Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The part of the face between the eyebrows, the normal hairline, and the temples.
  • noun The front part of something.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The fore or front upper part of the head; the part of the face which extends from the usual line of hair on the top of the head to the eyes; the brow.
  • noun Confidence; assurance; audacity; front: same as face, 5.
  • noun In entomology, the upper part of an insect's epicranium, including the front and vertex.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The front of that part of the head which incloses the brain; that part of the face above the eyes; the brow.
  • noun The aspect or countenance; assurance.
  • noun The front or fore part of anything.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The part of the face above the eyebrows and below the hairline.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the large cranial bone forming the front part of the cranium: includes the upper part of the orbits
  • noun the part of the face above the eyes

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English forhed, from Old English forhēafod : for-, fore- + hēafod, head; see head.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old English forhēafod, corresponding to fore- + head.

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