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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Forehead  \Fore"head\  (?;  277),  n. 
  1.  The  front  of  that  part  of  the  head  which  incloses  the 
  brain;  that  part  of  the  face  above  the  eyes;  the  brow. 
 
  2.  The  aspect  or  countenance;  assurance. 
 
  To  look  with  forehead  bold  and  big  enough  Upon  the 
  power  and  puissance  of  the  king.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  The  front  or  fore  part  of  anything 
 
  Flames  in  the  forehead  of  the  morning  sky.  --Milton. 
 
  So  rich  advantage  of  a  promised  glory  As  smiles  upon 
  the  forehead  of  this  action  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  forehead 
  n  1:  the  part  of  the  face  above  the  eyes  [syn:  {brow}] 
  2:  the  large  cranial  bone  forming  the  front  part  of  the 
  cranium:  the  forehead  and  the  upper  part  of  the  orbits 
  [syn:  {frontal  bone},  {os  frontale}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Forehead 
  The  practice  common  among  Oriental  nations  of  colouring  the 
  forehead  or  impressing  on  it  some  distinctive  mark  as  a  sign  of 
  devotion  to  some  deity  is  alluded  to  in  Rev.  13:16,  17;  14:9; 
  17:5;  20:4. 
 
  The  "jewel  on  thy  forehead"  mentioned  in  Ezek.  16:12  (R.V.,  "a 
  ring  upon  thy  nose")  was  in  all  probability  the  "nose-ring" 
  (Isa.  3:21). 
 
  In  Ezek.  3:7  the  word  impudent"  is  rightly  rendered  in  the 
  Revised  Version  "an  hard  forehead."  (See  also  ver.  8,  9.) 
 




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