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header

Noun

1 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" [syn: heading, head]
2 horizontal beam used as a finishing piece over a door or window [syn: lintel]
3 brick that is laid sideways at the top of a wall [syn: coping, cope]
4 a framing member crossing and supporting the ends of joists, studs, or rafters so as to transfer their weight to parallel joists, studs, or rafters
5 a machine that cuts the heads off grain and moves them into a wagon
6 (soccer) the act of hitting the ball with your head
7 a headlong jump (or fall); "he took a header into the shrubbery"

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English

Etymology

-er head

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. The upper portion of a page (or other) layout.
    If you reduce the header of this document, the body will fit onto a single page.
  2. Text, or other visual information, used to mark off a quantity of text, often titling or summarizing it.
    Your header is too long; "Local Cannibals" will suffice.
  3. Text, or other visual information, that goes at the top of a column of information in a table.
    That column should have the header "payment status".
  4. A font, text style, or typesetting used for any of the above.
    Parts of speech belong in a level-three header. Level-two headers are reserved for the name of the language.
  5. a brick that is laid sideways at the top of a wall or within the brickwork with the short side showing; compare stretcher
    This wall has four header courses.
  6. a horizontal structural or finish piece over an opening
  7. a machine that cuts the heads off of grain etc
    They fed the bale into the header.
  8. the act of hitting the ball with the head
    His header for the goal followed a perfect corner kick.
  9. a headlong fall or jump
    The clown tripped over the other clown took a header.
  10. the first part of a file or record that describes its contents
    The header includes an index, an identifier, and a pointer to the next entry.
  11. (networking) the first part of a packet, often containing its address and descriptors
    The encapsulation layer adds an eight byte header and a two byte trailer to each packet.''

Translations

upper portion of a page layout
text used to mark off a quantity of text
brick that is laid sideways
horizontal structural or finish piece over an opening
machine that cuts the heads off of grain
headlong fall or jump
soccer: act of hitting the ball with the head

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Extensive Definition

Header may refer to:
header in Dutch: Header

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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