Definitions and translations for "head"

Definition of head

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Noun
1. The part of the body of an animal or human which contains the brain, mouth, and main sense organs.
Be careful when you pet that dog on the head; it may bite.
1. People To do with heads.
2. Animals To do with heads.
2. The topmost, foremost, or leading part.
What does it say at the head of the page?
3. The end of a table.
4. Countable The principal operative part of a machine or tool.
5. The foam that forms on top of beer or other carbonated beverages.
Pour me a fresh beer; this one has no head.
6. Engineering The end cap of a cylindrically-shaped pressure vessel.
7. Geology Deposits near the top of a geological succession.
8. Medicine The end of an abscess where pus collects.
9. Music The headstock of a guitar.
10. Nautical A leading component.
11. British A headland.
3. A leader or expert.
12. The place of honour, or of command; the most important or foremost position; the front.
The king sat at the head of the table.
13. Leader; chief; mastermind.
I'd like to speak to the head of the department.
Police arrested the head of the gang in a raid last night.
14. A headmaster or headmistress.
I was called into the head's office to discuss my behaviour.
15. Slang A person with an extensive knowledge of hip hop.
Only true heads know this.
4. A significant or important part.
16. A beginning or end, a protuberance.
17. A component.
5. Headway; progress.
We are having a difficult time making head against this wind.
6. Topic; subject.
We will consider performance issues under the head of future improvements.
7. Denouement; crisis.
These isses are going to come to a head today.
8. Pressure and energy.
18. A buildup of fluid pressure, often quantified as pressure head.
Let the engine build up a good head of steam.
19. The difference in elevation between two points in a column of fluid, and the resulting pressure of the fluid at the lower point.
20. More generally, energy in a mass of fluid divided by its weight.
9. Fellatio or cunnilingus; oral sex.
She gave great head.
10. The glans penis.
11. A heavy or habitual user of illicit drugs.
12. Power; armed force.
Adjective
13. Of, relating to, or intended for the head.
14. Foremost in rank or importance.
The head cook
15. Placed at the top or the front.
16. Coming from in front.
Head sea;   head wind
Verb
17. To be in command of. (See also head up.)
Who heads the board of trustees?
To head an army, an expedition, or a riot
18. To strike with the head; as in soccer, to head the ball
19. To move in a specified direction.
We are going to head up North for our holiday. We will head off tomorrow. Next holiday we will head out West, or head to Chicago. Right now I need to head into town to do some shopping.
I'm fed up working for a boss. I'm going to head out on my own, set up my own business.
How does the ship head?
20. To remove the head from a fish.
The salmon are first headed and then scaled.
21. To originate; to spring; to have its course, as a river.
22. To form a head.
This kind of cabbage heads early.
23. To form a head to; to fit or furnish with a head.
To head a nail
24. To cut off the top of; to lop off.
To head trees
25. To behead; to decapitate.
26. To go in front of; to get in the front of, so as to hinder or stop; to oppose; hence, to check or restrain.
To head a drove of cattle; to head a person; the wind heads a ship
27. To set on the head.
To head a cask
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English - English - head

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n. uppermost part of the body containing the brain; mind, understanding; leader, person in authority; top; forefront; crisis, climax; devotee, enthusiast (Slang); device in a drive which reads and writes information (Computers)
v. lead, direct; be at the front; go in a certain direction
adj. chief, leading, main, principal

English - Spanish - head

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s. cabeza; (inform.) el mecanismo que lee datos o graba datos en un disco rígido o disquetera
v. encabezar, acaudillar, capitanear, dirigir, estar a la cabeza de, liderear; guiar
adj. principal

English - French - head

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n. tête, dispositif de lecture et d'écriture de l'information sur la console (informatique)
v. mener, conduire, être à la tête de; attaquer, provoquer
adj. principal, essentiel

English - German - head

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n. Kopf, Körperteil der das Gehirn enthält; Gesinnung; führende Person; Höhepunkt; (Comput) das Bauteil das die Daten auf die Festplatte schreibt und von der Festplatte liest
v. führen, anführen; in eine bestimmte Richtung gehen
adj. Kopf-, haupt-

