• WordNet 3.6
    • n headland a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Headland A cape; a promontory; a point of land projecting into the sea or other expanse of water. "Sow the headland with wheat."
    • Headland A ridge or strip of unplowed at the ends of furrows, or near a fence.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n headland A ridge or strip of unplowed land at the ends of furrows or near a fence.
    • n headland A cape; a promontory; a point of land projecting from the shore into the sea or other expanse of water.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Headland a point of land running out into the sea: a cape
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. héafod, Dut. hoofd, Ger. haupt.


In literature:

About that lonely headland strange things had come to pass.
"Poor Man's Rock" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
Cap'n Sproul turned his back on the dim gleam of open sea framed by distant headlands.
"The Skipper and the Skipped" by Holman Day
The girl watched them go rocking down the dark way, and then sped off across the headland towards Havre Gosselin.
"Carette of Sark" by John Oxenham
On this side of the headland we can see nestling in under the cliff what, in the distance, seems only a tiny quay.
"A Canadian Manor and Its Seigneurs" by George M. Wrong
A truth now and then projecting into the ocean of newspaper lies, serves like headlands to correct our course.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
It was necessary that he know the headlands and the harbors, the dangerous places and the safe ones along the whole coast.
"The Story of Grenfell of the Labrador" by Dillon Wallace
After long wandering in strange seas, we come in view of familiar lights and headlands.
"A Short History of France" by Mary Platt Parmele
It was not long before we came in sight of several headlands.
"The Lieutenant and Commander" by Basil Hall
Then suddenly there was a slip of soil, a helpless clutch at fern and heather, a cry of terror, and he was alone on the headland.
"The Half-Hearted" by John Buchan
The brilliant landscapes made up of bold headlands, hanging woods, and sunny bays fared no better.
"Guy Livingstone;" by George A. Lawrence

In poetry:

But sudden round a headland
The lake would sweep again,
And voices from a village
Would meet us with their strain.
"Lake Como" by Abram Joseph Ryan
Ho! ye inland seas and islands!--
(Echo follows where we go!)
Ho! ye headlands, hills, and highlands!
Ho! ye Undercliffeans, ho!
"Up The Hudson." by George Pope Morris
Like the sound of distant billows,
When the storm is wild and loud,
Breaking on the rocky headland,
Ran a murmur through the crowd.
"Ballad Of Ruth Bay" by Albert Laighton
On the hills the mad winds roar,
And the tall pines toss and groan;
Round the headland--down the shore--
Stormy spirits shriek and moan.
"Fido" by Hanford Lennox Gordon
And where cool, heavy bow'rs unstirred entwine,
Upon a headland breasting purple seas,
A crystal castle like a thought divine
Rises in mysteries.
"The Ideal" by Madison Julius Cawein
And I think of you walking along a headland
Of green oats in June,
So full of repose, so rich with life -
And I see us meeting at the end of a town
"In Memory Of My Mother" by Patrick Kavanagh

In news:

Truckee's Jenkins takes age-group win at Headlands Trail 100.
Based on Headland 's 2008 play of the same name, Bachelorette was written well before the release of Bridesmaids, to which it will inevitably be compared.
A new twist on the tequila worm at Don Bugito dinner at Headlands Center for the Arts.
At the tip of Cape Kiwanda, on Oregon coast, there's a canyon hidden in the headland where the ocean rages.
Photograph by Nina Zhito Artful Evolution: One of four new arts leaders in the North Bay, the Headland Center's Gary Sangster is interested in the evolving conversation between artist, artifact and viewer.
A controlled burn in the Marin Headlands was creating smoky conditions in nearby Sausalito Tuesday afternoon.
Women walk under an umbrella in front of the Golden Gate Bridge at the Marin Headlands in Marin County, Calif, Thursday, Nov 29, 2012.
'Bachelorette' stars Kirsten Dunst , Isla Fisher and Lizzy Caplan talk about not playing your stereotypical female in the comedy, while director Leslye Headland reveals the real reason she wanted to create a feature film.
Dothan police arrested a convicted felon on Thursday on a charge that he helped a Headland man who was wanted for armed robbery evade police.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Leslye Headland of Bachelorette is among a new breed of female writers.
Just a coupla' photos from nearly the top of the Marin Headlands.
Visitors walk past Rodeo Lagoon on a hike led by park founders at the Marin Headlands.
Crews in the Marin Headlands are putting the finishing touches on a new state of the art animal hospital.
They re counting raptors soaring above Hawk Hill, which overlooks the Golden Gate Bridge from the Marin Headlands.
Think Aquinnah Headlands, Poucha Pond, Waskosim's Rock, to name just a few.