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  8  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Feed  \Feed\,  n. 
  1.  That  which  is  eaten;  esp.,  food  for  beasts;  fodder; 
  pasture;  hay;  grain,  ground  or  whole;  as  the  best  feed 
  for  sheep. 
 
  2.  A  grazing  or  pasture  ground.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  An  allowance  of  provender  given  to  a  horse,  cow,  etc.;  a 
  meal;  as  a  feed  of  corn  or  oats. 
 
  4.  A  meal,  or  the  act  of  eating.  [R.] 
 
  For  such  pleasure  till  that  hour  At  feed  or  fountain 
  never  had  I  found  --Milton. 
 
  5.  The  water  supplied  to  steam  boilers. 
 
  6.  (Mach.) 
  a  The  motion,  or  act  of  carrying  forward  the  stuff  to 
  be  operated  upon  as  cloth  to  the  needle  in  a  sewing 
  machine;  or  of  producing  progressive  operation  upon 
  any  material  or  object  in  a  machine,  as  in  a  turning 
  lathe,  by  moving  the  cutting  tool  along  or  in  the 
  work 
  b  The  supply  of  material  to  a  machine,  as  water  to  a 
  steam  boiler,  coal  to  a  furnace,  or  grain  to  a  run  of 
  stones. 
  c  The  mechanism  by  which  the  action  of  feeding  is 
  produced;  a  feed  motion. 
 
  {Feed  bag},  a  nose  bag  containing  feed  for  a  horse  or  mule. 
 
 
  {Feed  cloth},  an  apron  for  leading  cotton,  wool,  or  other 
  fiber,  into  a  machine,  as  for  carding,  etc 
 
  {Feed  door},  a  door  to  a  furnace,  by  which  to  supply  coal. 
 
  {Feed  head}. 
  a  A  cistern  for  feeding  water  by  gravity  to  a  steam 
  boiler. 
  b  (Founding)  An  excess  of  metal  above  a  mold,  which 
  serves  to  render  the  casting  more  compact  by  its 
  pressure;  --  also  called  a  {riser},  {deadhead},  or 
  simply  {feed}  or  {head}  --Knight. 
 
  {Feed  heater}. 
  a  (Steam  Engine)  A  vessel  in  which  the  feed  water  for 
  the  boiler  is  heated,  usually  by  exhaust  steam. 
  b  A  boiler  or  kettle  in  which  is  heated  food  for  stock. 
 
 
  {Feed  motion},  or  {Feed  gear}  (Mach.),  the  train  of  mechanism 
  that  gives  motion  to  the  part  that  directly  produces  the 
  feed  in  a  machine. 
 
  {Feed  pipe},  a  pipe  for  supplying  the  boiler  of  a  steam 
  engine,  etc.,  with  water. 
 
  {Feed  pump},  a  force  pump  for  supplying  water  to  a  steam 
  boiler,  etc 
 
  {Feed  regulator},  a  device  for  graduating  the  operation  of  a 
  feeder.  --Knight. 
 
  {Feed  screw},  in  lathes,  a  long  screw  employed  to  impart  a 
  regular  motion  to  a  tool  rest  or  tool,  or  to  the  work 
 
  {Feed  water},  water  supplied  to  a  steam  boiler,  etc 
 
  {Feed  wheel}  (Mach.),  a  kind  of  feeder.  See  {Feeder},  n.,  8. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Head  \Head\,  n.  [OE.  hed,  heved,  heaved,  AS  he['a]fod;  akin  to 
  D.  hoofd,  OHG.  houbit,  G.  haupt,  Icel.  h["o]fu?,  Sw  hufvud 
  Dan.  hoved,  Goth.  haubip  The  word  does  not  corresponds 
  regularly  to  L.  caput  head  (cf.  E.  {Chief},  {Cadet}, 
  {Capital}),  and  its  origin  is  unknown.] 
  1.  The  anterior  or  superior  part  of  an  animal,  containing  the 
  brain,  or  chief  ganglia  of  the  nervous  system,  the  mouth, 
  and  in  the  higher  animals,  the  chief  sensory  organs;  poll; 
  cephalon. 
 
