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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Head  \Head\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Headed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Heading}.] 
  1.  To  be  at  the  head  of  to  put  one's  self  at  the  head  of  to 
  lead;  to  direct;  to  act  as  leader  to  as  to  head  an  army, 
  an  expedition,  or  a  riot.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  form  a  head  to  to  fit  or  furnish  with  a  head;  as  to 
  head  a  nail.  --Spenser. 
 
  3.  To  behead;  to  decapitate.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  cut  off  the  top  of  to  lop  off  as  to  head  trees. 
 
  5.  To  go  in  front  of  to  get  in  the  front  of  so  as  to  hinder 
  or  stop;  to  oppose;  hence  to  check  or  restrain;  as  to 
  head  a  drove  of  cattle;  to  head  a  person;  the  wind  heads  a 
  ship. 
 
  6.  To  set  on  the  head;  as  to  head  a  cask. 
 
  {To  head  off},  to  intercept;  to  get  before  as  an  officer 
  heads  off  a  thief  who  is  escaping. 
 
  {To  head  up},  to  close  as  a  cask  or  barrel,  by  fitting  a 
  head  to 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Heading  \Head"ing\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  or  state  of  one  who  or  that  which  heads; 
  formation  of  a  head. 
 
  2.  That  which  stands  at  the  head;  title;  as  the  heading  of  a 
  paper. 
 
  3.  Material  for  the  heads  of  casks,  barrels,  etc 
 
  4.  (Mining.)  A  gallery,  drift,  or  adit  in  a  mine;  also  the 
  end  of  a  drift  or  gallery;  the  vein  above  a  drift. 
 
  5.  (sewing)  The  extension  of  a  line  ruffling  above  the  line 
  of  stitch. 
 
  6.  (Masonry)  That  end  of  a  stone  or  brick  which  is  presented 
  outward.  --Knight. 
 
  {Heading  course}  (Arch.),  a  course  consisting  only  of 
  headers.  See  {Header},  n.  3 
  a  . 
 
  {Heading  joint}. 
  a  (Carp.)  A  joint,  as  of  two  or  more  boards,  etc.,  at 
  right  angles  to  the  grain  of  the  wood. 
  b  (Masonry)  A  joint  between  two  roussoirs  in  the  same 
  course. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  heading 
  n  1:  a  line  of  text  serving  to  indicate  what  the  passage  below  it 
  is  about  "the  heading  seemed  to  have  little  to  do  with 
  the  text"  [syn:  {head}] 
  2:  the  direction  or  path  along  which  something  moves  or  along 
  which  it  lies  [syn:  {bearing},  {aim}] 
  3:  (mining)  a  horizontal  (or  nearly  horizontal)  passageway  in  a 
  mine;  "they  dug  a  drift  parallel  with  the  vein"  [syn:  {drift}, 
  {gallery}] 




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