Definition of heading in English:

heading

Line breaks: head|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈhɛdɪŋ
 
/

noun

1A title at the head of a page or section of a book: chapter headings
More example sentences
  • But before you rush to the shops, be aware that this work contains steeply off-putting section titles and chapter headings, many favouring the riff-plus-triplet form academic publishing gets such a kick out of.
  • Search engines consider headings, page titles, bold and linked text to be more important and relevant and the precise wording of these sections of your content are extremely important.
  • In this moment, the idea for a book came to me, inspired and complete with chapter headings and title: Healing Through the Dark Emotions.
Synonyms
1.1A division of a subject; a class or category: this topic falls under four main headings
More example sentences
  • Main category headings are computerization, field equipment, fleets, marketing, measurement, odorization, pipelines, and miscellaneous.
  • Ireland is the first EU country to ‘go live’ with its website, which provides consumers with data under four main headings.
  • Subjects that fall under various category headings tend to be very wide ranging and are open to different interpretations by different people.
Synonyms
category, division, classification, class, categorization, head, section, group, grouping, subject, topic, branch, department
2A direction or bearing: he crawled on a heading of 90 degrees until he came to the track
More example sentences
  • Use the clock technique (12 o'clock means toward the front) or cardinal directions for headings.
  • Directional or compass information enables an animal to maintain a consistent heading in a particular direction such as north or east.
  • A couple of joggers passed by, and a short while later a lady with a pram, but BJ didn't deviate one degree from his Northerly heading.
3A horizontal passage made in preparation for building a tunnel.
More example sentences
  • A top heading is first excavated, and then a bench that is sometimes split further into bench and invert sections is constructed.
3.1 Mining another term for drift (sense 4) of the noun).
More example sentences
  • We had no such system and it would perhaps have flagged up a problem elsewhere in the mine that was being drawn into our heading.
4A strip of cloth at the top of a curtain above the hooks or wire by which it is suspended.

More definitions of heading

Definition of heading in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day conspicuous
Pronunciation: kənˈspikyo͞oəs
adjective
standing out so as to be clearly visible