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fore·head

 (fôr′hĕd′, -ĭd, fŏr′-)
n.
1. The part of the face between the eyebrows, the normal hairline, and the temples.
2. The front part of something.

[Middle English forhed, from Old English forhēafod : for-, fore- + hēafod, head; see head.]

forehead

(ˈfɒrɪd; ˈfɔːˌhɛd)
n
(Anatomy) the part of the face between the natural hairline and the eyes, formed skeletally by the frontal bone of the skull; brow.
[Old English forhēafod; related to Old Frisian forhāfd, Middle Low German vorhōved]

fore•head

(ˈfɔr ɪd, ˈfɒr-; ˈfɔrˌhɛd, ˈfɒr-)

n.
1. the part of the face above the eyebrows; brow.
2. the fore or front part of something.
[before 1000]

Forehead

 

See Also: FACE(S)

  1. The artery in his forehead bulged like a snake —Richard Ford
  2. Brow like masonry —Ted Hughes
  3. Forehead..as wrinkled as a washboard —Harvey Swados
  4. Forehead like a bright new moon —Arabian Nights
  5. (A slim girl with) a forehead which was shiny and protuberant, like a Bartlett pear —George Ade
  6. Forehead, with wrinkles like lines drawn all over it —Ivan Turgenev
  7. Her forehead shines like the gleam of morning —Arabian Nights
  8. A high forehead with a soft vein running indirectly down the middle like an aimless trickle of water on a windowpane —John Hersey
  9. His brows became contorted with thick frowns, like a bull’s forehead —V. S. Pritchett
  10. His brow swells out over his face like an eroded riverbank —T. Coraghessan Boyle
  11. His forehead bulged [with fury] as if he were horned —Jonathan Valin

    See Also: ANGER

  12. His forehead rose like a gleaming dome towards the crown of his bald head —Alexander Solzhenitsyn
  13. A pair of thin horizontal lines, like furrows in a meadow of snow, appeared on her forehead —Bill Pronzini
  14. The skin [on a character’s forehead] was wrinkled into long horizontal lines, like lines of inquiry —Dan Jacobson
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.forehead - the part of the face above the eyesforehead - the part of the face above the eyes
face, human face - the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear; "he washed his face"; "I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news"
feature, lineament - the characteristic parts of a person's face: eyes and nose and mouth and chin; "an expression of pleasure crossed his features"; "his lineaments were very regular"
crinion, trichion - point where the hairline meets the midpoint of the forehead
2.forehead - the large cranial bone forming the front part of the cranium: includes the upper part of the orbitsforehead - the large cranial bone forming the front part of the cranium: includes the upper part of the orbits
glabella, mesophyron - a smooth prominence of the frontal bone between and above the eyebrows; the most forward projecting point of the forehead in the midline at the level of the supraorbital ridges
metopion - the craniometric point midway between the frontal eminences of the skull
ophryon - the craniometric point in the midline of the forehead immediately above the orbits
membrane bone - any bone that develops within membranous tissue without previous cartilage formation; e.g. the clavicle and bones of the skull
braincase, brainpan, cranium - the part of the skull that encloses the brain
frontal eminence - either prominence of the frontal bone above each orbit

forehead

noun brow, temple He kissed her forehead.
Related words
adjective frontal
Translations
جَبْهَةجَبْهَه، جَبين
čelo
pande
laup
otsa
čelo
homlok
dahi
enni
이마
piere
čelo
čelo
panna
หน้าผาก
trán

forehead

[ˈfɒrɪd] Nfrente f

forehead

[ˈfɒrɪd ˈfɔːrhɛd] nfront m

forehead

nStirn f

forehead

[ˈfɔːˌhɛd] nfronte f

forehead

(ˈforid) , (ˈfoː(r)hed) noun
the part of the face above the eyebrows and below the hairline; the brow. Her hair covers her forehead.

forehead

جَبْهَة čelo pande Stirn μέτωπο frente otsa front čelo fronte 이마 voorhoofd panne czoło testa лоб panna หน้าผาก alın trán 前额

fore·head

n. frente.

forehead

n frente f
References in classic literature ?
After pacing to and fro in much agitation, he struck his forehead, and burst out in a wild strain, singing of his hatred to Roderigo, his love for Zara, and his pleasing resolution to kill the one and win the other.
I'm glad you did stick it out," replied the mother, half resentfully, and kissing him upon the forehead pretended to busy herself with the work about the house.
He wore no hat, and his thick, iron-grey hair was brushed straight back from his forehead.
She could not leave his presence when he was there, nor remove her eyes from his face, which was something like Napoleon's, with a lock of black hair failing across the forehead.
Though his person was more than usually screened by a green and fringed hunting- shirt, like that of the white man, there was no concealment to his dark, glancing, fearless eye, alike terrible and calm; the bold outline of his high, haughty features, pure in their native red; or to the dignified elevation of his receding forehead, together with all the finest proportions of a noble head, bared to the generous scalping tuft.
It quite overshadowed his forehead, except when he thrust it back, and stared vaguely about the room.
At the very least, they should have put the brand of a hot iron on Hester Prynne's forehead.
A small wool hat rested on the top of his nose, for so his scanty strip of forehead might be called, and the skirts of his black coat fluttered out almost to the horses tail.
He remained there awhile, with his forehead against the glass, in contemplation of the stupid shrubs I knew and the dull things of November.
But avast, he added, tapping his forehead, you haint no objections to sharing a harpooneer's blanket, have ye?
Furthermore, you are now to consider that only in the extreme, lower, backward sloping part of the front of the head, is there the slightest vestige of bone; and not till you get near twenty feet from the forehead do you come to the full cranial development.
Her hair was ruffled on her forehead and her cheeks were bright pink.