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Related to headword: anaphora
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.
(Journalism & Publishing) a key word placed at the beginning of a line, paragraph, etc, as in a dictionary entry
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.
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|Noun||1.||headword - a content word that can be qualified by a modifier|
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"