• Caxton's earliest Woodcut. Headline in Type 3
    Caxton's earliest Woodcut. Headline in Type 3
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v headline publicize widely or highly, as if with a headline
    • v headline provide (a newspaper page or a story) with a headline
    • n headline the heading or caption of a newspaper article
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Back in 1919, the Russian transplant pioneer Serge Voronoff made headlines by grafting monkey testicles onto human males.
    • Headline 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.
    • Headline (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.
    • Headline (Naut) See Headrope.
    • Headline (Print) The line at the head or top of a page.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n headline A line or rope attached to the head of an animal, as a bullock.
    • n headline In printing, the line at the top of the page, which contains the folio or number of the page, with the title of the book (technically known as the running head), or the subject of the chapter or of the page.
    • n headline One of the lines in the title of a newspaper article, printed in large type to attract attention.
    • n headline Same as head-fast.
    • headline To announce, refer to, or mention in the large print of newspaper head-lines; give prominence to in head-lines.
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  • James French
    James French
    “How about this for a headline for tomorrow's paper? French fries.”
  • John Galsworthy
    John Galsworthy
    “Headlines twice the size of the events.”


In literature:

Newspaper headlines are usually attractive enough, but shamefully untruthful.
"English: Composition and Literature" by W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
There may be headlines.
"Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, October 21, 1914" by Various
The headlines were startling.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science February 1930" by Various
That next morning the newspapers printed in large headlines the ultimatum that Austria had put up to Servia.
"Ted Marsh on an Important Mission" by Elmer Sherwood
Blake sat in his chair, silent, motionless, with scarcely a breath, his eyes fixed on the headline.
"Counsel for the Defense" by Leroy Scott
They were black and heavy: those headlines, and horribly significant.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930" by Various
It read well, and lent itself to good headlines.
"People of Position" by Stanley Portal Hyatt
Instead, he sat at his desk, staring at the headlines in a paper spread out before him.
"The Crevice" by William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander
By pressing tightly against the mesh Bentley could see the headlines.
"The Mind Master" by Arthur J. Burks
Then suddenly it burst forth again in the headlines of the world.
"The Floating Island of Madness" by Jason Kirby
The tale of the missing steers hit the headlines, but so far nobody had thought of this disappearance in connection with Kress'.
"Lords of the Stratosphere" by Arthur J. Burks
They called Eric from private life to be headliner in their vaudeville.
"In a Little Town" by Rupert Hughes
Mix, and put a trembling finger on the headline.
"Rope" by Holworthy Hall
McGuire stared at the headline, starting violently, and then, as though fascinated, read the scrawl through to the end.
"The Vagrant Duke" by George Gibbs
At any other time the contents of that red-headlined sheet would have set his pulses throbbing in a veritable ecstasy of excitement.
"Once to Every Man" by Larry Evans
At the top of the first column of the first page were the headlines.
"Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective" by Ellis Parker Butler
You owe me a sonata, at least, to pay for the stunning headlines I gave you, yesterday.
"The Dominant Strain" by Anna Chapin Ray
Her letters were published with headlines and widely quoted.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume V"
Just hear the headline: Doctor Maerz arrested!
"The German Classics, v. 20" by Various
The headline, "U. S. to Seize Wet Doctors," has led many readers to wonder whether the government will get after the nurses next.
"The So-called Human Race" by Bert Leston Taylor

In poetry:

The morning paper clocked the headline hour
You drank your coffee lke original sin,
And at the jet-plane anger of God's roar
Got up to let the suave blue policeman in.
"The Trial Of A Man" by Sylvia Plath
I saw a famous man eating soup.
I say he was lifting a fat broth
Into his mouth with a spoon.
His name was in the newspapers that day
Spelled out in tall black headlines
And thousands of people were talking about him.
"Soup" by Carl Sandburg
Her shadow ran before her along the street,
She walked with rhythmic feet,
Turned a corner, descended a stair.
She bought a paper, held it to scan the headlines,
Smiled for a moment at sea-gulls high in sunlight,
And drew deep breaths of air.
"The House Of Dust: Part 02: 10:" by Conrad Potter Aiken

