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-head

-head suffix
Definitions
  1. A variant of -hood.
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A buck of the first head

  • a male fallow deer in its fifth year, when it attains its complete set of antlers. Shak.
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acid head

  • noun someone who takes LSD
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addle-head

  • noun a person with confused ideas; incapable of serious thought
    loon; birdbrain; addlehead.
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Ad"dle, brain`, Ad"dle, head`, Ad"dle, pate noun (Also<
  • Addle-brain
  • Addle-head
  • Addle-pate
)
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  1. A foolish or dull-witted fellow. Colloq.
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ax head

  • noun the cutting head of an ax
    ax head.
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axe head

  • noun the cutting head of an ax
    ax head.
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Bald-faced, ∨ Green-headed

  • widgeon, the American widgeon.
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bald-headed

  • adjective satellite lacking hair on all or most of the scalp
    bald; bald-pated.
    • a bald pate
    • a bald-headed gentleman
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beetle-headed

Bee"tle-head`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Dull; stupid. Shak.
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black-headed snake

  • noun small secretive ground-living snake; found from central United States to Argentina
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blue-headed vireo

  • noun common vireo of northeastern North America with bluish slaty-grey head
    Vireo solitarius solitarius.
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bluff-headed

Bluff"-head`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. (Naut.) Built with the stem nearly straight up and down.
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bone-headed dinosaur

  • noun bipedal herbivorous dinosaurs with bony crowns
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Bonnet head

  • (Zoöl.), a shark (Sphyrna tiburio) of the southern United States and West Indies.
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broad-headed

  • adjective satellite having a brachycephalic head
    roundheaded; broad-headed.
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buckler-headed

Buc"kler-head`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Having a head like a buckler.
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buffle-headed

Buf"fle-head`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Having a large head, like a buffalo; dull; stupid; blundering. Obs.
    So fell this buffle-headed giant. Gayton.
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bullet-headed

  • adjective satellite obstinate and stupid
    bullheaded; pigheaded.
  • adjective satellite having a small round head
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burr-headed

  • adjective satellite having a head of straight hair cut very short (hence bristly)
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By the head

  • (Naut.), having the bows lower than the stern; said of a vessel when her head is lower in the water than her stern. If her stern is lower, she is by the stern.
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Cabbage head

  • the compact head formed by the leaves of a cabbage; contemptuously or humorously, and colloquially, a very stupid and silly person; a numskull.
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Chapter head, ∨ Chapter heading

  • that which stands at the head of a chapter, as a title.
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cittern-head

Cit"tern-head` noun
Definitions
  1. Blockhead; dunce; -- so called because the handle of a cittern usually ended with a carved head. Marsion
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clear-headed

Clear"-head`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Having a clear understanding; quick of perception; intelligent. "He was laborious and clear-headed." Macaulay. -- Clear"-head`ed*ness, n.
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club head

  • noun (golf) the head of the club which strikes the ball
    club-head; club head; clubhead.
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club-head

  • noun (golf) the head of the club which strikes the ball
    club-head; club head; clubhead.
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cool-headed

Cool"-head`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Having a temper not easily excited; free from passion. -- Cool"-head`ed*ness, n.
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cow's head

  • noun a morel with the ridged and pitted fertile portion attached to the stipe for about half its length
    half-free morel; Morchella semilibera.
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crowned head

  • noun a nation's ruler or head of state usually by hereditary right
    monarch; sovereign.
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cubbridge-head

Cub"bridge-head` noun
Definitions
  1. (Naut.) A bulkhead on the forecastle and half deck of a ship.
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curly-heads

  • noun shrubby clematis of the eastern United States having curly foliage
    Clematis ochreleuca.
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Cutter head

  • (Mach.), a rotating head, which itself forms a cutter, or a rotating stock to which cutters may be attached, as in a planing or matching machine.
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cylinder head

  • noun a detachable plate that covers the closed end of a cylinder chamber in a reciprocating engine or pump
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Dead head

  • (Naut.), a rough block of wood used as an anchor buoy.
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death's head

  • noun a human skull (or a representation of a human skull) used as a symbol of death
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death's-head

