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  • IPA(key): /ˈhɛdɪŋ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛdɪŋ



  1. present participle and gerund of head


heading (plural headings)

  1. The title or topic of a document, article, chapter, or of a section thereof.
    put the information under the "Advantages" heading
  2. (nautical and aeronautical) The direction into which a seagoing or airborne vessel's bow is pointing (apparent heading) and/or the direction into which it is actually moving relative to the ground (true heading)
  3. Material for the heads of casks, barrels, etc.
  4. (mining) A gallery, drift, or adit in a mine, particularly one driving through a solid body of coal or ore; also, the end of a drift or gallery; the vein above a drift. Synonym:roadway.
  5. (sewing) The extension of a line ruffling above the line of stitch.
  6. (masonry) The end of a stone or brick which is presented outward.[1]
  7. (flags) A strip of material at the hoist end of a flag, used for attaching the flag to its halyard.

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  1. ^ Edward H[enry] Knight (1877) “Heading”, in Knight’s American Mechanical Dictionary. [], volumes II (GAS–REA), New York, N.Y.: Hurd and Houghton [], →OCLC.

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]


heading f (definite singular headinga, indefinite plural headingar, definite plural headingane)

  1. Alternative spelling of hedding