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Entry Word: head
Function: verb
Text: 1 to go on a specified course or in a certain direction <the migrant workers were heading for California for the grape harvest>
Synonyms bear, make
Related Words aim, bend, direct, point, turn; put, put out, set forth, set off, set out, strike, take off; face, orient, steer; about-face, back, come about, come round, cut, incline, put about, reverse, swerve, tack, veer, yaw, wheel
2 to be at the front of <heading the procession at the dog show was a miniature poodle, followed by dogs seemingly of every breed> -- see LEAD 3
3 to be in charge of <who headed the CIA when Ronald Reagan was president?> -- see BOSS 1
4 to be positioned along a certain course or in a certain direction <the road to riches heads north, thought many, as off they went to Alaska to try their luck at panning gold> -- see RUN 3
5 to point or turn (something) toward a target or goal <headed the car toward home> -- see AIM
6 to serve as leader of <Robert LaSalle headed the expedition that claimed Louisiana for the French king> -- see LEAD 2