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
The ACC Digital Network gives you the top five quarterbacks in the conference heading into the season.
If Republicans move forward with repealing the rule, Democrats would likely seek to turn the populist issue into an advantage heading into the 2018 elections.
Even that was a departure from his solid and steady, though clearly not spectacular, career heading into last season.
Chestnut was the reigning champion and favorite heading into Tuesday's 10-minute race, which attracts the world's hungriest competitive eaters at New York's Coney Island.
Mississippi was 3-6 heading into a late Sunday game against Chattanooga.
Louisville City FC had won three in a row heading into Saturday night's game and hadn't suffered a loss since May 31.
Despite a large payroll, which is close to $133 million heading into the 2017-18 season, the Blazers won't make a trade just to dump salary without getting a useful asset in return.
Williams caught 45 passes for 730 yards and five touchdowns for Auburn in 2014 and was considered one of the top wide receivers in the 2016 NFL Draft class heading into the 2015 season.
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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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