headline etymology

English word headline comes from English head, English line

Detailed word origin of headline

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
head English (eng) (fishing) To remove the head from a fish.. (intransitive) To form a head.. (intransitive) To move in a specified direction.. (intransitive) To originate; to spring; to have its course, as a river.. (obsolete) To behead; to decapitate.. (transitive) To be in command of. (See also head up.). (transitive) To strike with the head; as in soccer, to head the ball. To cut off the top of; to lop [...]
line English (eng) (transitive, now, rare, of a dog) to copulate with, to impregnate. (obsolete) Flax; linen, particularly the longer fiber of flax. (transitive) To cover the inner surface of (something), originally especially with linen.. (transitive) To fill or supply (something), as a purse with money.. To reinforce (the back of a book) with glue and glued scrap material such as fabric or paper. (baseball, [...]
headline English (eng) (intransitive, entertainment) To have top billing; to be the main attraction. (entertainment) The top-billed attraction.. (nautical) A headrope.. The heading or title of a newspaper or magazine article.

Words with the same origin as headline

Descendants of line