headhead2 ●●● S2 W2 verb 🔊 🔊 1 go towards (also be headed) [intransitive always + adverb/preposition]GO to go or travel towards a particular place, especially in a deliberate wayhead for/towards/back etc 🔊 The ship was heading for Cuba. 🔊 It’s about time we were heading home.head north/south etc 🔊 We headed south towards the capital. 🔊 Where are you guys headed?2 → be heading3 be in charge (also head up) [transitive]IN CHARGE OF to be in charge of a team, government, organization etc 🔊 David was asked to head up the technical team. 🔊 an interim government headed by the former prime minister4 at top [transitive] a) FIRSTFRONTto be at the top of a list or group of people or things 🔊 The movie heads the list of Oscar nominations. b) be headedTOP if a page is headed with a particular name, title, image etc, it has it on the top 🔊 The page was headed ‘Expenses’. 🔊 officially-headed writing paper5 at front [transitive]FRONT to be at the front of a line of people 🔊 a procession headed by the Queen6 football [intransitive, transitive always + adverb/preposition]DSF to hit the ball with your head, especially in football → head off→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpushead• They hear that there is a bull market to ride, and they do not care which direction the bull is headed.• At one stage she had suggested that he leave for a vacation and she stayed being, heading a Regency Council.• Levy headed an investigation into the fund mismanagement.• It is headed by a managing director.• The program is headed by an expert in teaching gifted and talented children.• The march was headed by the Reverend Martin Luther King.• Most single-parent families are headed by women.• His teammates were long gone, headed home to celebrate the biggest victory of their pro careers.• Jean and those guys, it seems like this organization is heading in the right direction.• This helped them to gain height and get power when heading the ball.• For Cranmer, who headed the party of Reform for the next twenty years, the task seemed hardly begun.• The commission was headed up by Barry Kerr.• Heading up the investigation into the crash is Officer Frank Foyle.head north/south etc• The houses begin to thicken as the highway heads south.• The way moves cast, and then doubles back, labyrinth-like, to head north and up the stairs.• Others retire and head south for the sun.• Are the prices of homes in your area heading north or south in 1996?• It swung north, then headed south, then back north, then east-east!-then back south.• In it, a miner who has been made redundant heads south to Helsinki and falls in love.• Our alternative is to head north, to the coast.