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head·ing

 (hĕd′ĭng)
n.
1. The title, subtitle, or topic that stands at the top or beginning, as of a paragraph, letter, or chapter.
2. The course or direction in which a ship or aircraft is pointing or moving.
3.
a. A gallery or drift in a mine.
b. The end of a gallery or drift.

heading

(ˈhɛdɪŋ)
n
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a title for a page, paragraph, chapter, etc
2. a main division, as of a lecture, speech, essay, etc
3. (Mining & Quarrying) mining
a. a horizontal tunnel
b. the end of such a tunnel
4. (Aeronautics) the angle between the direction of an aircraft and a specified meridian, often due north
5. (Navigation) the compass direction parallel to the keel of a vessel
6. the act of heading
7. anything that serves as a head

head•ing

(ˈhɛd ɪŋ)

n.
1. something serving as a head, top, or front.
2. a title or caption of a page, chapter, etc.
3. a section of the subject of a discourse.
4. the compass direction toward which a traveler or vehicle is or should be moving; course.
5. an active underground mining excavation.
6. the angle between the axis from front to rear of an aircraft and some reference line, as magnetic north.
[1250–1300]

heading

The direction in which the longitudinal axis of an aircraft or ship is pointed, usually expressed in degrees clockwise from north (true, magnetic, compass, or grid).

heading

Striking the ball with the head.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.heading - a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is aboutheading - a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about; "the heading seemed to have little to do with the text"
crosshead, crossheading - a heading of a subsection printed within the body of the text
headline, newspaper headline - the heading or caption of a newspaper article
lemma - the heading that indicates the subject of an annotation or a literary composition or a dictionary entry
rubric - a title or heading that is printed in red or in a special type
running head, running headline - a heading printed at the top of every page (or every other page) of a book
subhead, subheading - a heading of a subdivision of a text
statute title, title, rubric - a heading that names a statute or legislative bill; may give a brief summary of the matters it deals with; "Title 8 provided federal help for schools"
line - text consisting of a row of words written across a page or computer screen; "the letter consisted of three short lines"; "there are six lines in every stanza"
2.heading - the direction or path along which something moves or along which it liesheading - the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies
direction, way - a line leading to a place or point; "he looked the other direction"; "didn't know the way home"
tack - the heading or position of a vessel relative to the trim of its sails
3.heading - a horizontal (or nearly horizontal) passageway in a mine; "they dug a drift parallel with the vein"
mining, excavation - the act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth
passageway - a passage between rooms or between buildings

heading

noun
1. title, name, caption, headline, rubric helpful chapter headings
2. category, class, section, division There, under the heading of wholesalers, he found it.

heading

noun
1. A term or terms in large type introducing a text:
2. The compass direction in which a ship or an aircraft moves:
Translations
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nadpis
overskrift
fejszöveg
fyrirsögn, titill, haus
glavanaslov

heading

[ˈhedɪŋ] N (= title) → encabezamiento m, título m; (= letterhead) → membrete m; (= section) → sección f, apartado m
under various headingsen varios apartados
to come under the heading ofestar incluido en

heading

[ˈhɛdɪŋ] n
[chapter] → titre m
(= subject heading) → rubrique fhead injury nblessure f à la tête

heading

n
Überschrift f; (on letter, document) → Kopf m; (in encyclopedia) → Stichwort nt; under the heading of anthropologyunter dem Stichwort Anthropologie
(Ftbl) → Köpfen nt

