heads

See also: heads up and head

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Etymology 1Edit

Plural of head.

InterjectionEdit

heads!

  1. A shouted warning that something is falling from above, mind your heads.
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NounEdit

heads pl

  1. plural form of head
  2. (nautical) That part of older sailing ships forward of the forecastle and around the beak, used by the crew as their lavatory; still used as the word for toilets on a ship.
  3. The side of a coin that bears the picture of the head of state or similar
    Heads, I win.
  4. abbreviation for headphones.
    Pass me the heads, I wanna listen.
  5. (Ireland, law) Draft scheme of a bill before it is formally introduced to a parliament
    • 2000s "How Irish statutes were made" Queens University Belfast:
      Until the session of 1782 bills could only (under Poynings’ Law) begin in the Irish privy council. However, informal legislative initiatives, known as ‘heads of bills’, began regularly in the houses of parliament.
    • 2012 Department of Justice and Equality "Government Publishes Proposed Amendments to Anti Money-Laundering Law" Dublin, 6 June 2012:
      The Heads of the Bill are being published to enable consultation with relevant sectors on the proposed changes prior to the detailed drafting of the Bill.
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Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

heads

  1. third-person singular simple present indicative form of head

Etymology 3Edit

head (from the notion that it gives a head high) +‎ -s (possibly either genitive or plural).

NounEdit

heads (uncountable)

  1. (slang) High-grade marijuana.
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Last modified on 28 March 2014, at 04:14