[hed-lawng, -long] /ˈhɛdˌlɔŋ, -ˌlɒŋ/
with the head foremost; headfirst:
to plunge headlong into the water.
without delay; hastily:
to plunge headlong into work.
without deliberation; rashly:
to rush headlong into battle.
undertaken quickly and suddenly; made precipitately; hasty:
a headlong flight.
a headlong denunciation.
done or going with the head foremost:
a headlong dive into the pool.
with the head foremost; headfirst
with great haste
(archaic) (of slopes, etc) very steep; precipitous
late 14c., in phrase by headlong, from hed “head” (see head (n.)) + adverbial suffix -ling. Altered by folk etymology on pattern of sidelong, etc.
noun 1. See under (def 1). [noun lous; verb lous, louz] /noun laʊs; verb laʊs, laʊz/ noun, plural lice [lahys] /laɪs/ (Show IPA), for 1–3, louses for 4. 1. any small, wingless insect of the order Anoplura (sucking louse) parasitic on humans and other mammals and having mouthparts adapted for sucking, as Pediculus humanus (body […]
[hed-muh n, -man] /ˈhɛd mən, -ˌmæn/ noun, plural headmen [hed-muh n, -men] /ˈhɛd mən, -ˌmɛn/ (Show IPA) 1. a chief or leader. 2. . /ˈhɛdmən/ noun (pl) -men 1. (anthropol) a chief or leader 2. a foreman or overseer n. “chief man, leader,” Old English heafodman; see head (adj.) + man (n.). Cognate with German […]
noun 1. the empty space between the first line or other printed element on a page and the top of the page.
[hed-mas-ter, -mah-ster] /ˈhɛdˈmæs tər, -ˈmɑ stər/ noun 1. the person in charge of a private school. /ˌhɛdˈmɑːstə/ noun 1. a male principal of a school Gender-neutral form head teacher n. 1570s, from head (adj.) + master (n.).