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noun (TOP PART)    /hed/
C2 [S] the top part or beginning of something: the head of the queue the head of the page Diana, the guest of honour, sat at the head of the table (= the most important end of it).Edges and extremities of objectsSurfaces of objects [C] the larger end of a nail, hammer, etc.ToolsGardening tools [C] the top part of a plant where a flower or leaves grow: a head of lettuceFlowers - general wordsFlowers and flowering plants [C] the layer of white bubbles on top of beer after it has been pouredBeer and cider [C] the upper part of a river, where it beginsParts of watercourses [C] the top part of a spot when it contains pus (= yellow liquid)Skin complaints and blemishes
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