(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. pate, poll, noggin (sl.), bean (sl.); chief, director, manager, leader; title, heading, caption; talent, ability, judgment; class, category, type, grouping; slang, user, addict (see habit). See beginning, intellect, height. —v. lead, direct, precede; guide, rule, control, manage. See direction, priority, authority.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [The skull]
Syn. brainpan, scalp, brain box, pate, crown, headpiece, pow (Scotch), poll, bean*, noggin*, coconut*, noodle*, nut*, nob*, loaf (British); see also cranium .
2. [A leader or supervisor]
Syn. commander, commanding officer, ruler; see administrator , leader 2 .
3. [The top]
Syn. summit, peak, crest; see top 1 .
4. [The beginning]
Syn. front, start, source; see origin 2 .
5. [A climax]
Syn. acme, turning point, end; see climax , crisis .
6. [Stored power]
Syn. latent force, static energy, potential energy; see energy 3 .
7. [An attachment]
Syn. cap, bottle top, cork; see cover 1 , fixture .
8. [*Intelligence]
Syn. brains, foresight, ingenuity; see judgment 1 .
9. [A headline]
Syn. leader, caption, title; see headline .
10. [*A drug user]
Syn. hippie, acidhead*, pothead*; see addict .
come to a head,
Syn. culminate, reach a crisis, come to a climax; see climax .
get it through one's head,
Syn. learn, comprehend, see; see understand 1 .
give one his head,
Syn. permit, condone, approve; see allow 1 .
go to one's head,
Syn. stir mentally, stimulate, intoxicate, make one arrogant; see excite 1 .
hang or [m1]hide one's head,
Syn. repent, be sorry, be ashamed, grieve; see regret .
keep one's head,
Syn. remain calm, keep one's self-control, hold one's emotions in check; see restrain 1 .
lose one's head,
Syn. become excited, get angry, go mad, rave; see rage 1 .
make head,
Syn. make headway, progress, go forward, proceed; see advance 1 .
make head or tail of,
Syn. comprehend, apprehend, see; see understand 1 .
one's head off,
Syn. greatly, extremely, considerably; see much 1 .
on or [m1]upon one's head,
Syn. burdensome, taxing, strenuous; see difficult 1 .
out of or [m1]off one's head*,
Syn. crazy, delirious, raving; see insane 1 .
over one's head,
Syn. incomprehensible, not understandable, hard; see difficult 2 .
put or [m1]layheads together,
Syn. consult, talk over, confer; see discuss .
take it into one's head,
Syn. conceive, concoct, devise; see invent 2 .
1. [To lead]
Syn. direct, oversee, supervise; see command 2 , manage 1 .
2. [To travel]
Syn. go, set out, head for; see travel 2 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
1. skull cranium, brain, noggin, *belfry, *noodle, *bean, dome. ''The palace of the soul.''—Lord Byron. ''The dupe of the heart.''—La Rochefoucauld.
2. crown top, summit, peak, tip, apex, acme, pinnacle, cap, crest, vertex, height.
3. leader boss, chief, president, director, CEO, commander, ringleader, principal, chairman, *big cheese, *biggest toad in the puddle, *top dog, captain, ruler.
ANT.: 2. foot, base. 3. follower, underling
lead, direct, command, boss, preside, chair, captain, run, rule, control, govern, supervise, oversee.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. The uppermost part of the body: noddle, pate, poll. Slang: bean, block, conk, dome, noggin, noodle, nut. See BODY. 2. The seat of the faculty of intelligence and reason: brain, mind. Informal: gray matter. See THOUGHTS. 3. An innate capability: aptitude, aptness, bent, faculty, flair, genius, gift, instinct, knack, talent, turn. See ABILITY, APPROACH. 4. One who is highest in rank or authority: boss, chief, chieftain, director, headman, hierarch, leader, master. Slang: honcho. Idiom: cock of the walk. See OVER. 5. Someone who directs and supervises workers: boss, director, foreman, foreperson, forewoman, manager, overseer, superintendent, supervisor, taskmaster, taskmistress. Informal: straw boss. Slang: chief. See OVER. 6. A mass of bubbles in or on the surface of a liquid: foam, froth, lather, spume, suds, yeast. See SOLID. 7. A decisive point: climacteric, crisis, crossroad (used in plural), exigence, exigency, juncture, pass, turning point, zero hour. See DECIDE. 8. A term or terms in large type introducing a text: heading, headline. See WORDS. II adjective Having or exercising authority: chief, principal. See OVER. III verb 1. To have charge of (the affairs of others): administer, administrate, direct, govern, manage, run, superintend, supervise. See OVER. 2. To move (a weapon or blow, for example) in the direction of someone or something: aim, cast, direct, level, point, set1, train, turn, zero in. Military: lay1. See SEEK. 3. To proceed in a specified direction: bear, go, make, set out, strike out. See APPROACH.

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