Noun Definition


1.Definition: (computer science) a tiny electromagnetic coil and metal pole used to write and read magnetic patterns on a disk

Category: Objects

2.Definition: (grammar) the word in a grammatical constituent that plays the same grammatical role as the whole constituent

Category: General

3.Definition: (nautical) a toilet on board a boat or ship

Category: Objects

4.Definition: (usually plural) the obverse side of a coin that usually bears the representation of a person's head

"Call heads or tails!"

Category: Objects

5.Definition: a dense cluster of flowers or foliage

"A head of cauliflower", "A head of lettuce"

Related Noun(s):capitulum

Category: Plants

6.Definition: a difficult juncture

"A pretty pass", "Matters came to a head yesterday"

Related Noun(s):pass, straits

Category: General

7.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):header, heading

Category: General

8.Definition: a membrane that is stretched taut over a drum

Related Noun(s):drumhead

Category: Objects

9.Definition: a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea)

Related Noun(s):foreland, headland, promontory

Category: Objects

10.Definition: a person who is in charge

"The head of the whole operation"

Related Noun(s):chief, top dog

Category: People

11.Definition: a projection out from one end

"The head of the nail", "A pinhead is the head of a pin"

Category: Objects

12.Definition: a rounded compact mass

"The head of a comet"

Category: Objects

13.Definition: a single domestic animal

"200 head of cattle"

Category: Animals

14.Definition: a user of (usually soft) drugs

"The office was full of secret heads"

Category: People

15.Definition: a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer

Related Noun(s):point

Category: General

16.Definition: an individual person

"Tickets are $5 per head"

Category: People

17.Definition: forward movement

"The ship made little headway against the gale"

Related Noun(s):headway

Category: General

18.Definition: that part of a skeletal muscle that is away from the bone that it moves

Category: General

19.Definition: that which is responsible for one's thoughts, feelings, and conscious brain functions; the seat of the faculty of reason

"His mind wandered", "I couldn't get his words out of my head"

Related Noun(s):brain, mind, nous, psyche

Category: General

20.Definition: the educator who has executive authority for a school

Related Noun(s):head teacher, principal, school principal

Category: People

21.Definition: 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"

Category: Objects

22.Definition: the front of a military formation or procession

"The head of the column advanced boldly", "They were at the head of the attack"

Category: General

23.Definition: 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"

Category: General

24.Definition: the part in the front or nearest the viewer

"He was in the forefront", "He was at the head of the column"

Related Noun(s):forefront

Category: Places

25.Definition: the pressure exerted by a fluid

"A head of steam"

Category: General

26.Definition: the rounded end of a bone that fits into a rounded cavity in another bone to form a joint

"The head of the humerus"

Category: General

27.Definition: the source of water from which a stream arises

"They tracked him back toward the head of the stream"

Related Noun(s):fountainhead, headspring

Category: Places

28.Definition: the striking part of a tool

"The head of the hammer"

Category: Objects

29.Definition: the subject matter at issue

"The question of disease merits serious discussion", "Under the head of minor Roman poets"

Related Noun(s):question

Category: General

30.Definition: the tip of an abscess (where the pus accumulates)

Category: General

31.Definition: the top of something

"The head of the stairs", "The head of the page", "The head of the list"

Category: Places

32.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):caput

Category: General