Antonyms of noun head

3 of 33 senses of head

Sense 5
head -- (the front of a military formation or procession; "the head of the column advanced boldly"; "they were at the head of the attack")
       Antonym of rear (Sense 1)
      => rear -- (the back of a military formation or procession; "infantrymen were in the rear")

Sense 7
head -- (the top of something; "the head of the stairs"; "the head of the page"; "the head of the list")
       Antonym of foot (Sense 3)
      => foot -- (the lower part of anything; "curled up on the foot of the bed"; "the foot of the page"; "the foot of the list"; "the foot of the mountain")

Sense 28
head -- ((usually plural) the obverse side of a coin that usually bears the representation of a person's head; "call heads or tails!")
       Antonym of tail (Sense 6)
      => tail -- ((usually plural) the reverse side of a coin that does not bear the representation of a person's head)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun head

33 senses of head

Sense 1
head, caput -- (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")
       => external body part -- (any body part visible externally)

Sense 2
head -- (a single domestic animal; "200 head of cattle")
       => domestic animal, domesticated animal -- (any of various animals that have been tamed and made fit for a human environment)

Sense 3
mind, head, brain, psyche, nous -- (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")
       => cognition, knowledge, noesis -- (the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning)

Sense 4
head, chief, top dog -- (a person who is in charge; "the head of the whole operation")
       => leader -- (a person who rules or guides or inspires others)

Sense 5
head -- (the front of a military formation or procession; "the head of the column advanced boldly"; "they were at the head of the attack")
       => formation -- (an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit; "a defensive formation"; "a formation of planes")

Sense 6
head -- (the pressure exerted by a fluid; "a head of steam")
       => pressure, pressure level, force per unit area -- (the force applied to a unit area of surface; measured in pascals (SI unit) or in dynes (cgs unit); "the compressed gas exerts an increased pressure")

Sense 7
head -- (the top of something; "the head of the stairs"; "the head of the page"; "the head of the list")
       => top -- (the upper part of anything; "the mower cuts off the tops of the grass"; "the title should be written at the top of the first page")

Sense 8
fountainhead, headspring, head -- (the source of water from which a stream arises; "they tracked him back toward the head of the stream")
       => beginning, origin, root, rootage, source -- (the place where something begins, where it springs into being; "the Italian beginning of the Renaissance"; "Jupiter was the origin of the radiation"; "Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River"; "communism's Russian root")

Sense 9
head, head word -- ((grammar) the word in a grammatical constituent that plays the same grammatical role as the whole constituent)
       => word -- (a unit of language that native speakers can identify; "words are the blocks from which sentences are made"; "he hardly said ten words all morning")

Sense 10
head -- (the tip of an abscess (where the pus accumulates))
       => point, tip, peak -- (a V shape; "the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points")

Sense 11
head -- (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")
       => linear unit, linear measure -- (a unit of measurement of length)

Sense 12
capitulum, head -- (a dense cluster of flowers or foliage; "a head of cauliflower"; "a head of lettuce")
       => plant organ -- (a functional and structural unit of a plant or fungus)

Sense 13
principal, school principal, head teacher, head -- (the educator who has executive authority for a school; "she sent unruly pupils to see the principal")
       => educator, pedagogue, pedagog -- (someone who educates young people)

Sense 14
head -- (an individual person; "tickets are $5 per head")
       => individual -- (a single organism)

Sense 15
head -- (a user of (usually soft) drugs; "the office was full of secret heads")
       => drug user, substance abuser, user -- (a person who takes drugs)

Sense 16
promontory, headland, head, foreland -- (a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea))
       => natural elevation, elevation -- (a raised or elevated geological formation)

Sense 17
head -- (a rounded compact mass; "the head of a comet")
       => object, physical object -- (a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow; "it was full of rackets, balls and other objects")

Sense 18
head -- (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")
       => foam, froth -- (a mass of small bubbles formed in or on a liquid; "the beer had a thick head of foam")

Sense 19
forefront, head -- (the part in the front or nearest the viewer; "he was in the forefront"; "he was at the head of the column")
       => front, front end, forepart -- (the side that is forward or prominent)

