Definition of Head start

1. Noun. The advantage gained by beginning early (as in a race). "With an hour's start he will be hard to catch"

Exact synonyms: Start
Generic synonyms: Advantage, Vantage

Definition of Head start

1. Proper noun. In the United States, a government funded preschool program for impoverished children. ¹

2. Noun. (idiomatic) An advantage consisting in starting a competition or task earlier than might be expected; given (or taken), for example, prior to the beginning of a race. ¹

3. Noun. (idiomatic) A factor conducive to superiority and success ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Head Start

head process
head protective devices
head register
head restraint
head rhyme
head rhymes
head roll
head rolls
head rush
head scratcher
head sea
head shop
head shops
head smut
head south
head start (current term)
head starts
head tax
head teacher
head tetanus
head to head
head to toe
head to wind
head tone
head trip
head up
head voice
head word

Literary usage of Head start

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Characteristics of Childrens Early Care and Education Programs: Data from edited by Sandra L. Hofferth (1999)
"Non-head start center-based programs were selected as the comparison category, ... Therefore, using head start programs as the comparison category in this ..."

2. Educating Young Children Prenatally Exposed to Drugs and at Risk: Report and by Shirley A. Jackson (1995)
"head start has published a special issue of the head start Bulletin, outlining head start's substance abuse workplan and resources currently available on ..."

3. Maintaining Budgetary Discipline: Spending and Revenue Options edited by Sherry Snyder (1999)
"The services supported by head start address the health, education, and nutrition of ... The average cost per child in head start that year was about $4900 ..."

4. Prevention of Youth Violence: A Framework for Community Action by Mary Ann Fenley (1993)
"Preschool Programs Such as head start Project head start is designed to help children of low-income families develop a greater degree of social competence ..."

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