What does header mean?

Definitions for header
ˈhɛd ərhead·er

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word header.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. heading, header, head(noun)

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

    "the heading seemed to have little to do with the text"

  2. header, lintel(noun)

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

  3. header, coping, cope(noun)

    brick that is laid sideways at the top of a wall

  4. header(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

  5. header(noun)

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

  6. header(noun)

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

  7. header(noun)

    a headlong jump (or fall)

    "he took a header into the shrubbery"


  1. header(Noun)

    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. header(Noun)

    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. header(Noun)

    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. header(Noun)

    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. header(Noun)

    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. header(Noun)

    a horizontal structural or finish piece over an opening

  7. header(Noun)

    a machine that cuts the heads off of grain etc

    They fed the bale into the header.

  8. header(Noun)

    the act of hitting the ball with the head

    His header for the goal followed a perfect corner kick.

  9. header(Noun)

    a headlong fall or jump

    The clown tripped over the other clown and took a header.

  10. header(Noun)

    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. header(Noun)

    (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. header(Noun)

    A raised tank that supplies water at constant pressure, especially to a central heating and hot water system

Webster Dictionary

  1. Header(noun)

    one who, or that which, heads nails, rivets, etc., esp. a machine for heading

  2. Header(noun)

    one who heads a movement, a party, or a mob; head; chief; leader

  3. Header(noun)

    a brick or stone laid with its shorter face or head in the surface of the wall

  4. Header(noun)

    in framing, the piece of timber fitted between two trimmers, and supported by them, and carrying the ends of the tailpieces

  5. Header(noun)

    a reaper for wheat, that cuts off the heads only

  6. Header(noun)

    a fall or plunge headforemost, as while riding a bicycle, or in bathing; as, to take a header


  1. Header

    In information technology, header refers to supplemental data placed at the beginning of a block of data being stored or transmitted. In data transmission, the data following the header are sometimes called the payload or body. It is vital that header composition follow a clear and unambiguous specification or format, to allow for parsing.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. header

    The person in the Newfoundland fishing vessels who is engaged to cut open the fish, tear out the entrails, break off the head, and pass it over to the splitter, who sits opposite to him.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. header

    In a revetment, is a brick, stone, or sod laid with its end outwards.

Anagrams for header »

  1. adhere

  2. hedera

How to pronounce header?

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How to say header in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of header in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of header in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of header in a Sentence

  1. White House:

    This is the header of the president of the United States' political/personal Twitter account.

  2. Dennis Cardone:

    There is a lot of jostling and a lot of head impact. Most of the concussions are from hitting your head against an opposing player when going for a header.

Images & Illustrations of header

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  • cop de capCatalan, Valencian
  • záhlaví, hlavička, vazákCzech
  • Kopfball, KopfzeileGerman
  • κεφαλιά, κεφαλάρι, ανώφλι, κεφαλίδα, κουτουλιάGreek
  • cabezazoSpanish
  • ylätunniste, pukkaus, puskuFinnish
  • linteau, boutisse, en-tête, chapeau, têteFrench
  • skalliIcelandic
  • caduta di testa, tuffo, colpo di testa, intestazioneItalian
  • ヘッダー, ヘディングJapanese
  • galveneLatvian
  • kop, kopbalDutch
  • główka, nagłówekPolish
  • cabeçalho, cabeçadaPortuguese
  • тычок, жатка, заголовок, верхний колонтитул, хедер, удар головойRussian
  • dykning, skalle, skördemaskin, rubrik, huvudhopp, bindare, nick, koppsten, överstyckeSwedish

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