Crossword clues for head
- That part of a skeletal muscle that is away from the bone that it moves
- The part in the front or nearest the viewer
- The upper or front part of the body in animals
- Forward movement
- A V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer
- The subject matter at issue
- A rounded compact mass
- The rounded end of a bone that bits into a rounded cavity in another bone to form a joint
- The foam or froth that accumulates at the top when you pour an effervescent liquid into a container
- (computer science) a tiny electromagnetic coil and metal pole used to write and read magnetic patterns on a disk
- The striking part of a tool
- A toilet on board a boat or ship
- A projection out from one end
- A membrane that is stretched taut over a drum
- Oral-genital stimulation
- A line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about
- The front of a military formation or procession
- Contains the face and brains
- A single domestic animal
- That which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings
- A difficult juncture
- A person who is in charge
- (informal) a user of (usually soft) drugs
- The pressure exerted by a fluid
- The top of something
- The source of water from which a stream arises
- (linguistics) the word in a grammatical constituent that plays the same grammatical role as the whole constituent
- The tip of an abscess (where the pus accumulates)
- A dense clusters of flowers or foliage
- The educator who has executive authority for a school
- An individual person
- The seat of the faculty of reason
- The first H in 4-H
- Come to a ___
- Crisis point
- Cattle in a cattle drive
- Lucille Ball, notably
- Brain's site
- Cattle rancher's unit
- Beanball target
- With 40A, a firebrand
- John, at sea
- Fourth row
- Apt attachment to the starts of 14-, 17-, 35- and 43-Across
- With 37-Across, hair accessory ... or a literal hint to 19-, 27-, 47- and 56-Across
- With 37-Down, complete
- Top dog
- Focus of a phrenologist
- Big part of an Easter Island sculpture
- With 23-Down, deli product
- Key word #2
- Foam on a beer
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Feed \Feed\, n.
That which is eaten; esp., food for beasts; fodder; pasture; hay; grain, ground or whole; as, the best feed for sheep.
A grazing or pasture ground.
An allowance of provender given to a horse, cow, etc.; a meal; as, a feed of corn or oats.
A meal, or the act of eating. [R.]
For such pleasure till that hour At feed or fountain never had I found.
The water supplied to steam boilers.
The motion, or act, of carrying forward the stuff to be operated upon, as cloth to the needle in a sewing machine; or of producing progressive operation upon any material or object in a machine, as, in a turning lathe, by moving the cutting tool along or in the work.
The supply of material to a machine, as water to a steam boiler, coal to a furnace, or grain to a run of stones.
The mechanism by which the action of feeding is produced; a feed motion. Feed bag, a nose bag containing feed for a horse or mule. Feed cloth, an apron for leading cotton, wool, or other fiber, into a machine, as for carding, etc. Feed door, a door to a furnace, by which to supply coal. Feed head.
A cistern for feeding water by gravity to a steam boiler.
(Steam Engine) A vessel in which the feed water for the boiler is heated, usually by exhaust steam.
A boiler or kettle in which is heated food for stock.
Feed motion, or Feed gear (Mach.), the train of mechanism that gives motion to the part that directly produces the feed in a machine.
Feed pipe, a pipe for supplying the boiler of a steam engine, etc., with water.
Feed pump, a force pump for supplying water to a steam boiler, etc.
Feed regulator, a device for graduating the operation of a feeder.
Feed screw, in lathes, a long screw employed to impart a regular motion to a tool rest or tool, or to the work.
Feed water, water supplied to a steam boiler, etc.
Feed wheel (Mach.), a kind of feeder. See Feeder, n., 8.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English heafod "top of the body," also "upper end of a slope," also "chief person, leader, ruler; capital city," from Proto-Germanic *haubudam (cognates: Old Saxon hobid, Old Norse hofuð, Old Frisian haved, Middle Dutch hovet, Dutch hoofd, Old High German houbit, German Haupt, Gothic haubiþ "head"), from PIE *kaput- "head" (cognates: Sanskrit kaput-, Latin caput "head").\n
\nModern spelling is early 15c., representing what was then a long vowel (as in heat) and remained after pronunciation shifted. Of rounded tops of plants from late 14c. Meaning "origin of a river" is mid-14c. Meaning "obverse of a coin" (the side with the portrait) is from 1680s; meaning "foam on a mug of beer" is first attested 1540s; meaning "toilet" is from 1748, based on location of crew toilet in the bow (or head) of a ship. Synechdochic use for "person" (as in head count) is first attested late 13c.; of cattle, etc., in this sense from 1510s. As a height measure of persons, from c.1300. Meaning "drug addict" (usually in a compound with the preferred drug as the first element) is from 191
\nTo give head "perform fellatio" is from 1950s. Phrase heads will roll "people will be punished" (1930) translates Adolf Hitler. Head case "eccentric or insane person" is from 1979. Head game "mental manipulation" attested by 197
To have (one's) head up (one's) ass is attested by 1978.
