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fore·head

(fōr'hed), [TA]
The part of the face between the eyebrows and the hairy scalp.
Synonym(s): frons [TA], sinciput ☆ , brow (2)

forehead

/fore·head/ (-hed) frons; the part of the face above the eyes.

forehead

(fôr′hĕd′, -ĭd, fŏr′-)
n.
1. The part of the face between the eyebrows, the normal hairline, and the temples.
2. The front part of something.

forehead

[fôr′hed]
Etymology: AS, fore, in front + heafod, head
the region of the face superior to the eyes.

fore·head

(fōr'hed) [TA]
The part of the face between the eyebrows and the hairy scalp.
Synonym(s): brow (2) , frons.

fore·head

(fōr'hed) [TA]
Area of face between eyebrows and hairy scalp.

forehead,

n the portion of the face directly above the orbits and extending posteriorly/superiorly to the hair-line or crown of the head.

forehead

the region between the eyes and the ears; supported by the frontal and parietal bones.

domed forehead
forehead bulges; may be soft and fluid-filled; a problem only in neonates.
References in classic literature ?
There was no hair on his head --none to speak of at least -- nothing but a small scalp-knot twisted up on his forehead.
He rubbed his forehead fretfully as he looked her over.
As his eyes rested on a short, slight, pretty figure, a quantity of golden hair, a pair of blue eyes that met his own with an inquiring look, and a forehead with a singular capacity (remembering how young and smooth it was), of rifting and knitting itself into an expression that was not quite one of perplexity, or wonder, or alarm, or merely of a bright fixed attention, though it included all the four expressions-as his eyes rested on these things, a sudden vivid likeness passed before him, of a child whom he had held in his arms on the passage across that very Channel, one cold time, when the hail drifted heavily and the sea ran high.
He was bald on the top of his head; and had some thin wet-looking hair that was just turning grey, brushed across each temple, so that the two sides interlaced on his forehead.
Christine came to him, laid her hand on his forehead and went away again.
Don Quixote gave himself a great slap on the forehead and began to laugh heartily, and said he, "Why, I have not been wandering, either in the Sierra Morena or in the whole course of our sallies, but barely two months, and thou sayest, Sancho, that it is twenty years since I promised thee the island.
In the midst of my thought my eye fell on the red scar on my poor darling's white forehead.
Edward begged for a long while, the maternal kiss probably not offering sufficient recompense for the trouble he must take to obtain it; however at length he decided, leaped out of the window into a cluster of heliotropes and daisies, and ran to his mother, his forehead streaming with perspiration.
Kneel down," she said, "and lay your forehead on my knees.
And off I started, cursorily glancing sideways as I passed the toilet-table, surmounted by a looking-glass: a thin irregular face I saw, with sunk, dark eyes under a large, square forehead, complexion destitute of bloom or attraction; something young, but not youthful, no object to win a lady's love, no butt for the shafts of Cupid.
A padding is placed on the forehead of the infant, with a piece of bark above it, and is pressed down by cords, which pass through holes on each side of the trough.
Some help themselves with countenance and gesture, and are wise by signs; as Cicero saith of Piso, that when he answered him, he fetched one of his brows up to his forehead, and bent the other down to his chin; Respondes, altero ad frontem sublato, altero ad mentum depresso supercilio, crudelitatem tibi non placere.