Definition of heading
1a : 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.
Recent Examples of heading from the Web
Kerr hasn’t coached Golden State — 12-0 heading into its third straight Finals against LeBron James and the Cavs — since Game 2 of the first round against Portland.
Bergeron and Norton were tied at 13-under-par heading down to the No.
For air travelers, some of the best news heading into summer is JetBlue’s BYOB policy, which allows passengers to bring onboard and consume their own booze on all flights, providing it’s served by the airline’s cabin attendants (no corkage fee!).
Ryu was second and Jutanugarn third heading into the Volvik Championship at Travis Pointe Country Club, and there were a number of scenarios in which one of them could have moved to No. 1 by finishing near the top in that event.
Palmer’s grandson, Sam Saunders, shot a 67 in Saturday’s third round to position himself in a tie for 15th heading into the final round of the Dean & DeLuca.
In Illinois that mark (805 heading into the state playoffs) puts him fourth all-time in state history at a single school; Oak Park-River Forest's Jack Kaiser ranks first in that category with 892.
Zion-Benton junior Jamir Gibson threw the shot put 57-2, which ranks fifth heading into Saturday's finals.
In addition, avoid excessive heading cuts, especially during the dormant season, since heading encourages vigorous growth and reduces flower development.
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First Known Use of heading
HEADING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of heading for English Language Learners
: 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
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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