head·​ing ˈhe-diŋ How to pronounce heading (audio)
: 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)
: the address and date at the beginning of a letter showing its place and time of origin
: the compass direction in which the longitudinal axis of a ship or aircraft points
broadly : direction

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.
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Word History

First Known Use

1650, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of heading was in 1650

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“Heading.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heading. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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head·​ing ˈhed-iŋ How to pronounce heading (audio)
: the direction in which a ship or aircraft points
: something (as a title or an address) at the top or beginning (as of a letter or chapter)

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