English - Indonesian - head

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n. kepala, jemala, gambar kepala, hidup, otak, pikiran, bakat, seorang, ekor, ujung kepala, kop, bongkol, bungkul, bagian depan, bagian pertama, wc, kamar kecil, kakus, hulu, judul, puncak, busa, tanjung, pemimpin, ketua, atasan, pengurus, pentol, hop
v. mengepalai, memimpin, mempelopori, mengawal, mengarah, menuju, bertujuan

English - Italian - head

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s. testa; (inform.) dispositivo che scrive e legge i dati nelle unità disco
v. aprire, essere in testa a; guidare, dirigere, capeggiare, essere a capo di; volgere, indirizzare; mettere la punta a, fornire di punta; decapitare; intestare, intitolare; (Sport) colpire di testa
agg. capo; da testa; di testa; (Mar) di prua, contrario

English - Polish - head

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n. głowa, czub, łeb, czapka {przen.}, czoło, głowa państwa, naczelnik, szef, przód, góra stronicy, nagłówek, dział, głowica, głowizna, kłos, kożuch na mleku, nadlew, obuch, oczep, chodnik {górn.}
v. główkować, czoło: być na czele, kierować się w stronę, płynąć w kierunku, iść, zdążać, zatytułować, kłosić, wiązać, zdążyć
a. głowowy, kierowniczy

English - Portuguese - head

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s. cabeça; (informática) o dispositivo que lê e escreve a informação nos drives
v. conduzir, encabeçar; cabecear
adj. principal, o mais importante

English - Romanian - head

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n. cap, căpăţână, fier, păr, frunte, faţă, persoană, suflet, intelect, şef, conducător, căpitan, căpetenie, prim rang, criză, punct critic, extremitate principală, extremitatea cea mai avansată, parte de sus, vârf, capăt, promontoriu, proră, tavă, fund, bot {fam.}, corp, creştet, guler, început, titlu, izvor, înălţime de cădere {tehn.}, spumă
n. smântână, sarcină de apă, latrină {mar.}, măciulie, mănunchi, buchet, coacere, zgură de metal
v. conduce, fi în capul, fi în fruntea, merge în fruntea, înfrunta, îndrepta: se îndrepta, trage: se trage, întrece, călăuzi, pune fund, înfunda, alcătui un cap, depăşi, înzestra, preveni {fig.}, înscrie: se înscrie în fruntea
a. principal, psihic

English - Russian - head

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с. голова; что-либо; человек; наркоман; способности, ум; голова скота; верхняя часть, верхушка, передняя часть, перед, изголовье; нос корабля; нос, крона, головка, кочан, черенок; исток реки; заголовок, рубрика; назревшая головка нарыва; кризис, кризис болезни, перелом болезни; шляпка
г. возглавлять, озаглавливать, служить заглавием; формировать;направлять, направляться, вести; держать курс; завиваться; играть головой, отбивать мяч головой
прил. передний, головной, главный, старший, встречный

English - Turkish - head

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f. başında olmak, başı çekmek, yönetmek, kullanmak, yönlendirmek, gitmek, yönelmek, baş vermek, olgunlaşmak
i. ana, baş, kafa, akıl, kelle, reis, başkan, şef, lider, müdür, yönetici, tepe, zirve, tura, köpük, kaymak, pınar başı, konu başlığı, konu, uç kısım, kişi, kişi başı, adam başı
s. baş, baş ile ilgili, baştaki

English - Ukrainian - head

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n. голова, розум, вождь, головка, верх, керівник, ватажко, глава, директор, настов, начальник
v. очолювати, спрямовувати, прямувати, озаглавлювати
a. попередній, головний, поголовний, титульний

English - Dutch - head

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zn. hoofd; (in computers) kop, het onderdeel dat leest van, en schrijft naar de harde schijf of diskettes
ww. leiden, aan het hoofd staan; afstoten
bn. belangrijkste, hoofdzaak

