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Noun: headword  'hed,wurd
  1. A content word that can be qualified by a modifier
    - head word
     
  2. A word placed at the beginning of a line or paragraph (as in a dictionary entry)
Noun: head word  hed wurd
  1. (grammar) the word in a grammatical constituent that plays the same grammatical role as the whole constituent
    - head

Derived forms: headwords, head words

Type of: content word, open-class word, word

Part of: dictionary entry, lexical entry, phrase

Encyclopedia: Headword