headfirst
adverb Date: circa 1828 1. with the head foremost <
dove headfirst into the waves
>
2. headlong 2 • headfirst adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Headfirst — Head first (h[e^]d f[ e]rst ), Headforemost Head fore most (h[e^]d f[=o]r m[=o]st ), adv. With the head foremost; of motion. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • headfirst — [hed′fôr′mōst΄hed′fʉrst′] adv. 1. with the head in front; headlong 2. in a reckless way; rashly; impetuously: Also headforemost [hed′fôr′mōst΄] adj. with or done with the head first or foremost; headlong …   English World dictionary

  • headfirst — I adjective with the head foremost a headfirst plunge down the stairs a headlong dive into the pool • Syn: ↑headlong • Similar to: ↑forward II adverb …   Useful english dictionary

  • headfirst — /hed ferrst /, adv. 1. with the head in front or bent forward; headforemost: He dived headfirst into the sea. 2. rashly; precipitately. [1820 30; HEAD + FIRST] * * * …   Universalium

  • headfirst — head first UK / US or headfirst UK [ˌhedˈfɜː(r)st] / US [ˌhedˈfɜrst] adverb with your head in such a position that it hits something before the rest of your body …   English dictionary

  • headfirst — head•first [[t]ˈhɛdˈfɜrst[/t]] adv. 1) with the head in front or bent forward: to dive headfirst into the sea[/ex] 2) rashly; precipitately • Etymology: 1820–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • headfirst — 1. adverb With the head in front; headlong 2. adjective With the head in front; headlong …   Wiktionary

  • headfirst — Synonyms and related words: a corps perdu, abruptly, carelessly, desperately, furiously, happen what may, hastily, head over heels, headforemost, headlong, heedlessly, heels over head, helter skelter, holus bolus, hotheadedly, hurriedly, hurry… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • headfirst — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. recklessly, hastily, rashly; see carelessly …   English dictionary for students

  • headfirst — see head first …   English dictionary

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