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HEADLINE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does headline mean? 

HEADLINE (noun)
  The noun HEADLINE has 1 sense:

1. the heading or caption of a newspaper article

  Familiarity information: HEADLINE used as a noun is very rare.


HEADLINE (verb)
  The verb HEADLINE has 2 senses:

1. publicize widely or highly, as if with a headline
2. provide (a newspaper page or a story) with a headline

  Familiarity information: HEADLINE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HEADLINE (noun)


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Meaning:

The heading or caption of a newspaper article

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

headline; newspaper headline

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

head; header; heading (a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about)

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

drop line; dropline; stagger head; staggered head; stephead; stepped line (a headline with the top line flush left and succeeding lines indented to the right)

screamer (a sensational newspaper headline)

banner; streamer (a newspaper headline that runs across the full page)

Holonyms ("headline" is a part of...):

newspaper; paper (a daily or weekly publication on folded sheets; contains news and articles and advertisements)


HEADLINE (verb)


Sense 1headline [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Publicize widely or highly, as if with a headline

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Hypernyms (to "headline" is one way to...):

advertise; advertize; publicise; publicize (call attention to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2headline [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Provide (a newspaper page or a story) with a headline

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Hypernyms (to "headline" is one way to...):

furnish; provide; render; supply (provide or furnish with)

Domain category:

publication; publishing (the business of issuing printed matter for sale or distribution)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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