• Byzantine Well Head
    Byzantine Well Head
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n heading a horizontal (or nearly horizontal) passageway in a mine "they dug a drift parallel with the vein"
    • n heading 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"
    • n heading the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Head of a Yound Girl Head of a Yound Girl
Study of a Head Study of a Head
Geirald holds out the head of the giant to the king Geirald holds out the head of the giant to the king
The Seven-Headed Dragon The Seven-Headed Dragon
Bandage for the head Bandage for the head
127. Under side of head of Diplax 127. Under side of head of Diplax
212. Head of Humble bee 212. Head of Humble bee

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The average human head weighs about eight pounds
    • Heading (Mining, tunneling) A gallery, drift, or adit in a mine; the vein above a drift.
    • Heading Material for the heads of casks, barrels, etc.
    • Heading (Masonry) That end of a stone or brick which is presented outward.
    • Heading That which stands at the head; title; as, the heading of a paper.
    • Heading The act or state of one who, or that which, heads; formation of a head.
    • Heading (Mining, tunneling) The end of a drift or gallery; also, the working face at the end of a tunnel, gallery, drift, or adit from which the work is advanced.
    • Heading (Sewing) The extension of a line ruffling above the line of stitch.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Cockroaches can live for nine days without their heads, at which point they die of starvation.
    • n heading The act or process of providing with a head: as, the heading of a pin or of a barrel.
    • n heading That which stands at the head; especially, a title; a caption: as, the heading of a paper.
    • n heading Material to form a head, as timber for forming the heads of casks.
    • n heading The foam on liquor.
    • n heading A preparation of equal parts of alum and green vitriol, used in brewing.
    • n heading In dressmaking: The upper edge of a flounce or ruffle which projects above the line stitched on the dress, etc.
    • n heading Any narrow braid or trimming placed at the head of a flounce, ruffle, fringe, or other trimming.
    • n heading In lace-making, the edge of the lace on the side sewed to the dress, whether as a part of the design or in the form of a separate braid.
    • n heading In fireworks, the particular device of a rocket, especially when used as a signal: as, a star-heading.
    • n heading A driftway or passage excavated in the line of an intended tunnel, forming a gullet in which the men work.
    • n heading In coal-mining: In England, often used as synonymous with head.
    • n heading plural In placer-mining, the mass of gravel above the head of the sluice.
    • n heading In brickwork, a row or course of headers; a heading-course.
    • n heading The molding above a door or a window; a head-mold.
    • n heading Homespun cloth.
    • n heading See the extract.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Cockroaches can live with no heads, they only die because of starvation.
    • Heading the act of furnishing with a head; that which stands at the head: material forming a head
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  • Norman Vincent Peale
    “Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “Sweet are the uses of adversity which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in his head.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “If you aren't in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?”
  • Edwin Hubbel Chapin
    “An aged Christian, with the snow of time upon his head, may remind us that those points of earth are whitest which are nearest to heaven.”
  • Philip Larkin
    Philip Larkin
    “Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting. People you know, yet can't quite name.”
  • Horace
    “I shall strike the stars with my unlifted head.”


A still tongue keeps a wise head - Wise people don't talk much.
All in your head - If something is all in your head, you have imagined it and it is not real.
Better be the head of a dog than the tail of a lion - This means that it is better to be the head or at the top of something that isn't very important or prestigious than a small or unimportant member of something big.
Bite someone's head off - If you bite someone's head off, you criticise them angrily.
Bless your pointy little head - This expression is used as to patronise someone, especially when they don't realise that they're not very clever.
Bull-headed - If you're a bull-headed, you're stubborn or inflexible.
Bury your head in the sand - If someone buries their head in the sand, they ignore something that is obviously wrong.
Come to a head - If events reach a crisis point, they come to a head.
Fat head - A fat head is a dull, stupid person.
Get your head around something - If you get your head around something, you come to understand it even though it is difficult to comprehend.
Go to your head - If something goes to your head, it makes you feel vain. If alcohol goes to your head, it makes you feel drunk quickly.
Head for the hills - If people head for the hills, they run away from trouble.
Head is in the clouds - If a person has their head in the clouds, they have unrealistic, impractical ideas.
Head is mince - (Scot) When someone's thoughts are in a state of abject confusion, especially when facing a severe dilemma, their head is mince.
Head nor tail - If you can't make head nor tail of something, you cannot understand it at all or make any sense of it.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. héafod, Dut. hoofd, Ger. haupt.