Death's"-head` noun
Definitions
  1. A naked human skull as the emblem of death; the head of the conventional personification of death.
    I had rather be married to a death's-head with a bone in his mouth. Shak.
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Death's-head moth

  • noun European hawkmoth with markings on the back resembling a human skull
    Acherontia atropos.
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  • (Zoöl.), a very large European moth (Acherontia atropos), so called from a figure resembling a human skull on the back of the thorax; called also death's-head sphinx.
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department head

  • noun the head of a department
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dog-headed

Dog"-head`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) Having a head shaped like that of a dog; -- said of certain baboons.
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double-headed

Dou"ble-head"ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Having two heads; bicipital.
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Double-headed rail

  • (Railroad), a rail whose flanges are duplicates, so that when one is worn the other may be turned uppermost.
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Dragon's head

  • noun American herb having sharply serrate lanceolate leaves and spikes of blue to violet flowers
    dragonhead; Dracocephalum parviflorum.
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  • . (a) (Bot.) A plant of several species of the genus Dracocephalum. They are perennial herbs closely allied to the common catnip. (b) (Astron.) The ascending node of a planet, indicated, chiefly in almanacs, by the symbol . The deviation from the ecliptic made by a planet in passing from one node to the other seems, according to the fancy of some, to make a figure like that of a dragon, whose belly is where there is the greatest latitude; the intersections representing the head and tail; from which resemblance the denomination arises. Encyc. Brit.
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dunder-headed

Dun"der-head`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Thick-headed; stupid.
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Elevator head, Feed head, etc.

  • See under Elevator, Feed, etc.
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Elevator head, leg, ∧ boot

  • the boxes in which the upper pulley, belt, and lower pulley, respectively, run in a grain elevator.
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empty-headed

  • adjective satellite lacking seriousness; given to frivolity
    giddy; featherbrained; airheaded; lightheaded; empty-headed; dizzy; silly.
    • a dizzy blonde
    • light-headed teenagers
    • silly giggles
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false dragon head

  • noun North American plant having a spike of two-lipped pink or white flowers
    obedient plant; Physostegia virginiana; false dragonhead.
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feather-head

Feath"er-head` noun
Definitions
  1. A frivolous or featherbrained person. Colloq. H. James.
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feather-headed

Feath"er-head`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Giddy; frivolous; foolish. Colloq. G. Eliot.
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Feed head

  • . (a) A cistern for feeding water by gravity to a steam boiler. (b) (Founding) An excess of metal above a mold, which serves to render the casting more compact by its pressure; also called a riser, deadhead, or simply feed or head Knight.
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Fiddle head

  • an ornament on a ship's bow, curved like the volute or scroll at the head of a violin.
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Flower head

  • noun a shortened compact cluster of flowers so arranged that the whole gives the effect of a single flower as in clover or members of the family Compositae
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  • (Bot.), a compound flower in which all the florets are sessile on their receptacle, as in the case of the daisy.
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Fork head

  • . (a) The barbed head of an arrow. (b) The forked end of a rod which forms part of a knuckle joint.
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From head to foot

  • through the whole length of a man; completely; throughout. "Arm me, audacity, from head to foot." Shak.
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from head to toe

  • adverb at all points from head to foot
    cap-a-pie.
    • he was armed cap-a-pie
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gaff-headed sail

  • noun a quadrilateral fore-and-aft sail suspended from a gaff
    gaffsail.
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giddy-head

Gid"dy-head` noun
Definitions
  1. A person without thought fulness, prudence, or judgment. Colloq. Burton.
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giddy-headed

Gid"dy-head`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Thoughtless; unsteady.
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Gill frame, ∨ Gill head

  • (Flax Manuf.), a spreader; a machine for subjecting flax to the action of gills. Knight.
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golf-club head

  • noun (golf) the head of the club which strikes the ball
    club-head; club head; clubhead.
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gray-headed

  • adjective satellite showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair
    gray-headed; gray; grey-haired; hoary; grizzly; grey; white-haired; hoar; gray-haired.
    • whose beard with age is hoar"-Coleridge
    • nodded his hoary head
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Great headed widgeon

