Headline Head"line` (-l[imac]n`), n. 1. (Print.) The line at the head or top of a page. [1913 Webster]

2. (Naut.) See {Headrope}. [1913 Webster]

3. (Journalism) A title for an article in a newspaper, sometimes one line, sometimes more, set in larger and bolder type than the body of the article and indicating the subject matter or content of the article. [PJC]

4. A similar title at the top of the newspaper indicating the most important story of the day; also, a title for an illustration or picture. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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