- 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 Canaanite Script). So also in Rev. 7:3 the seal of God is set on the forehead of his servants. The early Church adopted the taw as an appropriate symbol of the cross of Jesus, and so a specifically Christian symbol.‘Forehead’ can also be used to signify a hard obstinacy of character (Isa. 48:4; Ezek. 3:7).
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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 — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ broad, high, wide ▪ sloping ▪ furrowed, wrinkled ▪ smooth ▪ … Collocations 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 */*/ — 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