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Chief vs. Head

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Chiefnoun

A leader or head of a group of people, organisation, etc.

‘All firefighters report to the fire chief.’;

Headnoun

(countable) 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.’;

Chiefnoun

(heraldry) The top part of a shield or escutcheon.

Headnoun

(people) To do with heads.

Chiefnoun

An informal address to an equal.

‘Hey, chief.’;

Headnoun

(animals) To do with heads.

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Chiefadjective

Primary; principal.

‘Negligence was the chief cause of the disaster.’;

Headnoun

(countable) The topmost, foremost, or leading part.

‘What does it say at the head of the page?’;

Chiefverb

To smoke cannabis.

Headnoun

The end of a table.

Chiefnoun

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.

Headnoun

(countable) The principal operative part of a machine or tool.

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Chiefnoun

The principal part; the most valuable portion.

‘The chief of the things which should be utterly destroyed.’;

Headnoun

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

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

Chiefnoun

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

Headnoun

(engineering) The end cap of a cylindrically-shaped pressure vessel.

Chiefadjective

Highest in office or rank; principal; head.

Headnoun

Deposits near the top of a geological succession.

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Chiefadjective

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.

Headnoun

(medicine) The end of an abscess where pus collects.

Chiefadjective

Very intimate, near, or close.

‘A whisperer separateth chief friends.’;

Headnoun

(music) The headstock of a guitar.

Chiefnoun

a person who is in charge;

‘the head of the whole operation’;

Headnoun

(nautical) A leading component.

Chiefnoun

a person who exercises control over workers;

‘if you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman’;

Headnoun

(British) A headland.

Chiefadjective

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’;

Headnoun

A leader or expert.

Chiefnoun

a leader or ruler of a people or clan

‘Chief Banawi’; ‘the chief of the village’;

Headnoun

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

Chiefnoun

the head of an organization

‘a union chief’; ‘the chief of police’;

Headnoun

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.’;

Chiefnoun

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

‘it's quite simple, chief’;

Headnoun

A headmaster or headmistress.

‘I was called into the head's office to discuss my behaviour.’;

Chiefnoun

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

Headnoun

A person with an extensive knowledge of hip hop.

‘Only true heads know this.’;

Chiefnoun

the upper third of the field.

Headnoun

A significant or important part.

Chiefadjective

most important

‘chief among her concerns is working alone at night’; ‘the chief reason for the spending cuts’;

Headnoun

A beginning or end, a protuberance.

Chiefadjective

having or denoting the highest rank

‘the chief economist of a leading bank’;

Headnoun

A component.

Headnoun

Headway; progress.

‘We are having a difficult time making head against this wind.’;

Headnoun

Topic; subject.

‘We will consider performance issues under the head of future improvements.’;

Headnoun

(uncountable) Denouement; crisis.

‘These isses are going to come to a head today.’;

Headnoun

(fluid dynamics) Pressure and energy.

Headnoun

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

‘Let the engine build up a good head of steam.’;

Headnoun

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

Headnoun

More generally, energy in a mass of fluid divided by its weight.

Headnoun

Fellatio or cunnilingus; oral sex.

‘She gave great head.’;

Headnoun

(slang) The glans penis.

Headnoun

A heavy or habitual user of illicit drugs.

Headnoun

(obsolete) Power; armed force.

Headadjective

Of, relating to, or intended for the head.

Headadjective

Foremost in rank or importance.

‘the head cook’;

Headadjective

Placed at the top or the front.

Headadjective

Coming from in front.

‘head sea’; ‘head wind’;

Headverb

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

‘Who heads the board of trustees?’; ‘to head an army, an expedition, or a riot’;

Headverb

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

Headverb

(intransitive) 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.’;

Headverb

(fishing) To remove the head from a fish.

‘The salmon are first headed and then scaled.’;

Headverb

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

Headverb

(intransitive) To form a head.

‘This kind of cabbage heads early.’;

Headverb

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

‘to head a nail’;

Headverb

To cut off the top of; to lop off.

‘to head trees’;

Headverb

(obsolete) To behead; to decapitate.

Headverb

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’;

Headverb

To set on the head.

‘to head a cask’;

Headnoun

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.

Headnoun

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.

Headnoun

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.

Headnoun

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 heads of the chief sects of philosophy.’; ‘Your head I him appoint.’;

Headnoun

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.

‘An army of fourscore thousand troops, with the duke of Marlborough at the head of them.’;

Headnoun

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

‘It there be six millions of people, there are about four acres for every head.’;

Headnoun

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.

‘Men who had lost both head and heart.’;

Headnoun

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.

Headnoun

A headland; a promontory; as, Gay Head.

Headnoun

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

Headnoun

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

‘Ere foul sin, gathering head, shall break into corruption.’; ‘The indisposition which has long hung upon me, is at last grown to such a head, that it must quickly make an end of me or of itself.’;

Headnoun

Power; armed force.

‘My lord, my lord, the French have gathered head.’;

Headnoun

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

Headnoun

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

Headnoun

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

Headnoun

The antlers of a deer.

Headnoun

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

Headnoun

Tiles laid at the eaves of a house.

Headadjective

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

Headverb

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.

Headverb

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

Headverb

To behead; to decapitate.

Headverb

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

Headverb

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.