  2.  The  uppermost,  foremost,  or  most  important  part  of  an 
  inanimate  object;  such  a  part  as  may  be  considered  to 
  resemble  the  head  of  an  animal;  often  also  the  larger, 
  thicker,  or  heavier  part  or  extremity,  in  distinction  from 
  the  smaller  or  thinner  part  or  from  the  point  or  edge; 
  as  the  head  of  a  cane,  a  nail,  a  spear,  an  ax  a  mast,  a 
  sail,  a  ship;  that  which  covers  and  closes  the  top  or  the 
  end  of  a  hollow  vessel;  as  the  head  of  a  cask  or  a  steam 
  boiler. 
 
  3.  The  place  where  the  head  should  go  as  the  head  of  a  bed, 
  of  a  grave,  etc.;  the  head  of  a  carriage,  that  is  the 
  hood  which  covers  the  head. 
 
  4.  The  most  prominent  or  important  member  of  any  organized 
  body;  the  chief;  the  leader;  as  the  head  of  a  college,  a 
  school,  a  church,  a  state,  and  the  like  ``Their  princes 
  and  heads.''  --Robynson  (More's  Utopia). 
 
  The  heads  of  the  chief  sects  of  philosophy. 
  --Tillotson. 
 
  Your  head  I  him  appoint.  --Milton. 
 
  5.  The  place  or  honor,  or  of  command;  the  most  important  or 
  foremost  position;  the  front;  as  the  head  of  the  table; 
  the  head  of  a  column  of  soldiers. 
 
  An  army  of  fourscore  thousand  troops,  with  the  duke 
  Marlborough  at  the  head  of  them  --Addison. 
 
  6.  Each  one  among  many  an  individual;  --  often  used  in  a 
  plural  sense  as  a  thousand  head  of  cattle. 
 
  It  there  be  six  millions  of  people,  there  are  about 
  four  acres  for  every  head.  --Graunt. 
 
  7.  The  seat  of  the  intellect;  the  brain;  the  understanding; 
  the  mental  faculties;  as  a  good  head,  that  is  a  good 
  mind;  it  never  entered  his  head,  it  did  not  occur  to  him 
  of  his  own  head,  of  his  own  thought  or  will 
 
  Men  who  had  lost  both  head  and  heart.  --Macaulay. 
 
  8.  The  source,  fountain,  spring,  or  beginning,  as  of  a  stream 
  or  river;  as  the  head  of  the  Nile;  hence  the  altitude  of 
  the  source,  or  the  height  of  the  surface,  as  of  water, 
  above  a  given  place  as  above  an  orifice  at  which  it 
  issues,  and  the  pressure  resulting  from  the  height  or  from 
  motion;  sometimes  also  the  quantity  in  reserve;  as  a 
  mill  or  reservoir  has  a  good  head  of  water,  or  ten  feet 
  head;  also  that  part  of  a  gulf  or  bay  most  remote  from 
  the  outlet  or  the  sea. 
 
  9.  A  headland;  a  promontory;  as  Gay  Head.  --Shak. 
 
  10.  A  separate  part  or  topic,  of  a  discourse;  a  theme  to  be 
  expanded;  a  subdivision;  as  the  heads  of  a  sermon. 
 
  11.  Culminating  point  or  crisis;  hence  strength;  force; 
  height. 
 
  Ere  foul  sin,  gathering  head,  shall  break  into 
  corruption.  --Shak. 
 
  The  indisposition  which  has  long  hung  upon  me  is 
  at  last  grown  to  such  a  head,  that  it  must  quickly 
  make  an  end  of  me  or  of  itself  --Addison. 
 
  12.  Power;  armed  force. 
 
  My  lord,  my  lord,  the  French  have  gathered  head. 
  --Shak. 
 
  13.  A  headdress;  a  covering  of  the  head;  as  a  laced  head;  a 
  head  of  hair.  --Swift. 
 
  14.  An  ear  of  wheat,  barley,  or  of  one  of  the  other  small 
  cereals. 
 
  15.  (Bot.) 
  a  A  dense  cluster  of  flowers,  as  in  clover,  daisies, 
  thistles;  a  capitulum. 
  b  A  dense,  compact  mass  of  leaves,  as  in  a  cabbage  or  a 
  lettuce  plant. 
 
  16.  The  antlers  of  a  deer. 
 
  17.  A  rounded  mass  of  foam  which  rises  on  a  pot  of  beer  or 
  other  effervescing  liquor.  --Mortimer. 
 
  18.  pl  Tiles  laid  at  the  eaves  of  a  house.  --Knight. 
 
  Note:  Head  is  often  used  adjectively  or  in  self-explaining 
  combinations;  as  head  gear  or  headgear,  head  rest.  Cf 
  {Head},  a. 
 
