head noun Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary

Meaning of “head” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [C]
BODY A1 the part of your body above your neck that contains your brain, eyes, ears, mouth, nose, etc and on which your hair grows: He fell and hit his head on the table. The head and face
MIND B1 your mind: All these thoughts were going round in my head.Mind and personalityScience of psychology and psychoanalysis
ORGANIZATION B1 the person who is in charge of an organization: Her father is the head of an oil company.People in charge of or controlling other peopleBosses, managers and directorsOccupations and tradesLeaders of national and regional governmentsBosses, managers and directorsPeople in charge of or controlling other people
SCHOOL ( also head teacher) UK A2 the person in charge of a school: You'll have to ask the head if you can have a day off school.People in charge of or controlling other peopleBosses, managers and directorsOccupations and tradesTeachers
FRONT/TOP the front or top part of something: Who is that at the head of the table?Ahead, in front and beyond
£10/$6, etc a head costing £10/$6, etc for each person: The meal costs 20 euros a head.Particular and individual
heads the side of a coin that has a picture of someone's head on it: Heads or tails?Forms of money and methods of payment
→  See also hit the nail on the head , a roof over your head , off the top of your head , be banging your head against a brick wall , come to a head , go over sb's head , go to your head , hang your head (in shame) , keep your head , lose your head , raise/rear its ugly head , laugh/shout/scream, etc your head off
(Definition of head noun from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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