headword

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noun head·word \ˈhed-ˌwərd\

Definition of headword

  1. 1 :  a word or term placed at the beginning (as of a chapter or an entry in an encyclopedia)

  2. 2 :  head 19

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headword

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noun head·word \ˈhed-ˌwərd\

Definition of headword for English Language Learners

  • : a word placed at the beginning of an entry in a dictionary, encyclopedia, etc.

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