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Definitions for forehead
ˈfɔr ɪd, ˈfɒr-; ˈfɔrˌhɛd, ˈfɒr-fore·head

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. brow, foreheadnoun

    the part of the face above the eyes

  2. frontal bone, os frontale, foreheadnoun

    the large cranial bone forming the front part of the cranium: includes the upper part of the orbits

Wiktionary

  1. foreheadnoun

    The part of the face above the eyebrows and below the hairline.

  2. Etymology: forheafod, corresponding to fore- + head.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Foreheadnoun

    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.

Wikipedia

  1. Forehead

    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".)

ChatGPT

  1. forehead

    The forehead is the part of the human face above the eyebrows and below the hairline. It is typically the flat and smooth area on the front of the head, known as a prominent facial feature. In anatomical terms, it's part of the frontal bone of the skull.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Foreheadnoun

    the front of that part of the head which incloses the brain; that part of the face above the eyes; the brow

  2. Foreheadnoun

    the aspect or countenance; assurance

  3. Foreheadnoun

    the front or fore part of anything

Wikidata

  1. Forehead

    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

  1. Forehead

    fōr′hed, n. the forepart of the head above the eyes, the brow: confidence, audacity.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. forehead

    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

  1. Forehead

    The part of the face above the eyes.

Editors Contribution

  1. forehead

    A facet of the head.

    The forehead is where we tend to put our hands often.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020  

Entomology

  1. Forehead

    in Mallophaga, the head in front of the mandibles and antennae.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'forehead' in Nouns Frequency: #2443

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of forehead in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of forehead in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of forehead in a Sentence

  1. Lutz Bachmann:

    No one has 'I am a Nazi, I am a hooligan' written on their forehead, this is a public event and as the organizer I don't have the authority to refuse people.

  2. Christopher Morley:

    High heels were invented by a woman who had been kissed on the forehead.

  3. Howard Hesseman:

    Part of me says, ‘Is that all there is? A television series?’ Obviously not. I could go on stage or scratch my way into the movies, but how many movies are made that you want to be a part of? And how many want you? There is a certain kind of ‘for-rent’ sign on my forehead. I’m an actor and I like to work.

  4. Ruben Abagyan:

    Imagine that when you get depressed, that not just one location on your forehead — which forms this frown wrinkle — but all the muscles get stressed and constricted, then there is a distributed muscle memory. By breaking that memory by basically relaxing all of them, you break the feedback between the head and the muscles in this case.

  5. Rebekah Gregory:

    I remember a man putting his forehead to my head and telling me I'd be all right.

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