headword
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈhɛdwɜːd/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈhɛdwɝd/
Noun

headword (plural headwords)

  1. a word used as the title of a section, particularly in a dictionary, encyclopedia, or thesaurus
  2. (grammar) any word which may be modified by an adjunct
    In "a very discerning car shopper", "shopper" is the headword.
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