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verb head pronunciation in American English /hed/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleheading
past tenseheaded
past participleheaded
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  1. 1
    [intransitive] to go in a particular direction
    head for/toward/through etc.: We decided to head for home.
    She was headed toward the library.
    head north/south/east/west: They headed north, across the desert.
    be headed: Where are you headed?
  2. 2



    head up

    [transitive] to be in control of a group or an organization
    Detective Tim Reynolds will head the investigation.
    You will work with the management team headed by Mary Broughton.
  3. 3
    [transitive] to be at the top of a list
    Which city heads the list of the most popular tourist destinations?
  4. 4
    [transitive] to be at the front of a line of people
    The mayor will head the procession through the downtown area.
  5. 5
    [transitive] [usually passive] to put a title at the top of a piece of writing
    The information sheet was headed “Medical Insurance.”

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