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Middle English , hed , heed , heved , from heaved Old English hēafd-, hēafod ( “ head; top; source, origin; chief, leader; capital ” ), from Proto-West Germanic , from *haubud Proto-Germanic *haubudą ( “ head ” ), from Proto-Indo-European . The modern word comes from Old English oblique stem *káput- hēafd-, the expected Modern English outcome for hēafod would be *heaved (similar to the Middle English word). Doublet of , caput , cape and chef .
Scots , heid , hede , hevid heved ( “ head ” ), Old English hafola ( “ head ” ), North Frisian hood ( “ head ” ), Dutch hoofd ( “ head ” ), German Haupt ( “ head ” ), Swedish huvud ( “ head ” ), Danish hoved ( “ head ” ), Icelandic höfuð ( “ head ” ), Latin caput ( “ head ” ), Sanskrit कपाल ( kapāla, “ skull ” ), Hindi कपाल ( kapāl, “ skull ” ).
head ( , countable and uncountable plural heads or ) head
The part of the ( countable ) 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.
, 1913 Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 8, in , Mr. Pratt's Patients page : 175 Afore we got to the shanty Colonel Applegate stuck his head out of the door. His temper had been getting raggeder all the time, and the sousing he got when he fell overboard had just about ripped what was left of it to ravellings.
To do with heads.
( people )
Mental or emotional aptitude or skill.
The company is looking for people with good heads for business.
He has no head for heights. It's all about having a good head on your shoulders.
( figurative , metonymically ) Mind; one's own thoughts.
This song keeps going through my head. , 1935 George Goodchild, chapter 1, in Death on the Centre Court: “Anthea hasn't a notion in her head but to vamp a lot of silly mugwumps. She's set her heart on that tennis bloke [… ] whom the papers are making such a fuss about.” A
headache; especially one resulting from intoxication.
, 1888 Rudyard Kipling, “ Thrown Away”, in , Calcutta: Thacker, Spink and Co.; London: W. Thacker & Co., Plain Tales from the Hills , →OCLC page : 15 He found whist, and gymkhanas, and things of that kind (meant to amuse one after office) good; but he took them seriously, too, just as seriously as he took the “ head” that followed after drink. 1925 July – , 1926 May A Conan Doyle, “ (please specify the chapter number)”, in (eBook no. 0601351h.html), Australia: The Land of Mist Project Gutenberg Australia, published April 2019: "Mornin', Tom," he said in a husky voice. Then as the wife left the room: "Got a drop of Scotch about? I've a head on me this morning." A
headdress; a covering for the head.
a laced head; a head of hair An individual ( figurative , metonymically ) person.
Admission is three dollars a head. , 1749 Henry Fielding, chapter VII, in , volume III, London: The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling A, Millar , , book VIII, →OCLC pages : 196–197 [… ] but here we are obliged to diſcloſe ſome Maxims, which Publicans hold to be the grand Myſteries of their Trade. [… ] And, laſtly, if any of their Gueſts call but for little, to make them pay a double Price for every Thing they have ; ſo that the Amount by the Head may be much the ſame. To do with heads.
( animals )
A single ( plural head , measure word for livestock and game ) animal.
200 head of cattle and 50 head of horses
12 head of big cattle and 14 head of branded calves
at five years of age this head of cattle is worth perhaps $40
a reduction in the assessment per head of sheep they shot 20 head of quail The population of
we have a heavy head of deer this year planting the hedges increased the head of quail and doves The antlers of a deer.
The ( countable ) topmost, foremost, or leading part.
What does it say at the head of the page?
, 1913 Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 10, in , Mr. Pratt's Patients page : 243 Men that I knew around Wapatomac didn't wear high, shiny plug hats, nor yeller spring overcoats, nor carry canes with ivory heads as big as a catboat's anchor, as you might say. The end of a table.
The end of a rectangular
table furthest from the entrance; traditionally considered a seat of honor.
During meetings, the supervisor usually sits at the head of the table. The end of a ( billiards ) pool table opposite the end where the balls have been racked.
The ( countable ) principal operative part of a machine or tool.
The end of a
hammer, axe, golf club , or similar implement used for striking other objects. The end of a
nail, screw, bolt , or similar fastener which is opposite the point; usually blunt and relatively wide.
