What does headline mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. headline, newspaper headlineverb

    the heading or caption of a newspaper article

  2. headlineverb

    publicize widely or highly, as if with a headline

  3. headlineverb

    provide (a newspaper page or a story) with a headline


  1. Headlinenoun

    (Journalism) A title for an article in a newspaper, sometimes one line, sometimes more, set in larger and bolder type than the body of the article and indicating the subject matter or content of the article.

  2. Headlinenoun

    A similar title at the top of the newspaper indicating the most important story of the day; also, a title for an illustration or picture.

  3. headlineverb

    To mention in a headline.

  4. headlineverb

    To furnish with a headline (senses 1, 3, or 4).

  5. headlineverb

    To publicise prominently in an advertisement.


  1. headlinenoun

    A heading or title of an article

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

  2. headlinenoun

    The top-billed attraction

  3. headlineverb

    To have top billing; to be the main attraction

Webster Dictionary

  1. Headlinenoun

    the line at the head or top of a page

  2. Headlinenoun

    see Headrope


  1. Headline

    The headline is the text at the top of a newspaper article, indicating the nature of the article below it. The large type front page headline did not come into use until the late 19th century when increased competition between newspapers led to the use of attention-getting headlines. It is sometimes termed a news hed, a deliberate misspelling that dates from production flow during hot type days, to notify the composing room that a written note from an editor concerned a headline and should not be set in type. Headlines in English often use a unique set of grammatical rules known as Headlinese.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'headline' in Nouns Frequency: #2416

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of headline in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of headline in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of headline in a Sentence

  1. Jeff Halley:

    We seem to have reached a state of equilibrium after the recent headline-driven choppy trading and we need to see some new impetus for price direction.

  2. Daniel Chambers:

    There is too much uncertainty on the pound. A headline can take out all the reason why you bought the currency in the first place on fundamental views.

  3. Ian Gunner:

    The weaker headline number was perhaps expected given what we've seen from the German numbers, but the core rate was higher... I think that explains the reaction.

  4. Chad Griffin:

    The fact that his sexual orientation is not the headline, that he is being received as a credible qualified candidate for president, just as all the others are, is without question is a profound sign of our progress.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    A most effective way to keep away negative thoughts from own life is to never believe those people who often talk about politics and headline news.

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    a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
    • A. gauge
    • B. downsizing
    • C. confectionery
    • D. investigating

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