Subheading vs. Heading - What's the difference?

Wiktionary

  • Subheading (noun)

    any of the headings under which each of the main divisions of a subject may be subdivided

  • Subheading (noun)

    a heading or caption subordinate to a main headline, heading, or title especially when inserted as a divider between sections (as of a newspaper or periodical article or story or text of a book)

  • Heading (verb)

    present participle of head

  • Heading (noun)

    The title or topic of a document, article, chapter, or of a section thereof.

  • Heading (noun)

    The direction into which a seagoing or airborne vessel's bow is pointing (apparent heading) and/or the direction into which it is actually moving relative to the ground (true heading)

  • Heading (noun)

    Material for the heads of casks, barrels, etc.

  • Heading (noun)

    A gallery, drift, or adit in a mine; also, the end of a drift or gallery; the vein above a drift.

  • Heading (noun)

    The extension of a line ruffling above the line of stitch.

  • Heading (noun)

    The end of a stone or brick which is presented outward.

Oxford Dictionary

  • Subheading (noun)

    a heading given to a subsection of a piece of writing

    "the page is broken up into short paragraphs with subheadings"

    "this project falls under the subheading of ‘Skills and the Workforce’"

  • Heading (noun)

    a title at the head of a page or section of a book

    "chapter headings"

  • Heading (noun)

    a division of a subject; a class or category

    "this topic falls under four main headings"

  • Heading (noun)

    a direction or bearing

    "he crawled on a heading of 90 degrees until he came to the track"

  • Heading (noun)

    a horizontal passage made in preparation for building a tunnel.

  • Heading (noun)

    another term for drift (sense 4 of the noun)

  • Heading (noun)

    a strip of cloth at the top of a curtain above the hooks or wire by which it is suspended.

Webster Dictionary

  • Heading (noun)

    The act or state of one who, or that which, heads; formation of a head.

  • Heading (noun)

    That which stands at the head; title; as, the heading of a paper.

  • Heading (noun)

    Material for the heads of casks, barrels, etc.

  • Heading (noun)

    A gallery, drift, or adit in a mine; the vein above a drift.

  • Heading (noun)

    The extension of a line ruffling above the line of stitch.

  • Heading (noun)

    That end of a stone or brick which is presented outward.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Subheading (noun)

    a heading of a subdivision of a text

  • Heading (noun)

    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"

  • Heading (noun)

    the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies

  • Heading (noun)

    a horizontal (or nearly horizontal) passageway in a mine;

    "they dug a drift parallel with the vein"

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