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Heading Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    heading n
  1. 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" [syn: header, head]
  2. the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies [syn: bearing, aim]
  3. a horizontal (or nearly horizontal) passageway in a mine; "they dug a drift parallel with the vein" [syn: drift, gallery]
Heading Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Head \Head\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Headed; p. pr. & vb. n. Heading.]
  1. To be at the head of; to put one's self at the head of; to lead; to direct; to act as leader to; as, to head an army, an expedition, or a riot. --Dryden.
  2. To form a head to; to fit or furnish with a head; as, to head a nail. --Spenser.
  3. To behead; to decapitate. [Obs.] --Shak.
  4. To cut off the top of; to lop off; as, to head trees.
  5. To go in front of; to get in the front of, so as to hinder or stop; to oppose; hence, to check or restrain; as, to head a drove of cattle; to head a person; the wind heads a ship.
  6. To set on the head; as, to head a cask. To head off, to intercept; to get before; as, an officer heads off a thief who is escaping. To head up, to close, as a cask or barrel, by fitting a head to.
Heading Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Heading \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 paper.
  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 course.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Heading'

  • Heading: Heading can refer to: Heading (metalworking), a process which incorporates the extruding and upsetting processes. Headline , text at the top ...
  • Heading indicator: The heading indicator (also called an HI) is a flight instrument used in an aircraft to inform the pilot of the aircraft's heading . ...
  • Heading (metalworking): Heading is a metalworking process which incorporates the extruding and upsetting process It is often performed in the cold state, ...

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* Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good. - Vaclav Havel

* I scrambled to the top of the precipice where Nick was waiting. 'That was fun,' I said. 'You bet it was,' said Nick. 'Let's climb higher.' 'No,' I said. 'I think we should be heading back now.' 'We have time,' Nick insisted. I said we didn't, and Nick said we did. We argued back and forth like that for about 20 minutes, then finally decided to head back. I didn't say it was an interesting story. - Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

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