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Head vs. Director: What's the Difference?

Edited by Huma Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Updated on October 4, 2023
A "Head" often leads a specific department or team, while a "Director" typically oversees larger organizational segments or the whole entity, holding a more senior role in corporate hierarchies.

Key Differences

The term Head often denotes leadership within a confined scope, such as being in charge of a department, unit, or team. For instance, one might hear "Head of Marketing" or "Head of Engineering." Director, on the other hand, tends to imply a more overarching responsibility, where one might have multiple departments or teams under their purview.
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Head is a more versatile term. Outside of corporate settings, it can reference leaders of academic departments, sections of institutions, or even leaders of small groups. Director, while versatile in its own right, often carries a more formal connotation and can be associated with board-level positions or those who make higher-level organizational decisions.
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Hierarchically, a Director is generally positioned above a Head in many corporations. While the "Head of a Department" focuses on departmental specifics, a Director may oversee multiple departments, ensuring they align with the organization's broader objectives.
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Experience and tenure often differentiate the roles. A Head might be someone with significant experience in a specific domain, while a Director often has broader experience, encompassing multiple domains, and has proven their ability to make strategic decisions.
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In terms of influence, while a Head might influence departmental strategies, policies, and operations, a Director has a say in the organization's overarching strategies, ensuring all departments synchronize to achieve common goals.
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Comparison Chart

Scope of Responsibility

Leads a specific department or team.
Oversees larger organizational segments or entire entity.
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Hierarchical Position

Often positioned below a Director.
Generally holds a more senior role.
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Experience and Tenure

Domain-specific experience.
Broader experience, often strategic.
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Formality

Versatile, used in various settings.
More formal, often associated with board-level positions.
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Influence Level

Influences departmental strategies and operations.
Influences overarching organizational strategies.
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Head and Director Definitions

Head

The top or foremost part of something.
He bumped his head on the door frame.
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Director

A person who oversees and guides an organization or department.
Sarah is the Director of Operations.
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Head

The forefront or leading position.
She's at the head of her class.
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Director

A member of a board of people that manages or oversees an institution.
He's a Director at the bank.
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Head

The individual who leads or commands.
He was appointed head of the committee.
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Director

Someone who supervises the production of a film or show.
The movie's success was attributed to the Director.
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Head

The uppermost or forwardmost part of the body of a vertebrate, containing the brain and the eyes, ears, nose, mouth, and jaws.
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Director

One that supervises, controls, or manages.
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Head

The analogous part of an invertebrate organism.
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Director

A member of a group of persons chosen to control or govern the affairs of an institution or corporation.
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Head

The length or height of such a part
The horse lost by a head. She is two heads taller than he is.
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Director

A person who supervises the creative aspects of a dramatic production or film and instructs the actors and crew.
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Head

The seat of the faculty of reason; intelligence, intellect, or mind
I did the figuring in my head.
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Director

The conductor of an orchestra or chorus.
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Head

Mental ability or aptitude
She has a good head for mathematics.
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Director

An electronic device that continually calculates and displays information used for firing weapons at moving targets, such as missiles or aircraft.
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Head

Freedom of choice or action
Give the child his head and see how well he solves the problems.
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Director

One who directs; the person in charge of managing a department or directorate (e.g., director of engineering), project, or production (as in a show or film, e.g., film director).
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Head

A habitual drug user. Often used in combination
A dopehead.
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Director

A member of a board of directors.
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Head

An enthusiast. Often used in combination
A chilihead.
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Director

A counselor, confessor, or spiritual guide.
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Head

A person considered foolish or contemptible. Often used in combination
A chowderhead.
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Director

That which directs or orientates something.
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Head

A portrait or representation of a person's head.
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Director

(military) A device that displays graphical information concerning the targets of a weapons system in real time.
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Head

Often heads (used with a sing. verb) The side of a coin having the principal design, often the profile of a political leader's head.
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Director

(chemistry) The common axis of symmetry of the molecules of a liquid crystal.
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Head

(Informal) A headache
Had a bad head early this morning.
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Director

One who, or that which, directs; one who regulates, guides, or orders; a manager or superintendent.
In all affairs thou sole director.
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Head

