header

A header is a separate bit of text at the top of a printed page. A header might be the title of the novel you're reading, which is repeated on each page of the book.

One kind of header — also called a "page header" — is a chapter title, which is often printed at the top of every page. It's called a header because it's printed at the top, or head, of the page. When you format a long paper for school, you may include page numbers as headers. In any case, a header is set apart from the main text of a document and is sometimes printed in a larger or bolder font.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: header

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n
a machine that cuts the heads off grain and moves them into a wagon
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n
horizontal beam used as a finishing piece over a door or window
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n
(soccer) the act of hitting the ball with your head
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n
a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: header
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n a machine that cuts the heads off grain and moves them into a wagon

Type of:
harvester, reaper
farm machine that gathers a food crop from the fields
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n horizontal beam used as a finishing piece over a door or window

Synonyms:
lintel
Type of:
beam
long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction

n brick that is laid sideways at the top of a wall

Synonyms:
cope, coping
Type of:
brick
rectangular block of clay baked by the sun or in a kiln; used as a building or paving material

n 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

Type of:
beam
long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction
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n (soccer) the act of hitting the ball with your head

Type of:
hit, hitting, striking
the act of contacting one thing with another

n a headlong jump (or fall)

“he took a header into the shrubbery”
Type of:
jump, jumping
the act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground
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n a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about

Synonyms:
head, heading
Types:
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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
running title
the title (or a shortened title) of a book used as a running head
drop line, dropline, stagger head, staggered head, stephead, stepped line
a headline with the top line flush left and succeeding lines indented to the right
screamer
a sensational newspaper headline
banner, streamer
a newspaper headline that runs across the full page
title
a general or descriptive heading for a section of a written work
Type of:
line
text consisting of a row of words written across a page or computer screen
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