1. (n.) The anterior or superior part of an animal, containing the brain, or chief ganglia of the nervous system, the mouth, and in the higher animals, the chief sensory organs; poll; cephalon.

2. (n.) The uppermost, foremost, or most important part of an inanimate object; such a part as may be considered to resemble the head of an animal; often, also, the larger, thicker, or heavier part or extremity, in distinction from the smaller or thinner part, or from the point or edge; as, the head of a cane, a nail, a spear, an ax, a mast, a sail, a ship; that which covers and closes the top or the end of a hollow vessel; as, the head of a cask or a steam boiler.

3. (n.) The place where the head should go; as, the head of a bed, of a grave, etc.; the head of a carriage, that is, the hood which covers the head.

4. (n.) The most prominent or important member of any organized body; the chief; the leader; as, the head of a college, a school, a church, a state, and the like.

5. (n.) The place or honor, or of command; the most important or foremost position; the front; as, the head of the table; the head of a column of soldiers.

6. (n.) Each one among many; an individual; -- often used in a plural sense; as, a thousand head of cattle.

7. (n.) The seat of the intellect; the brain; the understanding; the mental faculties; as, a good head, that is, a good mind; it never entered his head, it did not occur to him; of his own head, of his own thought or will.

8. (n.) The source, fountain, spring, or beginning, as of a stream or river; as, the head of the Nile; hence, the altitude of the source, or the height of the surface, as of water, above a given place, as above an orifice at which it issues, and the pressure resulting from the height or from motion; sometimes also, the quantity in reserve; as, a mill or reservoir has a good head of water, or ten feet head; also, that part of a gulf or bay most remote from the outlet or the sea.

9. (n.) A headland; a promontory; as, Gay Head.

10. (n.) A separate part, or topic, of a discourse; a theme to be expanded; a subdivision; as, the heads of a sermon.

11. (n.) Culminating point or crisis; hence, strength; force; height.

12. (n.) Power; armed force.

13. (n.) A headdress; a covering of the head; as, a laced head; a head of hair.

14. (n.) An ear of wheat, barley, or of one of the other small cereals.

15. (n.) A dense cluster of flowers, as in clover, daisies, thistles; a capitulum.

16. (n.) A dense, compact mass of leaves, as in a cabbage or a lettuce plant.

17. (n.) The antlers of a deer.

18. (n.) A rounded mass of foam which rises on a pot of beer or other effervescing liquor.

19. (n.) Tiles laid at the eaves of a house.

20. (a.) Principal; chief; leading; first; as, the head master of a school; the head man of a tribe; a head chorister; a head cook.

21. (v. t.) To be at the head of; to put one's self at the head of; to lead; to direct; to act as leader to; as, to head an army, an expedition, or a riot.

22. (v. t.) To form a head to; to fit or furnish with a head; as, to head a nail.

23. (v. t.) To behead; to decapitate.

24. (v. t.) To cut off the top of; to lop off; as, to head trees.

25. (v. t.) To go in front of; to get in the front of, so as to hinder or stop; to oppose; hence, to check or restrain; as, to head a drove of cattle; to head a person; the wind heads a ship.

26. (v. t.) To set on the head; as, to head a cask.

27. (v. i.) To originate; to spring; to have its source, as a river.

28. (v. i.) To go or point in a certain direction; to tend; as, how does the ship head?

29. (v. i.) To form a head; as, this kind of cabbage heads early.

30. (suffix.) A variant of -hood.

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