Definition of Header

1. 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"

Exact synonyms: Head, Heading
Specialized synonyms: Crosshead, Crossheading, Headline, Newspaper Headline, Lemma, Rubric, Running Head, Running Headline, Subhead, Subheading, Rubric, Statute Title, Title
Generic synonyms: Line
Derivative terms: Head, Head

2. Noun. Horizontal beam used as a finishing piece over a door or window.
Exact synonyms: Lintel
Generic synonyms: Beam

3. Noun. Brick that is laid sideways at the top of a wall.
Exact synonyms: Cope, Coping
Generic synonyms: Brick
Group relationships: Wall

4. Noun. 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.
Generic synonyms: Beam

5. Noun. A machine that cuts the heads off grain and moves them into a wagon.
Generic synonyms: Harvester, Reaper

6. Noun. (soccer) the act of hitting the ball with your head.
Generic synonyms: Hit, Hitting, Striking
Category relationships: Association Football, Soccer

7. Noun. A headlong jump (or fall). "He took a header into the shrubbery"
Generic synonyms: Jump, Jumping

Definition of Header

1. n. One who, or that which, heads nails, rivets, etc., esp. a machine for heading.

Definition of Header

1. Noun. The upper portion of a page (or other) layout. ¹

2. Noun. Text, or other visual information, used to mark off a quantity of text, often titling or summarizing it. ¹

3. Noun. Text, or other visual information, that goes at the top of a column of information in a table. ¹

4. Noun. (informal) A font, text style, or typesetting used for any of the above. ¹

5. Noun. a brick that is laid sideways at the top of a wall or within the brickwork with the short side showing; compare stretcher ¹

6. Noun. a horizontal structural or finish piece over an opening ¹

7. Noun. a machine that cuts the heads off of grain etc ¹

8. Noun. (soccer) the act of hitting the ball with the head ¹

9. Noun. a headlong fall or jump ¹

10. Noun. (computing) the first part of a file or record that describes its contents ¹

11. Noun. (context: networking) the first part of a packet, often containing its address and descriptors ¹

12. Noun. A raised tank that supplies water at constant pressure, especially to a central heating and hot water system ¹

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Definition of Header

1. a grain harvester [n -S]

Medical Definition of Header

1. A pipe from which two or more tributary pipes run. (05 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Header

headed off
header (current term)
header file
header files

Literary usage of Header

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Applied Mechanics by Gaetano Lanza (1885)
"N header is hung in stirrups. 16839 Ibs., .S header begins to crack. ... Same as a, with header hung in stirrups, substituted for broken one. ..."

2. A Handbook on Piping by Carl Lars Svensen (1918)
"Live Steam header. β€” A live steam header of large size may be made up of ... Connections Between Boiler and header. β€” The pipe between the boiler' and ..."

3. The Third Power Kink Book: A Collection of Short Articles from Power by Power (New York) (1921)
"The line from each boiler to the header should be fitted with a stop valve and also with an automatic nonreturn valve to prevent the escape of steam in ..."

4. Theory of Transverse Strains and Its Application in the Construction of by Robert Griffith Hatfield (1882)
"which is a rule for the breadth of a header, based upon the resistance to flexure. ... Example of a header for a Dwelling.β€”In a dwelling having spruce floor ..."

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