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forehead

[ fawr-id, for-; fawr-hed, for- ]
/ ˈfɔr ɪd, ˈfɒr-; ˈfɔrˌhɛd, ˈfɒr- /
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noun
the part of the face above the eyebrows; brow.
the fore or front part of anything.
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Origin of forehead

before 1000; Middle English forehe(v)ed,Old English forhēafod.See fore-, head
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British Dictionary definitions for forehead

forehead
/ (ˈfɒrɪd, ˈfɔːˌhɛd) /

noun
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
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Medical definitions for forehead

forehead
[ fôr-hĕd′, -ĭd ]

n.
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.
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