Headverb

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

Headverb

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

‘A broad river, that heads in the great Blue Ridge.’;

Headverb

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

Headverb

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

Headnoun

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’;

Headnoun

a single domestic animal;

‘200 head of cattle’;

Headnoun

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’;

Headnoun

a person who is in charge;

‘the head of the whole operation’;

Headnoun

the front of a military formation or procession;

‘the head of the column advanced boldly’; ‘they were at the head of the attack’;

Headnoun

the pressure exerted by a fluid;

‘a head of steam’;

Headnoun

the top of something;

‘the head of the stairs’; ‘the head of the page’; ‘the head of the list’;

Headnoun

the source of water from which a stream arises;

‘they tracked him back toward the head of the stream’;

Headnoun

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

Headnoun

the tip of an abscess (where the pus accumulates)

Headnoun

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’;

Headnoun

a dense clusters of flowers or foliage;

‘a head of cauliflower’; ‘a head of lettuce’;

Headnoun

the educator who has executive authority for a school;

‘she sent unruly pupils to see the principal’;

Headnoun

an individual person;

‘tickets are $5 per head’;

Headnoun

a user of (usually soft) drugs;

‘the office was full of secret heads’;

Headnoun

a rounded compact mass;

‘the head of a comet’;

Headnoun

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’;

Headnoun

the part in the front or nearest the viewer;

‘he was in the forefront’; ‘he was at the head of the column’;

Headnoun

a difficult juncture;

‘a pretty pass’; ‘matters came to a head yesterday’;

Headnoun

forward movement;

‘the ship made little headway against the gale’;

Headnoun

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

‘the point of the arrow was due north’;

Headnoun

the subject matter at issue;

‘the question of disease merits serious discussion’; ‘under the head of minor Roman poets’;

Headnoun

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’;

Headnoun

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

‘the head of the humerus’;

Headnoun

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

Headnoun

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

Headnoun

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

‘call heads or tails!’;

Headnoun

the striking part of a tool;

‘the head of the hammer’;

Headnoun

(nautical) a toilet on board a boat or ship

Headnoun

a projection out from one end;

‘the head of the nail’; ‘a pinhead is the head of a pin’;

Headnoun

a membrane that is stretched taut over a drum

Headnoun

oral-genital stimulation;

‘they say he gives good head’;

Headverb

to go or travel towards;

‘where is she heading’; ‘We were headed for the mountains’;

Headverb

be in charge of;

‘Who is heading this project?’;

Headverb

travel in front of; go in advance of others;

‘The procession was headed by John’;

Headverb

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

‘This student heads the class’;

Headverb

direct the course; determine the direction of travelling

Headverb

take its rise;

‘These rivers head from a mountain range in the Himalayas’;

Headverb

be in the front of or on top of;

‘The list was headed by the name of the president’;

Headverb

form a head or come or grow to a head;

‘The wheat headed early this year’;

Headverb

remove the head of;

‘head the fish’;

Headnoun

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.

Headnoun

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

‘whatever comes into my head’;

Headnoun

an aptitude for or tolerance of

‘a head for heights’; ‘she had a good head for business’;

Headnoun

a headache, especially one resulting from intoxication.

Headnoun

the height or length of a head as a measure

‘he was beaten by a head’;

Headnoun

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

‘heads or tails?’;

Headnoun

the antlers of a deer

‘stags yearly cast their heads in March’;

Headnoun

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

Headnoun

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

Headnoun

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

Headnoun

the ornamented top of a pillar or column.

Headnoun

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

‘huge heads of fluffy cream flowers’;

Headnoun

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

Headnoun

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

Headnoun

the upper end of a table or bed

‘he sat down at the head of the cot’;

Headnoun

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

Headnoun

the flat end of a cask or drum.

Headnoun

the front of a queue or procession

‘at the head of the queue’;

Headnoun

the top of a page.

Headnoun

short for headline

Headnoun

the top of a flight of stairs or steps.

Headnoun

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

Headnoun

the source of a river or stream.

Headnoun

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

Headnoun

a promontory

‘Beachy Head’;

Headnoun

the top of a ship's mast.

Headnoun

the bows of a ship.

Headnoun

short for cylinder head

Headnoun

a person in charge of something; a director or leader

‘the head of the Dutch Catholic Church’;

Headnoun

short for headmaster, headmistress, or head teacher

Headnoun

a person considered as a numerical unit

‘they paid fifty pounds a head’;

Headnoun

a number of cattle or game as specified

‘seventy head of dairy cattle’;

Headnoun

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.

Headnoun

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

Headnoun

short for printhead

Headnoun

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’;

Headnoun

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

‘a good head of steam on the gauge’;

Headnoun

a toilet on a ship or boat

‘they were cleaning out the heads’;

Headnoun

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.

Headnoun

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

Headnoun

a group of pheasants

‘it is easy to get up a head of pheasants with the aid of good keepers’;

Headadjective

chief; principal

‘the head waiter’;

Headverb

be in the leading position on

‘the St George's Day procession was headed by the mayor’;

Headverb

be in charge of

‘she headed up the Jubilee Year programme’; ‘an organizational unit headed by a line manager’;

Headverb

give a title or caption to

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

Headverb

move in a specified direction

‘he was heading for the exit’; ‘we were headed in the wrong direction’;

Headverb

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

‘the economy is heading for recession’;

Headverb

direct or steer in a specified direction

‘she headed the car towards them’;

Headverb

shoot or pass (the ball) with the head

‘a corner kick that Moody headed into the net’;

Headverb

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

‘the willow is headed every three or four years’;

Headverb

(of a lettuce or cabbage) form a head.

Head

The head is the part of an organism which usually includes the ears, brain, forehead, cheeks, chin, eyes, nose, and mouth, each of which aid in various sensory functions such as sight, hearing, smell, and taste, respectively. Some very simple animals may not have a head, but many bilaterally symmetric forms do, regardless of size.

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