  • the poachard.
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grey-headed

  • adjective satellite showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair
    gray-headed; gray; grey-haired; hoary; grizzly; grey; white-haired; hoar; gray-haired.
    • whose beard with age is hoar"-Coleridge
    • nodded his hoary head
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gross-headed

Gross"-head`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Thick-skulled; stupid.
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Hammer-headed shark

  • . See Hammerhead.
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Hand over head

  • negligently; rashly; without seeing what one does. Obs. Bacon.
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hard-headed

Hard"-head`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Having sound judgment; sagacious; shrewd. -- Hard"-head`ed*ness, n.
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hash head

  • noun a user of hashish
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head ache

  • noun pain in the head caused by dilation of cerebral arteries or muscle contractions or a reaction to drugs
    cephalalgia; headache.
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Head and ears

  • with the whole person; deeply; completely; as, he was head and ears in debt or in trouble. Colloq.
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Head and shoulders

  • . (a) By force; violently; as, to drag one, head and shoulders. "They bring in every figure of speech, head and shoulders." Felton. (b) By the height of the head and shoulders; hence, by a great degree or space; by far; much; as, he is head and shoulders above them.
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head and shoulders above

  • adverb outstandingly superior to
    • in intelligence he was head and shoulders above the others in his class
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head blight

  • noun a blight of the heads of cereals
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head cabbage

  • noun any of various cultivated cabbage plants having a short thick stalk and large compact head of edible usually green leaves
    head cabbage; Brassica oleracea capitata.
  • noun any of several varieties of cabbage having a large compact globular head; may be steamed or boiled or stir-fried or used raw in coleslaw
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head cabbage plant

  • noun any of various cultivated cabbage plants having a short thick stalk and large compact head of edible usually green leaves
    head cabbage; Brassica oleracea capitata.
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head cold

  • noun a common cold affecting the nasal passages and resulting in congestion and sneezing and headache
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head count

  • noun number of people in a particular group
    headcount.
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head covering

  • noun a garment that covers the head and face
    veil.
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head crash

  • noun (computer science) a crash of a read/write head in a hard disk drive (usually caused by contact of the head with the surface of the magnetic disk)
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Head fast

  • . (Naut.) See 5th Fast.
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head for the hills

  • verb flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
    lam; run; hightail it; bunk; run away; take to the woods; scarper; escape; fly the coop; break away; scat; turn tail.
    • If you see this man, run!
    • The burglars escaped before the police showed up
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head game

  • noun the act of deluding; deception by creating illusory ideas
    delusion; illusion.
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head gasket

  • noun a gasket to seal a cylinder head
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head gate

  • noun regulator consisting of a valve or gate that controls the rate of water flow through a sluice
    floodgate; sluicegate; penstock; sluice valve; water gate.
  • noun a gate upstream from a lock or canal that is used to control the flow of water at the upper end
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head gear

Head" gear`, Head"gear` noun (Also<
  • Head gear
  • Headgear
)
Definitions
  1. Headdress.
  2. Apparatus above ground at the mouth of a mine or deep well.
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head home

  • verb return home
    go home.
    • After the movie, we went home
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head honcho

  • noun an important influential person
    big cheese; big gun; big fish; big shot; big wheel; big deal; big enchilada.
    • he thinks he's a big shot
    • she's a big deal in local politics
    • the Qaeda commander is a very big fish
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Head kidney

  • (Anat.), the most anterior of the three pairs of embryonic renal organs developed in most vertebrates the pronephors.
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head lettuce

  • noun distinguished by leaves arranged in a dense rosette that develop into a compact ball
    Lactuca sativa capitata.
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head lice

  • noun infestation of the scalp with lice
    pediculosis capitis.
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head linesman

  • noun a football official in charge of recording yardage gained or lost
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head louse

  • noun infests the head and body of humans
    Pediculus capitis.
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Head money

  • a capitation tax; a poll tax. Milton.
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head nurse

  • noun the person in charge of nursing in a medical institution
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head of hair

  • noun growth of hair covering the scalp of a human being
    mane.
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head of household

  • noun the head of a household or family or tribe
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head of state

  • noun the chief public representative of a country who may also be the head of government
    chief of state.
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head off

  • verb prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
    stave off; avert; debar; avoid; deflect; obviate; forefend; fend off; ward off; forfend.
    • Let's avoid a confrontation
    • head off a confrontation
    • avert a strike
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Head or tail

