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head in Bengali বাংলা

head in Kashmiri कॉशुर

head in Konkani कोंकणी

head in Malayalam മലയാളം

head in Nepali नेपाली

head in Tamil தமிழ்

head in Telugu తెలుగు

head in Urdu اُردُو

head in English

  • head
    adj. headlike.

  • head
    adj. 1. at the head, front, or top.
    Ex. the head group of a parade, the head section of a platoon.
    2. coming from in front; opposing.
    Ex. a head wind, a head sea, head tides.
    3. (Figurative.) chief; leading; commanding; directin

  • head
    expr. beat one's head against the wall, to attack or tackle something or someone without any hope of success; persist in a futile action or endeavor.
    Ex. Nottingham Forest attacked and attacked, hit posts, missed chances, and generally beat their h

  • head
    expr. bite off one's head, to speak to one in a sharp, rude, or curt manner.
    Ex. Seldom have we seen [him] in a more snappy or irritable mood. Conservative peers could scarcely waggle their little fingers at him without having their heads bitten of

  • head
    expr. bury (or hide) one's head in the sand, to fail to face facts; hide from reality.
    Ex. No use hiding your heads in the sand, folks. You can't turn back the clock (S. J. Perelman).

  • head
    expr. by the head,
    a. (of a ship) lower in the water at the bow than at the stern.
    Ex. The vessel is too much by the head (William Falconer).
    b. (Slang.) slightly intoxicated.
    Ex. He said he was a little by the head, but not dru

  • head
    expr. come to a head,
    a. (of a boil or other infection) to fill with pus; suppurate.
    Ex. The medication should be applied before the infection comes to a head.
    b. (Figurative.) to come to a crisis, issue, culmination, maturity, or oth

  • head
    expr. down by the head, to lower in the water at the bow; by the head.
    Ex. As a result of the collision she is down by the head, but not in danger of sinking.

  • head
    expr. eat one's head off,
    a. to eat very much.
    Ex. We ate our heads off at the clambake.
    b. to snap one's head off; speak to rudely or harshly.
    Ex. If you argue with her she'll eat your head off.

  • head
    expr. give one his head, to let someone do as he pleases.
    Ex. [He] was given his head in choosing the programme (Punch).

  • head
    expr. go to one's head,
    a. to affect one's mind.
    Ex. The poor man's troubles have gone to his head.
    b. to make one dizzy, excited, or intoxicated.
    Ex. The whiskey has gone to his head.
    c. to make one conceited.

  • head
    expr. hang one's head, to show that one is ashamed.
    Ex. He hung down his head, and ... withdrew quite abashed (Charles Johnston).

  • head
    expr. head and shoulders,
    a. by the amount of head and shoulders; considerably; very much.
    Ex. He stood head and shoulders above his contemporaries ... as an orator (Manchester Guardian).
    b. bodily; irrelevantly; violently.

  • head
    expr. head first (or foremost),
    a. with the head first or foremost.
    Ex. She thrust him ... head foremost, into an oven (James Hart).
    b. (Figurative.) hastily; hurriedly.
    Ex. The ... Dean plunged head foremost into the controvers

  • head
    expr. head off,
    a. to get in front of and turn back or aside; check.
    Ex. The cowboys tried to head off the stampeding herd.
    b. to prevent; forestall.
    Ex. He tried to head off possible trouble by extreme care in what he did.

  • head
    expr. head over heels,
    a. in a somersault.
    Ex. He tripped and fell head over heels down the stairs.
    b. (Figurative.) hastily; rashly.
    Ex. Away he went head over heels like a shot rabbit (H. Rider Haggard).
    c. (Figurative.

  • head
    expr. head up, to serve or act as the head of; direct.
    Ex. He heads up a staff of 50 lawyers.

  • head
    expr. heads (would, will, are likely to, etc.) roll, to punish people severely as by dismissal, suspension, or public disgrace.
    Ex. [He] said that after his conviction heads would roll (London Times).

  • head
    expr. hide one's head, to show that one is ashamed.
    Ex. He ought to hide his head after the way he mistreated that poor animal.

  • head
    expr. keep one's head above water, to avoid failure, loss, defeat, depression, or death.
    Ex. Farmer Dobson, were I to marry him, has promised to keep our heads above water (Tennyson).

  • head
    expr. keep one's head down, to make oneself inconspicuous; keep out of trouble.
    Ex. The militant shop stewards have been keeping their heads down for months, both in London and Hull, under the impression that the Industrial Relations Act would be u

  • head
    expr. keep one's head, to stay calm; not to get excited.
    Ex. If only the man in the post of responsibility ... can ... keep his head (George O. Trevelyan).

