[syn: frontal bone, os frontale, forehead]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.
2. The aspect or countenance; assurance.
To look with forehead bold and big enough
Upon the power and puissance of the king. --Shak.
3. The front or fore part of anything.
Flames in the forehead of the morning sky. --Milton.
So rich advantage of a promised glory
As smiles upon the forehead of this action. --Shak.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the part of the face above the eyes [syn: brow,
2: the large cranial bone forming the front part of the cranium:
includes the upper part of the orbits [syn: frontal bone,
os frontale, forehead]
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:
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;
The "jewel on thy forehead" mentioned in Ezek. 16:12 (R.V., "a
ring upon thy nose") was in all probability the "nose-ring"
In Ezek. 3:7 the word "impudent" is rightly rendered in the
Revised Version "an hard forehead." (See also ver. 8, 9.)