Simple Definition of heading
: the direction in which a ship or aircraft points
: a word, phrase, etc., that is placed at the beginning of a document, passage, etc., or at the top of a page
: a name or label used for a group of people or things
Full Definition of heading
1 a : something that forms or serves as a head; especially : an inscription, headline, or title standing at the top or beginning (as of a letter or chapter) b : the address and date at the beginning of a letter showing its place and time of origin
2 : the compass direction in which the longitudinal axis of a ship or aircraft points; broadly : direction
3 : drift 6
Examples of heading in a sentence
What is your current heading?
We organized all the recipes under different subject headings.
His paintings usually fall under the heading of realism.
First Known Use of heading
HEADING Defined for Kids
Definition of heading for Students
: something (as a title or an address) at the top or beginning (as of a letter)
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