  • this side or that side; this thing or that; a phrase used in throwing a coin to decide a choice, guestion, or stake, head being the side of the coin bearing the effigy or principal figure (or, in case there is no head or face on either side, that side which has the date on it), and tail the other side.
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head over heels

  • adverb in disorderly haste
    head over heels; topsy-turvily; topsy-turvy; in great confusion.
    • we ran head over heels toward the shelter
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Head pence

  • a poll tax. Obs.
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head register

  • noun the higher ranges of the voice in speaking or singing; the vibrations of sung notes are felt in the head
    head tone; head register.
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head restraint

  • noun a cushion attached to the top of the back of an automobile's seat to prevent whiplash
    headrest.
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head rhyme

  • noun use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse
    initial rhyme; alliteration; beginning rhyme.
    • around the rock the ragged rascal ran
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Head sea

  • noun a sea in which the waves are running directly against the course of the ship
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  • a sea that meets the head of a vessel or rolls against her course.
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head shop

  • noun a shop specializing in articles of interest to drug users
    • he bought some roach clips and hashish pipes at the head shop
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head smut

  • noun smut fungus attacking heads of corn or sorghum and causing a covered smut
    Sphacelotheca reiliana.
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head start

  • noun the advantage gained by beginning early (as in a race)
    start.
    • with an hour's start he will be hard to catch
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head teacher

  • noun the educator who has executive authority for a school
    head; school principal; principal.
    • she sent unruly pupils to see the principal
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head tone

  • noun the higher ranges of the voice in speaking or singing; the vibrations of sung notes are felt in the head
    head tone; head register.
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head trip

  • noun an exciting or stimulating experience
    trip.
  • noun the act of satisfying your own desires and giving yourself pleasure
    self-gratification.
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head up

  • verb be the first or leading member of (a group) and excel
    head.
    • This student heads the class
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head voice

  • noun the higher ranges of the voice in speaking or singing; the vibrations of sung notes are felt in the head
    head tone; head register.
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Head wind

  • a wind that blows in a direction opposite the vessel's course.
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head word

  • noun a content word that can be qualified by a modifier
    headword.
  • noun (grammar) the word in a grammatical constituent that plays the same grammatical role as the whole constituent
    head.
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head-cheese

Head"-cheese noun
Definitions
  1. A dish made of portions of the head, or head and feet, of swine, cut up fine, seasoned, and pressed into a cheeselike mass.
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head-hunter

Head"-hunt`er noun
Definitions
  1. A member of any tribe or race of savages who have the custom of decapitating human beings and preserving their heads as trophies. The Dyaks of Borneo are the most noted head-hunters. 2. (fig.) an executive personnel recruiter -- Head"-hunt`ing, n.
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head-in-the-clouds

  • adjective satellite guided by whim and fancy
    flighty; flyaway; scatterbrained.
    • flighty young girls
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head-lugged

Head"-lugged` adjective
Definitions
  1. Lugged or dragged by the head. R. "The head-lugged bear." Shak.
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head-on

  • adjective satellite characterized by direct opposition
    • a head-on confrontation
  • adjective satellite meeting front to front
    frontal.
    • a frontal attack
    • a head-on collision
  • adverb in direct opposition; directly
    • we must meet the problem head-on
  • adverb with the front foremost
    • the cars collided head-on
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head-shrinker

  • noun a physician who specializes in psychiatry
    shrink; psychiatrist.
  • noun a savage who cuts off and preserves the heads of enemies as trophies
    headhunter.
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head-to-head

  • adjective satellite involving two persons; intimately private
    tete-a-tete.
    • a tete-a-tete supper
    • a head-to-head conversation
  • adjective satellite inconclusive as to outcome; close or just even in a race or comparison or competition
    nip and tuck; neck and neck.
    • as they approached the finish line they were neck and neck
    • the election was a nip and tuck affair
  • adverb even or close in a race or competition or comparison
    nip and tuck; neck and neck.
    • the horses ran neck and neck
    • he won nip and tuck
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heads-up

