Head in a sentence

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Definition of Head

  • The anterior or superior part of an animal, containing the brain, or chief ganglia of the nervous system, the mouth, and in the higher animals, the chief sensory organs; poll; cephalon.
  • The uppermost, foremost, or most important part of an inanimate object; such a part as may be considered to resemble the head of an animal; often, also, the larger, thicker, or heavier part or extremity, in distinction from the smaller or thinner part, or from the point or edge; as, the head of a cane, a nail, a spear, an ax, a mast, a sail, a ship; that which covers and closes the top or the end of a hollow vessel; as, the head of a cask or a steam boiler.
  • The place where the head should go; as, the head of a bed, of a grave, etc.; the head of a carriage, that is, the hood which covers the head.
  • The most prominent or important member of any organized body; the chief; the leader; as, the head of a college, a school, a church, a state, and the like.
  • The place or honor, or of command; the most important or foremost position; the front; as, the head of the table; the head of a column of soldiers.
  • Each one among many; an individual; -- often used in a plural sense; as, a thousand head of cattle.
  • The seat of the intellect; the brain; the understanding; the mental faculties; as, a good head, that is, a good mind; it never entered his head, it did not occur to him; of his own head, of his own thought or will.
  • The source, fountain, spring, or beginning, as of a stream or river; as, the head of the Nile; hence, the altitude of the source, or the height of the surface, as of water, above a given place, as above an orifice at which it issues, and the pressure resulting from the height or from motion; sometimes also, the quantity in reserve; as, a mill or reservoir has a good head of water, or ten feet head; also, that part of a gulf or bay most remote from the outlet or the sea.
  • A headland; a promontory; as, Gay Head.
  • A separate part, or topic, of a discourse; a theme to be expanded; a subdivision; as, the heads of a sermon.
  • Culminating point or crisis; hence, strength; force; height.
  • Power; armed force.
  • A headdress; a covering of the head; as, a laced head; a head of hair.
  • An ear of wheat, barley, or of one of the other small cereals.
  • A dense cluster of flowers, as in clover, daisies, thistles; a capitulum.
  • A dense, compact mass of leaves, as in a cabbage or a lettuce plant.
  • The antlers of a deer.
  • A rounded mass of foam which rises on a pot of beer or other effervescing liquor.
  • Tiles laid at the eaves of a house.
  • Principal; chief; leading; first; as, the head master of a school; the head man of a tribe; a head chorister; a head cook.
  • 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.
  • To form a head to; to fit or furnish with a head; as, to head a nail.
  • To cut off the top of; to lop off; as, to head trees.
  • To go in front of; to get in the front of, so as to hinder or stop; to oppose; hence, to check or restrain; as, to head a drove of cattle; to head a person; the wind heads a ship.
  • To set on the head; as, to head a cask.
  • To originate; to spring; to have its source, as a river.
  • To go or point in a certain direction; to tend; as, how does the ship head?
  • To form a head; as, this kind of cabbage heads early.
  • oral stimulation of the genitals
  • a single domestic animal
  • a membrane that is stretched taut over a drum
  • a projection out from one end
  • (nautical) a toilet on board a boat or ship
  • the striking part of a tool
  • (usually plural) the obverse side of a coin that usually bears the representation of a person's head
  • (computer science) a tiny electromagnetic coil and metal pole used to write and read magnetic patterns on a disk
  • that part of a skeletal muscle that is away from the bone that it moves
  • the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains
  • the rounded end of a bone that fits into a rounded cavity in another bone to form a joint
  • that which is responsible for one's thoughts, feelings, and conscious brain functions; the seat of the faculty of reason
  • (grammar) the word in a grammatical constituent that plays the same grammatical role as the whole constituent
  • a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about
  • the subject matter at issue
  • a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer
  • forward movement
  • a difficult juncture
  • the front of a military formation or procession
  • the source of water from which a stream arises
  • the part in the front or nearest the viewer
  • the top of something
  • the foam or froth that accumulates at the top when you pour an effervescent liquid into a container
  • a rounded compact mass
  • a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea)
  • a user of (usually soft) drugs
  • a person who is in charge
  • an individual person
  • the educator who has executive authority for a school
  • the pressure exerted by a fluid
  • a dense cluster of flowers or foliage
  • the length or height based on the size of a human or animal head
  • the tip of an abscess (where the pus accumulates)
  • remove the head of
  • direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
  • to go or travel towards
  • travel in front of; go in advance of others
  • be in charge of
  • form a head or come or grow to a head
  • be in the front of or on top of
  • be the first or leading member of (a group) and excel
  • take its rise

How to use head in a sentence. Head pronunciation.

I knew the walk and the forward thrust of the head.
My father reads it over and over, and shakes his head sadly, for, truth is, he has a fear that the world may lay its hand upon thee.
A foreigner of this character they had never before seen, with coat buttoned up like an Egyptian official in the presence of his superior, and this wide, droll hat on his head.
The man turned round, and looked at David, then he jerked his head in a friendly sort of way and motioned towards the sunset.
After five years I left, with a bald head at twenty-nine, and a little book of noble thoughts-Tips for the Tired, or Things you can say To-day on what you can do to-morrow.
It's one thing to be a missionary and say the little word in season; it's another to run your soft red head against a hard stone wall.
The Padre knew from the start, but I learned at great expense, and went out of business-closed up shop for ever, with a bald head and my Tips for the Tired.
But a strong man here at the head, with a sword in his hand, peace in his heart, who'd be just and poor-how can you make officials honest when you take all you can get yourself-!
But he kept his head and rose to the occasion.
In falling his head struck violently a sharp corner of the pedestal.
He nodded his head, and was about to close the doors and turn away, when his quick ear detected footsteps again in the garden.
She had felt that she conquered before he spoke as, indeed, he did not speak, but nodded his head and murmured something indistinctly.
He made a gesture so cruelly, so darkly, suggestive that Nahoum turned his head away.
Would it be strange that Foorgat, who ever flew at fruit above his head, perilous to get or keep, should be found on forbidden ground, or in design upon it?
His head sank on his breast.
Then he raised his head, as though not conscious of what was breaking the course of his thoughts.
She turned her head away from him, then composed herself again, and said quietly, with anxious eyes: "Why was nothing said or done?
He appeared to be unconscious of David's pain-drawn face, as he sat with hands upon his knees, his head bent forward listening, as though lost to the world.
At first he also had been overcome inwardly, but his nerves were cool, his head was clear, and he listened to Nahoum, thinking out his course meanwhile.
His head, slightly bowed, was thrust forward to the dusk.

Examples of Head

Example #1
Inside the hut all was still.
Example #2
Who, think thee, was it?
Example #3
One thing I do observe, his heart is hard set against Lord Eglington.
Example #4
Remains to say that thy one letter did our hearts good.
Example #5
David knew that he ran risks, that his confidence invited the occasional madness of a fanatical mind, which makes murder of the infidel a passport to heaven; but as a man he took his chances, and as a Christian he believed he would suffer no mortal hurt till his appointed time.
Example #6
Arabs and fellaheen squatting at street corners looked at him with furtive interest.