Übersetzung von “head” — Englisch–Französisch Wörterbuch


noun countablehead /hɛd/
the top part of your body that has your eyes, nose and mouth on it
tête feminine

I bumped my head.
Je me suis cogné la tête.
shake your head
to move your head from side to side to mean "no"
faire non de la tête
nod your head
to move your head up and down to mean "yes"
hocher la tête
sb's mind
tête feminine

a voice in my head telling me to stop
une voix dans ma tête me disant d'arrêter
a boss or leader
chef masculine , directeur/-trice masculine-feminine

He's head of the European branch.
Il est le directeur de la branche européenne.

the head of the family
le chef de famille
the top or front of
tête feminine

the head of a pin
une tête d'épingle

at the head of the page
en tête de page
heads plural
the side of a coin with a picture of a head on it
; see also tail
come to a head
(of a bad situation) to become so bad that it must be dealt with
atteindre un point critique

when racial tensions finally came to a head
quand les tensions raciales ont finalement atteint un point critique
go over sb's head
to be too difficult for sb to understand
passer au-dessus de la tête de qqn

Most of his jokes go right over my head.
La plupart de ses plaisanteries me passent complètement au-dessus de la tête.
go to sb's head
to make sb too proud
monter à la tête de qqn

His recent wins have gone to his head.
Ses récentes victoires lui sont montées à la tête.
head over heels
very much in love

They're head over heels in love.
Ils sont éperdument amoureux.
keep your head
to stay calm
garder la tête froide

As a soldier, you have to keep your head.
En tant que soldat, vous devez garder la tête froide.


verbhead /hɛd/
intransitive to travel in a particular direction
se diriger vers

Head south on Route 85.
Roulez vers le sud sur la route 85.

Let's head back to the campsite.
Repartons vers le camping.
transitive ( head up ) to be the leader or in the top position

The company is headed by a former baseball star.
La société est dirigée par une ancienne vedette de baseball.
transitive to hit a ball with your head
faire une tête

He headed the ball into the back of the net.
Il a marqué un but de la tête dans le fond du filet.

head for

verb phrasalhead for [ ˈhɛd ˌfɔr ] informal
to be starting to go somewhere
se mettre en route pour , s'acheminer vers

We're heading for home now.
Nous nous mettons en route pour la maison.
to be progressing toward a situation
prendre le chemin de

The peace talks are headed for trouble.
Les pourparlers de paix sont voués aux difficultés.

head off

verb phrasalhead off [ ˈhɛd ˈɔf, ˈɒf ]
to prevent sth from happening

a plan for heading off disaster
un plan pour éviter le désastre
informal to leave

We'll be heading off soon.
Nous partons bientôt.

(Übersetzung von “head” aus dem GLOBAL English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)


noun /hed/

the top part of the human body, containing the eyes, mouth, brain etc; the same part of an animal’s body

The stone hit him on the head
He scratched his head in amazement.

a person’s mind

An idea came into my head last night.

the height or length of a head

The horse won by a head.

the chief or most important person (of an organization, country etc)

chef; principal
Kings and presidents are heads of state
(also adjective) a head waiter
the head office.

anything that is like a head in shape or position

the head of a pin
The boy knocked the heads off the flowers.

the place where a river, lake etc begins

the head of the Nile.

the top, or the top part, of anything

tête, haut, bout
Write your address at the head of the paper
the head of the table.

the front part

(en) tête (de)
He walked at the head of the procession.

a particular ability or tolerance

He has no head for heights
She has a good head for figures.

a headmaster or headmistress

You’d better ask the Head.

(for) one person

par personne
This dinner costs $10 a head.

a headland

Beachy Head.

the foam on the top of a glass of beer etc.

faux col

having (a certain number or type of) head(s)

à tête (…)
a two-headed monster
a bald-headed man.
header noun

(in football) the act of hitting the ball with the head

coup de tête
He scored with a great header.

a fall or dive forwards

He slipped and took a header into the mud.
heading noun

what is written at the top of a page etc

All headings in the document must be printed in bold
The teacher said that essays must have a proper heading.
heads noun, adverb

(on) the side of a coin with the head of a king, president etc on it

He tossed the penny and it came down heads.
headache noun

a pain in the head

mal de tête
Bright lights give me a headache.

