head noun Definition in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of “head” - Learner’s Dictionary

head

noun [C]     /hed/
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 Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
cn u txt?
cn u txt?
by ,
June 28, 2016
by Colin McIntosh The advent of social media has seen a huge increase in the use of informal abbreviations, many recently added to the Cambridge Dictionary. We have always had abbreviations, of course. Well-known examples include IOU (for “I owe you”), used to give an informal written guarantee that you will pay back a sum of

Read More 

Word of the Day

frenemy

a person who pretends to be your friend but is in fact an enemy

Word of the Day

creeping obesity noun
creeping obesity noun
June 27, 2016
obesity which results from incremental weight gain over a number of years More than just a holiday glow: Experts reveal taking a vacation can actually save your LIFE (but there is still a risk of ‘creeping obesity’)

Read More