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July 30, 2014 - Word of the Day: head

 

A head sits just above a person's shoulders:

head head

  • He has a hat on his head.
  • The hat keeps his head warm.
  • Do you wear anything on your head?

There are a few other, interesting ways to use this word.

You can use "head" as a verb to indicate the direction of movement:

  • A powerful hurricane is heading towards the east coast of the United States.
  • In what direction are you headed?
  • I'm headed south.
  • Where is the world economy headed?
  • That boy is headed for trouble if he keeps behaving that way.

You can also use "head" as a verb or as a noun to describe a person in a position of leadership:

  • Steve Jobs stepped down as the head of Apple because of health reasons.
  • He headed the company for about 15 years.
  • The head of our organization has decided to hire more workers.
  • Who heads the World Health Organization?
  • Who's the head of your household? (Who is the person that brings in the income and/or makes the most important decisions?)

The word "head" is also used when talking about lettuce and cabbage.

lettucea head of lettuce

  • I need to get a head of lettuce.
  • A head of cabbage is not very expensive.

 

 

 

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