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head /hd/ n. 1 [C] the part of the body that contains the face, ears, hair, skull, and brain: That boy shaved his head. 2 [C] the place where thinking happens: I cant seem to get this idea out of my head. 3 [C] ability: She has a good head for numbers. 4 [C] intelligence: She used her head in solving that difficult problem. 5 [C] leader, chief: She is the head of the finance committee.||The heads of state met to discuss the peace plan. 6 [U] the position at the beginning, top, or front: He is standing at the head of the line.||She is at the head of her class. 7 [U] each person: The entrance fee is $10.00 per head. 8 [U] foam on beer: German beer produces a thick head. 9 head and shoulders above: much better than: He is head and shoulders above the other students. 10 head over heels: a. to fall down: He fell head over heels down the stairs. b. fig. to fall in love: He fell head over heels in love with her. 11 heads or tails: the side of a coin showing a persons face and head, as opposed to the other side: Which do you choose, heads or tails? 12 Heads up! Watch out!: Heads up; Im coming through with boiling hot water! 13 not to make head or tail of or out of: not to be able to figure out, comprehend: This map is so confusing that I cant make head or tail of where we are. 14 over ones head: beyond ones abilities: That project is too technical for him; its over his head. 15 to come to a head: to reach a critical point, require action: He has not paid his rent, and things have come to a head; his landlord is evicting him. 16 to give s.o. his or her head: to give s.o. freedom to act: He has acted responsibly, and it is time to give him his head to run the business on his own. 17 to go to ones head: a. to make s.o. drunk, intoxicated: The beer has gone to his head. b. to cause s.o. to become overly proud or arrogant: His promotion has gone to his head; now he thinks hes better than everyone else. 18 to have a good head on ones shoulders: to act intelligently: Many smart people do stupid things, but this girl has a good head on her shoulders. 19 to keep ones head: to stay calm: The doctor keeps her head in an emergency. 20 fig.infrml. to lose ones head: to act irrationally, recklessly: He lost his head and started a fight.
adj. first or most important: She is sitting at the head table next to the head man.
v. 1 [T] to lead, be in charge of: My father heads a large corporation. 2 [I;T] to move in a certain direction: Lets head for home (Canada, port, etc.).||Our ship is headed west. 3 [T] to move toward a condition or result: That fellow is headed for trouble.||She is a great swimmer and is headed for victory. 4 phrasal v. insep. [T] to head for s.t.: to go in the direction of: Instead of going to the beach, we headed for the mountains. 5 phrasal v. sep. to head s.o. or s.t. off: a. [I] to leave: I have to head off now and will see you tomorrow. b. [T] to prevent: He headed off financial trouble by selling his stocks before the crash.||He headed it off.