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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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