In news:

A roundup of the top headlines from news, sports, business, editorial and entertainment.
Substitute "Arab League" for "Ford" and "America" for "City" and you've got the perfect headline: "Arab League to America.
Gene headlines, Howie heads home.
The 2012 Honda Civic Tour, in its 11th annual run, featured headliners Linkin Park and Incubus, with dates through North America in August and September.
The headline of The Daily Progress story on the vice presidential debate says "…Biden, Ryan at each other on everything" (Oct 12, online).
The forest boy making headlines out of Germany is more civilized than many had given him credit for.
Headlines proclaim new mega-developments downtown and transportation projects on the Westside.
The headline in Politico was, "Health reform hits Senate speed bumps".
Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg hit the headlines this week after issuing a call for the Queen's Speech to be scrapped.
Nick Clegg gains headlines with focus on pomp rather than policy.
New Jersey gas prices, Wallenda stunt and other headlines.
Economic headlines from Texas, Nevada, and elsewhere.
The big draw at the Broome County Forum Theater in Binghamton, NY this September wasn't the usual fare of pro-wrestling matches, circus performances, or headliners like Rob Zombie.
They are one of the headline acts at the festival celebration this Saturday in Vancouver.
The devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy continued to top tech headlines on Wednesday, as AT&T and T-Mobile joined forces in an effort to make sure those affected by the storm can use their cell phones.

In science:

Most present works on networks can be classified under the following headlines: - Geometry of networks. - Phenomenology of networks observed in nature. - Matter on quenched random networks (this includes e.g.
On the Geometry of Random Networks
RHIC has made international headlines since the facility’s commissioning in 1999.
Phases of QCD: Summary of the Rutgers Long Range Plan Town Meeting
So that, so when you say do experimental plans reflect going after [the CPV phase]: since March yes, but before March, even in Belle when we measured those things, as you said, they were not the headline measurements, because we didn’t know what x and y were.
The future of charm physics: a discussion
One possible solution is to summarize multiple news so as to propose only one short text instead of raw aggregated headlines.
Improving Update Summarization by Revisiting the MMR Criterion
Headline generation can be viewed as generation of very short summary (usually less than 10 words) that represents the relevant points contained in a document. A Headline summary is a kind of the indicative summary.
Bengali text summarization by sentence extraction
TOPIARY (Zajic et al., 2004), a headline generation system, combines the compressed version of the lead sentence and a set of topic descriptors generated from the corpus to form a headline.
Bengali text summarization by sentence extraction
Headline generation based on statistical Translation.
Bengali text summarization by sentence extraction
We first divided the titles and headlines into several syntactic components (text segments) and assigned each component a syntactic function tag, such as “P(urpose of development)” and “M(ethod for realization)”, and then comparatively analyzed the expression of paper title and headlines on the basis of each component.
Analysis of Titles and Readers For Title Generation Centered on the Readers
The Japanese titles and headlines were retrieved from a document database at a research institute.
Analysis of Titles and Readers For Title Generation Centered on the Readers
We identified one or a few technical papers closely related to about 90% of the headlines.
Analysis of Titles and Readers For Title Generation Centered on the Readers
Syntactic Function Tags We found that most text segments of the collected titles and headlines could be classified into the following syntactic function tags.
Analysis of Titles and Readers For Title Generation Centered on the Readers
As for headlines, automatic tagging is difficult because of the frequent use of verbal omissions and inversion.
Analysis of Titles and Readers For Title Generation Centered on the Readers
One is that technical jargons are used in paper titles while plain terms are used in headlines to express the same thing.
Analysis of Titles and Readers For Title Generation Centered on the Readers
B” and “O” appear 100% in the paper titles and 80% in the headlines because verbal omissions sometimes occur in newspaper headlines.
Analysis of Titles and Readers For Title Generation Centered on the Readers
Optional Components By comparing the expression of the optional components, in the “M” component we found that technical jargons are frequently used in paper titles while plain terms are used in headlines.
Analysis of Titles and Readers For Title Generation Centered on the Readers