  • noun a warning message
    • he sent a heads-up to the District Attorney
  • adjective satellite fully alert and watchful
    wide-awake.
    • played heads-up ball
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heavy-headed

Heav"y-head"ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Dull; stupid. "Gross heavy-headed fellows." Beau. & Fl.
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heels over head

  • adverb in disorderly haste
    head over heels; topsy-turvily; topsy-turvy; in great confusion.
    • we ran head over heels toward the shelter
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horse-head

  • noun any of several silvery marine fishes with very flat bodies
    Selene setapinnis; horsefish; horsehead; dollarfish; moonfish; Atlantic moonfish.
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Horsehoe head

  • (Med.), an old name for the condition of the skull in children, in which the sutures are too open, the coronal suture presenting the form of a horsehoe. Dunglison.
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hot-head

Hot"-head` noun
Definitions
  1. A violent, passionate person; a hasty or impetuous person; as, the rant of a hot-head.
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hot-headed

Hot"-head`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Fiery; violent; rash; hasty; impetuous; vehement. Macaulay.
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human head

  • noun the head of a human being
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hydrostatic head

  • noun the pressure at a given point in a liquid measured in terms of the vertical height of a column of the liquid needed to produce the same pressure
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idle-headed

I"dle-head`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Foolish; stupid. Obs. "The superstitious idle-headed eld." Shak.
  2. Delirious; infatuated. Obs. L'Estrange.
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janus-headed

Ja"nus-head`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Double-headed.
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Kevel head

  • (Naut.), a projecting end of a timber, used as a kevel.
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large-headed

  • adjective satellite having a large head
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level-headed

  • adjective satellite exercising or showing good judgment
    healthy; levelheaded; sound; intelligent.
    • healthy scepticism
    • a healthy fear of rattlesnakes
    • the healthy attitude of French laws
    • healthy relations between labor and management
    • an intelligent solution
    • a sound approach to the problem
    • sound advice
    • no sound explanation for his decision
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light-headed

  • adjective satellite weak and likely to lose consciousness
    light; swooning; faint; lightheaded.
    • suddenly felt faint from the pain
    • was sick and faint from hunger
    • felt light in the head
    • a swooning fit
    • light-headed with wine
    • light-headed from lack of sleep
  • adjective satellite lacking seriousness; given to frivolity
    giddy; featherbrained; airheaded; lightheaded; empty-headed; dizzy; silly.
    • a dizzy blonde
    • light-headed teenagers
    • silly giggles
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Light"-head`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Disordered in the head; dilirious. Walpole.
  2. Thoughtless; heedless; volatile; unsteady; fickle; loose. "Light-headed, weak men." Clarendon. -- Light"-head`ed*ness, n.
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little-head snakeweed

  • noun similar to Gutierrezia sarothrae but with flower heads having fewer rays and disk flowers
    Gutierrezia microcephala.
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long-head coneflower

  • noun plant similar to the Mexican hat coneflower; from British Columbia to New Mexico
    prairie coneflower; Ratibida columnifera.
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long-headed

  • adjective satellite having a dolichocephalic head
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mad-headed

Mad"-head`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Wild; crack-brained.
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magnetic head

  • noun an electromagnet (as on a tape recorder) that converts electrical variations into magnetic variations that can be stored on a surface and later retrieved
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Medusa's head

  • noun African dwarf succulent perennial shrub with numerous slender drooping branches
    Euphorbia caput-medusae; Euphorbia medusae.
  • noun weedy rye grass having long bristling awns
    Elymus caput-medusae.
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  • . (a) (Zoöl.) An astrophyton . (b) (Astron.) A cluster of stars in the constellation Perseus. It contains the bright star Algol.
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Mermaid's head

  • (Zoöl.), a European spatangoid sea urchin (Echinocardium cordatum) having some resemblance to a skull.
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Micrometer head

  • the head of a micrometer screw.
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Mill head

  • the head of water employed to turn the wheel of a mill.
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Mop head

  • . (a) The end of a mop, to which the thrums or rags are fastened . (b) A clamp for holding the thrums or rags of a mop . U.S.
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mop-headed

  • adjective satellite (of trees) having a bushy top without a leader
    • mop-headed cabbage palms
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muddy-headed

Mud"dy-head`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Dull; stupid.
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mushroom-headed

