headword

Definitions of headword
  1. noun
    a word placed at the beginning of a line or paragraph (as in a dictionary entry)
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    type of:
    word
    a unit of language that native speakers can identify
  2. noun
    a content word that can be qualified by a modifier
    synonyms: head word
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    type of:
    content word, open-class word
    a word to which an independent meaning can be assigned
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