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noun head pronunciation in British English /hed/ 
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singularhead
pluralheads
  1. 1
    [countable] the top part of your body that has your brain, eyes, mouth etc in it

    a bruise on the side of her head

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  2. 2
    [countable] your mind and thoughts

    A thought suddenly came into my head.

    I don't want to put any ideas into your head.

    in/inside your head:

    He did the sums quickly in his head.

    She did not speak the words, but instead whispered them inside her head.

  3. 3
    [countable] the leader or most important person in a group

    The ceremony was attended by heads of government from eleven countries.

  4. 4
    [countable] the top or front part of something
    head of:

    We walked straight to the head of the queue.

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  5. 5
    [uncountable] the white bubbles on the top of a glass of beer
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  6. 7
    [countable] the top of a drum
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  7. 8
    [plural] used as a way of counting farm animals

    300 head of cattle

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  8. 10

    heads

    [plural] the side of a coin that has a picture of a head on it. The other side is tails

    I'll toss a coin. You choose heads or tails.

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