"most important, principal, leading," c.1200, from head (n.). Old English heafod was used in this sense in compounds.
1 Of, relating to, or intended for the head. 2 Foremost in rank or importance. n. (label en countable) The part of the body of an animal or human which contains the brain, mouth(,) and main sense organs. v
1 (context transitive English) To be in command of. (See also (term head up English).) 2 (context transitive English) To strike with the head; as in soccer, ''to head the ball'' 3 (context intransitive English) To move in a specified direction. 4 (context fishing English) To remove the head from a fish. 5 (context intransitive English) To originate; to spring; to have its course, as a river. 6 (context intransitive English) To form a head. 7 To form a head to; to fit or furnish with a head. 8 To cut off the top of; to lop off. 9 (context obsolete English) To behead; to decapitate. 10 To go in front of; to get in the front of, so as to hinder or stop; to oppose; hence, to check or restrain. 11 To set on the head.
n. 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" [syn: caput]
a single domestic animal; "200 head of cattle"
the front of a military formation or procession; "the head of the column advanced boldly"; "they were at the head of the attack" [ant: rear]
the pressure exerted by a fluid; "a head of steam"
the top of something; "the head of the stairs"; "the head of the page"; "the head of the list" [ant: foot]
(grammar) the word in a grammatical constituent that plays the same grammatical role as the whole constituent [syn: head word]
the tip of an abscess (where the pus accumulates)
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"
a dense clusters of flowers or foliage; "a head of cauliflower"; "a head of lettuce" [syn: capitulum]
an individual person; "tickets are $5 per head"
a user of (usually soft) drugs; "the office was full of secret heads"
a rounded compact mass; "the head of a comet"
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"
the part in the front or nearest the viewer; "he was in the forefront"; "he was at the head of the column" [syn: forefront]
forward movement; "the ship made little headway against the gale" [syn: headway]
a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer; "the point of the arrow was due north" [syn: point]
the subject matter at issue; "the question of disease merits serious discussion"; "under the head of minor Roman poets" [syn: question]
the rounded end of a bone that bits into a rounded cavity in another bone to form a joint; "the head of the humerus"
that part of a skeletal muscle that is away from the bone that it moves
(computer science) a tiny electromagnetic coil and metal pole used to write and read magnetic patterns on a disk [syn: read/write head]
(usually plural) an obverse side of a coin that bears the representation of a person's head; "call heads or tails!" [ant: tail]
the striking part of a tool; "the head of the hammer"
(nautical) a toilet on board a boat or ship
a projection out from one end; "the head of the nail", "a pinhead is the head of a pin"
a membrane that is stretched taut over a drum [syn: drumhead]
oral-genital stimulation; "they say he gives good head" [syn: oral sex]
v. to go or travel towards; "where is she heading"; "We were headed for the mountains"
be in charge of; "Who is heading this project?" [syn: lead]
travel in front of; go in advance of others; "The procession was headed by John" [syn: lead]
be the first or leading member of (a group) and excel; "This student heads the class" [syn: head up]
take its rise; "These rivers head from a mountain range in the Himalayas"
be in the front of or on top of; "The list was headed by the name of the president"
form a head or come or grow to a head; "The wheat headed early this year"
remove the head of; "head the fish"
The head is the part of an animal that usually comprises the brain, eyes, ears, nose, and mouth.
Head may also refer to:
Head is the first full album by The Jesus Lizard. It was released on Touch and Go Records in 1990. It is their first release to feature a drummer, Mac McNeilly.
"Killer McHann" was played live very frequently.
"Head" is the second episode of the BBC period comedy Blackadder II, the second series of Blackadder, which was set in Elizabethan England from 1558 to 1603.
Head were an English rock band of the late 1980s.
A head is one of the end caps on a cylindrically shaped pressure vessel.
Head is a track from The Cooper Temple Clause's third album Make This Your Own. It was released as a five track extended play in April 2007, as what became the band's final studio release.
Head was released on 9 April as a limited edition EP of 1000 copies. Preordered CDs were signed by the members of the band.