  • head
    expr. lay heads together,
    a. to plan or plot together.
    Ex. They will lay their heads together and conspire against the ... public (Ralph Robinson).
    b. to confer.
    Ex. ... and there lay their heads together and consult of matters

  • head
    expr. light in the head,
    a. dizzy.
    Ex. The ride on the roller coaster made him feel light in the head.
    b. silly; foolish.
    Ex. She blushed, giggled, and became light in the head in the company of boys.
    c. crazy; out of one

  • head
    expr. lose one's head, to get excited; lose one's self-control.
    Ex. The Embassy had been told ... , in explanation of the attack, that ""a few people lost their heads"" (London Times).

  • head
    expr. make head or tail of, to make any sense out of; understand.
    Ex. His handwriting is so poor that I can't make head or tail of his letter.

  • head
    expr. make head, to move forward; make progress; advance.
    Ex. They made head against the winds as best they could (Dickens).

  • head
    expr. off (or out) of one's head, (Informal.) crazy; insane.
    Ex. He transferred an inspector from one plant after Mr. Rubin had complained that the man ""was off his head"" (New York Times).

  • head
    expr. on (or upon) one's head,
    a. on one's responsibility.
    Ex. The children's safety was on the teacher's head.
    b. falling, descending, or resting on a person.
    Ex. The ... threats of vengeance on his head (Alexander Pope).

  • head
    expr. out of one's own head, by one's own efforts; without borrowing ideas from others.
    Ex. It came from you, and not out of my own head (Daniel Defoe).

  • head
    expr. over head and ears,
    a. completely immersed.
    Ex. The poor lad plumped over head and ears into the water (Henry Fielding).
    b. (Figurative.) deeply involved, as in love or debt.
    Ex. You are over head and ears in debt (Anthony

  • head
    expr. over one's head,
    a. too hard for one to understand.
    Ex. Einstein's theory is way over my head.
    b. to a person higher in authority.
    Ex. Since her immediate superior didn't want to listen to her suggestion, she went over his

  • head
    expr. put heads together,
    a. to confer; consult.
    Ex. We'll put heads together and consider what is to be done (Sabine Baring-Gould).
    b. to plan or plot together; conspire.
    Ex. The rebels put heads together to plan the overthrow

  • head
    expr. put one's head in the lion's mouth, to put oneself in a dangerous position.
    Ex. He was warned not to put his head in the lion's mouth by going into the unexplored part of the cave.

  • head
    expr. rear an (or one's) ugly head, to make an unwelcome appearance.
    Ex. One of the old bogies of golf, the claiming of a hole for a putt not conceded, reared its ugly head again (London Times).

  • head
    expr. set on one's head, to upset, confuse, or destroy the normal condition of.
    Ex. Yorkshire gloried in the return of Boycott as captain--and he and they immediately set cricket on its head with a magnificent victory over Warwickshire (Manchester

  • head
    expr. shake one's head, to turn one's head from side to side in expressing denial, disapproval, dissent, doubt, scorn, sorrow, or other negative attitude.
    Ex. ""No, I shan't!"" said Molly, shaking her head (Elizabeth C. Gaskell).

  • head
    expr. snap one's head off, to speak to one in a sharply rude or harsh manner.
    Ex. He had snapped Mr. Harold Wilson's head off the previous day, but ... was in command of himself when he ended the debate (Manchester Guardian).

  • head
    expr. take it into one's head,
    a. to get the idea.
    Ex. The balance is lost if a rear-seat passenger takes it into his head to move from one side to the other (New Scientist).
    b. to plan; intend.
    Ex. I took it into my head to wal

  • head
    expr. talk one's head off, to talk endlessly.
    Ex. Don't get her started; she'll talk your head off!

  • head
    expr. turn one's head,
    a. to make one conceited.
    Ex. Winning the contest turned his head so that he is now insufferable.
    b. to affect the mind.
    Ex. The bad news must have turned his head, else he wouldn't act so queerly.

  • head
    forecastle deck orhead
    the small, raised deck behind the bow of ships of former times.

  • head
    head, noun, pl.headsor (for def. 5)head,adjective, verb.

  • head
    noun 1. the top part of the human body or the front part of an animal where the eyes, nose, ears, and mouth are. Your brain is in your head.
    Ex. He'd leave his head behind him, if it was loose (George Eliot).
    2. the top part of anything. <

  • head
    v.i. 1. to move or go toward or in a certain direction; face toward.
    Ex. Our ship headed south. We headed for the hills.
    2. to move toward a specified state or plight.
    Ex. They are heading for disaster.
    3. to grow to a head; for

  • head
    v.t. 1a. to be or go at the head, front, or top of; form the head of.
    Ex. to head a parade. There are enough of them to make a large list in my private catalogue--headed, possibly, by Nino Perizi, whose ""Morning by the River"" has a lovely suggest

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