Headline meaning

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Headline is defined as to provide a title, or to be the lead performer.

An example of headline is to give the day's hottest news item a title.

An example of headline is for a famous television actor to appear in a Broadway production.

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A heading or title of an article.

The headline on today's newspaper reads "John Doe Wins Wood-Splitting Competition."

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The title or heading of an article, especially in a newspaper, usually set in large type.
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An important or sensational piece of news.
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A line at the head of a page or passage giving information such as the title, author, and page number.
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To supply (a page or passage) with a headline.
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A line at the top of a page in a book, giving the running title, page number, etc.
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A line or lines, usually in larger type, at the top of a newspaper article, giving a short statement of its contents.
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An important item of news.
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To provide (a news article) with a headline.
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To give (a performer or performance) featured billing or publicity.
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To be the leading performer or attraction in (a variety show, popular music concert, etc.)
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(entertainment) The top-billed attraction.
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(nautical) A headrope.
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(entertainment) To have top billing; to be the main attraction.
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The definition of a headline is the title at the top of a newspaper article or a page in a book.

An example of a headline is the title of the day's most important news story, printed in large type.

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Origin of headline