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
The stone hit him on the head He scratched his head in amazement. › a person’s mind
An idea came into my head last night. › the height or length of a head
The horse won by a head. › the chief or most important person (of an organization, country etc)
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
the head of a pin The boy knocked the heads off the flowers. › the place where a river, lake etc begins
the head of the Nile. › the top, or the top part, of anything
Write your address at the head of the paper the head of the table. › the front part
He walked at the head of the procession. › a particular ability or tolerance
He has no head for heights She has a good head for figures. › a headmaster or headmistress
You’d better ask the Head. › (for) one person
This dinner costs $10 a head. › a headland
Beachy Head. › the foam on the top of a glass of beer etc.
-headed › having (a certain number or type of) head(s)
a two-headed monster a bald-headed man. header noun › (in football) the act of hitting the ball with the head
He scored with a great header. › a fall or dive forwards
He slipped and took a header into the mud. heading noun › what is written at the top of a page etc
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
He tossed the penny and it came down heads. headache noun › a pain in the head
Bright lights give me a headache. › something worrying
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.
headdress noun › something, usually ornamental, which is worn on, and covers, the head
The tribesmen were wearing headdresses of fur and feathers. headfirst adverb › with one’s head in front or bent forward
He fell headfirst into a pool of water. headgear noun › anything that is worn on the head
Hats, caps and helmets are headgear. headlamp noun › a headlight.
headland noun › a point of land which sticks out into the sea.
headlight noun › a powerful light at or on the front of a car, lorry, train, ship, aeroplane etc
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
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
the news headlines. headlong adjective, adverb › moving forwards or downwards, with one’s head in front
a headlong dive into the pool of water He fell headlong into a pool of water. › (done) without thought or delay, often foolishly
a headlong rush He is rushing headlong into disaster. head louse › a type of louse that infests the human head.
headmaster noun (feminine headmistress) › the person in charge of a school; the principal.
head-on adverb, adjective › (usually of cars etc) with the front of one car etc hitting the front of another car etc
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
a set of headphones. headquarters noun singular or plural › (often abbreviated to HQ /eitʃˈkjuː/noun ) the place from which the chief officers or leaders of an organization (especially an army) direct and control the activities of that organization
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.
headscarf nouns ( headsquare) › a usually square scarf worn by women over or round the head.
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.
headstrong adjective › (of people) difficult to persuade or control; always doing or wanting to do what they themselves want
a headstrong, obstinate child. headwind noun › a wind which is blowing towards one.
above someone’s head › too difficult (for someone) to understand
His lecture was well above their heads. go to someone’s head › (of alcohol) to make someone slightly drunk
Champagne always goes to my head. › (of praise, success etc) to make someone arrogant, foolish etc
Don’t let success go to your head. head off › to make (a person, animal etc) change direction
One group of the soldiers rode across the valley to head the bandits off. › to go in some direction
He headed off towards the river. head over heels › completely
He fell head over heels in love. › turning over completely; headfirst
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
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.
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.
He lost his head and started shouting at people. make head or tail of › to understand
I can’t make head or tail of these instructions. make headway › to make progress
We’re not making much headway with this new scheme. off one’s head › mad
You must be off your head to work for nothing.