headword


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head·word

 (hĕd′wûrd′)
n.
1. A word, phrase, or name, usually set in boldface or other distinctive type, that serves as the heading for an entry in a dictionary, encyclopedia, or similar reference work. Also called entry word.
2. Grammar A word that may be modified by an adjunct.

headword

(ˈhɛdˌwɜːd)
n
(Journalism & Publishing) a key word placed at the beginning of a line, paragraph, etc, as in a dictionary entry

head•word

(ˈhɛdˌwɜrd)

n.
1. a word or phrase appearing as the heading of a dictionary or encyclopedia entry, etc.
3. a word that serves as the head of a grammatical construction.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.headword - 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.headword - a word placed at the beginning of a line or paragraph (as in a dictionary entry)
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"
dictionary entry, lexical entry - the entry in a dictionary of information about a word
Translations

headword

[ˈhedwɜːd] Nlema m, cabeza f de artículo

headword

[ˈhɛdwɜːrd] n (in dictionary)entrée fhead wound nblessure f à la tête
References in periodicals archive ?
Meritt (1996), on which it draws for headword spelling.
That dictionary merely lists WONKERY as a run-on entry for the headword WONK, which it defines as "a studious or hard-working person, especially one who is obsessively devoted to academic studies at the expense of social activities; a nerd".
The headword of each entry consists of a single word or multi-word unit in English, followed by its abbreviation or the specification British English/American English when needed.
Crystal then compared this list with a list of rhymes for each headword and its inflections, collated from the complete Shakespearean canon including the poems.
It is stated under the headword bid [v.sup.1] in OED3 that OE biddan 'to ask' and beodan 'to command' merged completely in the course of the fourteenth to the fifteenth century.
Our DepMWEx (Dependency Multiword Extractor) tool (1) consists of a Python module (defining the Tree and Node classes) and Python scripts that, given a grammar and a dependency parsed corpus, produce a list of strongest collocates for each headword.
(11) The text is in alphabetical order by the headword of the dream, though the order of headwords within each letter is less predictable, and there are some other oddities: notably, the Latin preposition in, rather than the nominal object of the preposition, serves as the headword for most of the I section.
Finally, my biggest complaint about the Oxford A-Z Of English Usage: its final headword is 'yourself'.