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  • Chief (noun)

    A leader or head of a group of people, organisation, etc. from 13th c.

    "All firefighters report to the fire chief."

  • Chief (noun)

    The top part of a shield or escutcheon. from 15th c.

  • Chief (noun)

    An informal address to an equal.

    "Hey, chief."

  • Chief (adjective)

    Primary; principal.

    "Negligence was the chief cause of the disaster."

  • Chief (verb)

    To smoke cannabis.

  • Head (noun)

    The part of the 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."

  • Head (noun)

    To do with heads.

  • Head (noun)

    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."

  • Head (noun)

    Mind; one's own thoughts.

    "This song keeps going through my head."

  • Head (noun)

    A headache; especially one resulting from intoxication.

  • Head (noun)

    A headdress; a covering for the head.

    "a laced head;"

    "a head of hair"

  • Head (noun)

    An individual person.

    "Admission is three dollars a head."

  • Head (noun)

    To do with heads.

  • Head (noun)

    A single 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"

  • Head (noun)

    The population of game.

    "we have a heavy head of deer this year"

    "planting the hedges increased the head of quail and doves"

  • Head (noun)

    The topmost, foremost, or leading part.

    "What does it say at the head of the page?"

  • Head (noun)

    The antlers of a deer.

  • Head (noun)

    The end of a table.

  • Head (noun)

    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."

  • Head (noun)

    The end of a pool table opposite the end where the balls have been racked.

  • Head (noun)

    The principal operative part of a machine or tool.

  • Head (noun)

    The end of a hammer, axe, golf club{{,}} or similar implement used for striking other objects.

  • Head (noun)

    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!"

  • Head (noun)

    The sharp end of an arrow, spear{{,}} or pointer.

    "The head of the compass needle is pointing due north."

  • Head (noun)

    The top part of a lacrosse stick that holds the ball.

  • Head (noun)

    A drum head, the membrane which is hit to produce sound.

    "Tap the head of the drum for this roll."

  • Head (noun)

    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."

  • Head (noun)

    The part of a disk drive responsible for reading and writing data.

  • Head (noun)

    The cylinder head, a platform above the cylinders in an internal combustion engine, containing the valves and spark plugs.

  • Head (noun)

    The foam that forms on top of beer or other carbonated beverages.

    "Pour me a fresh beer; this one has no head."

  • Head (noun)

    The end cap of a cylindrically-shaped pressure vessel.

  • Head (noun)

    Deposits near the top of a geological succession.

  • Head (noun)

    The end of an abscess where pus collects.

  • Head (noun)

    The headstock of a guitar.

  • Head (noun)

    A leading component.

  • Head (noun)

    The top edge of a sail.

  • Head (noun)

    The bow of a vessel.

  • Head (noun)

    A leader or expert.

  • Head (noun)

    A headland.

  • Head (noun)

    The place of honour, or of command; the most important or foremost position; the front.

  • Head (noun)

    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."

  • Head (noun)

    A headmaster or headmistress.

    "I was called into the head's office to discuss my behaviour."

  • Head (noun)

    A significant or important part.

  • Head (noun)

    A person with an extensive knowledge of hip hop.

    "Only true heads know this."

  • Head (noun)

    A beginning or end, a protuberance.

  • Head (noun)

    The 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."

  • Head (noun)

    A clump of seeds, leaves or flowers; a capitulum.

    "Give me a head of lettuce."

  • Head (noun)

    An ear of wheat, barley, or other small cereal.

  • Head (noun)

    The leafy top part of a tree.

  • Head (noun)

    The rounded part of a bone fitting into a depression in another bone to form a ball-and-socket joint.

  • Head (noun)

    The toilet of a ship.

    "I've got to go to the head."

  • Head (noun)

    Tiles laid at the eaves of a house.

  • Head (noun)

    A component.

  • Head (noun)

    The principal melody or theme of a piece.

  • Head (noun)

    Headway; progress.

    "We are having a difficult time making head against this wind."

  • Head (noun)

    Topic; subject.

    "We will consider performance issues under the head of future improvements."

  • Head (noun)

    Denouement; crisis.

    "These isses are going to come to a head today."

  • Head (noun)

    Pressure and energy.

  • Head (noun)

    A 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.

  • Head (noun)

    A buildup of fluid pressure, often quantified as pressure head.

    "Let the engine build up a good head of steam."

  • Head (noun)

    The difference in elevation between two points in a column of fluid, and the resulting pressure of the fluid at the lower point.

  • Head (noun)

    Fellatio or cunnilingus; oral sex.