In literature:

His body was a man's, but his head was the head of a bull, and his teeth were the teeth of a lion.
"Young Folks Treasury, Volume 2 (of 12)" by Various
I beat its head in with the haft of the fork.
"Tramping on Life" by Harry Kemp
Next, he now assumed a small body with a huge head, and now a huge body with a small head.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
And they struck knee and head against head, producing the crash of one stone against another.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
Old Matthew Frost shook his head.
"Verner's Pride" by Mrs. Henry Wood
The sun was almost directly over his head, showing him how late it was.
"The Texan Scouts" by Joseph A. Altsheler
His eyes, set closely together, were of the most intense black that Ned had ever seen in a human head.
"The Texan Star" by Joseph A. Altsheler
The Concho runs ten thousand head on the range.
"Sundown Slim" by Henry Hubert Knibbs
The dark head and the golden head were together over the wonderful puzzle picture.
"The Ridin' Kid from Powder River" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
Ella was still lying in the easy-chair in which she had been seated, but her head was thrown back in an unnatural fashion.
"The Black Box" by E. Phillips Oppenheim

In poetry:

And a heaven full of stars
Over my head
White and topaz
And misty red;
"Stars" by Sara Teasdale
For love-I would
split open your head and put
a candle in
behind the eyes.
"The Warning" by Robert Creeley
P.S. Chinese Tecs
Are far more dreaded!
And they always appear
"Why?" by Spike Milligan
He reared his head, shaggy and grim,
Staring among the cherubim;
The seven celestial floors he rent,
One crystal dome still o'er him bent:
Above his head, more clear than hope,
All heaven was a microscope.
"A Fairy Tale" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
This soldier who had eased his head
And staunched the flow where it had bled,
Who made a pillow of his breast
Where the poor tossing head might rest,
Wore a young face he used to know
Yesterday, some time, long ago.
"No Man's Land" by Katharine Tynan
"He is there, he is there, with his shadowy frown!
But gone from his head is the kingly crown,
The crown from his head, and the spear from his hand,—
They have chas'd him far from the glorious land
Where the feast of the gods is spread!
"The Sword Of The Tomb : A Northern Legend" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans

In news:

Conventional wisdom says that Mitt Romney is a more viable candidate than Rick Santorum in a head-to-head fight with President Obama.
Dogfish Head This week's Beer of the Week is Dogfish Head's Burton Baton.
Annie Scrambler and her aunt go head-to-head with Lisa and Hector on a semi-popular game show.
Republic columnist Karina Bland talks about going head-to-head with former Arizona Gov Rose Mofford.
But it's the staples of any good head shop — stuff to smoke and things to smoke it in — that really sets Traders apart from other Valley head shop s.
The Arca-Swiss d4m tripod head is one of the more beautiful photographic instruments I've seen as well as being a pleasure to work with—the movements are smooth and there is virtually no head creep even with heavy off-balance loads.
HILTON HEAD- The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is investigating the reported disappearance of a Hilton Head Island man.
Kptm.com Ryan Newman, Tony Stewart Surprise Race Fans With Head-to-Head Race At NASCAR SpeedPark.
A retired police officer/chief and long-time agency employee and a certified tax auditor are going head-to-head for Lee County Tax Collector on Nov 6.
Incumbent US Senator Jon Tester and challenger US Congressman Denny Rehberg went head to head in a heated debate last night Monday October 9th, 2012 in Billings .
In this first head-to-head comparison, a team led by researchers at Duke University compared a one-time injection of Botox to the more traditional treatment for urge urinary incontinence daily medication.
Went head-to-head in their only debate of the season.
Head of corporate communications and brand for Marsh & McLennan Cos. For the past year moves to music rights manager Broadcast Music Inc to head strategic comms.
The proposed beef checkoff changes would increase the current $1 per head to $2 per head.
Cheerleader Megan M agreed to shave her head in honor of Head Coach Chuck Pagano if she and Colts mascot Blue were able to raise $10,000 dollars for leukemia research by game time.

In science:

After each simulated step, V checks if the symbol scanned by its input head is consistent with what P1 claims about the corresponding head of M .
Checking generalized debates with small space and randomness
Let us toss an ’unfair’ coin with probabilities p for heads and q = 1 − p for tails and wait for an appearance of some chosen string of heads and tails.
Penney's game between many players
Robots of middle complexity (e.g., mobile robots equipped with stereo heads) and high complexity robots (e.g., mobile manipulators with expressive heads) are controlled by graphs containing dozens of components running on several computers.
Improving the lifecycle of robotics components using Domain-Specific Languages
We assume for definiteness that the positive direction is towards the heads, and denote by δh and δt the distance of the heads and the tails, respectively, from the reference surface.
Amphiphilic Membranes
According to the algorithm described in Figure 4, and due to the syntactic-head and semantic-head link relation, the lex rule can only be applied to the lexical entry for sentence (Figure 1).
A generation algorithm for f-structure representations