part of body
the part of the body on top of the neck containing the eyes, nose, mouth and brain
She nodded her head in agreement.
He shook his head in disbelief.
The boys hung their heads in shame.
The driver suffered head injuries.
She always has her head in a book (= is always reading) .
He still has a good head of hair (= a lot of hair) .
the mind or brain
I sometimes wonder what goes on in that head of yours.
I wish you'd use your head (= think carefully before doing or saying sth) .
The thought never entered my head .
I can't work it out in my head ─I need a calculator.
I can't get that tune out of my head .
When will you get it into your head (= understand) that I don't want to discuss this any more!
For some reason, she's got it into her head (= believes) that the others don't like her.
Who's been putting such weird ideas into your head (= making you believe that) ?
Try to put the exams out of your head (= stop thinking about them) for tonight.
the size of a person's or animal's head , used as a measurement of distance or height
She's a good head taller than her sister.
The favourite won by a short head (= a distance slightly less than the length of a horse's head) .
a continuous pain in your head
I woke up with a really bad head this morning.
the person in charge of a group of people or an organization
the heads of government/state
She resigned as head of department .
the crowned heads (= the kings and queens) of Europe
the head gardener/waiter, etc.
学校男生 / 女生代表
the head boy/girl (= a student who is chosen to represent the school)
the person in charge of a school or college
I've been called in to see the Head.
the deputy head
side of coin
the side of a coin that has a picture of the head of a person on it, used as one choice when a coin is tossed to decide sth
end of object
the end of a long narrow object that is larger or wider than the rest of it
the head of a nail
the top or highest part of sth
at the head of the page
They finished the season at the head of their league.
the place where a river begins
the most important seat at a table
The President sat at the head of the table.
of line of people
the position at the front of a line of people
The prince rode at the head of his regiment.
the mass of leaves or flowers at the end of a stem
Remove the dead heads to encourage new growth.
the mass of small bubbles on the top of a glass of beer
the part of a spot on your skin that contains a thick yellowish liquid (= pus )
录音 / 录像机
in tape/video recorder
the part of a tape recorder or video recorder that touches the tape and changes the electrical signals into sounds and/or pictures
number of animals
used to say how many animals of a particular type are on a farm, in a herd , etc.
200 head of sheep
the pressure produced by steam in a confined space
oral sex (= using the mouth to give sb sexual pleasure)
to give head
the central part of a phrase, which has the same grammatical function as the whole phrase. In the phrase ‘the tall man in a suit’, man is the head.
for each person
The meal worked out at $20 a head.
to force people to stop arguing and behave in a sensible way
to keep trying to do sth that will never be successful
Trying to reason with them was like banging my head against a brick wall.
to be much better than other people or things
to shout at sb in an angry way, especially without reason
if you bring a situation to a head or if a situation comes to a head , you are forced to deal with it quickly because it suddenly becomes very bad
to refuse to admit that a problem exists or refuse to deal with it
to be unable to understand sth
I couldn't make head nor tail of what he was saying.
to make you feel confused, upset and/or annoyed
Shut up! You're doing my head in.
to be able to do sth very easily and without having to think too much
covering your whole body
We were covered from head to foot in mud.
I managed to get my head down for an hour.
to be able to understand or accept sth
She's dead. I can't get my head round it yet.
to allow sb to do what they want without trying to stop them
to deal with sb in a very direct and determined way
to make you feel drunk
That glass of wine has gone straight to my head.
of success, praise, etc.
to make you feel too proud of yourself in a way that other people find annoying
to be a sensible person
to be good at sth
to have a head for figures/business
if sb does not have a head for heights , they feel nervous and think they are going to fall when they look down from a high place
to be thinking about sth that is not connected with what you are doing
to have ideas, plans, etc. that are not realistic
to be a sensible person
moving forwards or downwards with your head in front of the rest of your body
He fell head first down the stairs.
without thinking carefully about sth before acting
She got divorced and rushed head first into another marriage.
loving sb very much
He's fallen head over heels in love with his boss.
used to ask sb which side of a coin they think will be facing upwards when it is tossed in order to decide sth by chance
used to say that some people will be punished because of sth that has happened
to be proud of or not feel ashamed about sth that you have done
She managed to hold her head high and ignore what people were saying.
involved in sth that is too difficult for you to deal with
After a week in the new job, I soon realized that I was in over my head.
to avoid attracting attention to yourself
to remain calm in a difficult situation
to deal with a difficult situation, especially one in which you have financial problems, and just manage to survive
to laugh, etc. a lot and very loudly
to become unable to act in a calm or sensible way
used to tell sb that they will have to accept any unpleasant results of sth that they decide to do
Tell him the truth if you want to, but on your own head be it!
