head word


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Noun1.head word - a content word that can be qualified by a modifier
content word, open-class word - a word to which an independent meaning can be assigned
phrase - an expression consisting of one or more words forming a grammatical constituent of a sentence
2.head word - (grammar) the word in a grammatical constituent that plays the same grammatical role as the whole constituent
grammar - the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)
word - a unit of language that native speakers can identify; "words are the blocks from which sentences are made"; "he hardly said ten words all morning"
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Toward quantifying this I did an indicative study sampling the head word on 4/10 of Web3 pages (every -2, -5 -7 and -0).
This system classifies input sentences by the part of speech of the head word of a sentence.
The first entry is the head word (in blue, bold font), followed by a phonetic transcription [in square brackets and red], parts of speech (i.e., n, pro, v, adj, adv, prep, conj, and interj, in black), and English definitions, beginning with the most frequently used, followed by Iban example sentences (in blue italics) and sentence translations (again, in black).
In several instances two different sutras of Panini indicate with an identical head word a multitude of occurrences that are taken up in different gana-s:
For example, whatever word is on the left end of an "S" link is the subject of a clause (or the head word of the subject phrase); whatever is on the right end is the finite verb; whatever is on the left-end of a D link is a determiner; etc.
The gloss for each entry includes attestations of the head word's or phrase's usage, usually in the form of a quotation.
Johnson had struck in the opening contest when he delivered Jacklighte Bellevue to head Word Of Honour at the secondlast flight of the Mount Bell Novices' Hurdle and the 2-1 favourite stayed on to score by one-and-a-quarter lengths.
Johnson had struck in the opening contest when he delivered Jacklighte Bellevue to head Word Of Honour at the second last flight of the Mount Bell Novices' Hurdle and the 2-1 favourite stayed on to score by one and a quarter lengths.
Where the General Catalogue uses a different head word, the fact is pointed out at the foot of entries.
For example, whereas formerly it was only possible to access an entry under its head word, it is now possible to search for key words within the entries themselves.
In a dependency tree, every word in the sentence is a modifier of exactly one word, its head, except the head word of the sentence, which does not have a head.