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Definitions for forehead
ˈfɔr ɪd, ˈfɒr-; ˈfɔrˌhɛd, ˈfɒr-fore·head
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the part of the face above the eyes
frontal bone, os frontale, foreheadnoun
the large cranial bone forming the front part of the cranium: includes the upper part of the orbits
The part of the face above the eyebrows and below the hairline.
Etymology: forheafod, corresponding to fore- + head.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: fore and head.
The breast of Hecuba,
When she did suckle Hector, look’d not lovelier
Than Hector’s forehead, when it spit forth blood
At Grecian swords contending. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.
Some angel copy’d, while I slept, each grace,
And molded ev’ry feature from my face:
Such majesty does from her forehead rise,
Her cheeks such blushes cast, such rays her eyes. Dryden.
A man of confidence presseth forward upon every appearance of advantage, and thinks nothing above his management or his merit: where his force is too feeble, he prevails by dint of impudence: these men of forehead are magnificent in promises, and infallible in their prescriptions. Collier.
I would fain know to what branch of the legislature they can have the forehead to apply. Jonathan Swift, Presbyterian Plea.
In human anatomy, the forehead is an area of the head bounded by three features, two of the skull and one of the scalp. The top of the forehead is marked by the hairline, the edge of the area where hair on the scalp grows. The bottom of the forehead is marked by the supraorbital ridge, the bone feature of the skull above the eyes. The two sides of the forehead are marked by the temporal ridge, a bone feature that links the supraorbital ridge to the coronal suture line and beyond. However, the eyebrows do not form part of the forehead. In Terminologia Anatomica, sinciput is given as the Latin equivalent to "forehead". (Etymology of sinciput: from semi- "half" + caput "head".)
the front of that part of the head which incloses the brain; that part of the face above the eyes; the brow
the aspect or countenance; assurance
the front or fore part of anything
In human anatomy, the forehead is the fore part of the head. It is, formally, an area of the head bounded by three features, two of the skull and one of the scalp. The top of the forehead is marked by the hairline, the edge of the area where hair on the scalp grows. The bottom of the forehead is marked by the supraorbital ridge, the bone feature of the skull above the eyes. The two sides of the forehead are marked by the temporal ridge, a bone feature that links the supraorbital ridge to the coronal suture line and beyond.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fōr′hed, n. the forepart of the head above the eyes, the brow: confidence, audacity.
The Roycroft Dictionary
1. The facade of a cosmic bagnio. 2. A screen that hides the obscene. 3. The ramparts of a portable Bastile.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The part of the face above the eyes.
A facet of the head.
The forehead is where we tend to put our hands often.
Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020
in Mallophaga, the head in front of the mandibles and antennae.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'forehead' in Nouns Frequency: #2443
The numerical value of forehead in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of forehead in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of forehead in a Sentence
Henry glanced hastily at the mirror. Yes, he did look rather old. He must have overdone some of the lines on his forehead. He looked something between a youngish centenarian and a nonagenarian who had seen a good deal of trouble.
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We don't point a pistol at our own forehead. That is not the way to conduct negotiations.
Given we decided more or less voluntarily to subscribe in a very substantial way to Banco Popolare's capital increase, they arrived with a 9-milimetre and they pointed it at my forehead and told me,' sign here'.
I fell down and hit my forehead on a sharp edge and had to go to the hospital. And they took 14 stitches in my forehead and my eye is black, as Deanna Congileo've noticed. But I had a number one priority and that was to come to Nashville and build houses.
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- imminens fronti pontificisLatin
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