Meaning of "head" in Essential English Dictionary


noun uk /hed/

A1 the part of your body that contains your brain, eyes, ears, mouth, nose, etc.:

He fell and hit his head on the table.

B1 your mind:

I kept hearing that song in my head.
All these thoughts were going round in my head.

B1 the person who is in charge of an organization:

Her father is the head of an oil company.

A2 UK also headteacher the person in charge of a school

the front or top part of something:

Who is that at the head of the table?
come to a head

If a problem comes to a head, it becomes very bad.

go over someone’s head

to be too difficult for someone to understand:

All this talk about philosophy went right over my head.

(Definition of “head noun” from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)