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Meaning of header by Wiktionary Dictionary



    to head + -er


    • IPA: /ˈhɛdə/, /ˈhɛdɚ/
    • enPR: hĕd'ər
    • Rhymes: -ɛdə( r )


    header ( plural: headers )

    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. ( informal ) 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. ( soccer ) 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 and took a header .
    10. ( computing ) 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 .
    12. A raised tank that supplies water at constant pressure, especially to a central heating and hot water system


    Derived terms


    • adhere
    • hedera

Explanation of header by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. a headlong jump ( or fall )

    2. he took a header into the shrubbery
    3. the act of hitting the ball with your head

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

    5. 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

    6. brick that is laid sideways at the top of a wall

    7. horizontal beam used as a finishing piece over a door or window

    8. a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about