headline headline  /ˈhɛd ˌlaɪn/


  1. (n) the heading or caption of a newspaper article
  2. (v) publicize widely or highly, as if with a headline
  3. (v) provide (a newspaper page or a story) with a headline

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  • In the bustling seventh-floor newsroom of the New York Daily News, a shirt-sleeved copyreader, pale-faced under the fluorescent lights, strove for a headline that would tell a .


  1. May headline inflation eases to 4.70 percent

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The headline inflation slowed for a fourth straight month in May to 4.7 percent from a year earlier, but a slump in the rupee is likely to prevent the RBI from lowering policy rates ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Emma Watson to Headline Fantasy Adaptation Queen of the Tearling

    Emma Watson is preparing to board a new fantasy franchise and she's re-teaming with Harry Potter producer David Heyman to do it. Variety reports that Watson will headline Queen of the Tearling , a feature film version of the first book in Erika Johansen's upcoming novel trilogy.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Coming Soon

  3. Farrell, Lester headline charity events

    Staff reports Here's information on two charity events: Red Sox manager John Farrell, Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly, Connecticut Sun coach Anne Donovan, and Boston College football coach Steve Addazio headline a panel discussion at Fenway Park on...        
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

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  1. "There will be no simple moment of surrender to mark the journey's end - no armistice or banner headline," Obama told the over 20,000 in attendance. "Though we have had more success in eliminating al Qaeda leaders in recent months than in...
    on May 22, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: ABC News (blog)

  2. "I think you can't just limit to those two teams," Stewart said. "But like I said, if it helps us make a better headline for tomorrow, yeah, it's going to be the battle of a lifetime."
    on Feb 14, 2008 By: Tony Stewart Source: SI.com

  3. Justice Antonin Scalia, dissenting in the recent case involving ex-city of Chicago official Robert Sorich, said the honest-services law "invites abuse by headline-grabbing prosecutors in pursuit of local officials, state legislators and corporate...
    on Oct 14, 2009 By: Antonin Scalia Source: Chicago Tribune

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