forehead

Your forehead is the top part of your face, just below your hairline and above your eyebrows. If you have long bangs, they cover up most of your forehead.

You can also call your forehead your "brow." It's important for communication, since the forehead helps people express basic emotions — muscles in your forehead control the movement of your eyebrows, which help you express concern and anger, among other feelings. Forehead has the Old English roots fore, "the front part," and heafod, "top of the body," or "head."

Definitions of forehead
  1. noun
    the part of the face above the eyes
    synonyms: brow
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    type of:
    feature, lineament
    the characteristic parts of a person's face: eyes and nose and mouth and chin
  2. noun
    the large cranial bone forming the front part of the cranium: includes the upper part of the orbits
    synonyms: frontal bone, os frontale
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    type of:
    membrane bone
    any bone that develops within membranous tissue without previous cartilage formation; e.g. the clavicle and bones of the skull
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