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1. The title or heading of an article, especially in a newspaper, usually set in large type.
2. often headlines An important or sensational piece of news.
3. A line at the head of a page or passage giving information such as the title, author, and page number.
tr.v. head·lined, head·lin·ing, head·lines
1. To supply (a page or passage) with a headline.
a. To present or promote as a headliner: The Palace Theater headlines a magician.
b. To serve as the headliner of: He headlines the bill.


1. (Journalism & Publishing)
a. a phrase at the top of a newspaper or magazine article indicating the subject of the article, usually in larger and heavier type
b. a line at the top of a page indicating the title, page number, etc
2. (Broadcasting) (usually plural) the main points of a television or radio news broadcast, read out before the full broadcast and summarized at the end
3. (Journalism & Publishing) hit the headlines to become prominent in the news
4. (Journalism & Publishing) (tr) to furnish (a story or page) with a headline
5. (Theatre) to have top billing (in)



1. a heading in a newspaper for any written material, sometimes for an illustration, to indicate subject matter.
2. the largest such heading on the front page, usu. at the top.
3. the line at the top of a page, containing the title, pagination, etc.
4. to furnish with a headline; head.
5. to mention or name in a headline.
6. to publicize, feature, or star (a specific performer, product, etc.).
7. to be the star of (a show, nightclub act, etc.).
8. to be the star of an entertainment.


1. 'title'

The title of a book, play, painting, or piece of music is its name.

He wrote a book with the title 'The Castle'.
'Walk under Ladders' is the title of her new play.
2. 'headline'

Don't refer to the words printed in large letters at the top of a newspaper report as a 'title'. You call them a headline.

All the headlines are about the Ridley affair.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.headline - the heading or caption of a newspaper articleheadline - the heading or caption of a newspaper article
newspaper, paper - a daily or weekly publication on folded sheets; contains news and articles and advertisements; "he read his newspaper at breakfast"
header, heading, head - 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"
drop line, dropline, stagger head, staggered head, stephead, stepped line - a headline with the top line flush left and succeeding lines indented to the right
screamer - a sensational newspaper headline
banner, streamer - a newspaper headline that runs across the full page
Verb1.headline - publicize widely or highly, as if with a headline
advertise, publicise, publicize, advertize - call attention to; "Please don't advertise the fact that he has AIDS"
2.headline - provide (a newspaper page or a story) with a headline
publishing, publication - the business of issuing printed matter for sale or distribution
furnish, provide, supply, render - give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"


noun heading, title, caption, headline banner I'm sick of reading headlines involving sex scandals.


A term or terms in large type introducing a text:
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A. N (in newspaper) → titular m, cabecera f
the (news) headlines (TV, Rad) → el resumen de las noticias
to hit or make the headlinessalir en primera plana
B. VTanunciar con titulares
C. CPD headline news Nnoticia f de cabecera
to be headline newsser noticia de cabecera
to make headline newssalir en primera plana
headline rate N the headline rate of inflationla tasa de inflación (calculada con variables como el tipo de interés hipotecario)


ntitre m
the headlines → les gros titres
to hit the headlines → faire les gros titres
vt [+ show, concert] → être tête d'affiche deheadline-grabbing adjaccrocheur/euseheadline news n
to be headline news → faire les gros titres


[ˈhɛdˌlaɪn] n (in newspaper) → titolo (TV, Radio) headlines npl (main points) → sommario
to hit the headlines → far titolo


(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.
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.
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.


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References in classic literature ?
The latest news (two days old) follows the four-line sermon, under the pica headline "Telegrams"--these are "telegraphed" with a pair of scissors out of the AUGSBURGER ZEITUNG of the day before.
It's the -- the -- Gentlemen, if you'll only pull ahead, and let me heave you the headline, you won't have to come a-near the raft -- please do.
As Bell had worked out his invention in Salem, one editor displayed the headline, "Salem Witchcraft.
The next day it was clear the fits had been given even as he said: their magazine pages were black with hasty photographs, their prose was convulsive they foamed at the headline.
In the afternoon papers the first headline that caught Watson's eye was: "CARTER WATSON ACQUITTED.
Jurgis had got the habit of buying the Sunday paper whenever he had the money; a most wonderful paper could be had for only five cents, a whole armful, with all the news of the world set forth in big headlines, that Jurgis could spell out slowly, with the children to help him at the long words.
The neighborhood of Hampstead is just at present exercised with a series of events which seem to run on lines parallel to those of what was known to the writers of headlines and "The Kensington Horror," or "The Stabbing Woman," or "The Woman in Black.
Then, 'Remarkable Behaviour of an Eminent Scientist,' I heard the Editor say, thinking (after his wont) in headlines.
The different divisions of that kind of news are set down in their order, which varies but slightly in its arrangement of concise headlines.
Even that little paragraph had two or three large headlines, and his eye encountered, "Sensational Warning to Sweden," and, "We Shall Protest.
Usher read the headlines, "Last-Trick's Strayed Revellers: Mirthful Incident near Pilgrim's Pond.
I was turning over the hot, crisp pages, and positively revelling in my fiery furnace, when the following headlines and leaded paragraphs leapt to my eye with the force of a veritable blow: