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Definition for: HEADS
- The subject matter at issue;
- Take its rise; "These rivers head from a mountain range in the Himalayas"
- A dense cluster of flowers or foliage; "a head of cauliflower";
- A V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer; "the point of the arrow was due north"
- The length or height based on the size of a human or animal head;
- Oral stimulation of the genitals; "they say he gives good head"
- Forward movement; "the ship made little headway against the gale"
- The tip of an abscess (where the pus accumulates)
- A single domestic animal; "200 head of cattle"
- A difficult juncture; "a pretty pass"; "matters came to a head yesterday"
- A membrane that is stretched taut over a drum
- The front of a military formation or procession;
- A projection out from one end; "the head of the nail", "a pinhead is the head of a pin"
- The source of water from which a stream arises; "they tracked him back
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- (n.) The nether world (according to classical mythology, the abode of the shades, ruled over by Hades or Pluto); the invisible world; the grave.
- (n.) Comparative obscurity owing to interception or interruption of the rays of light; partial darkness caused by the intervention of something between the space contemplated and the source of light.
- (n.) Darkness; obscurity; -- often in the plural.
- (n.) An obscure place; a spot not exposed to light; hence, a secluded retreat.
- (n.) That which intercepts, or shelters from, light or the direct rays of the sun; hence, also, that which protects from heat or currents of air; a screen; protection; shelter; cover; as, a lamp shade.
- (n.) Shadow.
- (n.) The soul after its separation from the body; -- so called because the ancients it to be perceptible to the sight, though not to the touch; a spirit; a ghost; as, the shades of departed heroes.
- (n.) The darker portion of a picture; a less illuminated part. See Def. 1, above.
- (n.) Degree or variation of color, as darker or lighter, stronger or paler; as, a delicate shade of pink.
- (n.) A minute difference or variation, as of thought, belief, expression, etc.; also, the quality or degree of anything which is distinguished from others similar by slight differences; as, the shades of meaning in synonyms.
- (v. t.) To shelter or screen by intercepting the rays of light; to keep off illumination from.
- (v. t.) To shelter; to cover from injury; to protect; to screen; to hide; as, to shade one's eyes.
- (v. t.) To obscure; to dim the brightness of.
- (v. t.) To pain in obscure colors; to darken.
- (v. t.) To mark with gradations of light or color.
- (v. t.) To present a shadow or image of; to shadow forth; to represent.