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head

noun (BODY PART)    /hed/
A1 [C] the part of the body above the neck where the eyes , nose , mouth , ears , and brain are: Put this hat on to keep your head warm . He banged his head on the car as he was getting in. She nodded / shook her head (= showed her agreement / disagreement ).The head [S] a person or animal when considered as a unit : Dinner will cost £20 a/ per head (= for each person ). I did a quick head count (= calculated how many people there were). They own a hundred head of (= 100 ) cattle .Particular and individual [S] a measure of length or height equal to the size of a head: Her horse won by a head. Paul is a head taller than Andrew.Measurements of length and distance
(Definition of head noun (BODY PART) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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