Mush"room-head`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) Having a cylindrical body with a convex head of larger diameter; having a head like that of a mushroom.
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nail-headed

Nail"-head`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Having a head like that of a nail; formed so as to resemble the head of a nail.
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Nail-headed characters

  • arrowheaded or cuneiform characters. See under Arrowheaded.
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Nail-headed molding

  • (Arch.), an ornament consisting of a series of low four-sided pyramids resembling the heads of large nails; called also nail-head molding, or nail-head. It is the same as the simplest form of dogtooth. See Dogtooth.
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Negro head

  • (Com.), Cavendish tobacco. Cant
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Neither head nor tail

  • neither beginning nor end; neither this thing nor that; nothing distinct or definite; a phrase used in speaking of what is indefinite or confused; as, they made neither head nor tail of the matter. Colloq.
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nominal head

  • noun a person used as a cover for some questionable activity
    figurehead; straw man; front; strawman; front man.
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northern casque-headed frog

  • noun terrestrial burrowing nocturnal frog of grassy terrain and scrub forests having very hard upper surface of head; of the United States southwest
    lowland burrowing treefrog; Pternohyla fodiens.
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nott-headed

Nott"-head`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Having the hair cut close. Obs. Chapman.
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Old man's head

  • (Bot.), a columnar cactus (Pilocereus senilis), native of Mexico, covered towards the top with long white hairs.
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open-headed

O"pen-head`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Bareheaded. Obs.
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Out of one's head

  • beyond commanding one's mental powers; in a wandering state mentally; delirious. Colloq.
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Out one's own head

  • according to one's own idea; without advice or coöperation of another.
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Over head and ears

  • beyond one's depth; completely; wholly; hopelessly; as, over head and ears in debt. = head over heels Colloq.
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Over the head of

  • beyond the comprehension of. M. Arnold. go over one's head = appeal to one's superior in line of command
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pig-headed

Pig"-head`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Having a head like a pig; hence, figuratively: stupidity obstinate; perverse; stubborn. B. Jonson. -- Pig"-head`ed*ness, n.
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pill head

  • noun a consumer of amphetamine pills
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Piston head

  • (Steam Eng.), that part of a piston which is made fast to the piston rod.
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Pit head

  • the surface of the ground at the mouth of a pit or mine.
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pitot head

  • noun measuring instrument consisting of a combined Pitot tube and static tube that measures total and static pressure; used in aircraft to measure airspeed
    Pitot tube; Pitot-static tube.
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Poppet head, Puppet head

  • . See Headstock (a).
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pudden-head

  • noun a person who is not very bright
    pillock; dullard; poor fish; stupe; stupid; pudden-head; stupid person; dolt.
    • The economy, stupid!
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pudding head

  • noun a person who is not very bright
    pillock; dullard; poor fish; stupe; stupid; pudden-head; stupid person; dolt.
    • The economy, stupid!
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pudding-headed

Pud"ding-head`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Stupid. Colloq.
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puzzle-headed

Puz"zle-head`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Having the head full of confused notions. Johnson.
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ram's-head

  • noun orchid of northern North America having a brownish-green flower and red-and-white lip suggestive of a ram's head
    Cypripedium arietinum; ram's-head.
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ram's-head lady's slipper

  • noun orchid of northern North America having a brownish-green flower and red-and-white lip suggestive of a ram's head
    Cypripedium arietinum; ram's-head.
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rattle-headed

Rat"tle-head`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Noisy; giddy; unsteady.
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read/write head

  • noun (computer science) a tiny electromagnetic coil and metal pole used to write and read magnetic patterns on a disk
    head.
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rotor head

  • noun the axis around which the major rotor of a helicopter turns
    rotor shaft.
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round-headed leek

  • noun Old World leek with a spherical bulb
    Allium sphaerocephalum.
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rug-headed

Rug"-head`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Having shaggy hair; shock-headed. Obs.
    Those rough rug-headed kerns. Shak.
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running head

  • noun a heading printed at the top of every page (or every other page) of a book
    running headline.
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Scald head

  • (Med.), a name popularly given to several diseases of the scalp characterized by pustules (the dried discharge of which forms scales) and by falling out of the hair.
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Scalled head

