Headfirst vs Headway - What's the difference?

headfirst | headway |


As an adverb headfirst

is with the head in front; headlong.

As an adjective headfirst

is with the head in front; headlong.

As a noun headway is

movement ahead or forward.

headfirst

English

Adverb

(-)
  • With the head in front; headlong
  • Adjective

    (-)
  • With the head in front; headlong
  • headway

    English

    Noun

  • Movement ahead or forward.
  • (nautical) Forward motion, or its rate.
  • (countable, transport) The interval of time or distance between the fronts of two vehicles (e.g. buses) moving in succession in the same direction, especially along the same pre-determined route.
  • (uncountable, figuratively) Progress toward a goal.
  • (countable) The clearance beneath an object, such as an arch, ceiling or bridge; headroom.
  • (coal-mining) A cross-heading.
  • Derived terms

    * make headway

    See also

    * seaway