Hit the nail on the head! The
sharp end of an arrow, spear , or pointer.
The head of the compass needle is pointing due north.
The top part of a ( lacrosse ) lacrosse stick that holds the ball.
A ( music ) drum head, the membrane which is hit to produce sound.
Tap the head of the drum for this roll. A
machine element which reads or writes electromagnetic signals to or from a storage medium.
The heads of your tape player need to be cleaned.
The part of a ( computing ) disk drive responsible for reading and writing data.
The ( automotive ) cylinder head, a platform above the cylinders in an internal combustion engine, containing the valves and spark plugs. A milling head, a part of a ( machining ) that houses the milling machine . spindle
The ( uncountable , countable ) foam that forms on top of beer or other carbonated beverages.
Pour me a fresh beer; this one has no head. He never learned how to pour a glass of beer so it didn't have too much head.
The end cap of a cylindrically-shaped ( engineering ) pressure vessel.
The end cap of a ( coopering ) cask or other barrel.
The uppermost part of a ( geology ) valley.
Deposits near the top of a ( Britain , geology ) geological succession.
( journalism ) Short for .
headline , Earl English, Clarence Hach, 1968 Scholastic Journalism, page 166: The content of a headline over a news story should be taken from the lead of the story. [… ] The head should give the same impression as the body of the story.
The end of an ( medicine ) abscess where pus collects.
The ( music ) headstock of a guitar.
A leading component.
( nautical ) The
top edge of a sail. The bow of a vessel. A ( Britain ) headland.
A leader or expert.
( social , countable , metonymically ) The place of honour, or of command; the most important or foremost position; the
, 1708 Joseph Addison, The present state of the war, and the necessity of an augmentation, consider'd , page 33: We saw the last Campaign that an Army of Fourscore Thousand of the best Troops in Europe, with the Duke of Marlborough at the Head of them, cou'd do nothing against an Enemy that were too numerous to be assaulted in their Camps, or attack'd in their Strong Holds.
( metonymically ) 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. , 1913 Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 7, in , Mr. Pratt's Patients pages : 153–154 “I don't know how you and the ‘ head,’ as you call him, will get on, but I do know that if you call my duds a ‘livery’ again there'll be trouble. It's bad enough to go around togged out like a life saver on a drill day, but I can stand that 'cause I'm paid for it. What I won't stand is to have them togs called a livery. [… ] ”
A ( metonymically ) headmaster or headmistress.
1992 June 24, Edwina Currie, Diary: At 4pm, the phone went. It was The Sun: 'We hear your daughter's been expelled for cheating at her school exams...' She'd made a remark to a friend at the end of the German exam and had been pulled up for talking. As they left the exam room, she muttered that the teacher was a ' twat'. He heard and flipped—a pretty stupid thing to do, knowing the kids were tired and tense after exams. Instead of dropping it, the teacher complained to the Head and Deb was carpeted. I was called into the head's office to discuss my behaviour. A person with an extensive knowledge of ( music , slang , figurative , metonymically ) hip hop.
Only true heads know this. A significant or important part.
A beginning or end, a protuberance.
source of a river; the end of a lake where a river flows into it.
The expedition followed the river all the way to the head. A clump of
seeds, leaves or flowers; a capitulum.
Give me a head of lettuce.
May-June, 2013 David Van Tassel, Lee DeHaan, “ Wild Plants to the Rescue”, in , volume American Scientist 101, number 3: Plant breeding is always a numbers game. [… ] The wild species we use are rich in genetic variation, [… ] . In addition, we are looking for rare alleles, so the more plants we try, the better. These rarities may be new mutations, or they can be existing ones that are neutral—or are even selected against—in a wild population. A good example is mutations that disrupt seed dispersal, leaving the seeds on the heads long after they are ripe. An
ear of wheat, barley, or other small cereal. The leafy top part of a tree.
The rounded part of a bone fitting into a depression in another bone to form a ball-and-socket ( anatomy ) joint.
The ( nautical ) toilet of a ship.
I've got to go to the head. Tiles laid at the eaves of a house.
( in the plural ) 1875, Edward H. Knight, Knight's American Mechanical Dictionary, vol. II, page 1086
Heads. ( Roofing.) Tiles which are laid at the eaves of a house A component.
