The definition of head is the person who is in charge.(adjective)
An example of head is the librarian in charge of the other librarians.
Head is the part of the body that comes out of your neck and that contains the eyes, nose, mouth and brains.(noun)
An example of head is the part of your body that helps you to see, hear, smell and think.
The head is defined as the ends of the table, or to the most important person.(noun)
An example of head is where the father and mother sit at the ends of the table.
To head means to take the lead or be in charge of.(verb)
An example of head is when you are the president of a company.
See head in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: 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, curve
See head in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English hēafod; see kaput- in Indo-European roots.
See head in Ologies
the condition of having a wide or broad head. —brachycephalic, brachycephalous, adj.
a sarcastic term for phrenology. —bumpologist, n.
a form of divination involving measurement of the head.
the science of measuring the dimensions of the human head. —cephalometer, n. —cephalometric, cephalometrical, adj.
the science that studies the size, shape, and other features of human skulls. —craniologist, n. —craniologic, craniological, adj.
the science of measuring skulls. —craniometrist, n. —craniometric, craniometrical, adj.
the observation, examination, and description of the human skull. —cranioscopist, n. —cranioscopic, cranioscopical, adj.
the surgical operation of opening the skull, as for an operation on the brain.
the state or condition of having two heads. —dicephalic, dicephalous, adj.
the condition of having a long or narrow head. —dolicephalic, dolicocephalous, adj.
the condition of very high vertical cranial development. —hypsicephalic, adj.
the characteristic of depicting heads of figures at the same level, as in a painting. —isocephalic, isocephalous, adj.
a condition in which the head or cranial capacity is unusually large. —macrocephalic, macrocephalous, adj.
the condition of having an intermediate or medium relation between the height of the skull and its breadth or length. —orthocephalic, —orthocephalous, adj.
a system by which an analysis of character and of the development of faculties is attempted by studying the shape and protuberances of the skull. —phrenologist, n. —phrenologic, phrenological, adj.
a deformity of the skull in which one side is more developed in the front, and the other more developed in the rear. —plagiocephalic, plagiocephalous, adj.
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