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HEADER (header)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does header mean? 

HEADER (noun)
  The noun HEADER has 7 senses:

1. a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about
2. horizontal beam used as a finishing piece over a door or window
3. brick that is laid sideways at the top of a wall
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)

  Familiarity information: HEADER used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


HEADER (noun)


Sense 1header [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

header; heading; head

Context example:

the heading seemed to have little to do with the text

Hypernyms ("header" is a kind of...):

line (text consisting of a row of words written across a page or computer screen)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "header"):

crosshead; crossheading (a heading of a subsection printed within the body of the text)

headline; newspaper headline (the heading or caption of a newspaper article)

lemma (the heading that indicates the subject of an annotation or a literary composition or a dictionary entry)

rubric (a title or heading that is printed in red or in a special type)

running head; running headline (a heading printed at the top of every page (or every other page) of a book)

subhead; subheading (a heading of a subdivision of a text)

rubric; statute title; title (a heading that names a statute or legislative bill; may give a brief summary of the matters it deals with)


Sense 2header [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Horizontal beam used as a finishing piece over a door or window

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

lintel; header

Hypernyms ("header" is a kind of...):

beam (long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction)


Sense 3header [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Brick that is laid sideways at the top of a wall

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

cope; coping; header

Hypernyms ("header" is a kind of...):

brick (rectangular block of clay baked by the sun or in a kiln; used as a building or paving material)

Holonyms ("header" is a part of...):

wall (an architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure)


Sense 4header [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("header" is a kind of...):

beam (long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction)


Sense 5header [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A machine that cuts the heads off grain and moves them into a wagon

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("header" is a kind of...):

harvester; reaper (farm machine that gathers a food crop from the fields)


Sense 6header [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(soccer) the act of hitting the ball with your head

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("header" is a kind of...):

hit; hitting; striking (the act of contacting one thing with another)

Domain category:

association football; soccer (a football game in which two teams of 11 players try to kick or head a ball into the opponents' goal)


Sense 7header [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A headlong jump (or fall)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

he took a header into the shrubbery

Hypernyms ("header" is a kind of...):

jump; jumping (the act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground)


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