  {A  buck  of  the  first  head},  a  male  fallow  deer  in  its  fifth 
  year,  when  it  attains  its  complete  set  of  antlers.  --Shak. 
 
  {By  the  head}.  (Naut.)  See  under  {By}. 
 
  {Elevator  head},  {Feed  head},  etc  See  under  {Elevator}, 
  {Feed},  etc 
 
  {From  head  to  foot},  through  the  whole  length  of  a  man; 
  completely;  throughout.  ``Arm  me  audacity,  from  head  to 
  foot.''  --Shak. 
 
  {Head  and  ears},  with  the  whole  person;  deeply;  completely; 
  as  he  was  head  and  ears  in  debt  or  in  trouble.  [Colloq.] 
 
 
  {Head  fast}.  (Naut.)  See  5th  {Fast}. 
 
  {Head  kidney}  (Anat.),  the  most  anterior  of  the  three  pairs 
  of  embryonic  renal  organs  developed  in  most  vertebrates; 
  the  pronephros. 
 
  {Head  money},  a  capitation  tax;  a  poll  tax.  --Milton. 
 
  {Head  pence},  a  poll  tax.  [Obs.] 
 
  {Head  sea},  a  sea  that  meets  the  head  of  a  vessel  or  rolls 
  against  her  course. 
 
  {Head  and  shoulders}. 
  a  By  force;  violently;  as  to  drag  one  head  and 
  shoulders.  ``They  bring  in  every  figure  of  speech, 
  head  and  shoulders.''  --Felton. 
  b  By  the  height  of  the  head  and  shoulders;  hence  by  a 
  great  degree  or  space;  by  far  much  as  he  is  head 
  and  shoulders  above  them 
 
  {Head  or  tail},  this  side  or  that  side  this  thing  or  that 
  --  a  phrase  used  in  throwing  a  coin  to  decide  a  choice, 
  guestion,  or  stake,  head  being  the  side  of  the  coin 
  bearing  the  effigy  or  principal  figure  (or,  in  case  there 
  is  no  head  or  face  on  either  side  that  side  which  has  the 
  date  on  it),  and  tail  the  other  side 
 
  {Neither  head  nor  tail},  neither  beginning  nor  end  neither 
  this  thing  nor  that  nothing  distinct  or  definite;  --  a 
  phrase  used  in  speaking  of  what  is  indefinite  or  confused; 
  as  they  made  neither  head  nor  tail  of  the  matter. 
  [Colloq.] 
 
  {Head  wind},  a  wind  that  blows  in  a  direction  opposite  the 
  vessel's  course. 
 
  {Out  one's  own  head},  according  to  one's  own  idea;  without 
  advice  or  co["o]peration  of  another. 
 
  {Over  the  head  of},  beyond  the  comprehension  of  --M.  Arnold. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  -head  \-head\,  suffix. 
  A  variant  of  {-hood}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Head  \Head\,  a. 
  Principal;  chief;  leading;  first  as  the  head  master  of  a 
  school;  the  head  man  of  a  tribe;  a  head  chorister;  a  head 
  cook. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Head  \Head\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Headed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Heading}.] 
  1.  To  be  at  the  head  of  to  put  one's  self  at  the  head  of  to 
  lead;  to  direct;  to  act  as  leader  to  as  to  head  an  army, 
  an  expedition,  or  a  riot.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  form  a  head  to  to  fit  or  furnish  with  a  head;  as  to 
  head  a  nail.  --Spenser. 
 
  3.  To  behead;  to  decapitate.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  cut  off  the  top  of  to  lop  off  as  to  head  trees. 
 
  5.  To  go  in  front  of  to  get  in  the  front  of  so  as  to  hinder 
  or  stop;  to  oppose;  hence  to  check  or  restrain;  as  to 
  head  a  drove  of  cattle;  to  head  a  person;  the  wind  heads  a 
  ship. 
 
  6.  To  set  on  the  head;  as  to  head  a  cask. 
 
  {To  head  off},  to  intercept;  to  get  before  as  an  officer 
  heads  off  a  thief  who  is  escaping. 
 
  {To  head  up},  to  close  as  a  cask  or  barrel,  by  fitting  a 
  head  to 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Head  \Head\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  originate;  to  spring;  to  have  its  source,  as  a  river. 
 
  A  broad  river,  that  heads  in  the  great  Blue  Ridge. 
  --Adair. 
 
