forehead
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈfɔːhɛd/, /ˈfɔːɹɛd/, /ˈfɒɹɪd/, /ˈfɒɹɛd/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈfɔɹɛd/, /ˈfɔɹɪd/, /ˈfɑɹɪd/, /ˈfɔɹˌhɛd/
Noun

forehead

  1. (countable) The part of the face above the eyebrows and below the hairline.
    • 1865, Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Macmillan
      'This question the Dodo could not answer without a great deal of thought, and it sat for a long time with one finger pressed upon its forehead (the position in which you usually see Shakespeare, in the pictures of him), while the rest waited in silence. At last the Dodo said, ‘everybody has won, and all must have prizes.’'
    • 1910, Emerson Hough, chapter I, in The Purchase Price: Or The Cause of Compromise, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 639762314 ↗, page 0045 ↗:
      Serene, smiling, enigmatic, she faced him with no fear whatever showing in her dark eyes. […] She put back a truant curl from her forehead where it had sought egress to the world, and looked him full in the face now, drawing a deep breath which caused the round of her bosom to lift the lace at her throat.
  2. (uncountable) confidence; audacity
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