Definition of Headline

1. Noun. The heading or caption of a newspaper article.

Exact synonyms: Newspaper Headline
Group relationships: Newspaper, Paper
Generic synonyms: Head, Header, Heading
Specialized synonyms: Drop Line, Dropline, Stagger Head, Staggered Head, Stephead, Stepped Line, Screamer, Banner, Streamer

2. Verb. Publicize widely or highly, as if with a headline.
Generic synonyms: Advertise, Advertize, Publicise, Publicize

3. Verb. Provide (a newspaper page or a story) with a headline.
Category relationships: Publication, Publishing
Generic synonyms: Furnish, Provide, Render, Supply
Derivative terms: Headliner

Definition of Headline

1. n. The line at the head or top of a page.

Definition of Headline

1. Noun. A heading or title of an article ¹

2. Noun. (context: entertainment) The top-billed attraction ¹

3. Noun. (nautical) A headrope. ¹

4. Verb. (context: entertainment) To have top billing; to be the main attraction ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Headline

1. to provide with a title [v -LINED, -LINING, -LINES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Headline

headlamp
headlamps
headland
headlands
headlap
headlaps
headless
headlessly
headlessness
headlessnesses
headlight
headlighting
headlightings
headlights
headlike
headline (current term)
headlined
headliner
headliners
headlines
headlinese
headling
headlining
headlit
headlock
headlocks
headlong
headlongness
headlongs
headloss

Literary usage of Headline

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Handbook for Newspaper Workers, Treating Grammar, Punctuation, English by Grant Milnor Hyde (1921)
"The form of the headline copy should correspond with the headline model; that is, ... An outline is a helpful preliminary to the building of a headline of ..."

2. Oecd Economic Surveys by Oecd (2007)
"The initial impact of an oil price shock is to raise the headline inflation ... Once a gap between headline and core opens up, does headline tend to fall ..."

3. The Theory and Practice of Handwriting: A Practical Manual for the Guidance by John Jackson (1894)
"There is almost a consensus of opinion in favour of the latter, an almost endless variety of headline Copy-Books testifying to the superiority which in the ..."

4. News, Ads, and Sales: The Use of English for Commercial Purposes by John Baker Opdycke (1914)
"The single headline, — the headline consisting of a single line or single ... The scare headline,— the headline that extends all the way across a page, ..."

5. Oecd Economic Surveys: Spain by Oecd (2007)
"Energy prices have been the main driver of headline inflation Year-on-year percentage changes II Oil price change in euros (left scale) 2.0 — HICP ..."

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