English - Greek - head

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ουσ. κεφάλι, κεφαλή, αρχηγός
ρήμ. ηγούμαι, είμαι επικεφαλής, είμαι επί κεφαλής, είμαι αρχηγός

English - Arabic - head

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‏أعلى الشئ، سنبلة، الرأس جزء من آلة، الرأسية، الجزء ألاعلى من السرير، رأس، رئيس، رغوة، زعيم، صدر الشىء، المكتب الرئسي، قمة، مقام الزعامة، مقدم السفينة، وجه القطعة النقدية، قائد، منبع، الرأس، رأس الإنسان‏
‏تزعم، تصدر، تقدم، توج برأسية، حصد، رأس، ركل كرة، قاد، واجه، ترأس‏
‏ذا رأسا، رأسي‏

English - Chinese - head

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(名) 头, 身体的最上端包括大脑的部分; 心智, 理解; 领袖, 有权力的人; 顶; 最前部; 紧要关头, 顶点; 用心的人, 有热情的人 (俚语); 驱动器里读写信息的装置 (计算机用语)
(动) 为首, 前进, 朝向; 成头状物; 出发
(形) 头的; 主要的

English - Chinese - head

Pronunciation
(名) 頭; 領袖; 頭腦
(動) 為首, 前進, 朝向; 成頭狀物; 出發
(形) 頭的; 主要的

English - Hindi - head

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n. सिर, शिर, सर, शीर्ष, मस्तक, मस्तिष्क, मद, माथा, मूंड़, प्रधान शासक, मुखिया, नेता, राहनुमा, विवाद का विषय, विषय, चोटी, चरम बिंदु, नोक, अग्र-भाग, अन्तरीप, मूल
v. नेतृत्व करना, आगे बढ़ाना, बढ़ाना, मार्ग दिखलाना, अगुवाई करना
a. प्रधान, मुख्य, मुख़ालिफ़

English - Japanese - head

Pronunciation
(形) 頭の; 首位の; 首長たる
(動) 先頭に立つ; 率いる; 向かわせる; ヘディングする
(名) 頭; 頭部; 理性; 長; 頭脳; 上部; 絶頂; 先端; 熱狂者(俗語); (コンピュータ)ヘッド, 情報を読み取ったり書き込んだりする装置

English - Korean - head

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명. 머리, 마리 수, 사슴의 뿔, 꼭대기, 항목, 머리의 기능, 대가리, 수석, 두통, 주춧돌, 두, 선두, 수뇌자, 수반, 알, 조장, 주석
동. 지휘하다, 지도하다; 선두에 서다; 어떤 방향으로 나아가다
형. 수석의, 주요한

English - Vietnamese - head

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n. cái đầu, ngọn cây, đọt măng tây, bông lúa, đầu cây đinh, vòng sắt, ngọn núi, đỉnh núi, chóp núi, đầu trang sách, mũi tàu, nắp nồi, đáy thùng, nguồn sông, đầu giường, ván đáy thùng, hiệu trưởng, giám đốc một xí nghiệp, chủ một hảng, tổng số, mặt ngữa của đồng tiền
v. cắt ngọn cây, đóng đầu cây đinh, đi đầu, dẫn đầu, cầm đầu, đứng đầu, đương đầu, chống lại nguy hiểm
a. gia trưởng
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Synonyms for head
1. authority: command
2. leading: cardinal, chief, first, foremost, front, main, principal
3. leader: chief, administrator, chieftain, commander, commander in chief, director, master
4. top: acme, peak, summit, crest
5. conclusion: crisis, culmination
6. headland: cape, promontory
7. beginning: origin, rise, source
8. foam: froth
Verb forms for head
Present participle: heading
Present: head (3.person: heads)
Past: headed
Future: will head
Present conditional: would head
Present Perfect: have headed (3.person: has headed)
Past Perfect: had headed
Future Perfect: will have headed
Past conditional: would have headed