The principal ( jazz ) melody or theme of a piece. A ( linguistics ) morpheme that determines the category of a compound or the word that determines the syntactic type of the phrase of which it is a member.
We are having a difficult time making head against this wind. Topic;
We will consider performance issues under the head of future improvements.
( only in the singular ) Denouement; crisis.
These isses are going to come to a head today.
December 9 (first known performance), 1595 William Shakespeare, “ The life and death of King Richard the Second”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies ( First Folio), London: Isaac Iaggard, and Ed, published Blount 1623, , [Act V, scene i], →OCLC page : 41 Northumberland, thou Ladder wherewithall The mounting Bullingbrooke aſcends my Throne, The time ſhall not be many houres of age, More then it is, ere foule ſinne, gathering head, Shall breake into corruption [… ] 1712 October 18, anonymous letter in , edited by The Spectator Joseph Addison, no. 513, collected in The Works of the Late Right Honorable Joseph Addison, Esq, Birmingham: John Baskerville, published 1761, volume IV, page 10:
The indiſpoſition which has long hung upon me, is at laſt grown to ſuch an head, that it muſt quickly make an end of me, or of itſelf.
Pressure and energy.
( fluid dynamics )
A buildup of ( uncountable , countable ) fluid pressure, often quantified as pressure head.
Hyponyms: , head of steam hydraulic head
Let the engine build up a good head of steam. How much head do you have at the Glens Falls feeder dam? The difference in
elevation between two points in a column of fluid, and the resulting pressure of the fluid at the lower point. More generally, energy in a mass of fluid divided by its weight.
( slang , uncountable ) Fellatio or cunnilingus; oral sex.
She gave great head.
The ( slang ) glans penis.
A heavy or ( slang , countable ) habitual user of illicit drugs.
, Lee Duncan, 1936 Over The Wall, Dutton: Then I saw the more advanced narcotic addicts, who shot unbelievable doses of powerful heroin in the main line – the vein of their arms; the hysien users; chloroform sniffers, who belonged to the riff-raff element of the dope chippeys, who mingled freely with others of their kind; canned heat stiffs, paragoric hounds, laudanum fiends, and last but not least, the veronal heads.
, Fred Davis with Laura Munoz, “Heads and freaks: patterns and meanings of drug use among hippies”, in 1968 Journal of Health and Social Behavior, volume 9, number 2, pages 156–64: The term, " head," is, of course, not new with hippies. It has a long history among drug users generally, for whom it signified a regular, experienced user of any illegal drug—e.g., pot "head," meth "head," smack (heroin) "head." , 2004 Martin Torgoff, Can't Find My Way Home, Simon & Schuster, , →ISBN page : 177 The hutch now looks like a “Turkish bath,” and the heads have their arms around one another, passing the pipe and snapping their fingers as they sing Smokey Robinson's “Tracks of My Tears” into the night. Power; armed force.
( obsolete ) (date written), 1591 William Shakespeare, “ The First Part of Henry the Sixt”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies ( First Folio), London: Isaac Iaggard, and Ed, published Blount 1623, , [Act I, scene iv], →OCLC page : 100 My lord, my lord, the French have gathered head:
Head of a pressurized cylinder.
Head of a two-stroke engine.
head between two points.
