forehead

Definitions

  • The girl kisses her father on the forehead
    The girl kisses her father on the forehead
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n forehead the large cranial bone forming the front part of the cranium: includes the upper part of the orbits
    • n forehead the part of the face above the eyes
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Bumping foreheads with a hands shake is the traditional greeting in Tibet.
    • Forehead The aspect or countenance; assurance. "To look with forehead bold and big enough
      Upon the power and puissance of the king."
    • Forehead The front of that part of the head which incloses the brain; that part of the face above the eyes; the brow.
    • Forehead The front or fore part of anything. "Flames in the forehead of the morning sky.""So rich advantage of a promised glory
      As smiles upon the forehead of this action."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Code of Hammurabi made it forbidden to randomly mistreat slaves. However, the code also stated that slaves were to be branded on the forehead and forbidden to hide or mask the mark.
    • n forehead The fore or front upper part of the head; the part of the face which extends from the usual line of hair on the top of the head to the eyes; the brow.
    • n forehead Confidence; assurance; audacity; front: same as face, 5.
    • n forehead In entomology, the upper part of an insect's epicranium, including the front and vertex.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Giraffes are the only animals born with horns. Both males and females are born with bony knobs on the forehead.
    • n Forehead fōr′hed the forepart of the head above the eyes, the brow: confidence, audacity.
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Quotations

  • Chinese Proverb
    Chinese Proverb
    “Do not use a hatchet to remove a fly from your friend's forehead.”
  • The Koran
    The Koran
    “What God writes on your forehead you will become.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “To reprove small faults within due vehemence, is as absurd as if a man should take a great hammer to kill a fly on his friend's forehead.”
  • Christopher Morley
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    “High heels were invented by a woman who had been kissed on the forehead.”
  • Jean De La Fontaine
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    “We read on the foreheads of those who are surrounded by a foolish luxury, that fortune sells what she is thought to give.”
  • Italian Proverb
    Italian Proverb
    “If the secret sorrows of everyone could be read on their forehead, how many who now cause envy would suddenly become the objects of pity.”

Usage

In literature:

It was the portrait of an old man with a beautiful forehead and a patriarchal face.
"The Eternal City" by Hall Caine
Religiously disposed Jews wore upon their arms and foreheads two pieces of parchment containing the ten commandments.
"The Mysteries of All Nations" by James Grant
On his forehead he received in person a second consignment.
"The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari" by James S. De Benneville
They were dark brown eyes, set deep below a square forehead.
"The Seventh Noon" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
Some of the girls sewed with bent backs and a frown on their foreheads.
"Marie Claire" by Marguerite Audoux
A black frown was upon Richard's forehead.
"Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
The Brahman marks their foreheads with rice and turmeric and presses them together.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV of IV" by R.V. Russell
All I wanted was to get a fair shot at his forehead.
"My First Voyage to Southern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
Moisture beaded Georg's forehead.
"Tarrano the Conqueror" by Raymond King Cummings
He sprang to his feet, the veins in his forehead swollen, his frame tense with impotent anger.
"Prisoners of Hope" by Mary Johnston
The figure strode nearer to him, embraced him and kissed his burning forehead.
"The Son of Monte-Cristo, Volume I (of 2)" by Alexandre Dumas père
Allan knelt, touching with his forehead the window-sill.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
Girdel remained perfectly calm, but a careful observer might have noticed the veins on his forehead swell.
"The Son of Monte-Cristo, Volume II (of 2)" by Alexandre Dumas père
Then she leaned forward and her lips touched his forehead gently in a kiss.
"Spring Street" by James H. Richardson
He was still very fair, with soft yellow hair already receding from a broad forehead.
"The Forbidden Trail" by Honoré Willsie
Bobbie clutched his forehead.
"The Adventures of Maya the Bee" by Waldemar Bonsels
Grandmother fell down before the niche and laid her forehead upon the coffin's edge; her long white hair fell trailing over her.
"Debts of Honor" by Maurus Jókai
The Dago Duke's hands and feet were like ice, while the cold sweat stood in beads on his forehead.
"The Lady Doc" by Caroline Lockhart
And his mother held him in her arms; she kissed his lips, his forehead, and his red hair.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
Then his angry growl changed quickly to a grunt of pain as he took the blow full in the forehead.
"El Diablo" by Brayton Norton
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In poetry:

