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heading

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

a word or series of words often in larger letters placed at the beginning of a passage or at the top of a page in order to introduce or categorize
  • the recipe for turkey gumbo is under the heading "stews" rather than under "soups"

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heading

verb
present participle of head

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1 to go on a specified course or in a certain direction
  • she'll be heading out east in the fall to attend college

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2 to be at the front of
  • heading the procession at the dog show was a miniature poodle, followed by dogs seemingly of every breed

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3 to be in charge of
  • who headed the CIA when Ronald Reagan was president?

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4 to be positioned along a certain course or in a certain direction
  • the road to riches headed north, thought many, as off they went to Alaska to try their luck at panning gold

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5 to point or turn (something) toward a target or goal
  • after a long day at the beach, we headed the car toward home

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6 to serve as leader of
  • Robert La Salle headed the expedition that claimed Louisiana for the French king

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7 to cut off the head of
  • got a job at the slaughterhouse heading cattle

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The first known use of heading was in 1650

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headily

heading

heading off

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“Heading.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/heading. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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