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 for heading
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Head \Head\ (h[e^]d), 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.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. To form a head to; to fit or furnish with a head; as, to
        head a nail. --Spenser.
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     3. To behead; to decapitate. [Obs.] --Shak.
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     4. To cut off the top of; to lop off; as, to head trees.
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     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
        [1913 Webster]
     6. To set on the head; as, to head a cask.
        [1913 Webster]
     To head off, to intercept; to get before; as, an officer
        heads off a thief who is escaping. "We'll head them off at
        the pass."
     To head up,
        (a) to close, as a cask or barrel, by fitting a head to.
        (b) To serve as the leader of; as, to head up a team of
            [1913 Webster +PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Heading \Head"ing\, n.
     1. The act or state of one who, or that which, heads;
        formation of a head.
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     2. That which stands at the head; title; as, the heading of a
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     3. Material for the heads of casks, barrels, etc.
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     4. (Mining, tunneling)
        (a) A gallery, drift, or adit in a mine; the vein above a
        (b) The end of a drift or gallery; also, the working face
            at the end of a tunnel, gallery, drift, or adit from
            which the work is advanced.
            [1913 Webster +RDH]
     5. (Sewing) The extension of a line ruffling above the line
        of stitch.
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     6. (Masonry) That end of a stone or brick which is presented
        outward. --Knight.
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     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
            [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      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: heading, header, head]
      2: the direction or path along which something moves or along
         which it lies [syn: bearing, heading, aim]
      3: a horizontal (or nearly horizontal) passageway in a mine;
         "they dug a drift parallel with the vein" [syn: drift,
         heading, gallery]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  187 Moby Thesaurus words for "heading":
     aim, antecedent, anteposition, anteriority, azimuth, banner,
     banner head, basis, bearing, bent, blood, bold front, bracket,
     branch, brave face, brave front, burden, cap, capping, capsheaf,
     caption, caput, case, caste, category, chapter, chief, clan, class,
     compass direction, concern, consummating, course, crest, crown,
     crowning, culminating, current, direction, direction line, display,
     division, drift, drop head, dropline, epigraph, essence, estate,
     facade, face, facet, facia, first, focus of attention,
     focus of interest, fore, forefront, foregoing, foreground,
     forehand, foreland, foremost, forepart, forequarter, foreside,
     foreword, front, front elevation, front man, front matter,
     front page, front view, frontage, frontal, frontier, frontispiece,
     gist, grade, group, grouping, hanger, head, headline, headmost,
     headpiece, helmsmanship, inclination, issue, jump head, kin, label,
     lap, lay, le pas, leading, legend, level, lie, line,
     line of direction, line of march, living issue, main point, matter,
     matter in hand, meat, motif, motive, motto, navigation, obverse,
     order, orientation, outtopping, overline, overtopping, pigeonhole,
     piloting, pinhead, point, point at issue, point in question,
     position, precedence, precedent, preceding, precessional,
     precursor, precursory, predicament, preface, prefix, prior,
     priority, problem, proscenium, quarter, question, race, range,
     rank, rating, rubric, run, running head, running title, scarehead,
     screamer, section, sept, set, spread, spreadhead, station, status,
     steerage, steering, strain, stratum, streamer, subdivision,
     subgroup, subhead, subheading, subject, subject matter,
     subject of thought, suborder, substance, subtitle, superscription,
     tendency, tenor, text, the lead, theme, title, title page, topic,
     topknot, topping, track, trend, van, vector, way,
     window dressing

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