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Meaning of "head" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD HEAD

Old English hēafod; related to Old Norse haufuth, Old Frisian hāved, Old Saxon hōbid, Old High German houbit.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF HEAD

head  [hɛd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HEAD

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Head is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb head in English.

WHAT DOES HEAD MEAN IN ENGLISH?

head

Head

A head is the cephalic part of an animal, which usually comprises the eyes, ears, nose and mouth, each of which aid in various sensory functions, such as sight, hearing, smell, and taste. Some very simple animals may not have a head, but many bilaterally symmetric forms do. Heads develop in animals by an evolutionary trend known as cephalization. In bilaterally symmetrical animals, nerve tissues concentrate at the anterior region, forming structures responsible for information processing. Through biological evolution, sense organs and feeding structures also concentrate into the interior region; these collectively form the head.

Definition of head in the English dictionary

The first definition of head in the dictionary is the upper or front part of the body in vertebrates, including man, that contains and protects the brain, eyes, mouth, and nose and ears when present related adjective cephalic. Other definition of head is the corresponding part of an invertebrate animal. Head is also something resembling a head in form or function, such as the top of a tool.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO HEAD

PRESENT

Present
I head
you head
he/she/it heads
we head
you head
they head
Present continuous
I am heading
you are heading
he/she/it is heading
we are heading
you are heading
they are heading
Present perfect
I have headed
you have headed
he/she/it has headed
we have headed
you have headed
they have headed
Present perfect continuous
I have been heading
you have been heading
he/she/it has been heading
we have been heading
you have been heading
they have been heading
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I headed
you headed
he/she/it headed
we headed
you headed
they headed
Past continuous
I was heading
you were heading
he/she/it was heading
we were heading
you were heading
they were heading
Past perfect
I had headed
you had headed
he/she/it had headed
we had headed
you had headed
they had headed
Past perfect continuous
I had been heading
you had been heading
he/she/it had been heading
we had been heading
you had been heading
they had been heading
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will head
you will head
he/she/it will head
we will head
you will head
they will head
Future continuous
I will be heading
you will be heading
he/she/it will be heading
we will be heading
you will be heading
they will be heading
Future perfect
I will have headed
you will have headed
he/she/it will have headed
we will have headed
you will have headed
they will have headed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been heading
you will have been heading
he/she/it will have been heading
we will have been heading
you will have been heading
they will have been heading
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would head
you would head
he/she/it would head
we would head
you would head
they would head
Conditional continuous
I would be heading
you would be heading
he/she/it would be heading
we would be heading
you would be heading
they would be heading
Conditional perfect
I would have head
you would have head
he/she/it would have head
we would have head
you would have head
they would have head
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been heading
you would have been heading
he/she/it would have been heading
we would have been heading
you would have been heading
they would have been heading
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you head
we let´s head
you head
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to head
Past participle
headed
Present Participle
heading
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HEAD

he´s your man
head and shoulders above
head arrangement
head boy
head chef
head clerk
head cold
head collar
head count
head for
head gardener
head gate
head girl
head height
head injury
head lad
head lice
head massage
head money
head nurse

WORDS THAT END LIKE HEAD

ahead
bead
bread
dead
dread
go ahead
go-ahead
homestead
instead
lead
overhead
printhead
read
redhead
spread
the go-ahead
thread
tread
unread
widespread

Synonyms and antonyms of head in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «HEAD»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «head» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of head

Translation of «head» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HEAD

Find out the translation of head to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of head from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «head» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

首脑
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

jefe
570 millions of speakers

English

head
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सिर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

رَئِيس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

директор
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

diretor
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মাথা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

directeur
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kepala
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Leiter
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

우두머리
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sirah
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

người đứng đầu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தலை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

डोके
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kafa
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

capo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zwierzchnik
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

керівник
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

șef
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

επικεφαλής
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kop
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

chef
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sjef
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of head

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HEAD»

The term «head» is very widely used and occupies the 1.244 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HEAD» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «head» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «head» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about head

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10 QUOTES WITH «HEAD»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word head.
1
Steve Allen
The hair is real - it's the head that's a fake.
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Paul Anka
The technology is good and it's bad. You know what you're dealing with out there musically, but my head stops at this electronic stuff. I don't quite know what I'm dealing with out there yet.
3
Michael Arndt
I can write two scripts concurrently, but I usually prefer to do one at a time. However, I also usually have 5 or 6 story ideas that are percolating in my head at any one time, so it can get a little crowded in there.
4
Amber Benson
Acting is fantastic, but to be able to create a whole world on celluloid is amazing. It's like taking your dreams straight from your head and projecting them onto a screen.
5
Lewis Black
I love anything that gets me outside of my own head.
6
David Byrne
Cycling is a joy and faster than many other modes of transport, depending on the time of day. It clears the head.
7
Eugene Cernan
When you head on out to the Moon, in very short order, and you get a chance to look back at the Earth, that horizon slowly curves around in upon himself, and all of sudden you're looking at something that is very strange, but yet is very, very familiar, because you're beginning to see the Earth evolve.
8
Sam Childers
Sometimes, America, when something's too bad, we don't want to look at it. We want to turn our head.
9
Yvon Chouinard
I'm kind of like a samurai. They say if you want to be a samurai, you can't be afraid of dying, and as soon as you flinch, you get your head cut off. I'm not afraid of losing this business.
10
Harry Cohn
If I wasn't the head of a studio, who would talk to me?

