follow Dictionary.com

It’s about time. We are now on Instagram!

Whitehead

[hwahyt-hed, wahyt-] /ˈʰwaɪtˌhɛd, ˈwaɪt-/
noun
1.
Alfred North, 1861–1947, English philosopher and mathematician, in the U.S. after 1924.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for an whitehead

Whitehead

/ˈwaɪtˌhɛd/
noun
1.
Alfred North. 1861–1947, English mathematician and philosopher, who collaborated with Bertrand Russell in writing Principia Mathematica (1910–13), and developed a holistic philosophy of science, chiefly in Process and Reality (1929)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
an whitehead in Medicine

whitehead white·head (wīt'hěd')
n.

  1. A tiny epidermal cystlike mass with a narrow or obstructed opening on the skin surface, which may rupture, caused by the retention of secretions of a sebaceous gland. Also called closed comedo.

  2. See milium.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Whitehead

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for an

2
3
Scrabble Words With Friends