- Disambiguation: Can also refer to head teacher. Also not to be confused with header.
A head (/hed/) or nucleus /nju:klɪəs/ (plural: nuclei /nju:klɪaɪ/) is either (1) the word of a phrase or (2) the stem of a compound which for both determines the syntactic category of that phrase (which may be a single word).
- The head of the compound "handbag" is bag.
- The head of the phrase "ladies who lunch" is ladies.
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