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Definition of head verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they head
    he / she / it heads
    past simple headed
    -ing form heading
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    move toward
  1. 1[intransitive] (also be headed) + adv./prep. to move in a particular direction Where are we heading? Where are you two headed? Let's head back home. She headed for the door. We headed north. Head toward the mall. The boat was heading out to sea. (figurative) Can you forecast where the economy is heading?
  2. group/organization
  3. 2[transitive] head something (also head somethingup) to lead or be in charge of something She has been appointed to head the research team.
  4. list/line of people
  5. 3[transitive] head something to be at the top of a list of names or at the front of a line of people Her name heads the list of nominees. to head a march/procession
  6. be at top
  7. 4[transitive, usually passive] head something to put a word or words at the top of a page or section of a book as a title The chapter was headed “My Early Life.”
  8. soccer
  9. 5[transitive] head something to hit a soccer ball with your head Walsh headed the ball into an empty goal.
  10. Phrasal Verbsbe heading for somethinghead somebodyoffhead somethingoffhead somethingup
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: head