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verb head pronunciation in British English /hed/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleheading
past tenseheaded
past participleheaded
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to go in a particular direction
    be headed:

    Where are you headed?

    head for/towards/through etc:

    We decided to head for home.

    She headed towards the library.

    head north/south/east/west:

    They headed north, across the desert.

  2. 2



    head up

    [transitive] to be in control of a group or an organization

    Lord Justice Scott will head the inquiry.

    You will work with the management team headed by Miles Broughton.

  3. 3
    [transitive] to be at the top of a list

    London heads the list of the most popular tourist cities.

  4. 4
    [transitive] to be at the front of a line of people

    The mayor will head the procession through the town centre.

  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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