An individual; a person
Charged five dollars a head.
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Director

One of a body of persons appointed to manage the affairs of a company or corporation; as, the directors of a bank, insurance company, or railroad company.
What made directors cheat in South-Sea year?
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Head

Pl. head A single animal
20 head of cattle.
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Director

A part of a machine or instrument which directs its motion or action.
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Head

A person who leads, rules, or is in charge; a leader, chief, or director
The head of the corporation.
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Director

A slender grooved instrument upon which a knife is made to slide when it is wished to limit the extent of motion of the latter, or prevent its injuring the parts beneath.
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Head

A headmaster or headmistress.
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Director

Someone who controls resources and expenditures
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Head

The foremost or leading position
Marched at the head of the parade.
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Director

Member of a board of directors
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Head

A headwaiter.
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Director

Someone who supervises the actors and directs the action in the production of a show
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Head

The difference in depth of a liquid at two given points.
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Director

The person who leads a musical group
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Head

The measure of pressure at the lower point expressed in terms of this difference.
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Director

A person who leads, guides, or supervises.
As the Director of the play, she made key decisions.
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Head

The pressure exerted by a liquid or gas
A head of steam.
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Director

A top-tier position in corporate hierarchy.
After years of hard work, he was promoted to Director.
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Head

The liquid or gas exerting the pressure.
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Head

The froth or foam that rises to the top in pouring an effervescent liquid, such as beer.
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Head

The tip of an abscess, boil, or pimple, in which pus forms.
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Head

A turning point; a crisis
Bring matters to a head.
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Head

A projection, weight, or fixture at the end of an elongated object
The head of a pin.
A head of land overlooking the harbor.
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Head

The working end of a tool or implement
The head of a hammer.
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Head

The looped part at the end a lacrosse stick, to which the webbing is attached.
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Head

The part of an explosive device that carries the explosive; a warhead.
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Head

The part of a stringed instrument where the strings are wound; a tuning head.
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Head

A tuning machine.
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Head

The rounded proximal end of a long bone
The head of the femur.
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Head

The end of a muscle that is attached to the less movable part of the skeleton.
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Head

An attachment to or part of a machine that holds or contains the operative device.
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Head

The magnetic head of a tape recorder or VCR.
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Head

The device in a magnetic disk or tape drive that enables it to read data from and write data to the disk or tape.
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Head

A rounded compact mass, as of leaves or buds
A head of cabbage.
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Head

(Botany) A flower head.
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Head

The uppermost part; the top
Place the appropriate name at the head of each column.
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Head

The end considered the most important
Sat at the head of the table.
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Head

Either end of an object, such as a drum, whose two ends are interchangeable.
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Head

The forward part of a vessel.
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Head

The top part or upper edge of a sail.
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Head

A toilet, especially on a ship.
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Head

A passage or gallery in a coal mine.
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Head

The top of a book or page.
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Head

A headline or heading.
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Head

A distinct topic or category
Under the head of recent Spanish history.
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Head

Headway; progress.
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Head

(Linguistics) The word determining the grammatical category of a constituent, often establishing relations of concord or agreement (such as subject-verb agreement) with other constituents.
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Head

Vulgar Slang Oral sex.
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Head

Of, relating to, or intended for the head. Often used in combination
Headshaking.
Headwrap.
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Head

Foremost in rank or importance
The head librarian.
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Head

Placed at the top or the front
The head name on the list.
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Head

(Slang) Of, relating to, or for drugs or drug users.
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Head

To be in charge of; lead
The minister headed the committee.
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Head

To be in the first or foremost position of
Collins heads the list of job candidates.
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Head

To aim, point, or turn in a certain direction
Headed the team of horses up the hill.
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Head

To remove the head or top of.
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Head

(Sports) To hit (a soccer ball) in the air with one's head.
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Head

To provide with a head
Head each column with a number.
Headed the flagpole with a golden ball.
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Head

To proceed or go in a certain direction
Head for town.
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Head

To form a head, as lettuce or cabbage.
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Head

To originate, as a stream or river; rise.
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Head

(countable) The part of the body of an animal or human which contains the brain, mouth, and main sense organs.
Be careful when you pet that dog on the head; it may bite.
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Head