( part of the body ) : caput ( anatomy ); , pate noggin ( slang ), loaf ( slang ), nut ( slang ), noodle ( slang ), bonce ( British slang )
( mental aptitude or talent ) : mind
( mental or emotional control ) : , composure poise
( topmost part of anything ) : top
( leader ) : , boss , chief leader
( headmaster , headmistress ) : headmaster , m headmistress , f principal ( US )
( toilet of a ship ) : See Thesaurus:toilet and Thesaurus:bathroom
( top of a sail ) :
( foam on carbonated beverages ) :
( fellatio ) : , blowjob , blow job , fellatio oral sex
( end of tool used for striking ) :
( blunt end of fastener ) : See also Thesaurus:head
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bobble head-bolt head bolt head-bolt heater head bolt heater head boy head-butt head butt headbutt head-butter head butter headcarry head-case headcase, head case head cheese head chef headchopper head chute head coach headcode head coil head cold head collar head cook and bottle washer head cook and bottle-washer headcount head count head counter head cover head covering head crash head doctor head down, bum up head dress headdress head-dress head-emptier header head fake head-final head first headfirst, head-first headfooter headforemost headframe head-game head game head gasket headgear head girl head groom head group head honcho head-hop head house headhunt, head-hunt headhunter head hunter head-hunter headily headiness heading head-initial head in the clouds head-in-the-sand head in the sand head joint head-kerchief head kidney head lad headlamp headland head landlord head lease headless headlight head-like head like a sieve head line headline headliner head linesman headlock headlong head loss head louse headly headman head man headmaster headmate headmistress head money head movement head note head-note head office head of government head of hair head of household head of navigation head of state head of steam head on head-on head-on collision head orgasm head over ears head over heels headphone headpiece headpin head pressing head pump headquarter headquarters head-race head race head rag head reach headrest head restraint head rhyme head roll headroom head rush heads heads and thraws headscarf head scarf head-scarf head scratcher head-scratcher head scratching head-scratching heads down heads-down head sea headset head shop head-shrinker headshrinker headshunt, head shunt head-shy head shy headsman Heads Nook Heads of Ayr heads of the bill Heads of the Valleys Road heads or harps head south head space headspace head-space head-spinning head-spinningly headstall headstand head start, headstart head station headstock headstone headstrong heads up heads-up heads-up display heads will roll head tax headteacher head teacher head tenant head-the-ball head to foot head to head head-to-head head to tail head-to-toe head to toe head to wind head-trip head trip head tube head-turner head unit head up head-up display head voice head wall headward headway headwear head wind headwind head wobble heady heap coals of fire on someone's head heels over head hex head bolt hex head screw hex head wrench hit the head hit the nail on the head hold a gun to someone's head hold one's head above water hold one's head high hold over someone's head hole in the head hophead horsehead fiddle horse-head fiddle horse head fiddle hothead hot-head hotheaded in one's head is your head cold jolter head juice-head juice head juicehead junk head keep a civil tongue in one's head keep a cool head keep one's head keep one's head above the water keep one's head above water keep one's head below the parapet keep one's head down keep one's head on a swivel keep one's head on one's shoulders keep one's head upon one's shoulders King Charles' head King Charles's head knob head knock on the head know one's head from a hole in the ground know one's head from one's ass know one's own head knucklehead lame-head lark's head laugh one's head off level head level-headed, levelheaded lighthead lightheaded like a bear with a sore head like a chicken with its head cut off like a chicken with its head off like a chicken with no head like a hole in one's head like a hole in the head like one needs a hole in the head little head live rent free in someone's head live rent-free in someone's head longhead longheaded loose head lose her head lose his head lose one's head lose one's head if it wasn't attached lose their head lowlihead mace head machine head mad as a bear with a sore head mainmast head make head against make head nor tail of make head or tail of make like a baby and head out make neither head nor tail of melon head metalhead mill head monk's head mop head muscle head muttonhead nail the hammer on the head need one's head examined Negro-head nethead nigger head nigger-head nob head nob-head notehead not right in the head nut head nut-head oblique head off one's head off the top of one's head off with someone's head off with their head old head on young shoulders one's head off on one's head on your head be it other head out of one's head overhead over head and ears over one's head over the head pants-on-head pecker head Phillips head picky head pierhead pigheaded pillhead pin-head pinhead pisshead pithead, pit head pitot head plume head pointy head pole head pole-head pope's head poppy head potato-head potato head pothead pressure head price on someone's head print head propeller-head propeller head propellor head puddinghead pull one's head in pumpkin head put a civil tongue in one's head put a gun to someone's head put heads together put one's head in the sand put out of one's head puzzlehead puzzleheaded queer in the head rail head, railhead raw-head and bloody-bones read/write head read head rear one's head recording head redhead redheaded Ribblehead road head rocks in one's head roid-head roof over one's head roundhead rowel-head run around like a chicken with its head cut off running head scare-head scratch one's head scream one's head off screw head, screwhead shake one's head sherm head sherm-head short head showerhead shower head skinhead sled-head sled head sleepyhead, sleepy head slow head smackhead smh one's head snap someone's head off softhead softheaded soft in the head sound head spear-head Spithead split head spreadhead sprinkler head spud head standing on one's head stand on one's head steering head stick one's head in the sand strawhead stupid-head subhead subheading suedehead swelled head take it into one's head take someone's head off talking head talk over someone's head talk someone's head off tech-head tech head tetched in the head the fish rots from the head thickhead thickheaded think with one's little head think with one's other head tight-head tight head too much bed makes a dull head Torx head touched in the head towhead tow-head Town Head, Townhead trail head Trevose Head tuning head Turk's head turk’s head turn heads turnip head turn on its head turn someone's head turret head two heads are better than one uneasy lies the head that wears a crown use one's head veg-head Wearhead weedhead wet the baby's head wig head windmills in one's head wirehead wise head on young shoulders with one's head held high woolly-head would lose one's head if it wasn't attached wrap one's head around write head wronghead wrongheaded you can't put an old head on young shoulders you can't put a wise head on young shoulders Young Nick's Head your head
→ Japanese: ヘッド ( heddo ) Sranan Tongo: ede
head ( not ) comparable
Of, relating to, or intended for the head.
