Synonyms for head


1. head, caput, external body part
usage: the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains; "he stuck his head out the window"
2. head, domestic animal, domesticated animal
usage: a single domestic animal; "200 head of cattle"
3. mind, head, brain, psyche, nous, cognition, knowledge, noesis
usage: that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason; "his mind wandered"; "I couldn't get his words out of my head"
4. head, chief, top dog, leader
usage: a person who is in charge; "the head of the whole operation"
5. head, formation
usage: the front of a military formation or procession; "the head of the column advanced boldly"; "they were at the head of the attack"
6. head, pressure, pressure level, force per unit area
usage: the pressure exerted by a fluid; "a head of steam"
7. head, top
usage: the top of something; "the head of the stairs"; "the head of the page"; "the head of the list"
8. fountainhead, headspring, head, beginning, origin, root, rootage, source
usage: the source of water from which a stream arises; "they tracked him back toward the head of the stream"
9. head, head word, word
usage: (grammar) the word in a grammatical constituent that plays the same grammatical role as the whole constituent
10. head, point, tip, peak
usage: the tip of an abscess (where the pus accumulates)
11. head, linear unit, linear measure
usage: the length or height based on the size of a human or animal head; "he is two heads taller than his little sister"; "his horse won by a head"
12. capitulum, head, plant organ
usage: a dense cluster of flowers or foliage; "a head of cauliflower"; "a head of lettuce"
13. principal, school principal, head teacher, head, educator, pedagogue, pedagog
usage: the educator who has executive authority for a school; "she sent unruly pupils to see the principal"
14. head, individual
usage: an individual person; "tickets are $5 per head"
15. head, drug user, substance abuser, user
usage: a user of (usually soft) drugs; "the office was full of secret heads"
16. promontory, headland, head, foreland, natural elevation, elevation
usage: a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea)
17. head, object, physical object
usage: a rounded compact mass; "the head of a comet"
18. head, foam, froth
usage: the foam or froth that accumulates at the top when you pour an effervescent liquid into a container; "the beer had a large head of foam"
19. forefront, head, front, front end, forepart
usage: the part in the front or nearest the viewer; "he was in the forefront"; "he was at the head of the column"
20. pass, head, straits, juncture, occasion
usage: a difficult juncture; "a pretty pass"; "matters came to a head yesterday"
21. headway, head, progress, progression, advance
usage: forward movement; "the ship made little headway against the gale"
22. point, head, mark
usage: a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer; "the point of the arrow was due north"
23. question, head, subject, topic, theme
usage: the subject matter at issue; "the question of disease merits serious discussion"; "under the head of minor Roman poets"
24. heading, header, head, line
usage: a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about; "the heading seemed to have little to do with the text"
25. head, structure, anatomical structure, complex body part, bodily structure, body structure
usage: the rounded end of a bone that fits into a rounded cavity in another bone to form a joint; "the head of the humerus"
26. head, structure, anatomical structure, complex body part, bodily structure, body structure
usage: that part of a skeletal muscle that is away from the bone that it moves
27. read/write head, head, coil
usage: (computer science) a tiny electromagnetic coil and metal pole used to write and read magnetic patterns on a disk
28. head, obverse
usage: (usually plural) the obverse side of a coin that usually bears the representation of a person's head; "call heads or tails!"
29. head, striker
usage: the striking part of a tool; "the head of the hammer"
30. head, toilet, lavatory, lav, can, john, privy, bathroom
usage: (nautical) a toilet on board a boat or ship
31. head, projection
usage: a projection out from one end; "the head of the nail", "a pinhead is the head of a pin"
32. drumhead, head, membrane
usage: a membrane that is stretched taut over a drum
33. oral sex, head, perversion, sexual perversion
usage: oral stimulation of the genitals; "they say he gives good head"


1. head, proceed, go forward, continue
usage: to go or travel towards; "where is she heading"; "We were headed for the mountains"
2. head, lead, direct
usage: be in charge of; "Who is heading this project?"
3. lead, head, precede, lead
usage: travel in front of; go in advance of others; "The procession was headed by John"
4. head, head up, be
usage: be the first or leading member of (a group) and excel; "This student heads the class"
5. steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, point, head, guide, channelize, channelise, control, command
usage: direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
6. head, originate, arise, rise, develop, uprise, spring up, grow
usage: take its rise; "These rivers head from a mountain range in the Himalayas"
7. head, lie
usage: be in the front of or on top of; "The list was headed by the name of the president"
8. head, form
usage: form a head or come or grow to a head; "The wheat headed early this year"
9. head, remove, take, take away, withdraw
usage: remove the head of; "head the fish"
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