    "She gave great head."

  • Head (noun)

    The glans penis.

  • Head (noun)

    A heavy or habitual user of illicit drugs.

  • Head (noun)

    Power; armed force.

  • Head (adjective)

    Of, relating to, or intended for the head.

  • Head (adjective)

    Foremost in rank or importance.

    "the head cook"

  • Head (adjective)

    Placed at the top or the front.

  • Head (adjective)

    Coming from in front.

    "head sea"

    "head wind"

  • Head (verb)

    To be in command of. (See also head up.)

    "Who heads the board of trustees?"

    "to head an army, an expedition, or a riot"

  • Head (verb)

    To strike with the head; as in soccer, to head the ball

  • Head (verb)

    To move in a specified direction.

    "We are going to head up North for our holiday."

    "We will head off tomorrow."

    "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."

    "ux|en|How does the ship head?"

  • Head (verb)

    To remove the head from a fish.

    "The salmon are first headed and then scaled."

  • Head (verb)

    To originate; to spring; to have its course, as a river.

  • Head (verb)

    To form a head.

    "This kind of cabbage heads early."

  • Head (verb)

    To form a head to; to fit or furnish with a head.

    "to head a nail"

  • Head (verb)

    To cut off the top of; to lop off.

    "to head trees"

  • Head (verb)

    To behead; to decapitate.

  • Head (verb)

    To go in front of; to get in the front of, so as to hinder or stop; to oppose; hence, to check or restrain.

    "to head a drove of cattle"

    "to head a person"

    "the wind heads a ship"

  • Head (verb)

    To set on the head.

    "to head a cask"

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  • Chief (noun)

    a leader or ruler of a people or clan

    "Chief Banawi"

    "the chief of the village"

  • Chief (noun)

    the head of an organization

    "a union chief"

    "the chief of police"

  • Chief (noun)

    an informal form of address to a man, especially one of superior rank or status

    "it's quite simple, chief"

  • Chief (noun)

    an ordinary consisting of a broad horizontal band across the top of the shield.

  • Chief (noun)

    the upper third of the field.

  • Chief (adjective)

    most important

    "chief among her concerns is working alone at night"

    "the chief reason for the spending cuts"

  • Chief (adjective)

    having or denoting the highest rank

    "the chief economist of a leading bank"

  • Head (noun)

    the upper part of the human body, or the front or upper part of the body of an animal, typically separated from the rest of the body by a neck, and containing the brain, mouth, and sense organs.

  • Head (noun)

    the head regarded as the location of intellect, imagination, and memory

    "whatever comes into my head"

  • Head (noun)

    an aptitude for or tolerance of

    "a head for heights"

    "she had a good head for business"

  • Head (noun)

    a headache, especially one resulting from intoxication.

  • Head (noun)

    the height or length of a head as a measure

    "he was beaten by a head"

  • Head (noun)

    the side of a coin bearing the image of a head (used when tossing a coin to determine a winner)

    "heads or tails?"

  • Head (noun)

    the antlers of a deer

    "stags yearly cast their heads in March"

  • Head (noun)

    a thing resembling a head either in form or in relation to a whole.

  • Head (noun)

    the cutting, striking, or operational end of a tool, weapon, or mechanism.

  • Head (noun)

    the flattened or knobbed end of a nail, pin, screw, or match.

  • Head (noun)

    the ornamented top of a pillar or column.

  • Head (noun)

    a compact mass of leaves or flowers at the top of a stem, especially a capitulum

    "huge heads of fluffy cream flowers"

  • Head (noun)

    the edible leafy part at the top of the stem of such green vegetables as cabbage and lettuce.

  • Head (noun)

    the front, forward, or upper part or end of something.

  • Head (noun)

    the upper end of a table or bed

    "he sat down at the head of the cot"

  • Head (noun)

    the upper horizontal part of a window frame or door frame.

  • Head (noun)

    the flat end of a cask or drum.

  • Head (noun)

    the front of a queue or procession

    "at the head of the queue"

  • Head (noun)

    the top of a page.

  • Head (noun)

    short for headline

  • Head (noun)

    the top of a flight of stairs or steps.

  • Head (noun)

    the foam on top of a glass of beer, or the cream on the top of milk.

  • Head (noun)

    the source of a river or stream.

  • Head (noun)

    the end of a lake or inlet at which a river enters.

  • Head (noun)

    a promontory

    "Beachy Head"

  • Head (noun)

    the top of a ship's mast.

  • Head (noun)

    the bows of a ship.

