headword

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Singular
headword

Plural
headwords

  1. A word that is used as the title of a section, especially in an dictionary, encyclopedia, or thesaurus.
  2. (countable) A headword is the word under which a set of related dictionary or encyclopedia entries appears.
  3. (grammar) The headword of a phrase is the most important word in the phrase.

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