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HEAD»

Discover the use of head in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to head and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Head First Web Design
With this book, you'll learn the secrets of designing effective, user-friendly sites, fro
Ethan Watrall, Jeff Siarto, 2009
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Head First IPhone and IPad Development: A Learner's Guide to ...
Pilone delivers a learner's guide to creating Objective-C applications for the iPhone and iPad.
Dan Pilone, Tracey Pilone, 2011
3
Head First PHP & MySQL
With this book, Web designers who usually turn out static Websites with HTML and CSS can make the leap to the next level of Web development--full-fledged, dynamic, database-driven Websites using PHP and SQL.
Lynn Beighley, Michael Morrison, 2008
4
Head First Rails: A Learner's Companion to Ruby on Rails
With the bestselling Head First approach, web application developers quickly learn how to build database-centric applications using the Rails framework.
David Griffiths, 2009
5
Girls' Life Head-to-toe Guide to You
Counsels early adolescent girls on everything from the changes that come with puberty to general health and hygiene, sharing questions and answers and sections on popular myths, embarrassing moments, and handling challenges.
Sarah Wassner Flynn, Karen Bokram, 2010
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Head First Programming: A Learner's Guide to Programming ...
Presents the concepts of writing computer programs, covering such topics as variables, loops, functions, data files and arrays, modular programming, widgets, exceptions, and objects.
Paul Barry, David Griffiths, 2009
7
Head First HTML with CSS & XHTML
"A complete learning experience for creating industry standard Web pages - but you won't be just reading: you'll be playing games, solving puzzles, pondering mysteries and creating Web pages like you never imagined.
Elisabeth Freeman, Eric Freeman, 2006
8
Bessie Head: Subversive Identities in Exile
One of the foremost African writers of our time, who dispelled the silence between colonial and feminist discourses by "talking back", Bessie Head at last gets her due in this first book-length, comprehensive study of her work.
Huma Ibrahim, 1996
9
Head Off & Split: Poems
This is poetry to give thanks for."---Meena Alexander, author of Quickly Changing River "No one opens a vein on the page with a sharper and more nuanced gathered set of senses than Nikky Finney.
Nikky Finney, 2011
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Head First Design Patterns
Provides design patterns to help with software development using the Java programming language.
Elisabeth Freeman, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HEAD»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term head is used in the context of the following news items.
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Nosferatu director's head stolen from grave in Germany | Film | The …
In what sounds like a scene from one of his legendary horror films, the head of Nosferatu director FW Murnau, who died in 1931, has been ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Jersey Boys Trout & Frazier Head Home After All-Star Triumph …
As the Jersey Boys prepared to jet home from the All-Star Game for two days of R&R, Todd Frazier knew who was covering the cost of the ... «ABC News, Jul 15»
3
Nathan Hale bobble-head has some folks fuming
NEW HAVEN >> He was a Revolutionary War hero, hanged as a spy, and now state native son Nathan Hale is also a bobble-head doll, which ... «New Haven Register, Jul 15»
4
Republicans Blast DHS Head Over San Francisco Pier Killing - NBC …
Angry House Republicans blasted the Obama administration Tuesday over the release of an immigrant later charged with murder in San ... «NBCNews.com, Jul 15»
5
Can head lice be treated without pesticides? Yes, Imus Center finds …
It's every parent's nightmare: Head lice. Having a child infected with them typically means tedious combing to remove them, along with ... «NJ.com, Jul 15»
6
Kylie Jenner Wants to Shave Head After Amandla Stenberg's …
“Post shaved head,” Kylie captioned a photo that showed the short hair growing on the back of her head. “Thinking about just shaving it off ... «Hollywood Life, Jul 15»
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3 teens killed, 3 others hurt in head-on crash in Lewis County | Q13 …
ONALASKA, Wash. –€” Three teens were killed and three others injured when a minivan collided head-on with an SUV in Lewis County. «Q13 FOX, Jul 15»
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Boulder voters may see 'head tax' to offset job impacts - Boulder …
Also known as a head tax, this tax on employers and employees would be intended to offset the impacts of Boulder being an employment ... «Boulder Daily Camera, Jul 15»
9
The Arc's cell tower proposal disturbs Diamond Head neighbors …
T-Mobile wants to erect a 65-foot tall cell tower on the Diamond Head property the Arc in Hawaii leases from the state. The tower would be ... «Hawaii News Now, Jul 15»
10
Winter is coming for the Head Ball Coach but Spurrier's still got …
Entering his 29th season as a head coach, when's he going to hang it up? The Gamecocks came perilously close to the second losing season ... «CBSSports.com, Jul 15»

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