(people) To do with heads.
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Head

(animals) To do with heads.
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Head

(countable) The topmost, foremost, or leading part.
What does it say at the head of the page?
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Head

The end of a table.
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Head

(countable) The principal operative part of a machine or tool.
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Head

The foam that forms on top of beer or other carbonated beverages.
Pour me a fresh beer; this one has no head.
He never learned how to pour a glass of beer so it didn't have too much head.
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Head

(engineering) The end cap of a cylindrically-shaped pressure vessel.
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Head

(coopering) The end cap of a cask or other barrel.
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Head

(geology) The uppermost part of a valley.
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Head

Deposits near the top of a geological succession.
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Head

(journalism) headline
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Head

(medicine) The end of an abscess where pus collects.
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Head

(music) The headstock of a guitar.
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Head

(nautical) A leading component.
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Head

(British) A headland.
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Head

A leader or expert.
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Head

The place of honour, or of command; the most important or foremost position; the front.
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Head

(metonymy) Leader; chief; mastermind.
I'd like to speak to the head of the department.
Police arrested the head of the gang in a raid last night.
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Head

(metonymy) A headmaster or headmistress.
I was called into the head's office to discuss my behaviour.
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Head

A person with an extensive knowledge of hip hop.
Only true heads know this.
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Head

A significant or important part.
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Head

A beginning or end, a protuberance.
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Head

A component.
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Head

Headway; progress.
We are having a difficult time making head against this wind.
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Head

Topic; subject.
We will consider performance issues under the head of future improvements.
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Head

Denouement; crisis.
These isses are going to come to a head today.
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Head

(fluid dynamics) Pressure and energy.
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Head

A buildup of fluid pressure, often quantified as pressure head.
Let the engine build up a good head of steam.
How much head do you have at the Glens Falls feeder dam?
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Head

The difference in elevation between two points in a column of fluid, and the resulting pressure of the fluid at the lower point.
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Head

More generally, energy in a mass of fluid divided by its weight.
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Head

Fellatio or cunnilingus; oral sex.
She gave great head.
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Head

(slang) The glans penis.
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Head

A heavy or habitual user of illicit drugs.
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Head

(obsolete) Power; armed force.
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Head

Of, relating to, or intended for the head.
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Head

Foremost in rank or importance.
The head cook
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Head

Placed at the top or the front.
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Head

Coming from in front.
Head sea
Head wind
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Head

(transitive) To be in command of. (See also head up.)
Who heads the board of trustees?
To head an army, an expedition, or a riot
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Head

(transitive) To come at the beginning or front of; to commence.
A group of clowns headed the procession.
The most important items headed the list.
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Head

(transitive) To strike with the head; as in soccer, to head the ball
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Head

(intransitive) To move in a specified direction.
We are going to head up North for our holiday.
We will head off tomorrow.
Next holiday we will head out West, or head to Chicago.
Right now I need to head into town to do some shopping.
I'm fed up working for a boss. I'm going to head out on my own, set up my own business.
Where does the train head to?
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Head

(fishing) To remove the head from a fish.
The salmon are first headed and then scaled.
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Head

(intransitive) To originate; to spring; to have its course, as a river.
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Head

(intransitive) To form a head.
This kind of cabbage heads early.
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Head

(transitive) To form a head to; to fit or furnish with a head.
To head a nail
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Head

(transitive) To cut off the top of; to lop off.
To head trees
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Head

To behead; to decapitate.
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Head

To go in front of.
To head a drove of cattle
To head a person
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Head

To get in the front of, so as to hinder or stop; to oppose.
The wind headed the ship and made progress difficult.
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Head

(by extension) To check or restrain.
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Head

To set on the head.
To head a cask
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Head

The anterior or superior part of an animal, containing the brain, or chief ganglia of the nervous system, the mouth, and in the higher animals, the chief sensory organs; poll; cephalon.
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Head

The uppermost, foremost, or most important part of an inanimate object; such a part as may be considered to resemble the head of an animal; often, also, the larger, thicker, or heavier part or extremity, in distinction from the smaller or thinner part, or from the point or edge; as, the head of a cane, a nail, a spear, an ax, a mast, a sail, a ship; that which covers and closes the top or the end of a hollow vessel; as, the head of a cask or a steam boiler.
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Head

