- a line at the top of a page in a book, giving the running title, page number, etc.
- a line or lines, usually in larger type, at the top of a newspaper article, giving a short statement of its contents
- an important item of news
transitive verb-·lined·, -·lin·ing
- to provide (a news article) with a headline
- to give (a performer or performance) featured billing or publicity
- to be the leading performer or attraction in (a variety show, popular music concert, etc.)