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



  1. present participle of head


heading (plural headings)

  1. The title or topic of a document, article, chapter, or of a section thereof.
  2. (nautical) 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; also, the end of a drift or gallery; the vein above a drift.
  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.
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  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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heading f (definite singular headinga, indefinite plural headingar, definite plural headingane)

  1. Alternative spelling of hedding