heading

noun head·ing \ ˈhe-diŋ \

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

  1. What is your current heading?

  2. We organized all the recipes under different subject headings.

  3. His paintings usually fall under the heading of realism.

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First Known Use of heading

1650


HEADING Defined for English Language Learners

heading

noun

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

heading

noun head·ing \ ˈhe-diŋ \

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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