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-
My Account / Test History
The difference is that poison gets into your body if you inhale it (breathe it in), ingest it (eat or drink), or touch it. Venom gets into your body if it is injected in, such as through a bite or a sting.
Certain snakes are venomous, because they bite you and inject their venom (although many native English speakers say "poisonous snake"). Scorpions and some spiders are also venomous, because they bite or sting you. There are plants and frogs that are poisonous - you will get sick if you touch them or eat them.
Sometimes people use poison to kill other people - by secretly putting it into their food or drink. When this happens, we say the victim was poisoned.