Other forms: headers

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.

Definitions of header
  1. noun
    a machine that cuts the heads off grain and moves them into a wagon
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    harvester, reaper
    farm machine that gathers a food crop from the fields
  2. noun
    horizontal beam used as a finishing piece over a door or window
    synonyms: lintel
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    long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction
  3. noun
    brick that is laid sideways at the top of a wall
    synonyms: cope, coping
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    rectangular block of clay baked by the sun or in a kiln; used as a building or paving material
  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
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    long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction
  5. noun
    (soccer) the act of hitting the ball with your head
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    hit, hitting, striking
    the act of contacting one thing with another
  6. noun
    a headlong jump (or fall)
    “he took a header into the shrubbery”
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    jump, jumping
    the act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground
  7. noun
    a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about
    synonyms: head, heading
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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
    the heading that indicates the subject of an annotation or a literary composition or a dictionary entry
    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
    a sensational newspaper headline
    banner, streamer
    a newspaper headline that runs across the full page
    a general or descriptive heading for a section of a written work
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    text consisting of a row of words written across a page or computer screen




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