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

  • noun The position or office of a head or leader; primacy or command.
  • noun Chiefly British The position of a headmaster or headmistress.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or position of being a head or chief; head or chief place; hence, authority; rule; government.

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

  • noun Authority or dignity; chief place.

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

  • noun The position of a head or chief
  • noun UK The position of a headmaster or headmistress
  • noun archaic authority or dignity

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

  • noun the position of headmaster or headmistress
  • noun the position of head


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