  • . (Med.) See Scald head, under Scald, a.
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sheep-headed

Sheep"-head`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Silly; simple-minded; stupid. Taylor (1630)
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shock-head

Shock"-head` adjective
Definitions
  1. Shock-headed. Tennyson.
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shock-headed

  • adjective satellite having a shock (or untidy mass) of hair
    • shock-headed teenagers
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Shock"-head`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Having a thick and bushy head of hair.
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short-headed

  • adjective satellite having a brachycephalic head
    roundheaded; broad-headed.
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Shrinking head

  • (Founding), a body of molten metal connected with a mold for the purpose of supplying metal to compensate for the shrinkage of the casting; called also sinking head, and riser.
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Sinking head

  • (Founding), a riser from which the mold is fed as the casting shrinks. See Riser, n., 4.
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snake's head fritillary

  • noun Eurasian checkered lily with pendant flowers usually veined and checkered with purple or maroon on a pale ground and shaped like the bells carried by lepers in medieval times; widely grown as an ornamental
    guinea-hen flower; checkered daffodil; Fritillaria meleagris; leper lily.
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snake's-head

Snake's"-head` noun
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) The Guinea-hen flower; -- so called in England because its spotted petals resemble the scales of a snake's head. Dr. Prior.
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Snake's-head iris

  • (Bot.), an iridaceous plant (Hermodactylus tuberosus) of the Mediterranean region. The flowers slightly resemble a serpent's open mouth.
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snake-head

  • noun showy perennial of marshlands of eastern and central North America having waxy lanceolate leaves and flower with lower part creamy white and upper parts pale pink to deep purple
    Chelone glabra; shellflower; turtlehead; shell-flower; snakehead.
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soft-headed

Soft"-head`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Weak in intellect.
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spiny-headed worm

  • noun any of various worms living parasitically in intestines of vertebrates having a retractile proboscis covered with many hooked spines
    acanthocephalan.
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spread head

  • noun two facing pages of a book or other publication
    spread; facing pages; spreadhead.
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stagger head

  • noun a headline with the top line flush left and succeeding lines indented to the right
    stagger head; drop line; stepped line; stephead; dropline.
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staggered head

  • noun a headline with the top line flush left and succeeding lines indented to the right
    stagger head; drop line; stepped line; stephead; dropline.
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Stamp head

  • a heavy mass of metal, forming the head or lower end of a bar, which is lifted and let fall, in a stamp mill.
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Strap head

  • (Mach.), a journal box, or pair of brasses, secured to the end of a connecting rod by a strap. See Illust. of Gib and key, under Gib.
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swelled head

  • noun an exaggerated opinion of your own importance
    self-importance; egotism.
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Swine's head

  • a dolt; a blockhead. Obs. Chaucer.
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swollen-headed

  • adjective satellite characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance
    egotistic; swollen; conceited; self-conceited; vain; egotistical.
    • a conceited fool
    • an attitude of self-conceited arrogance
    • an egotistical disregard of others
    • so swollen by victory that he was unfit for normal duty
    • growing ever more swollen-headed and arbitrary
    • vain about her clothes
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talking head

  • noun a talker on television who talks directly into the cameras and whose upper body is all that is shown on the screen
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thick-headed

Thick"-head`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Having a thick skull; stupid.
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thorn-headed

Thorn"-head`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Having a head armed with thorns or spines.
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Thorn-headed worm

  • (Zoöl.), any worm of the order Acanthocephala; called also thornhead.
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Thousand-headed cabbage

  • . See Brussels sprouts.
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To be out of one's head

  • to be temporarily insane.
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To come or draw to a head

  • . See under Come, Draw.
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To come to a head

  • . (a) To suppurate, as a boil. (b) To mature; to culminate; as a plot.
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To draw to a head

  • . (a) (Med.) To begin to suppurate; to ripen, as a boil. (b) Fig.: To ripen, to approach the time for action; as, the plot draws to a head.
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To give (one) the head, ∨ To give head

  • to let go, or to give up, control; to free from restraint; to give license. "He gave his able horse the head." Shak. "He has so long given his unruly passions their head." South.
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To give the head