  2.  To  go  or  point  in  a  certain  direction;  to  tend;  as  how 
  does  the  ship  head? 
 
  3.  To  form  a  head;  as  this  kind  of  cabbage  heads  early. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  head 
  adj  1:  (of  persons)  highest  in  rank  or  authority  or  office;  "his 
  arch  rival";  "the  boss  man";  "the  chief  executive"; 
  "head  librarian";  "top  administrators"  [syn:  {arch(a)}, 
  {boss(a)},  {chief(a)},  {head(a)},  {top(a)}] 
  2:  (grammar)  of  a  word  in  a  phrase;  the  word  playing  the  same 
  grammatical  role  in  the  sentence  that  the  phrase  itself 
  plays;  "the  head  noun  in  the  phrase  `fresh  fish'  is 
  `fish,'  which  is  the  direct  object  in  the  sentence  `I 
  bought  fresh  fish'"  [syn:  {head(a)}] 
  n  1:  the  upper  or  front  part  of  the  body  in  animals;  contains  the 
  face  and  brains;  "he  stuck  his  head  out  the  window" 
  [syn:  {caput}] 
  2:  a  single  domestic  animal:  "200  head  of  cattle" 
  3:  that  which  is  responsible  for  one's  thoughts  and  feelings; 
  the  seat  of  the  faculty  of  reason;  "his  mind  wandered";  "I 
  couldn't  get  his  words  out  of  my  head"  [syn:  {mind},  {brain}, 
  {psyche},  {nous}] 
  4:  a  person  who  is  in  charge;  "the  head  of  the  whole  operation" 
  [syn:  {chief},  {top  dog}] 
  5:  the  front  of  a  military  formation  or  procession;  "the  head 
  of  the  column  advanced  boldly";  "they  were  at  the  head  of 
  the  attack"  [ant:  {rear}] 
  6:  the  pressure  exerted  by  a  fluid;  "a  head  of  steam" 
  7:  the  top  of  something  "the  head  of  the  stairs";  "the  head  of 
  the  page";  "the  head  of  the  list"  [ant:  {foot}] 
  8:  the  source  of  water  from  which  a  stream  arises;  "they 
  tracked  him  back  toward  the  head  of  the  stream"  [syn:  {fountainhead}, 
  {headspring}] 
  9:  (linguistics)  the  word  in  a  constituent  that  plays  the  same 
  grammatical  role  as  the  whole  [syn:  {head  word}] 
  10:  the  tip  of  an  abscess  (where  the  pus  accumulates) 
  11:  the  length  or  height  based  on  the  size  of  a  human  or  animal 
  head;  "he  is  two  heads  taller  than  his  little  sister"; 
  "his  horse  won  by  a  head" 
  12:  a  dense  clusters  of  flowers  or  foliage:  "a  head  of 
  cauliflower";  "a  head  of  lettuce"  [syn:  {capitulum}] 
  13:  the  educator  who  has  executive  authority  for  a  school;  "she 
  sent  unruly  pupils  to  see  the  principal"  [syn:  {principal}, 
  {school  principal},  {head  teacher}] 
  14:  an  individual  person;  "tickets  are  $5  per  head" 
  15:  (informal)  a  user  of  (usually  soft)  drugs;  "the  office  was 
  full  of  secret  heads" 
  16:  the  foam  or  froth  that  accumulates  at  the  top  when  you  pour 
  an  effervescent  liquid  into  a  container;  "the  beer  had  a 
  large  head  of  foam" 
  17:  a  rounded  compact  mass;  "the  head  of  a  comet" 
  18:  the  part  in  the  front  or  nearest  the  viewer;  "he  was  in  the 
  forefront";  "he  was  at  the  head  of  the  column"  [syn:  {forefront}] 
  19:  a  difficult  juncture;  "a  pretty  pass";  "matters  came  to  a 
  head  yesterday"  [syn:  {pass},  {straits}] 
  20:  forward  movement;  "the  ship  made  little  headway  against  the 
  gale"  [syn:  {headway}] 
  21:  a  V-shaped  mark  at  one  end  of  an  arrow  pointer;  "the  point 
  of  the  arrow  was  due  north"  [syn:  {point}] 
  22:  the  subject  matter  at  issue;  "the  question  of  disease  merits 
  serious  discussion";  "under  the  head  of  minor  Roman 
  poets"  [syn:  {question}] 
  23:  a  line  of  text  serving  to  indicate  what  the  passage  below  it 
  is  about  "the  heading  seemed  to  have  little  to  do  with 
  the  text"  [syn:  {heading}] 
  24:  (computer  science)  a  tiny  electromagnetic  coil  and  metal 
  pole  used  to  write  and  read  magnetic  patterns  on  a  disk 
  [syn:  {read/write  head}] 
  25:  (usually  plural)  an  obverse  side  of  a  coin  that  bears  the 
  representation  of  a  person's  head;  "call  heads  or  tails!" 
  26:  the  striking  part  of  a  tool;  "the  head  of  the  hammer" 
  27:  a  toilet  on  board  a  boat  of  ship 
  28:  a  part  that  projects  out  from  the  rest;  "the  head  of  the 
  nail",  "a  pinhead  is  the  head  of  a  pin" 
  29:  a  membrane  that  is  stretched  taut  over  a  drum  [syn:  {drumhead}] 
  30:  oral-genital  stimulation;  "they  say  he  gives  good  head" 
  [syn:  {oral  sex}] 
  v  1:  to  go  or  travel  towards:  "where  is  she  heading";  "We  were 
  headed  for  the  mountains" 
  2:  be  in  charge  of  "Who  is  heading  this  project?"  [syn:  {lead}] 
  3:  travel  in  front  of  go  in  advance  of  others:  "The  procession 
  was  headed  by  John"  [syn:  {lead}] 
  4:  be  the  first  or  leading  member  of  (a  group)  [syn:  {head  up}] 
  5:  direct  the  course;  determine  the  direction  of  travelling 
  [syn:  {steer},  {maneuver},  {manouevre},  {direct},  {point}, 
  {guide}] 
  6:  be  in  the  front  of  or  on  top  of 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  HEAD-:MONEY:,  n.  A  capitation  tax,  or  poll-tax. 
 