  • Head (noun)

    short for cylinder head

  • Head (noun)

    a person in charge of something; a director or leader

    "the head of the Dutch Catholic Church"

  • Head (noun)

    short for headmaster, headmistress, or head teacher

  • Head (noun)

    a person considered as a numerical unit

    "they paid fifty pounds a head"

  • Head (noun)

    a number of cattle or game as specified

    "seventy head of dairy cattle"

  • Head (noun)

    a component in an audio, video, or information system by which information is transferred from an electrical signal to the recording medium, or vice versa.

  • Head (noun)

    the part of a record player that holds the playing cartridge and stylus.

  • Head (noun)

    short for printhead

  • Head (noun)

    a body of water kept at a particular height in order to provide a supply at sufficient pressure

    "an 8 m head of water in the shafts"

  • Head (noun)

    the pressure exerted by a head of water or by a confined body of steam

    "a good head of steam on the gauge"

  • Head (noun)

    a toilet on a ship or boat

    "they were cleaning out the heads"

  • Head (noun)

    the word that governs all the other words in a phrase in which it is used, having the same grammatical function as the whole phrase.

  • Head (noun)

    a superficial deposit of rock fragments, formed at the edge of an ice sheet by repeated freezing and thawing and then moved downhill.

  • Head (noun)

    a group of pheasants

    "it is easy to get up a head of pheasants with the aid of good keepers"

  • Head (adjective)

    chief; principal

    "the head waiter"

  • Head (verb)

    be in the leading position on

    "the St George's Day procession was headed by the mayor"

  • Head (verb)

    be in charge of

    "she headed up the Jubilee Year programme"

    "an organizational unit headed by a line manager"

  • Head (verb)

    give a title or caption to

    "an article headed ‘The Protection of Human Life’"

  • Head (verb)

    move in a specified direction

    "he was heading for the exit"

    "we were headed in the wrong direction"

  • Head (verb)

    appear to be moving inevitably towards (something, especially something undesirable)

    "the economy is heading for recession"

  • Head (verb)

    direct or steer in a specified direction

    "she headed the car towards them"

  • Head (verb)

    shoot or pass (the ball) with the head

    "a corner kick that Moody headed into the net"

  • Head (verb)

    lop off the upper part or branches of (a plant or tree)

    "the willow is headed every three or four years"

  • Head (verb)

    (of a lettuce or cabbage) form a head.

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  • Chief (noun)

    The head or leader of any body of men; a commander, as of an army; a head man, as of a tribe, clan, or family; a person in authority who directs the work of others; the principal actor or agent.

  • Chief (noun)

    The principal part; the most valuable portion.

  • Chief (noun)

    The upper third part of the field. It is supposed to be composed of the dexter, sinister, and middle chiefs.

  • Chief (adjective)

    Highest in office or rank; principal; head.

  • Chief (adjective)

    Principal or most eminent in any quality or action; most distinguished; having most influence; taking the lead; most important; as, the chief topic of conversation; the chief interest of man.

  • Chief (adjective)

    Very intimate, near, or close.

  • Head (noun)

    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.

  • Head (noun)

    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.

  • Head (noun)

    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.

  • Head (noun)

    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.

  • Head (noun)

    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.

  • Head (noun)

    Each one among many; an individual; - often used in a plural sense; as, a thousand head of cattle.

  • Head (noun)

    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.

  • Head (noun)

    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.

  • Head (noun)

    A headland; a promontory; as, Gay Head.

  • Head (noun)

    A separate part, or topic, of a discourse; a theme to be expanded; a subdivision; as, the heads of a sermon.

  • Head (noun)

    Culminating point or crisis; hence, strength; force; height.

  • Head (noun)

    Power; armed force.

  • Head (noun)

    A headdress; a covering of the head; as, a laced head; a head of hair.

  • Head (noun)

    An ear of wheat, barley, or of one of the other small cereals.

  • Head (noun)

    A dense cluster of flowers, as in clover, daisies, thistles; a capitulum.

  • Head (noun)

    The antlers of a deer.

  • Head (noun)

    A rounded mass of foam which rises on a pot of beer or other effervescing liquor.

  • Head (noun)

    Tiles laid at the eaves of a house.

  • Head (adjective)

    Principal; chief; leading; first; as, the head master of a school; the head man of a tribe; a head chorister; a head cook.

  • Head

    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.

  • Head

    To form a head to; to fit or furnish with a head; as, to head a nail.

  • Head

    To behead; to decapitate.

  • Head

    To cut off the top of; to lop off; as, to head trees.

  • Head

    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.

