[ fawr-id, for-; fawr-hed, for- ]
/ ˈfɔr ɪd, ˈfɒr-; ˈfɔrˌhɛd, ˈfɒr- /


the part of the face above the eyebrows; brow.
the fore or front part of anything.

Origin of forehead

before 1000; Middle English forehe(v)ed, Old English forhēafod. See fore-, head Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for forehead

British Dictionary definitions for forehead

/ (ˈfɒrɪd, ˈfɔːˌhɛd) /


the part of the face between the natural hairline and the eyes, formed skeletally by the frontal bone of the skull; browRelated adjective: frontal

Word Origin for forehead

Old English forhēafod; related to Old Frisian forhāfd, Middle Low German vorhōved
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for forehead

[ fôr-hĕd′, -ĭd ]


The part of the face between the eyebrows, the normal hairline, and the temples.brow
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.