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Meaning of HEAD WORD

Pronunciation:  hed wurd

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  (grammar) the word in a grammatical constituent that plays the same grammatical role as the whole constituent
  2. [n]  a word that is qualified by a modifier
 
 Synonyms: head, headword
 
 See Also: content word, open-class word, phrase, word

 

 

 

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