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FOREHEAD

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does forehead mean? 

FOREHEAD (noun)
  The noun FOREHEAD has 2 senses:

1. the part of the face above the eyes
2. the large cranial bone forming the front part of the cranium: includes the upper part of the orbits

  Familiarity information: FOREHEAD used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FOREHEAD (noun)


Sense 1forehead [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The part of the face above the eyes

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

brow; forehead

Hypernyms ("forehead" is a kind of...):

feature; lineament (the characteristic parts of a person's face: eyes and nose and mouth and chin)

Meronyms (parts of "forehead"):

crinion; trichion (point where the hairline meets the midpoint of the forehead)

Holonyms ("forehead" is a part of...):

face; human face (the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear)


Sense 2forehead [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The large cranial bone forming the front part of the cranium: includes the upper part of the orbits

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

frontal bone; os frontale; forehead

Hypernyms ("forehead" is a kind of...):

membrane bone (any bone that develops within membranous tissue without previous cartilage formation; e.g. the clavicle and bones of the skull)

Meronyms (parts of "forehead"):

glabella; mesophyron (a smooth prominence of the frontal bone between and above the eyebrows; the most forward projecting point of the forehead in the midline at the level of the supraorbital ridges)

metopion (the craniometric point midway between the frontal eminences of the skull)

ophryon (the craniometric point in the midline of the forehead immediately above the orbits)

frontal eminence (either prominence of the frontal bone above each orbit)

Holonyms ("forehead" is a part of...):

braincase; brainpan; cranium (the part of the skull that encloses the brain)


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