headword

noun head·word \ ˈhed-ˌwərd \

Definition of headword

1 : a word or term placed at the beginning (as of a chapter or an entry in an encyclopedia)
2 : head 19

First Known Use of headword

1727

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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headword

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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