Head

A head is the cephalic part of an animal, 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. ...
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A margin between horses. One horse leading another by the length of his head.
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The first (and last) chorus of a tune, in which the song or melody is stated without improvisation or with minimal improvisation.
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• (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. • (v. i.) To go or point in a certain direction; to tend; as, how does the ship head? • (n.) Each one among many; an individual; -- often used in a plural sense; as, a thousand hea...
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(1) A comparatively high promontory with either a CLIFF or steep face. It extends into a large body of water, such as a sea or lake. An unnamed HEAD is usually called a headland. (2) The section of RIP CURRENT which has widened out seaward of the BREAKERS, also called head of rip.
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(1) The uppermost or forward-most part of a ship (or Of some specific part of a ship, such as the masthead, beakhead, stemhead, or whatever. (2) The bathroom. In the age of sail, the crew was quartered forward in the forecastle, and their latrine was located on the beakhead, over hanging the water (for obvious reasons).
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(also 'clubhead') the part of the club that is intended to make contact with the ball
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(from the article `body modifications and mutilations`) Modifications of the head have included alterations of the skull, teeth, lips, tongue, nose, or ears. Deformation of the skull is the best-documented ... ...at the head end and then progress tailward. For this reason, many structures that extend along the body for a distance show a...
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(from the article `comet`) ...by a transient dusty `atmosphere` that is steadily lost to space. This feature is the coma, which gives a comet its nebulous appearance. The ...
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(from the article `hydroelectric power`) ...power, water is collected or stored at a higher elevation and led downward through large pipes or tunnels (penstocks) to a lower elevation; the ... A water turbine uses the potential energy resulting from the difference in elevation between an upstream water reservoir and the turbine-exit wate...
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(from the article `inflorescence`) A head (capitulum) is a short dense spike in which the flowers are borne directly on a broad, flat peduncle, giving the inflorescence the appearance ... ...because the internodes of the axis, or peduncle (the point of origin of the leaves and flower axes), are shortened so that the pedicels are of the ...
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(from the article `Nicholson, Jack`) ...Show. He also dabbled in screenwriting, with his best-known credits being Corman`s LSD-hallucination film The Trip (1967) and the surrealistic ...
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(from the article `sound recording`) ...backing coated with a thin layer of tiny particles of magnetic powder, usually ferric oxide (Fe2O3) and to a lesser extent chromium dioxide ... Hard drives generally have several disks, or platters, with an electromagnetic read/write head for each surface; the entire assembly is called a ... [2...
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(from the article `stringed instrument`) ...in fact, passes through them into a shallow mortise cut in the end block within. The back end of this shoulder is covered by a projection of the ...
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(Head / head word) The head or head word of a phrase is the word around which the phrase is built, i.e. the main word that determines the core meaning of the whole phrase, e.g. in the noun phrase the old-fashioned door, the head word is door; in the verb phrase, might be hit the head word is hit.…
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(hed) the anterior or superior part of a structure or organism. in vertebrates, the part of the body containing the brain and the organs of special sense. Called also caput. articular head an eminence on a bone by which it articulates with another bone. head i...
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(hydraulic head) The level to which ground water in the zone of saturation will rise.
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(racket) the portion of the racket that contains the strings
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(racket) the portion of the racket that contains the strings
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1) In tape recording, the transducer (energy converter) that changes the audio energy from electrical energy to magnetic energy and back; also the devices that apply magnetism to the recording tape for other purposes such as in the erase head.
2) The part of a device that immediately includes the transducer to change sound or audio signals from ...
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1. 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. ... 2. To form a head to; to fit or furnish with a head; as, to head a nail. ... 3. To behead; to decapitate. ... 4. To cut off the top of; to lop off; as, to head trees. ... 5. To go in front of; to get...
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verb be the first or leading member of (a group) and excel; `This student heads the class`
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caput noun 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`
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[geology] Head describes deposits at the very top of the geological succession, that could not be classified more accurately. The term has been used by British geologists since the middle of the 19th century. Areas identified as head include deposits of aeolian origin such as blown sand and loess, slope deposits such as gelifluctates and so...
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[linguistics] In linguistics, the head of a phrase is the word that determines the syntactic type of that phrase or analogously the stem that determines the semantic category of a compound of which it is a part. The other elements modify the head and are therefore the head`s dependents. Headed phrases and compounds are endocentric, whereas ...
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