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a content word that can be qualified by a modifier

a word placed at the beginning of a line or paragraph (as in a dictionary entry)

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Each headword includes morphological inflections, indicating word class, much as in a standard dictionary.
Counting nonce OED quotes, the highest dictionary AV is 1118 for the 'word' zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz (43z) under the headword Z.
Which part of the grammatical relation is the actual headword the MWE candidate occurs under is labeled by uppercasing that grammatical relation element, so under the verb traziti#Vm, the Croatian MWE candidate traziti riipu h zakonu will appear under the grammatical relation "GBZ sbz4 u sbz6".
No part of speech or morphological information is given with headwords.
The initial headword list has been compiled by Martin Arista et al.
Words which became obsolete before 1700 appear if they are significant in the formation or history of some other headword in the text, or if they remain familiar from the works of Shakespeare, the 1611 Authorized Version of the Bible, and a small number of other influential literary sources (notably the poems of John Milton and Edmund Spenser's Faerie Queene).
Though the essay warns that its approach will result "inevitably in a heterogeneous essay" (103), the paper appears more like a catalogue, with the treatment of each work--sometimes only a couple of sentences--appearing under its headword.
In particular, we assumed that roots were no more than four moras (Krupa 1966, Krupa 1971), and further scrutinized the entry of each headword for evidence of complexity, including common affixes, reduplication, and cross-referencing.
Absolute forms are given in the headword, but attestations are often missing in the entry section.
Newell has successfully addressed here this important issue quintessentially encountered by any lexicographer dealing with Malayo-Polynesian languages by presenting each entry according to the following order: first with the root as the headword, then the affixed forms as minor entries, and finally the variant forms as run-on entries.
Entries in the dictionary include cultural information relevant to a particular headword, such as in the entry for nala, meaning 'war club', in which half a column is devoted to describing the weapons used, how they were made and held, etc.
As one who has devoted his career to championing biographical research in education, I found myself receiving queries from contributors expressing disbelief, after reviewing the headword list, that entries on certain contemporary authors were not included.
This definition does not appear under the headword trou in the Dictionnaire du Moyen Francais (DMF), but Godefroy documents trou = trognon (the inedible core or stalk of a fruit or vegetable) in detail under the headword tros, with citations from both before Villon's time and after (8: 90).