headpiece
noun Date: 1535 1. a. a protective or defensive covering for the head b. an ornamental, ceremonial, or traditional covering for the head 2. brains, intelligence 3. an ornament especially at the beginning of a chapter

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  • Headpiece — Head piece ( p[=e]s ), n. 1. Head. [1913 Webster] In his headpiece he felt a sore pain. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. A cap of defense; especially, an open one, as distinguished from the closed helmet of the Middle Ages. [1913 Webster] 3.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Headpiece — can refer to:*A typically thin metallic crown, headband, or tiara worn around the forehead. Commonly worn by ancient rulers, such as Cleopatra, headpieces usually carry some emblem of religious or political significance. *A beaded or woven… …   Wikipedia

  • headpiece — ► NOUN ▪ a device worn on the head …   English terms dictionary

  • headpiece — [hed′pēs΄] n. 1. a covering for the head, esp. a protective covering; helmet 2. the head; mind; intellect 3. Printing an ornamental design at the beginning of a chapter or top of a page …   English World dictionary

  • headpiece — UK [ˈhedˌpiːs] / US [ˈhedˌpɪs] noun [countable] Word forms headpiece : singular headpiece plural headpieces something that you wear on your head for decoration or protection …   English dictionary

  • headpiece — /hed pees /, n. 1. a piece of armor for the head; helmet. 2. any covering for the head. 3. a headset. 4. the head as the seat of the intellect; judgment. 5. the top piece or part of any of various things. 6. Print. a decorative piece at the head… …   Universalium

  • headpiece — noun a) The head; the brain. b) Something covering the head …   Wiktionary

  • Headpiece — Заставка в начале главы или страницы …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • headpiece — Synonyms and related words: Vernunft, bean, brain, brains, brow, cap, capsheaf, caput, chapeau, conception, conk, coverchief, crest, crown, discourse of reason, discursive reason, dome, esprit, gray matter, handkerchief, hat, head, headcloth,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • headpiece — head|piece [ˈhedpi:s] n something you wear on your head, usually for decoration …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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