heading

[ˈhɛdɪŋ] n (title) → titolo; (section) → sezione f; (on letter) → intestazione f

head

(hed) noun
1. the top part of the human body, containing the eyes, mouth, brain etc; the same part of an animal's body. The stone hit him on the head; He scratched his head in amazement.
2. a person's mind. An idea came into my head last night.
3. the height or length of a head. The horse won by a head.
4. the chief or most important person (of an organization, country etc). Kings and presidents are heads of state; (also adjective) a head waiter; the head office.
5. anything that is like a head in shape or position. the head of a pin; The boy knocked the heads off the flowers.
6. the place where a river, lake etc begins. the head of the Nile.
7. the top, or the top part, of anything. Write your address at the head of the paper; the head of the table.
8. the front part. He walked at the head of the procession.
9. a particular ability or tolerance. He has no head for heights; She has a good head for figures.
10. a headmaster or headmistress. You'd better ask the Head.
11. (for) one person. This dinner costs $10 a head.
12. a headland. Beachy Head.
13. the foam on the top of a glass of beer etc.
verb
1. to go at the front of or at the top of (something). The procession was headed by the band; Whose name headed the list?
2. to be in charge of; to be the leader of. He heads a team of scientists investigating cancer.
3. (often with for) to (cause to) move in a certain direction. The explorers headed south; The boys headed for home; You're heading for disaster!
4. to put or write something at the beginning of. His report was headed `Ways of Preventing Industrial Accidents'.
5. (in football) to hit the ball with the head. He headed the ball into the goal.
-headed
having (a certain number or type of) head(s). a two-headed monster; a bald-headed man.
ˈheader noun
1. a fall or dive forwards. He slipped and took a header into the mud.
2. (in football) the act of hitting the ball with the head. He scored with a great header.
ˈheading noun
what is written at the top of a page etc. The teacher said that essays must have a proper heading.
heads noun, adverb
(on) the side of a coin with the head of a king, president etc on it. He tossed the penny and it came down heads.
ˈheadache noun
1. a pain in the head. Bright lights give me a headache.
2. something worrying. Lack of money is a real headache.
ˈheadband noun
a strip of material worn round the head to keep one's hair off one's face.
ˈhead-dress noun
something, usually ornamental, which is worn on, and covers, the head. The tribesmen were wearing head-dresses of fur and feathers.
ˌheadˈfirst adverb
with one's head in front or bent forward. He fell headfirst into a pool of water.
ˈheadgear noun
anything that is worn on the head. Hats, caps and helmets are headgear.
ˈheadlamp noun
a headlight.
ˈheadland noun
a point of land which sticks out into the sea.
ˈheadlight noun
a powerful light at or on the front of a car, lorry, train, ship, aeroplane etc. As it was getting dark, the driver switched on his headlights.
ˈheadline noun
the words written in large letters at the top of newspaper articles. I never read a paper in detail – I just glance at the headlines.
ˈheadlines noun plural
a brief statement of the most important items of news, on television or radio. the news headlines.
ˈheadlong adjective, adverb
1. moving forwards or downwards, with one's head in front. a headlong dive into the pool of water; He fell headlong into a pool of water.
2. (done) without thought or delay, often foolishly. a headlong rush; He rushes headlong into disaster.
head louse
a type of louse that infests the human head.
headˈmasterfeminine headˈmistress noun
the person in charge of a school; the principal.
ˌhead-ˈon adverb, adjective
(usually of cars etc) with the front of one car etc hitting the front of another car etc. a head-on collision; The two cars crashed head-on.
ˈheadphones noun plural
(also ˈearphones) a pair of electronic instruments held over a person's ears, by a metal band over the head, which are connected to a radio. a set of headphones.
ˌheadˈquarters noun singular or plural
(often abbreviated to HQ (eitʃˈkjuː) noun) the place from which the chief officers or leaders of an organization (especially an army) direct and control the activities of that organization. During the election, his house was used as the campaign headquarters.
ˈheadrest noun
a sort of small cushion which supports a person's head, eg as fitted to a dentist's chair, a car seat.
ˈheadscarf, ˈheadsquare nouns
a usually square scarf worn by women over or round the head.
ˈheadstone noun
a stone put at a grave, usually with the name of the dead person on it, the date of his birth and death etc.
ˈheadstrong adjective
(of people) difficult to persuade or control; always doing or wanting to do what they themselves want. a headstrong, obstinate child.
ˈheadwind noun
a wind which is blowing towards one.
above someone's head
too difficult (for someone) to understand. His lecture was well above their heads.
go to someone's head
1. (of alcohol) to make someone slightly drunk. Champagne always goes to my head.
2. (of praise, success etc) to make someone arrogant, foolish etc. Don't let success go to your head.
head off
1. to make (a person, animal etc) change direction. One group of the soldiers rode across the valley to head the bandits off.
2. to go in some direction. He headed off towards the river.
head over heels
1. completely. He fell head over heels in love.
2. turning over completely; headfirst. He fell head over heels into a pond.
heads or tails?
used when tossing a coin, eg to decide which of two people does, gets etc something. Heads or tails? Heads you do the dishes, tails I do them.
keep one's head
to remain calm and sensible in a crisis etc.
lose one's head
to become angry or excited, or to act foolishly in a crisis.
make head or tail of
to understand. I can't make head or tail of these instructions.
make headway
to make progress. We're not making much headway with this new scheme.
off one's head
mad. You must be off your head to work for nothing.
References in classic literature ?
A hasty breakfast, cups of steaming coffee forming a most welcome part, put them all in better condition, and once more they were on their way, heading back to the main camp where they had left their force of Indians.
Tashtego reporting that the whales had gone down heading to leeward, we confidently looked to see them again directly in advance of our bows.
Standing at the mast-head of my ship during a sunrise that crimsoned sky and sea, I once saw a large herd of whales in the east, all heading towards the sun, and for a moment vibrating in concert with peaked flukes.
He started to speak again, but she rushed on frantically, heading him off.
said Marks, heading the retreat down the rocks with much more of a will than he had joined the ascent, while all the party came tumbling precipitately after him,--the fat constable, in particular, blowing and puffing in a very energetic manner.
One-fourth of the first page is taken up with the heading of the journal; this gives it a rather top-heavy appearance; the rest of the first page is reading-matter; all of the second page is reading-matter; the other six pages are devoted to advertisements.
The next time it come I see I warn't heading for it, but heading away to the right of it.