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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 ?
The dictionary provides the equivalents of headwords (single word or multi-word) in Romanian and Italian and their grammatical category: For abbreviations and jargon, I included definitions and quotations from specialized texts in all languages of the dictionary, and disambiguisation by short contexts to facilitate comprehension, as exemplified below:
13-283) contains nearly 6000 headwords in alphabetical order.
Iranian students will appreciate the fact that the headwords of all entries are given in Persian as well as English, and there are bidirectional glossaries of these headwords at the end of the book.
For example, the seminal General Service List (GSL; West, 1953), a list of approximately 2,200 words, was long said to represent the most common headwords of English, as they comprise, or cover, approximately 75-80% of all written texts (Nation & Waring, 1997) and up to 95% of spoken English (Adolphs & Schmitt, 2003, 2004).
4), but higher AV chemical names are given under shorter headwords (see Gooch 05-67).
Those spelling variants are retrieved not only from the MED headwords but also from the MED quotations as well as from the OED.
The report shows that Jindi river, Kalpani nullah, Kurram and Kunhar rivers are flowing normally with 336, 3368, 1890 and 6517 cusecs water discharge respectively at Charsadda, Mardan city, Kurram Garhi Headwords and at Balakot.
This meant in turn that when it came to devising a sequence of headwords for EMIR--a task that preoccupied our subject editors and advisory editors for a period of almost three years--there was a striking commitment to the wie es eigentlich gewesen of music in Ireland not because of an enchantment with mindless empiricism, but because of a determination to emancipate EMIR from the constraints of a reception history inadequate to the record of lived musical experience, in which concepts such as the musical work itself were often peripheral or submerged beneath the claims of a notably powerful cultural nationalism.
The extracted MWE candidates are subsequently scored by co-occurrence and organized by headwords producing a resource of 23 to 48 thousand headwords and 3.
Also, headwords in the dictionary are not written in bold (despite the fact that they are in bold in the finder lists), capitalized, or made to stand out from subentries in any way and can only be discerned from the linear ordering of elements.
Linguists who have studied large corpora of the English language have demonstrated that given the relatively small number of high-frequency headwords in academic vocabulary, such facilitated development is possible.