Definition of Head-on

1. Adjective. Characterized by direct opposition. "A head-on confrontation"

Similar to: Hostile



2. Adverb. In direct opposition; directly. "We must meet the problem head-on"

3. Adjective. Meeting front to front. "A head-on collision"
Exact synonyms: Frontal
Similar to: Front
Derivative terms: Front

4. Adverb. With the front foremost. "The cars collided head-on"

Definition of Head-on

1. Adjective. (idiomatic) Direct, abrupt, blunt or unequivocal; not prevaricating. ¹

2. Adjective. Of a collision, from the front or in the direction of motion. ¹

3. Noun. A collision from the front. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Head-on

head-case
head-cases
head-down tilt
head-dropping test
head-emptier
head-first
head-hunter
head-hunters
head-in-the-clouds
head-in-the-sand
head-kerchief
head-like
head-of-household
head-of-state
head-on (current term)
head-on collision
head-on collisions
head-ons
head-scratcher
head-shrinker
head-shrinkers
head-spinningly
head-the-ball
head-tilt
head-to-head
head-turner
head-turners
head-up display
head-up displays

Literary usage of Head-on

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce (1916)
"Mr Casey, freeing his arms from his holders, suddenly bowed his head on his hands with a sob of pain. — Poor Parnell! he cried loudly. My dead king! ..."

2. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1895)
"M. Head on left side, later on left arm. M. Left foot on side, right foot on left, bent over his work, lips parsed. F. Right foot on left, tapping with ..."

3. A Complete Word and Phrase Concordance to the Poems and Songs of Robert by J. B. Reid (1889)
"... banks \ The sheltering rushes whistling o'er thy head, On seeing wounded Hare. Though cauld be the clay, where thou pillow'st thy head, On Death ..."

4. Publications by Oriental Translation Fund (1843)
"Bali, on this, presented his head ; on which Vishnu, who saw this, having placed his foot, sent Bali1 below the earth, where he has ever since continued to ..."

5. Report of the Secretary of Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1882)
"•James McShane, jr., shipped cattle from Boston to Liverpool as follows; January 27, 177 head, «i the Pembroke; February 18, 100 head,on the Glamorgan; ..."

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