  • . See under Head, n.
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To go heels over head

  • to turn over so as to bring the heels uppermost; hence, to move in a inconsiderate, or rash, manner.
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To have a bee in the headin the bonnet

  • . (a) To be choleric. Obs. (b) To be restless or uneasy. B. Jonson. (c) To be full of fancies; to be a little crazy. "She's whiles crack-brained, and has a bee in her head." Sir W. Scott.
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To have a long head

  • to have a farseeing or sagacious mind.
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To head off

  • to intercept; to get before; as, an officer heads off a thief who is escaping.
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To head up

  • to close, as a cask or barrel, by fitting a head to.
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To his head

  • before his face. "An uncivil answer from a son to a father, from an obliged person to a benefactor, is a greater indecency than if an enemy should storm his house or revile him to his head." Jer. Taylor.
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To hit the nail on the head

  • to hit most effectively; to do or say a thing in the right way.
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To keep one's head above water

  • to keep afloat; fig., to avoid failure or sinking in the struggles of life. Colloq.
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To knock in the head, ∨ on the head

  • to stun or kill by a blow upon the head; hence, to put am end to; to defeat, as a scheme or project; to frustrate; to quash. Colloq.
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To lay heads together

  • to consult.
  • to consult; to conspire.
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To lie on the head of

  • to be imputed to.
    What he gets more of her than sharp words, let it lie on my head. Shak.
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To lift up one's head

  • to cause one to be exalted or to rejoice. Gen. xl. 13. Luke xxi. 28.
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To lose one's head

  • to be thrown off one's balance; to lose the use of one's good sense or judgment.
    In the excitement of such a discovery, many scholars lost their heads. Whitney.
  • to lose presence of mind.
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To make head

  • to make headway.
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To make head, ∨ To make head against

  • to resist with success; to advance.
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To show one's head

  • to appear. Shak.
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To turn head

  • to turn the face or front. "The ravishers turn head, the fight renews." Dryden.
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To turn the headbrain of

  • to make giddy, wild, insane, or the like; to infatuate; to overthrow the reason or judgment of; as, a little success turned his head.
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tough-head

Tough"-head` noun
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) The ruddy duck. Local U.S.
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tow-head

Tow"-head` noun
Definitions
  1. An urchin who has soft, whitish hair. Colloq.
  2. (Zoöl.) The hooded merganser. Local, U.S.
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tow-headed snake

  • noun boa of grasslands and woodlands of western North America; looks and feels like rubber with tail and head of similar shape
    rubber boa; Charina bottae.
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trail head

  • noun the beginning of a trail
    trailhead.
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triple-headed

Tri"ple-head`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Having three heads; three-headed; as, the triple-headed dog Cerberus.
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Tunnel head

  • (Metal.), the top of a smelting furnace where the materials are put in.
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Turk's head

  • noun an ornamental knot that resembles a small turban
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  • . (a) (Naut.) A knot of turbanlike form worked on a rope with a piece of small line. R. H. Dana, Jr. (b) (Bot.) See Turk's cap (c) above.
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Turret head

  • (Mach.), a vertical cylindrical revolving tool holder for bringing different tools into action successively in a machine, as in a lathe.
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valve-in-head engine

  • noun internal-combustion engine having both inlet and exhaust valves located in the cylinder head
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wagon-headed

Wag"on-head`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Having a top, or head, shaped like the top of a covered wagon, or resembling in section or outline an inverted U, thus as, a wagonheaded ceiling.
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white-headed stilt

  • noun stilt of the southwest Pacific including Australia and New Zealand having mostly white plumage but with black wings and nape of neck
    Himantopus himantopus leucocephalus.
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wooden-headed

  • adjective satellite (used informally) stupid
    duncical; loggerheaded; blockheaded; duncish; fatheaded; boneheaded; thick; thick-skulled; thickheaded.
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woolly-head

Wool"ly-head` noun
Definitions
  1. A negro. Low
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woolly-headed

  • adjective satellite confused and vague; used especially of thinking
    wooly; muddled; muzzy; addled; woolly; befuddled; wooly-minded.
    • muddleheaded ideas
    • your addled little brain
    • woolly thinking
    • woolly-headed ideas
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