- Redirect List of minor DC Comics characters#Head
"Head" is a song by the English singer-songwriter Julian Cope. It is the third and final single released in support of his album Peggy Suicide.
head is a program on Unix and Unix-like systems used to display the beginning of a text file or piped data. The command syntax is:
By default, head will print the first 10 lines of its input to the standard output. The number of lines printed may be changed with a command line option. The following example shows the first 20 lines of filename:
head -n 20 filename
This displays the first 5 lines of all files starting with foo:
head -n 5 foo*
Most versions allow omitting the n and just let you say -5. GNU head allows negative arguments for -n option, meaning to print all but the last - argument value counted - lines of each input file.
Head is a 1968 American adventure musical satirical film written by Jack Nicholson and Bob Rafelson, directed by Rafelson, starring television rock group The Monkees ( Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork and Michael Nesmith), and distributed by Columbia Pictures.
During production, one of the working titles for the film was Changes, which was later the name of an unrelated album by the Monkees. Another working title was Untitled. A rough cut of the film was previewed for audiences in Los Angeles in the summer of 1968 under the name Movee Untitled.
The film featured Victor Mature as "The Big Victor" and cameo appearances by Nicholson, Teri Garr, Carol Doda, Annette Funicello, Frank Zappa, Sonny Liston, Timothy Carey, Percy Helton, and Ray Nitschke. Also appearing on screen in brief non-speaking parts are Dennis Hopper and film choreographer Toni Basil.
In linguistics, the head of a phrase is the word that determines the syntactic type of that phrase. For example, the head of the noun phraseboiling hot water is the nounwater. Analogously, the head of a compound is the stem that determines the semantic category of that compound. For example, the head of the compound noun handbag is bag, since a handbag is a bag, not a hand. The other elements of the phrase or compound modify the head, and are therefore the head's dependents. Headed phrases and compounds are called endocentric, whereas exocentric ("headless") phrases and compounds (if they exist) lack a clear head. Heads are crucial to establishing the direction of branching. Head-initial phrases are right-branching, head-final phrases are left-branching, and head-medial phrases combine left- and right-branching.
A head is the part of an organism which usually comprises the eyes, ears, nose and mouth, each of which aid in various sensory functions such as sight, hearing, smell, and taste. Some very simple animals may not have a head, but many bilaterally symmetric forms do. Heads develop in animals by an evolutionary trend known as cephalization. In bilaterally symmetrical animals, nervous tissues concentrate at the anterior region, forming structures responsible for information processing. Through biological evolution, sense organs and feeding structures also concentrate into the anterior region; these collectively form the head.
In its broadest sense, the head of a piece of music is its main theme, particularly in jazz, where the term takes on a more specific set of connotations. In other types of music, "head" may refer to the first or most prominent section of a song. The term may, though obtusely, be applied to classical music, insofar as classical pieces generally bear similar thematic elements, but the preferred term in this instance is (main) theme or subject. The term "head" is most often used in jazz and may refer to the thematic melody, an instance of it in a performance of the song, or a more abstract compilation of ideas as to what the song is. It may also, though uncommonly, refer to the first section of the melody, or the theme riff in the melody.
There is a slightly related musical direction, D.C. or da capo (Italian, from head), which means to go back to the very beginning of the sheet music and play to the end, typically ignoring all repeat signs.
Head is the soundtrack to the film Head, the only theatrical release by The Monkees. Released in 1968 through Colgems, it was the band's sixth album. Head was the last Monkees album to feature Peter Tork till Pool It! in 1987, and the last to feature all four Monkees until 1996's Justus.
The soundtrack album intersperses the six full-length songs ("Porpoise Song", "Circle Sky", "Can You Dig It?", "As We Go Along", "Daddy's Song" and "Long Title: Do I Have to Do This All Over Again?") with bits of Ken Thorne's incidental music, dialogue fragments, and sound effects culled from the film. The selection of music and dialogue approximates the flow of the movie itself, and was compiled by actor Jack Nicholson, who co-wrote the film's shooting script.
In 2013, Rolling Stone ranked the album at number 25 in their list of "The 25 Greatest Soundtracks of All Time".
HEAD Inc. is a Dutch sports equipment and clothing company, which sells alpine skis and tennis rackets. The company includes parts of several previously independent companies, including Head Ski Company, founded in Delaware, United States, in 1950; Tyrolia, an Austria ski-equipment manufacturer; and Mares, an Italian manufacturer of diving equipment. Head Ski Company produced one of the first successful metal-wood composite downhill ski, the Head Standard, and one of the first oversized metal tennis rackets. The company is headquartered in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Head describes deposits consisting of fragmented material which, following weathering, have moved downslope through a process of solifluction. The term has been used by British geologists since the middle of the 19th century to describe such material in a range of different settings from flat hilltops to the bottoms of valleys. Areas identified as head include deposits of aeolian origin such as blown sand and loess, slope deposits such as gelifluctates and solifluctates, and recently eroded soil material, called colluvium. With geologists becoming more interested in studying the near-surface environment and its related processes, the term head is becoming obsolete.