  • Head

    To set on the head; as, to head a cask.

  • Head (verb)

    To originate; to spring; to have its source, as a river.

  • Head (verb)

    To go or point in a certain direction; to tend; as, how does the ship head?

  • Head (verb)

    To form a head; as, this kind of cabbage heads early.

Webster Dictionary
  • Chief (noun)

    a person who is in charge;

    "the head of the whole operation"

  • Chief (noun)

    a person who exercises control over workers;

    "if you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman"

  • Chief (adjective)

    most important element;

    "the chief aim of living"

    "the main doors were of solid glass"

    "the principal rivers of America"

    "the principal example"

    "policemen were primary targets"

  • Head (noun)

    the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains;

    "he stuck his head out the window"

  • Head (noun)

    a single domestic animal;

    "200 head of cattle"

  • Head (noun)

    that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason;

    "his mind wandered"

    "I couldn't get his words out of my head"

  • Head (noun)

    a person who is in charge;

    "the head of the whole operation"

  • Head (noun)

    the front of a military formation or procession;

    "the head of the column advanced boldly"

    "they were at the head of the attack"

  • Head (noun)

    the pressure exerted by a fluid;

    "a head of steam"

  • Head (noun)

    the top of something;

    "the head of the stairs"

    "the head of the page"

    "the head of the list"

  • Head (noun)

    the source of water from which a stream arises;

    "they tracked him back toward the head of the stream"

  • Head (noun)

    (grammar) the word in a grammatical constituent that plays the same grammatical role as the whole constituent

  • Head (noun)

    the tip of an abscess (where the pus accumulates)

  • Head (noun)

    the length or height based on the size of a human or animal head;

    "he is two heads taller than his little sister"

    "his horse won by a head"

  • Head (noun)

    a dense clusters of flowers or foliage;

    "a head of cauliflower"

    "a head of lettuce"

  • Head (noun)

    the educator who has executive authority for a school;

    "she sent unruly pupils to see the principal"

  • Head (noun)

    an individual person;

    "tickets are $5 per head"

  • Head (noun)

    a user of (usually soft) drugs;

    "the office was full of secret heads"

  • Head (noun)

    a rounded compact mass;

    "the head of a comet"

  • Head (noun)

    the foam or froth that accumulates at the top when you pour an effervescent liquid into a container;

    "the beer had a large head of foam"

  • Head (noun)

    the part in the front or nearest the viewer;

    "he was in the forefront"

    "he was at the head of the column"

  • Head (noun)

    a difficult juncture;

    "a pretty pass"

    "matters came to a head yesterday"

  • Head (noun)

    forward movement;

    "the ship made little headway against the gale"

  • Head (noun)

    a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer;

    "the point of the arrow was due north"

  • Head (noun)

    the subject matter at issue;

    "the question of disease merits serious discussion"

    "under the head of minor Roman poets"

  • Head (noun)

    a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about;

    "the heading seemed to have little to do with the text"

  • Head (noun)

    the rounded end of a bone that bits into a rounded cavity in another bone to form a joint;

    "the head of the humerus"

  • Head (noun)

    that part of a skeletal muscle that is away from the bone that it moves

  • Head (noun)

    (computer science) a tiny electromagnetic coil and metal pole used to write and read magnetic patterns on a disk

  • Head (noun)

    (usually plural) an obverse side of a coin that bears the representation of a person's head;

    "call heads or tails!"

  • Head (noun)

    the striking part of a tool;

    "the head of the hammer"

  • Head (noun)

    (nautical) a toilet on board a boat or ship

  • Head (noun)

    a projection out from one end;

    "the head of the nail"

    "a pinhead is the head of a pin"

  • Head (noun)

    a membrane that is stretched taut over a drum

  • Head (noun)

    oral-genital stimulation;

    "they say he gives good head"

  • Head (verb)

    to go or travel towards;

    "where is she heading"

    "We were headed for the mountains"

  • Head (verb)

    be in charge of;

    "Who is heading this project?"

  • Head (verb)

    travel in front of; go in advance of others;

    "The procession was headed by John"

  • Head (verb)

    be the first or leading member of (a group) and excel;

    "This student heads the class"

  • Head (verb)

    direct the course; determine the direction of travelling

  • Head (verb)

    take its rise;

    "These rivers head from a mountain range in the Himalayas"

  • Head (verb)

    be in the front of or on top of;

    "The list was headed by the name of the president"

  • Head (verb)

    form a head or come or grow to a head;

    "The wheat headed early this year"

  • Head (verb)

    remove the head of;

    "head the fish"

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