The place where the head should go; as, the head of a bed, of a grave, etc.; the head of a carriage, that is, the hood which covers the head.
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Head

The most prominent or important member of any organized body; the chief; the leader; as, the head of a college, a school, a church, a state, and the like.
The heads of the chief sects of philosophy.
Your head I him appoint.
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Head

The place or honor, or of command; the most important or foremost position; the front; as, the head of the table; the head of a column of soldiers.
An army of fourscore thousand troops, with the duke of Marlborough at the head of them.
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Head

Each one among many; an individual; - often used in a plural sense; as, a thousand head of cattle.
It there be six millions of people, there are about four acres for every head.
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Head

The seat of the intellect; the brain; the understanding; the mental faculties; as, a good head, that is, a good mind; it never entered his head, it did not occur to him; of his own head, of his own thought or will.
Men who had lost both head and heart.
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Head

The source, fountain, spring, or beginning, as of a stream or river; as, the head of the Nile; hence, the altitude of the source, or the height of the surface, as of water, above a given place, as above an orifice at which it issues, and the pressure resulting from the height or from motion; sometimes also, the quantity in reserve; as, a mill or reservoir has a good head of water, or ten feet head; also, that part of a gulf or bay most remote from the outlet or the sea.
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Head

A headland; a promontory; as, Gay Head.
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Head

A separate part, or topic, of a discourse; a theme to be expanded; a subdivision; as, the heads of a sermon.
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Head

Culminating point or crisis; hence, strength; force; height.
Ere foul sin, gathering head, shall break into corruption.
The indisposition which has long hung upon me, is at last grown to such a head, that it must quickly make an end of me or of itself.
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Head

Power; armed force.
My lord, my lord, the French have gathered head.
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Head

A headdress; a covering of the head; as, a laced head; a head of hair.
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Head

An ear of wheat, barley, or of one of the other small cereals.
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Head

A dense cluster of flowers, as in clover, daisies, thistles; a capitulum.
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Head

The antlers of a deer.
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Head

A rounded mass of foam which rises on a pot of beer or other effervescing liquor.
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Head

Tiles laid at the eaves of a house.
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Head

Principal; chief; leading; first; as, the head master of a school; the head man of a tribe; a head chorister; a head cook.
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Head

To be at the head of; to put one's self at the head of; to lead; to direct; to act as leader to; as, to head an army, an expedition, or a riot.
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Head

To form a head to; to fit or furnish with a head; as, to head a nail.
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Head

To behead; to decapitate.
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Head

To cut off the top of; to lop off; as, to head trees.
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Head

To go in front of; to get in the front of, so as to hinder or stop; to oppose; hence, to check or restrain; as, to head a drove of cattle; to head a person; the wind heads a ship.
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Head

To set on the head; as, to head a cask.
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Head

To originate; to spring; to have its source, as a river.
A broad river, that heads in the great Blue Ridge.
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Head

To go or point in a certain direction; to tend; as, how does the ship head?
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Head

To form a head; as, this kind of cabbage heads early.
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Head

The upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains;
He stuck his head out the window
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Head

A single domestic animal;
200 head of cattle
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Head

That which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason;
His mind wandered
I couldn't get his words out of my head
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Head

A person who is in charge;
The head of the whole operation
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Head

The front of a military formation or procession;
The head of the column advanced boldly
They were at the head of the attack
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Head

The pressure exerted by a fluid;
A head of steam
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Head

The top of something;
The head of the stairs
The head of the page
The head of the list
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Head

The source of water from which a stream arises;
They tracked him back toward the head of the stream
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Head

(grammar) the word in a grammatical constituent that plays the same grammatical role as the whole constituent
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Head

The tip of an abscess (where the pus accumulates)
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Head

The length or height based on the size of a human or animal head;
He is two heads taller than his little sister
His horse won by a head
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Head

A dense clusters of flowers or foliage;
A head of cauliflower
A head of lettuce
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Head

The educator who has executive authority for a school;
She sent unruly pupils to see the principal
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Head

An individual person;
Tickets are $5 per head
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Head