A related term is 'combe (or coombe) rock', descriptive of a body of chalk and flint fragments contained within a mass of chalky earth typically found on the chalk downlands of south-east England and resulting from freeze-thaw processes. Where the mass is also soliflucted, it is considered a variety of head.
Head as a surname may refer to:
- Anthony Head (born 1954), English actor and musician
- Antony Head, 1st Viscount Head (1906–1983), British Member of Parliament, peer and statesman
- Bessie Head (1937–1986), Botswana novelist
- Don Head (public servant), Canadian public servant
- Edith Head, Hollywood costumer of the mid-20th century
- Frederick Waldegrave Head (1874–1941), Anglican archbishop of Melbourne, Australia
- Henry Head (1861–1940), English neurologist
- Howard Head (1914–1991), aeronautical engineer and inventor
- Jae Head (born 1996), American actor
- Jesse Head (born 1983), American actor
- John Head (musician), English musician.
- John Head (Gloucester MP) (died 1391), English politician
- John Head (Stockbridge MP) (c 1656–1711), MP for Stockbridge 1689–93
- John L. Head (1915–1980), American basketball coach
- Luther Head (born 1982), American basketball player
- Murray Head (born 1946), British actor and singer
- Patrick Head (born 1945), English motorsport personality
- Paul Head (born 1965), English hammer thrower
- Sara Head (born 1980), Welsh table tennis player
- Stacy Head (born 1969), New Orleans councillor
- Travis Head (born 1993), Australian cricketer
"Head" is the ninth episode of the third season of the anthology television series American Horror Story, which premiered on December 11, 2013, on the cable network FX. The episode was written by Tim Minear and directed by Howard Deutch. In this episode, Fiona ( Jessica Lange) looks to form an alliance with Marie Laveau ( Angela Bassett) while Cordelia ( Sarah Paulson)'s attacker is revealed. Angela Bassett, Gabourey Sidibe and Patti LuPone guest star as Marie Laveau, Queenie and Joan Ramsey. This episode is rated TV-MA (LSV).
Usage examples of "head".
Now he thought that he would abide their coming and see if he might join their company, since if he crossed the water he would be on the backward way: and it was but a little while ere the head of them came up over the hill, and were presently going past Ralph, who rose up to look on them, and be seen of them, but they took little heed of him.
Ed Garrety had not called there, but we found an abo who had seen the dust streamer of a vehicle heading for the Walgun homestead shortly after sundown.
The musty auditorium was a dimly lit torture chamber, filled with the droning dull voice punctuated by the sharp screams of the electrified, the sea of nodding heads abob here and there with painfully leaping figures.
There was a pain as of abrading flesh, and it came up: a fishlike creature with a disk for a head, myriad tiny teeth projecting.
Then the courage came into his body, and with a great might he abraid upon his feet, and smote the black and yellow knight upon the helm by an overstroke so fierce that the sword sheared away the third part of his head, as it had been a rotten cheese.
The academician lowered himself to the ground and sat, disconsolate, his head bowed.
She noticed that he wore his soft brown hat carelessly on the side of his head and that his accent was flat.
Their skilful guide, changing his plan of operations, then conducted the army by a longer circuit, but through a fertile territory, towards the head of the Euphrates, where the infant river is reduced to a shallow and accessible stream.
It has a large round head, which is received into the acetabulum, thus affording a good illustration of a ball and socket joint.
WAS NEXT MORNING, about an hour before dawn, that I found myself, against my better judgment, riding escort for Miz Lewis as we headed off into the far western acreage of the Cottonwood ranch.
Fair with my friend Patu, who, taking it into his head to sup with a Flemish actress known by the name of Morphi, invited me to go with him.
He guessed correctly about where she was heading: back to the acupuncture shop.
In one instance a young man had slept so close to his camp-fire that the hair from one side of his head was singed completely away, giving him an appearance so strange that he was promptly given a nickname of twenty or more consonant sounds, which, translated, meant: The Man Who is Half Old Because He Is Half Bald--an appellation acutely resented by the young person concerned, who was rather vain and something of a favourite among the girls.
They winced when High Magus Adad slapped Marduk smartly across the face before setting the mitered crown on his head.
The lorislike adapid had a shield of thickened skin over bony bumps on its back, beneath which it now tucked its head.