broad, high, wide
furrowed, wrinkled
crease, wrinkle
mop, wipe
hit, rub, slap, smack, tap

He groaned and slapped his forehead, as if suddenly remembering something obvious.

across your forehead

He rubbed a hand across his forehead as though he were tired.

from your forehead

He wiped the sweat from his forehead.

in the forehead

He had a gash in the forehead.

off your forehead

She pushed her wet hair off her forehead.

over your forehead

His hair fell over his forehead.

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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  • Forehead — Fore head (?; 277), n. 1. The front of that part of the head which incloses the brain; that part of the face above the eyes; the brow. [1913 Webster] 2. The aspect or countenance; assurance. [1913 Webster] To look with forehead bold and big… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • forehead — (n.) O.E. forheafod, from FORE (Cf. fore ) + heafod (see HEAD (Cf. head) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • forehead — The pronunciation faw hed, reflecting the word s spelling, is now much more usual than fo rid, which was once favoured and is still recommended by some dictionaries …   Modern English usage

  • forehead — ► NOUN ▪ the part of the face above the eyebrows …   English terms dictionary

  • forehead — [fôr′ed΄, fôr′hed΄; fär′ed΄; fôr′id, fär′id] n. [ME forhed < OE forheafod: see FORE & HEAD] 1. the part of the face between the eyebrows and the line where the hair normally begins 2. Old Poet. the front part of anything …   English World dictionary

  • Forehead — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = frons GraySubject = GrayPage = Caption = Actor Patrick Stewart, who has a very prominent forehead. Caption2 = Precursor = System = Unknown, none Artery = supraorbital, supratrochlear Vein = supraorbital,… …   Wikipedia

  • forehead — A phylactery [[➝ phylacteries]] was to be worn on the forehead of a Hebrew man (Exod. 13:9, 16; Deut. 6:8), and in Ezekiel s vision of the future (9:4) the righteous are to be branded on the forehead with the letter Taw (a cross, X, in the old… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • forehead */*/ — UK [ˈfɒrɪd] / UK [ˈfɔː(r)ˌhed] / US [ˈfɔrəd] / US [ˈfɔrˌhed] noun [countable] Word forms forehead : singular forehead plural foreheads the upper part of your face between your eyes and your hair She had a long face, with a high forehead. Carter… …   English dictionary

  • Forehead —    The practice common among Oriental nations of colouring the forehead or impressing on it some distinctive mark as a sign of devotion to some deity is alluded to in Rev. 13:16, 17; 14:9; 17:5; 20:4.    The jewel on thy forehead mentioned in… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • forehead — n. a high forehead * * * [ fɒrɪd] a high forehead …   Combinatory dictionary

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