of, relating to, or intended for the head
head ( third-person singular simple present , heads present participle , heading simple past and past participle ) headed
To be in command of. (See also ( transitive ) .)
Who heads the board of trustees? to head an army, an expedition, or a riot
To come at the beginning or front of; to ( transitive ) commence.
A group of clowns headed the procession. The most important items headed the list.
November and December, G. T. Porter, “The Lines Behind the Lines in Burma”, in 1943 Railway Magazine, page 325: When it arrived, the train was headed by a "K" class 4-6-0 wood-burning locomotive, and a water-tank wagon next to the tender was immediately besieged by women and girls, clad in their picturesque national costume, all with empty kerosene tins for water, a scene which was re-enacted at each stop down the line. , James Lambert, “Setting the Record Straight: An In-depth Examination of 2018 Hobson-Jobson”, in International Journal of Lexicography, volume 31, number 4, , page →DOI 491: The citations are set in smaller font, start on a new indented line and are headed with a date.
To strike with the head; as in soccer, ( transitive ) to head the ball
To move in a specified ( intransitive ) direction.
We are going to head up North for our holiday.
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. Where does the train head to? December, Voyageur, “The Mountain Railways of the Bernese Oberland”, in 1960 Trains Illustrated, page 752: To the left towers the Jungfrau, with the train heading directly towards it.
To ( fishing ) remove the head from a fish.
The salmon are first headed and then scaled.
To ( intransitive ) originate; to spring; to have its course, as a river.
, 1775 James Adair, The History of the American Indians , page 223: a broad purling river, that heads in the great blue ridge of mountains, , 1934 Henry G. Lamond, An Aviary on the Plains, Sydney: Angus and Robertson, page 156: The Templeton heads in the Cloncurry ranges[.]
To form a head.
( intransitive )
This kind of cabbage heads early. , Anne Raver, “Gandhi Gardening”, in 1995 Deep in the Green: An Exploration of Country Pleasures, New York, N.Y.: Alfred A. Knopf, : →ISBN To be honest, this hasn't been my Garden of Eden year. [… ] The lettuce turned bitter and bolted. The Green Comet broccoli was good, but my coveted Romanescos never headed up.
To form a head to; to fit or furnish with a head.
( transitive ) to head a nail
To cut off the top of; to lop off.
( transitive ) to head trees
To ( transitive , obsolete ) behead; to decapitate.
, 1822 Allan Cunningham, “ Ezra Peden”, in Traditional Tales of the English and Scottish Peasantry, volume 1, page : 37 I tell thee, man of God, the uncharitableness of the sect to which thou pertainest has thronged the land of punishment as much as those who headed, and hanged, and stabbed, and shot, and tortured. c. (date written), 1603–1604 William Shakespeare, “ Measure for Measure”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies ( First Folio), London: Isaac Iaggard, and Ed, published Blount 1623, , [Act II, scene i]: →OCLC If you head, and hang all that offend that way but for ten yeare together; you'll be glad to giue out a Commission for more heads To go in front of.
to head a drove of cattle to head a person To get in the front of, so as to hinder or stop; to oppose.
The wind headed the ship and made progress difficult.