Sense 20
pass, head, straits -- (a difficult juncture; "a pretty pass"; "matters came to a head yesterday")
       => juncture, occasion -- (an event that occurs at a critical time; "at such junctures he always had an impulse to leave"; "it was needed only on special occasions")

Sense 21
headway, head -- (forward movement; "the ship made little headway against the gale")
       => progress, progression, advance -- (a movement forward; "he listened for the progress of the troops")

Sense 22
point, head -- (a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer; "the point of the arrow was due north")
       => mark -- (a written or printed symbol (as for punctuation); "his answer was just a punctuation mark")

Sense 23
question, head -- (the subject matter at issue; "the question of disease merits serious discussion"; "under the head of minor Roman poets")
       => subject, topic, theme -- (the subject matter of a conversation or discussion; "he didn't want to discuss that subject"; "it was a very sensitive topic"; "his letters were always on the theme of love")

Sense 24
heading, header, head -- (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")
       => line -- (text consisting of a row of words written across a page or computer screen; "the letter consisted of three short lines"; "there are six lines in every stanza")

Sense 25
head -- (the rounded end of a bone that fits into a rounded cavity in another bone to form a joint; "the head of the humerus")
       => structure, anatomical structure, complex body part, bodily structure, body structure -- (a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure")

Sense 26
head -- (that part of a skeletal muscle that is away from the bone that it moves)
       => structure, anatomical structure, complex body part, bodily structure, body structure -- (a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure")

Sense 27
read/write head, head -- ((computer science) a tiny electromagnetic coil and metal pole used to write and read magnetic patterns on a disk)
       => coil -- (reactor consisting of a spiral of insulated wire that introduces inductance into a circuit)

Sense 28
head -- ((usually plural) the obverse side of a coin that usually bears the representation of a person's head; "call heads or tails!")
       => obverse -- (the side of a coin or medal bearing the principal stamp or design)

Sense 29
head -- (the striking part of a tool; "the head of the hammer")
       => striker -- (the part of a mechanical device that strikes something)

Sense 30
head -- ((nautical) a toilet on board a boat or ship)
       => toilet, lavatory, lav, can, john, privy, bathroom -- (a room or building equipped with one or more toilets)

Sense 31
head -- (a projection out from one end; "the head of the nail", "a pinhead is the head of a pin")
       => projection -- (any structure that branches out from a central support)

Sense 32
drumhead, head -- (a membrane that is stretched taut over a drum)
       => membrane -- (a thin pliable sheet of material)

Sense 33
oral sex, head -- (oral stimulation of the genitals; "they say he gives good head")
       => perversion, sexual perversion -- (an aberrant sexual practice;)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb head

9 senses of head

Sense 1
head -- (to go or travel towards; "where is she heading"; "We were headed for the mountains")
       => proceed, go forward, continue -- (move ahead; travel onward in time or space; "We proceeded towards Washington"; "She continued in the direction of the hills"; "We are moving ahead in time now")

Sense 2
head, lead -- (be in charge of; "Who is heading this project?")
       => direct -- (be in charge of)

Sense 3
lead, head -- (travel in front of; go in advance of others; "The procession was headed by John")
       => precede, lead -- (move ahead (of others) in time or space)

Sense 4
head, head up -- (be the first or leading member of (a group) and excel; "This student heads the class")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 5
steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, point, head, guide, channelize, channelise -- (direct the course; determine the direction of travelling)
       => control, command -- (exercise authoritative control or power over; "control the budget"; "Command the military forces")

Sense 6
head -- (take its rise; "These rivers head from a mountain range in the Himalayas")
       => originate, arise, rise, develop, uprise, spring up, grow -- (come into existence; take on form or shape; "A new religious movement originated in that country"; "a love that sprang up from friendship"; "the idea for the book grew out of a short story"; "An interesting phenomenon uprose")

Sense 7
head -- (be in the front of or on top of; "The list was headed by the name of the president")
       => lie -- (be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position)

Sense 8
head -- (form a head or come or grow to a head; "The wheat headed early this year")
       => form -- (assume a form or shape; "the water formed little beads")

Sense 9
head -- (remove the head of; "head the fish")
       => remove, take, take away, withdraw -- (remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment")

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