something worrying

Lack of money is a real headache.
headband noun

a strip of material worn round the head to keep one’s hair off one’s face.

headdress noun

something, usually ornamental, which is worn on, and covers, the head

The tribesmen were wearing headdresses of fur and feathers.
headfirst adverb

with one’s head in front or bent forward

la tête la première
He fell headfirst into a pool of water.
headgear noun

anything that is worn on the head

Hats, caps and helmets are headgear.
headlamp noun

a headlight.

headland noun

a point of land which sticks out into the sea.

headlight noun

a powerful light at or on the front of a car, lorry, train, ship, aeroplane etc

feu avant, phare
As it was getting dark, the driver switched on his headlights.
headline noun

the words written in large letters at the top of newspaper articles

(gros) titre
I never read a paper in detail – I just glance at the headlines.
headlines noun plural

a brief statement of the most important items of news, on television or radio

principaux titres
the news headlines.
headlong adjective, adverb

moving forwards or downwards, with one’s head in front

tête baissée, la tête la première
a headlong dive into the pool of water
He fell headlong into a pool of water.

(done) without thought or delay, often foolishly

à toute allure
a headlong rush
He is rushing headlong into disaster.
head louse

a type of louse that infests the human head.

headmaster noun (feminine headmistress)

the person in charge of a school; the principal.

head-on adverb, adjective

(usually of cars etc) with the front of one car etc hitting the front of another car etc

de plein fouet; frontal
a head-on collision
The two cars crashed head-on.
headphones noun plural

(also earphones) a pair of electronic instruments held over a person’s ears, by a metal band over the head, which are connected to a radio

a set of headphones.
headquarters noun singular or plural

(often abbreviated to HQ /eitʃˈkjuː/noun ) the place from which the chief officers or leaders of an organization (especially an army) direct and control the activities of that organization

quartier général, état-major
During the election, his house was used as the campaign headquarters.
headrest noun

a sort of small cushion which supports a person’s head, eg as fitted to a dentist’s chair, a car seat.

headscarf nouns ( headsquare)

a usually square scarf worn by women over or round the head.

headstone noun

a stone put at a grave, usually with the name of the dead person on it, the date of his birth and death etc.

pierre tombale
headstrong adjective

(of people) difficult to persuade or control; always doing or wanting to do what they themselves want

a headstrong, obstinate child.
headwind noun

a wind which is blowing towards one.

vent contraire
above someone’s head

too difficult (for someone) to understand

qui dépasse (qqn)
His lecture was well above their heads.
go to someone’s head

(of alcohol) to make someone slightly drunk

monter à la tête
Champagne always goes to my head.

(of praise, success etc) to make someone arrogant, foolish etc

monter à la tête
Don’t let success go to your head.
head off

to make (a person, animal etc) change direction

One group of the soldiers rode across the valley to head the bandits off.

to go in some direction

partir vers
He headed off towards the river.
head over heels


He fell head over heels in love.

turning over completely; headfirst

cul par-dessus tête
He fell head over heels into a pond.
heads or tails?

used when tossing a coin, eg to decide which of two people does, gets etc something

pile ou face?
Heads or tails? Heads you do the dishes, tails I do them.
keep one’s head

to remain calm and sensible in a crisis etc.

garder la tête froide
She did well to keep her head in such a stressful situation.
lose one’s head

to become angry or excited, or to act foolishly in a crisis.

perdre la tête
He lost his head and started shouting at people.
make head or tail of

to understand

s’y retrouver
I can’t make head or tail of these instructions.
make headway

to make progress

We’re not making much headway with this new scheme.
off one’s head


You must be off your head to work for nothing.



to be in charge of; to be the leader of

être à la tête (de)
He heads a team of scientists investigating cancer.

(often with for) to (cause to) move in a certain direction

se diriger (vers)
The explorers headed south
The boys headed for home
You’re heading for disaster!

to put or write something at the beginning of

His report was headed ‘Ways of Preventing Industrial Accidents’.

(in football) to hit the ball with the head

renvoyer d’un coup de tête
He headed the ball into the goal.

(Übersetzung von “head” aus dem PASSWORD English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)