Yet now, O Love, that you
Have kissed my forehead, I
Have sung indeed, can die,
And be forgotten too.
"Enough" by Digby Mackworth Dolben
Pansies for my dear one--heartsease--
Set them gently so;
For his stainless lips and forehead,
Pansies white as snow.
"White Pansies" by Archibald Lampman
Though a tremor of the winter
Did shivering through them run;
Yet they lifted up their foreheads
To greet the vernal sun.
"The Crocuses" by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
White his forehead was, and fair,
With such crowns as angels wear,
And his voice -- but I alone
Ever heard so sweet a tone!
"Yesternight" by Alice Cary
CARPOPHORUS.
And press it
To my forehead, thus suggesting
The profound respect with which
I even touch so great a treasure.
"The Two Lovers Of Heaven: Chrysanthus And Daria - Act I" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
White were her feet, her forehead showed
A spot of silvery white,
That seemed to glimmer like a star
In autumn's hazy night.
"The White-Footed Deer" by William Cullen Bryant

In news:

Some Are Smart, Others Have Sloping Foreheads.
Among the dozens of you reading this are no doubt some who just slapped their foreheads, muttered "idiot," and grabbed a pen to fire off a letter pointing out that 1999 is not the last year of the millennium.
A surgical technique that has evolved from a cosmetic procedure that smoothes forehead wrinkles may offer lasting relief from frequent or severe migraine headaches, a new study shows.
For the lazier (or last minute) costumer , grab a white sheet for your typical ghostly garb and add a headband with the BlackBerry logo for your forehead (you can even cut out the logo from an old box, if you happen to still have one around).
Years ago, before the trains stopped running on so many of the branch lines, a woman with a high, freckled forehead and a frizz of reddish hair came into the railway station and inquired about shipping furniture.
It's not a party with a million other people, not a burger after a run with my sweaty hair plastered to my forehead.
A Drake Fan Proves Her Devotion With A Tattoo Of His Name On Her Forehead.
Do I have a sign on my forehead that says, " Fix me up".
As of Saturday, December 8, 2012, 12:36 a.m. A Monroe man suffered a large gash across his forehead when he was struck by unknown object by an unknown person as he stood in his front yard early Friday morning, police said.
Pj harvey Written on the forehead.
The Forehead Is the New Canvas.
In this Jan 16, 1996 file photo, referee Jorge Alfonso, left, looks over a cut on the forehead of IBC Welterweight boxing champ Hector "Macho" Camacho during the second round of his title bout with Sal Lopez from New Jersey, in Ft.
After his arrest, he had a fellow Macomb County Jail inmate ink horns on his forehead.
Xenoceratops (meaning "alien horned -face") had massive spikes at the top of its head, two hooks jutting from its forehead, and a ruffled shield around its neck.
On Costa's and Anna's Hummingbirds , a distinct pale line typically separates the eye and lores from the dark forehead.
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In science:

He arranged them in a circle and told them that he would put a white or a black spot on their foreheads and that one of the three spots would certainly be white.
Simple Type Theory as Framework for Combining Logics
Other systems place the transmitter over the monitor and use an infrared reflector that is attached to the user ’s forehead or glasses. The user ’s head movements control the mouse cursor on the screen.
A Prototype System for Controlling a Computer by Head Movements and Voice Commands
While it is doing this, it sends signals to the judgment and decision-making part of the brain, the pre-frontal cortex – just behind your forehead.
The role of context and culture in teaching physics: The implication of disciplinary differences
In this work we demonstrate a (functional) communication problem that can be solved by a 3-bit 3-party classical protocol with shared randomness but requires nΩ(1) qubits without shared randomness (or even with shared randomness on the forehead).
Shared Randomness and Quantum Communication in the Multi-Party Model
Sometimes we will refer to the (k − 1)-shared mode as randomness on the forehead.
Shared Randomness and Quantum Communication in the Multi-Party Model
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