banner head or line, streamer, superscription, Journalism. screamer, U.S. Inf scarehead.
-v. 2. title, caption, head.
3. feature, spotlight, star, give top billing to.
headlong, adv. 1. headforemost, headfirst, head-on, diving, in a dive, plunging, in a nose dive.
2. quickly, speedily, hurriedly; promptly, instantly, straightway, SI. pronto, in a wink, in a jiffy, in a trice, in an instant, double-quick, Inf. like greased lightning, like a shot, like a thunderbolt, SI. like mad, SI. like a bat out of hell; directly, at once, without delay, in less than no time, before one can say “Jack Robinson,” before the ink is dry, SI. P.D.Q., Inf. lickety-split; swiftly, rapidly, fast, full tilt, full pelt, hotfoot, at full blast, in high gear, as fast as one's legs can carry one.
3. precipitately, hurriedly, hastily; abruptly, suddenly, unexpectedly, prematurely, inopportunely, too soon, without notice or warning, on the spur of the moment, like a bolt from the blue, like a thief in the night; incautiously, unadvisedly, foolishly, unwarily, impetuously, impulsively, impatiently; rashly, wildly, recklessly, carelessly, heedlessly, thoughtlessly, slapdash, at half cock, pell-mell, harum-scarum, helter-skelter, head over heels.
4. unduly quick, rash, precipitate, hasty, hurried; reckless, careless, heedless, thoughtless; running, pell-mell, helter-skelter, harum-scarum, head-over-heels; brash, incautious, injudicious, ill-advised, indiscreet, unwary, foolish; abrupt, sudden, unexpected, premature.
5. impetuous, impulsive, unrestrained, ungoverned, uncontrolled, unchecked, unbridled; feverish, impatient, frantic, impassioned; madcap, madbrained, foolhardy, daredevil, breakneck, adventurous, hotheaded, harebrained, blindfolded; volatile, flighty, frivolous, erratic, fickle, unreliable, irresponsible; wild, giddy, dashing, over-confident, rampant, quixotic, punch-drunk; death-defying, devil-may-care, dangerous, ruinous, perilous.
6. headfirst, headforemost, head-on; diving, in a dive, plunging, in a nose dive.
headman, n. 1. chief, leader, captain, Inf. boss, Inf. bossman, man-in-charge; Inf king-pin, Inf. number one, Inf. Mr. Big, SI. top dog, SI. head honcho, SI. big cheese, Fr. grand fromage, SI. big wheel, SI. high man on the totem pole; head, chairman, headmaster, principal, dean, director, administrator; manager, overseer, supervisor, superintendent, Inf. super, foreman, Brit, gaffer.
2. superior, commander, commanding officer, commandant, general, chieftain, (of some tribes of American Indians) sachem; president, premier, chief-of-state, head-of-state, captain of the ship of state, ruler, king, prince, sovereign, emperor; lord, overlord, Hist, suzerain, lord and master, master.
3. headsman, executioner, beheader.
headmaster, n. principal, head, dean, director, man-
in-charge, Inf. boss; administrator, superintendent, Inf super.
headmost, adj. foremost, supreme, head, first, premier, paramount, Inf. boss; main, chief, principal, cardinal, prime, primary, uppermost, most important; dominant, superior, surpassing, preeminent.
head-on, adj. straight-on, straight-ahead; head-to-head, face-to-face, eyeball-to-eyeball; frontal, forward, foremost; opposing, opposite.
headquarters, n. main offices, home base or station, center of operations, H.Q., Mil. base or post, U.S. Army, command post, high command.
headstone, n. gravestone, tombstone, stone, slab, tablet, marker; obelisk, column, shaft, pillar; monu-