not knowing what you are saying or doing because of the effects of alcohol or drugs
too difficult or complicated for sb to understand
A lot of the jokes went (= were) right over my head.
to a higher position of authority than sb
I couldn't help feeling jealous when she was promoted over my head.
to think about or discuss sth as a group
to make people think about sth in a completely different way
to suddenly decide to do sth, especially sth that other people think is stupid
to suddenly start thinking sth, especially sth that other people think is stupid
of success, praise, etc.
to make a person feel too proud in a way that other people find annoying
used to say that two people can achieve more than one person working alone
bad-tempered or in a bad-tempered way
to risk losing your job, damaging your reputation, etc. by doing or saying sth
to not spend time/effort on sth, because it is not important or you are not interested in it
to be aware of everything that is happening around you, even things that seem difficult or impossible to see
to force sb to do sth that they do not want to do, by making threats
to not hurt sb physically in any way
to act according to what you feel rather than to what you think is sensible
to say sth that is exactly right
to give sb hopes about sth that may not be possible or likely; to make sb act or think in an unreasonable way
Who's been putting ideas into his head?
used to threaten sb that you will hit them
to laugh very loudly and for a long time
to be crazy
used to describe a young person who acts in a more sensible way than you would expect for a person of their age
an amount of money that is offered for capturing or killing sb
if sth unpleasant rears its head or rears its ugly head , it appears or happens
to make you feel that you can still hear sth
His warning was still ringing in my ears.
to have somewhere to live
just guessing or using your memory, without taking time to think carefully or check the facts
I can't remember the name off the top of my head, but I can look it up for you.
to move in a particular direction
Where are we heading?
Where are you two headed?
Let's head back home.
She headed for the door.
Can you forecast where the economy is heading?
to lead or be in charge of sth
She has been appointed to head the research team.
list/line of people
to be at the top of a list of names or at the front of a line of people
Italy heads the table after two games.
在游行队伍 / 队伍前列
to head a march/procession
be at top
to put a word or words at the top of a page or section of a book as a title
The chapter was headed ‘My Early Life’.
to hit a football with your head
Walsh headed the ball into an empty goal.
to be likely to experience sth bad
They look as though they're heading for divorce.
to get in front of sb in order to make them turn back or change direction
We'll head them off at the bridge!
to take action in order to prevent sth from happening
He headed off efforts to replace him as leader.
to lead or be in charge of a department, part of an organization, etc.
oral stimulation of the genitals
- they say he gives good head
近义词: oral sex
a single domestic animal
- 200 head of cattle
a membrane that is stretched taut over a drum
a projection out from one end
- the head of the nail", "a pinhead is the head of a pin
(nautical) a toilet on board a boat or ship
the striking part of a tool
- the head of the hammer
(usually plural) the obverse side of a coin that usually bears the representation of a person's head
- call heads or tails!
(computer science) a tiny electromagnetic coil and metal pole used to write and read magnetic patterns on a disk
近义词: read/write head
that part of a skeletal muscle that is away from the bone that it moves
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
the rounded end of a bone that fits into a rounded cavity in another bone to form a joint
- the head of the humerus
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
(grammar) the word in a grammatical constituent that plays the same grammatical role as the whole constituent
近义词: head word
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
the subject matter at issue
- the question of disease merits serious discussion
- under the head of minor Roman poets
a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer
- the point of the arrow was due north
- the ship made little headway against the gale
a difficult juncture
- a pretty pass
- matters came to a head yesterday
the front of a military formation or procession
- the head of the column advanced boldly
- they were at the head of the attack
the source of water from which a stream arises
- they tracked him back toward the head of the stream
the part in the front or nearest the viewer
- he was in the forefront
- he was at the head of the column
the top of something
- the head of the stairs
- the head of the page
- the head of the list
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
a rounded compact mass
- the head of a comet
a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea)
a user of (usually soft) drugs
- the office was full of secret heads
a person who is in charge
- the head of the whole operation
近义词: chief,top dog
an individual person
- tickets are $5 per head
the educator who has executive authority for a school
- she sent unruly pupils to see the principal
近义词: principal,school principal,head teacher
the pressure exerted by a fluid
- a head of steam
a dense cluster of flowers or foliage
- a head of cauliflower
- a head of lettuce
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
the tip of an abscess (where the pus accumulates)
remove the head of
- head the fish
direct the course;determine the direction of travelling
to go or travel towards
- where is she heading
- We were headed for the mountains
travel in front of;go in advance of others
- The procession was headed by John
be in charge of
- Who is heading this project?
form a head or come or grow to a head
- The wheat headed early this year
be in the front of or on top of
- The list was headed by the name of the president
be the first or leading member of (a group) and excel
- This student heads the class
近义词: head up
take its rise
- These rivers head from a mountain range in the Himalayas