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HEADING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does heading mean? 

HEADING (noun)
  The noun HEADING has 3 senses:

1. a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about
2. the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies
3. a horizontal (or nearly horizontal) passageway in a mine

  Familiarity information: HEADING used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


HEADING (noun)


Sense 1heading [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

header; heading; head

Context example:

the heading seemed to have little to do with the text

Hypernyms ("heading" is a kind of...):

line (text consisting of a row of words written across a page or computer screen)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "heading"):

crosshead; crossheading (a heading of a subsection printed within the body of the text)

headline; newspaper headline (the heading or caption of a newspaper article)

lemma (the heading that indicates the subject of an annotation or a literary composition or a dictionary entry)

rubric (a title or heading that is printed in red or in a special type)

running head; running headline (a heading printed at the top of every page (or every other page) of a book)

subhead; subheading (a heading of a subdivision of a text)

rubric; statute title; title (a heading that names a statute or legislative bill; may give a brief summary of the matters it deals with)


Sense 2heading [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

bearing; heading; aim

Hypernyms ("heading" is a kind of...):

direction; way (a line leading to a place or point)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "heading"):

tack (the heading or position of a vessel relative to the trim of its sails)


Sense 3heading [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A horizontal (or nearly horizontal) passageway in a mine

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

heading; drift; gallery

Context example:

they dug a drift parallel with the vein

Hypernyms ("heading" is a kind of...):

passageway (a passage between rooms or between buildings)

Domain category:

excavation; mining (the act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth)


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