heading

[ hed-ing ]
/ ˈhɛd ɪŋ /

noun

something that serves as a head, top, or front.
a title or caption of a page, chapter, etc.
a section of the subject of a discourse; a main division of a topic or theme.
the compass direction toward which a traveler or vehicle is or should be moving; course.
an active underground mining excavation in the earth, as a drift or raise being or about to be driven.
Aeronautics. the angle between the axis from front to rear of an aircraft and some reference line, as magnetic north.

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Origin of heading

First recorded in 1250–1300, heading is from the Middle English word hefding. See head, -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM heading

non·head·ing, noun

Definition for heading (2 of 2)

Origin of head

before 900; Middle English he(v)ed, Old English hēafod; cognate with Old High German houbit, Gothic haubith; akin to Old English hafud- (in hafudland headland), Old Norse hǫfuth, Latin caput (see capital1)

OTHER WORDS FROM head

head·like, adjectivemul·ti·head, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for heading (1 of 3)

heading
/ (ˈhɛdɪŋ) /

noun

British Dictionary definitions for heading (2 of 3)

Head
/ (hɛd) /

noun

Edith. 1907–81, US dress designer: won many Oscars for her Hollywood film costume designs

British Dictionary definitions for heading (3 of 3)

head
/ (hɛd) /

noun

verb

Derived forms of head

headlike, adjective

Word Origin for head

Old English hēafod; related to Old Norse haufuth, Old Frisian hāved, Old Saxon hōbid, Old High German houbit
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Medical definitions for heading

head
[ hĕd ]

n.

The uppermost or forwardmost part of the human body, containing the brain and the eyes, ears, nose, mouth, and jaws.
The analogous part of various vertebrate and invertebrate animals.
The pus-containing tip of an abscess, boil, or pimple.
The rounded proximal end of a long bone.
The end of a muscle that is attached to the less movable part of the skeleton.
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Idioms and Phrases with heading

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