- a word or phrase that is a heading for a paragraph, chapter, etc.
- Linguis. a word functioning as a head in a structure
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- A word, phrase, or name, usually set in boldface or other distinctive type, that serves as the heading for an entry in a dictionary, encyclopedia, or similar reference work. Also called entry word.
- Grammar A word that may be modified by an adjunct.
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