  In  ancient  times  there  lived  a  king 
  Whose  tax-collectors  could  not  wring 
  From  all  his  subjects  gold  enough 
  To  make  the  royal  way  less  rough. 
  For  pleasure's  highway,  like  the  dames 
  Whose  premises  adjoin  it  claims 
  Perpetual  repairing.  So 
  The  tax-collectors  in  a  row 
  Appeared  before  the  throne  to  pray 
  Their  master  to  devise  some  way 
  To  swell  the  revenue.  "So  great," 
  Said  they  "are  the  demands  of  state 
  A  tithe  of  all  that  we  collect 
  Will  scarcely  meet  them  Pray  reflect: 
  How  if  one-tenth  we  must  resign, 
  Can  we  exist  on  t'other  nine?" 
  The  monarch  asked  them  in  reply: 
  "Has  it  occurred  to  you  to  try 
  The  advantage  of  economy?" 
  "It  has,"  the  spokesman  said:  "we  sold 
  All  of  our  gray  garrotes  of  gold; 
  With  plated-ware  we  now  compress 
  The  necks  of  those  whom  we  assess. 
  Plain  iron  forceps  we  employ 
  To  mitigate  the  miser's  joy 
  Who  hoards,  with  greed  that  never  tires, 
  That  which  your  Majesty  requires." 
  Deep  lines  of  thought  were  seen  to  plow 
  Their  way  across  the  royal  brow. 
  "Your  state  is  desperate,  no  question; 
  Pray  favor  me  with  a  suggestion." 
  "O  King  of  Men,"  the  spokesman  said 
  "If  you'll  impose  upon  each  head 
  A  tax,  the  augmented  revenue 
  We'll  cheerfully  divide  with  you." 
  As  flashes  of  the  sun  illume 
  The  parted  storm-cloud's  sullen  gloom, 
  The  king  smiled  grimly.  "I  decree 
  That  it  be  so  --  and  not  to  be 
  In  generosity  outdone, 
  Declare  you  each  and  every  one 
  Exempted  from  the  operation 
  Of  this  new  law  of  capitation. 
  But  lest  the  people  censure  me 
  Because  they're  bound  and  you  are  free 
  'Twere  well  some  clever  scheme  were  laid 
  By  you  this  poll-tax  to  evade. 
  I'll  leave  you  now  while  you  confer 
  With  my  most  trusted  minister." 
  The  monarch  from  the  throne-room  walked 
  And  straightway  in  among  them  stalked 
  A  silent  man,  with  brow  concealed, 
  Bare-armed  --  his  gleaming  axe  revealed! 
  G.J. 
 
 




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