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Spanish translation of “head”

head

noun /hed/
the top part of the human body, containing the eyes, mouth, brain etc; the same part of an animal’s body
cabeza
The stone hit him on the head He scratched his head in amazement.
a person’s mind
cabeza, mente
An idea came into my head last night.
the height or length of a head
cabeza
The horse won by a head.
the chief or most important person (of an organization, country etc)
cabeza, jefe
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
cabeza
the head of a pin The boy knocked the heads off the flowers.
the place where a river, lake etc begins
fuente, nacimiento
the head of the Nile.
the top, or the top part, of anything
cabecera, principio
Write your address at the head of the paper the head of the table.
the front part
a la cabeza de, al frente de
He walked at the head of the procession.
a particular ability or tolerance
madera; cabeza
He has no head for heights She has a good head for figures.
a headmaster or headmistress
director; directora
You’d better ask the Head.
(for) one person
por cabeza
This dinner costs $10 a head.
a headland
cabo, punta
Beachy Head.
the foam on the top of a glass of beer etc.
espuma
-headed having (a certain number or type of) head(s)
de cabeza…
a two-headed monster a bald-headed man.
header noun (in football) the act of hitting the ball with the head
cabezazo
He scored with a great header.
a fall or dive forwards
salto/caída de cabeza
He slipped and took a header into the mud.
heading noun what is written at the top of a page etc
encabezamiento, título
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
cara
He tossed the penny and it came down heads.
headache noun (medical) a pain in the head
dolor de cabeza
Bright lights give me a splitting headache.
something worrying
quebradero de cabeza
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.
cinta
headdress noun something, usually ornamental, which is worn on, and covers, the head
tocado
The tribesmen were wearing headdresses of fur and feathers.
headfirst adverb with one’s head in front or bent forward
de cabeza
He fell headfirst into a pool of water.
headgear noun anything that is worn on the head
tocado; sombrero; gorro; casco
hats, caps, helmets, and other types of headgear.
headlamp noun a headlight.
faro, foco
headland noun a point of land which sticks out into the sea
cabo, punta, promontorio
They sailed around the headland.
headlight noun a powerful light at or on the front of a car, lorry/truck, train, ship, aeroplane/airplane etc
faro, foco
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
titular
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
titulares
the news headlines.
headlong adjective, adverb moving forwards or downwards, with one’s head in front
de cabeza
a headlong dive into the pool of water He fell headlong into a pool of water.
(done) without thought or delay, often foolishly
de cabeza, precipitado
a headlong rush He is rushing headlong into disaster.
head louse noun (plural head lice) a type of louse that infests the human head.
piojo
headmaster noun (feminine headmistress) the person in charge of a school; principal
director; directora
head-on adverb, adjective (usually of cars etc ) with the front of one car etc hitting the front of another car etc
frontal, de frente
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
auriculares
a set of headphones.
headquarters noun singular or plural (often abbreviated to HQ /eitʃˈkjuː/) the place from which the chief officers or leaders of an organization (especially an army) direct and control the activities of that organization
sede/oficina central; cuartel general
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.
cabecero, cabezal
headscarf noun ( headsquare) a usually square scarf worn by women over or round the head
pañuelo
a silk headscarf.
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.
lápida mortuoria
headstrong adjective (of people) difficult to persuade or control; always doing or wanting to do what they themselves want
testarudo, cabeza dura, terco
a headstrong, obstinate child.
headwind noun a wind which is blowing towards one
viento de frente
The riders are cycling against a strong headwind.
above someone’s head too difficult (for someone) to understand
por encima de la capacidad intelectual de alguien, demasiado difícil para alguien, incomprensible para alguien
His lecture was well above their heads.
go to someone’s head (of alcohol) to make someone slightly drunk
subir a la cabeza
Champagne always goes to my head.
(of praise, success etc ) to make someone arrogant, foolish etc
subir a la cabeza
Don’t let success go to your head.
head off phrasal verb to make (a person, animal etc) change direction
desviar
One group of the soldiers rode across the valley to head the bandits off.
to go in some direction
dirigirse a
He headed off towards the river.
head over heels completely
perdidamente, locamente
He fell head over heels in love.
turning over completely; headfirst
patas arriba
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
cara o cruz
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
mantener la cabeza fría, mantener la calma
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
perder la cabeza
He lost his head and started shouting at people.
make head or tail of to understand
encontrar pies y cabeza
I can’t make head or tail of these instructions.
make headway to make progress
avanzar, progresar
We’re not making much headway with this new scheme.
off one’s head mad
estar fuera de sí, estar loco
You must be off your head to work for nothing.
(Definition of head from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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