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Meaning of HEADMAN

Pronunciation:  'hedmun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the head of a tribe or clan
  2. [n]  an executioner who beheads the condemned person
 

HEADMAN is a 7 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: chieftain, headsman, tribal chief
 
 See Also: executioner, leader, pendragon, public executioner

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Head"man`\, n.; pl. {Headmen}. [AS. he['a]fodman.]
A head or leading man, especially of a village community.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: alderman, archon, auditor, bailie, Big Brother, boatswain, boss, burghermaster, burgomaster, cabinet member, cabinet minister, chancellor, chief, chieftain, city councilman, city father, city manager, cock, commissar, commissioner, comptroller, controller, councillor, councilman, councilwoman, county commissioner, county supervisor, elder, floor manager, floorman, floorwalker, foreman, gaffer, ganger, head, hierarch, honcho, induna, inspector, leader, legislator, lord mayor, magistrate, maire, master, mayor, minister, minister of state, monitor, noncommissioned officer, overman, overseer, portreeve, proctor, reeve, secretary, secretary of state, selectman, sirdar, slave driver, straw boss, subforeman, super, superintendent, supervisor, surveyor, syndic, taskmaster, undersecretary, visitor, warden
 

 

 

 

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