a pain located in the head, as over the eyes, at the temples, or at the base of the skull.
an annoying or bothersome person, situation, activity, etc.
pain in the head, caused by dilation of cerebral arteries, muscle contraction, insufficient oxygen in the cerebral blood, reaction to drugs, etc Technical name cephalalgia
(informal) any cause of worry, difficulty, or annoyance
Old English heafodece; see head (n.) + ache (n.). Colloquial sense of “troublesome problem” is first recorded 1934.
headache head·ache (hěd’āk’)
A pain in the head. Also called cephalalgia.
Pain in the head, caused by stimulation of or pressure to any of various structures of the head, such as tissue covering the cranium, cranial nerves, or blood vessels. Headache can be a primary disorder, as in migraine or cluster headaches, or a common symptom associated with head injury or many illnesses such as acute infection, brain tumor or abscess, eye disorders such as glaucoma, dental disease, and hypertension. See also cluster headache, migraine.
Any trouble, annoyance, vexation, etc: another headache for pro coaches (1934+)
[hed-ey-kee] /ˈhɛdˌeɪ ki/ adjective 1. having a . 2. accompanied by or causing : a headachy cold. /ˈhɛdˌeɪkɪ/ adjective 1. suffering from, caused by, or likely to cause a headache
- Head and shoulders above
Greatly superior to, as in This book is head and shoulders above her first one. This expression transfers physical stature to other kinds of status. [ Mid-1800s ]
- Head-and-tail light
[hed-n teyl] /ˈhɛd n ˈteɪl/ noun 1. a small South American characin fish, Hemmigrammus ocellifer, having shiny red eyes and tail spots, often kept in aquariums.
noun, Jazz, Popular Music. 1. a roughly outlined musical arrangement that is played from memory and is often learned by ear. noun 1. (jazz) a spontaneous orchestration