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Meaning of HEADING

Pronunciation:  'heding

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (mining) a horizontal (or nearly horizontal) passageway in a mine; "they dug a drift parallel with the vein"
  2. [n]  a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about; "the heading seemed to have little to do with the text"
  3. [n]  the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies

HEADING is a 7 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: aim, bearing, drift, gallery, head, header
 See Also: crosshead, crossheading, direction, headline, lemma, line, newspaper headline, passageway, rubric, running head, running headline, statute title, subhead, subheading, tack, title, way



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Head"ing\, n.
1. The act or state of one who, or that which, heads;
   formation of a head.

2. That which stands at the head; title; as, the heading of a

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) That end of a stone or brick which is presented
   outward. --Knight.

{Heading course} (Arch.), a course consisting only of
   headers. See {Header}, n. 3
   (a) .

{Heading joint}.
   (a) (Carp.) A joint, as of two or more boards, etc., at
       right angles to the grain of the wood.
   (b) (Masonry) A joint between two roussoirs in the same

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