To ( by extension ) check or restrain. To set on the head.
to head a cask
to be in command of
узнача́льваць impf ( uznačálʹvacʹ ), ачо́льваць impf ( ačólʹvacʹ ) Breton:
ren (br) Bulgarian:
ръководя (bg) ( rǎkovodja ) Catalan:
comandar , (ca) dirigir , (ca) encapçalar , (ca) liderar (ca) Dutch:
leiden , (nl) aanvoeren (nl) Esperanto:
komandi , (eo) , konduki , gvidi ĉefi Finnish:
johtaa , (fi) komentaa (fi) ( military ) French:
commander , (fr) diriger , (fr) chapeauter (fr) German:
führen , (de) leiten , (de) anführen , (de) , die Leitung innehaben , die Führung innehaben an der Spitze stehen Guaraní:
עמד בראש ( amad b’rosh ) Hungarian:
irányít (hu) Icelandic:
memimpin (id) Interlingua:
, commandar , diriger leaderar Japanese:
指導する ( しどうする, shidō-suru ) Kurdish:
Northern Kurdish: birêvebirin (ku) Persian:
اداره کردن (fa) ( edâre kardan ) Polish:
kierować (pl) Portuguese:
comandar , (pt) dirigir , (pt) liderar (pt) Romanian:
comanda (ro) Russian:
возглавля́ть (ru) impf ( vozglavljátʹ ), возгла́вить (ru) pf ( vozglávitʹ ), руководи́ть (ru) impf ( rukovodítʹ ), главе́нствовать (ru) impf ( glavénstvovatʹ ) Slovak:
encabezar , (es) dirigir , (es) liderar (es) Swedish:
leda (sv) Ukrainian: очо́лювати impf ( očóljuvaty ), очо́лити pf ( očólyty )
to come at the beginning of; to commence
to move in a specified direction
اِتَّجَهَ ( ittajaha ) Basque:
(please verify) skeiñ war-du Bulgarian:
отправям се ( otpravjam se ) Catalan:
anar (ca) Dutch:
, zich begeven ( naar/ richting) , op weg zijn ( naar/ richting) onderweg zijn ( naar) Esperanto:
celi , (eo) , celiri direktiĝi Finnish:
suunnata , (fi) suunnistaa , (fi) , lähteä johonkin , kulkea kohti matkata kohti French:
se diriger , (fr) courir (fr) ( for: vers ), aller (fr) German:
, gehen ( nach/ in Richtung) , fahren ( nach/ in Richtung) , sich bewegen ( nach/ in Richtung) , ziehen ( nach/ in Richtung) (please verify) auf etwas zusteuern Hebrew:
עשה את דרכו Hungarian:
halad , (hu) megy (hu) Icelandic:
, stefna fara (is) Indonesian:
menuju (id) Interlingua:
diriger se Italian:
andare (it) Japanese:
向かう (ja) ( むかう, mukau ) Kurdish:
Northern Kurdish: , (please verify) berê xwe dan derekê (please verify) ber bi derekê ve çûn Malay:
, ahu , naka neke Polish:
kierować się , (pl) brać azymut , impf wziąć azymut pf Portuguese:
, dirigir-se , encaminhar-se rumar , (pt) ir (pt) Russian:
направля́ться (ru) impf ( napravljátʹsja ), напра́виться (ru) pf ( naprávitʹsja ) Slovak:
ísť (sk) Spanish:
dirigirse , (es) ir (es) Swedish: åka (sv)
fishing: to remove the head from a fish
to fit or furnish with a head
to get in the front of, so as to hinder or stop
Translations to be checked
Middle English , from heed Old English hēafod- ( “ main ” ), from Proto-West Germanic , derived from the noun *haubida- *haubid ( “ head ” ). Cognate with Saterland Frisian , hööft- West Frisian , haad- Dutch , hoofd- German Low German , höövd- German .
head ( not ) comparable
Foremost in rank or importance.
the head cook , 1918 W B Maxwell, chapter XXXIX, in The Mirror and the Lamp, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, , →OCLC page : 307 At the far end of the houses the head gardener stood waiting for his mistress, and he gave her strips of bass to tie up her nosegay. This she did slowly and laboriously, with knuckly old fingers that shook. Placed at the top or the front.
Coming from in front.
head sea head wind
( coming from in front ) : tail
foremost in rank or importance
placed at the top or the front
partitive singular nominative plural