. intensely, passionately, ardently, perfervidly, vehemently, earnestly; completely, thoroughly, fully.b. impulsively, impetuously, rashly, wildly, quixotically; carelessly, heedlessly, recklessly.
16. heads up
Informal. watch out, watch it, fore, look out, be careful; duck, look out below, gardyloo. 494
17. keep one’s head
remain calm, keep one's wits about oneself, keep cool, Inf. keep one's cool, Inf. roll with the punches.
18. lose one’s head
lose control, explode, blow up, Inf. lose one's cool, become excited; Sl. flip out, Sl. blow one's lid, Sl. flip one's lid, Sl. freak out.
adj
19. first, chief, leading, premier, main, principal, cardinal; supreme, paramount, capital; crowning, culminating, capping, consummating; zenithal, apical, meridian, acmic; maximal, extreme, ultimate.
20. frontal, fore, anterior, front, forward; topmost, headmost, top, uppermost, overmost, foremost; cephalic, cranial, occipital, sincipital.
21. opposing, counter, contrary, impeditive; oncoming, head-on, fronting.
v
22. lead, precede, lead the way, go first, forerun, forego, antecede; crown, top, surmount, top off, cap; lead off, Inf. kick off; herald, introduce, usher in.
23. outdo, excel, take the lead, beat, best, better; surpass, pass, get ahead of, come to the front; outrank, overbear, outweigh, overbalance; outrun, outride, outstrip, outpace; outdistance, distance, leave behind, leave in the lurch.
24. direct, command, rule, control, regulate, sway; govern, lead, boss, administer; supervise, superintend, oversee; guide, conduct, run, pull the strings; preside, captain, pilot.
25. turn, steer, direct, aim, point; warp, bias, jibe; head for, make for, bear for; move towards, gravitate, tend, induce, lean; verge, bend to, go, point, lead, dispose.
26. head off
intercept, catch, cut off, stop on the way, step in, interpose; stay, restrain, inhibit.

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  • Head — (h[e^]d), n. [OE. hed, heved, heaved, AS. he[ a]fod; akin to D. hoofd, OHG. houbit, G. haupt, Icel. h[ o]fu[eth], Sw. hufvud, Dan. hoved, Goth. haubi[thorn]. The word does not correspond regularly to L. caput head (cf. E. {Chief}, {Cadet},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • head — [hed] n. [ME hede, heved < OE heafod, akin to Ger haupt (OHG houbit, Goth haubith) < IE base * kaput (orig. prob. cup shaped) > L caput: merged in Gmc with word akin to OHG hūba, a cap, crest (Ger haube) < IE base * keu , to bend,… …   English World dictionary

  • head — ► NOUN 1) the upper part of the human body, or the front or upper part of the body of an animal, containing the brain, mouth, and sense organs. 2) a person in charge; a director or leader. 3) the front, forward, or upper part or end of something …   English terms dictionary

  • Head — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Anthony Head (* 1954), englischer Schauspieler Antony Head, 1. Viscount Head (1906–1983), britischer Brigadegeneral der British Army sowie Politiker der Conservative Party Barclay V. Head (1844–1914),… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Head — (h[e^]d), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Headed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Heading}.] 1. 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. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Head On — may refer to: * Head on collision, a type of vehicular collision. * Head On (album), a 1975 album by Bachman Turner Overdrive * Head On , a song originally recorded by The Jesus and Mary Chain and covered by the Pixies * Head On Memories of the… …   Wikipedia

  • head-on — adv 1.) crash/collide/smash etc head on if two vehicles crash etc head on, the front part of one vehicle hits the front part of the other 2.) if someone deals with a problem head on, they do not try to avoid it, but deal with it in a direct and… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • head-on — adj. 1. characterized by direct opposition; as, a head on confrontation. Syn: head to head. [WordNet 1.5] 2. Without evasion or compromise; as, his usual head on fashion; to meet a problem head on. Syn: downright, flat footed, forthright,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • head — [adj] most important; chief arch, champion, first, foremost, front, highest, leading, main, pioneer, preeminent, premier, prime, principal, stellar, supreme, topmost; concepts 568,574 Ant. auxiliary, inferior, lower, second, secondary, trivial,… …   New thesaurus

  • Head On — Entwickler Sega/Gremlin Publisher …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • head-on — head on1 or ,head on adverb 1. ) if two vehicles crash head on, the front of one vehicle hits the front of the other 2. ) if you deal with a problem head on, you deal with it in a very direct way head on ,head on 2 adjective a head on crash is… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English