A user of (usually soft) drugs;
The office was full of secret heads
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Head

A rounded compact mass;
The head of a comet
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Head

The foam or froth that accumulates at the top when you pour an effervescent liquid into a container;
The beer had a large head of foam
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Head

The part in the front or nearest the viewer;
He was in the forefront
He was at the head of the column
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Head

A difficult juncture;
A pretty pass
Matters came to a head yesterday
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Head

Forward movement;
The ship made little headway against the gale
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Head

A V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer;
The point of the arrow was due north
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Head

The subject matter at issue;
The question of disease merits serious discussion
Under the head of minor Roman poets
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Head

A line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about;
The heading seemed to have little to do with the text
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Head

The rounded end of a bone that bits into a rounded cavity in another bone to form a joint;
The head of the humerus
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Head

That part of a skeletal muscle that is away from the bone that it moves
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Head

(computer science) a tiny electromagnetic coil and metal pole used to write and read magnetic patterns on a disk
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Head

(usually plural) an obverse side of a coin that bears the representation of a person's head;
Call heads or tails!
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Head

The striking part of a tool;
The head of the hammer
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Head

(nautical) a toilet on board a boat or ship
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Head

A projection out from one end;
The head of the nail
A pinhead is the head of a pin
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Head

A membrane that is stretched taut over a drum
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Head

Oral-genital stimulation;
They say he gives good head
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Head

To go or travel towards;
Where is she heading
We were headed for the mountains
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Head

Be in charge of;
Who is heading this project?
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Head

Travel in front of; go in advance of others;
The procession was headed by John
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Head

Be the first or leading member of (a group) and excel;
This student heads the class
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Head

Direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
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Head

Take its rise;
These rivers head from a mountain range in the Himalayas
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Head

Be in the front of or on top of;
The list was headed by the name of the president
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Head

Form a head or come or grow to a head;
The wheat headed early this year
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Head

Remove the head of;
Head the fish
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Head

A leader of a specific department or unit.
John is the Head of the HR department.
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Head

The source or origin of a river or stream.
We hiked to the head of the river.
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FAQs

Can a school have a Head?

Yes, terms like "Headmaster" or "Head of Department" are common in academic settings.
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Can a Director manage multiple departments?

Yes, Directors often oversee multiple departments or even the entire organization.
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Do all companies have Directors?

Most incorporated companies have Directors, as they're essential for governance and decision-making.
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Who reports to a Director?

It varies, but Heads, Managers, and other departmental leaders often report to Directors.
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Can an organization have multiple Heads for one department?

It's uncommon, but larger departments might have co-heads.
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Is a Head higher than a Director in corporations?

Generally, a Director is higher than a Head.
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Is a Head always limited to one department?

Typically, a Head oversees a specific domain, but the exact scope can vary by organization.
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Can "Head" refer to a physical part of something?

Yes, "head" can also refer to the top or foremost part of an object.
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Is "Head" a formal title?

It can be, but "Head" is also used informally in various contexts.
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What's the role of a Director in filmmaking?

In filmmaking, a Director supervises and controls the creative aspects, guiding the cast and crew.
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What's the difference between a CEO and a Director?

A CEO is an executive role, often the highest-ranking officer, while a Director is typically a governance or oversight role, often part of a board.
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Are all Directors part of a board?

Often, especially in larger corporations, but the term can be used more broadly.
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How is a "Head of State" different?

A "Head of State" is a political term, referring to the highest-ranking official in a country.
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Is the term "Head" used globally?

Yes, but its exact usage and meaning can vary by region and culture.
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Does a Director always have decision-making authority?

Typically, but the extent of their authority can vary by organization and position.
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Can someone be both a Head and a Director?

In smaller organizations, roles might overlap, so one person could hold multiple titles.
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Is a Department Head the same as a Manager?

Not necessarily. While both have leadership roles, a Department Head is typically higher in rank.
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Who typically appoints a Head?

Usually senior management or Directors.
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Do Directors need specific qualifications?

It varies by industry and organization, but experience, expertise, and sometimes formal qualifications are required.
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Are the roles of a Director consistent across industries?

Core responsibilities might be similar, but specific duties can vary widely based on the industry.
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About Author
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