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MASTHEAD

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does masthead mean? 

MASTHEAD (noun)
  The noun MASTHEAD has 3 senses:

1. a listing printed in all issues of a newspaper or magazine (usually on the editorial page) that gives the name of the publication and the names of the editorial staff, etc.
2. the title of a newspaper or magazine; usually printed on the front page and on the editorial page
3. the head or top of a mast

  Familiarity information: MASTHEAD used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


MASTHEAD (noun)


Sense 1masthead [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A listing printed in all issues of a newspaper or magazine (usually on the editorial page) that gives the name of the publication and the names of the editorial staff, etc.

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

masthead; flag

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

list; listing (a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics))


Sense 2masthead [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The title of a newspaper or magazine; usually printed on the front page and on the editorial page

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

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

title (the name of a work of art or literary composition etc.)


Sense 3masthead [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The head or top of a mast

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

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

top (the upper part of anything)

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

mast (a vertical spar for supporting sails)


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