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Wordnet 3.0


1. characterized by direct opposition;
- Example: "a head-on confrontation"

2. meeting front to front;
- Example: "a frontal attack"
- Example: "a head-on collision"
[syn: frontal, head-on]


1. in direct opposition; directly;
- Example: "we must meet the problem head-on"

2. with the front foremost;
- Example: "the cars collided head-on"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

head-on \head-on\ adj. 1. characterized by direct opposition; as, a head-on confrontation. Syn: head-to-head. [WordNet 1.5] 2. Without evasion or compromise; as, his usual head-on fashion; to meet a problem head-on. Syn: downright, flat-footed, forthright, foursquare, straightforward. [WordNet 1.5] 3. Meeting front to front; used mostly of collisions between vehicles; as, a head-on automobile collision. Syn: frontal. [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

head-on adv 1: in direct opposition; directly; "we must meet the problem head-on" 2: with the front foremost; "the cars collided head-on" adj 1: characterized by direct opposition; "a head-on confrontation" 2: meeting front to front; "a frontal attack"; "a head-on collision" [syn: frontal, head-on]