July 30, 2014 - Word of the Day: head
A head sits just above a person's shoulders:
- 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.
a head of lettuce
- I need to get a head of lettuce.
- A head of cabbage is not very expensive.
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