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Meaning of HEADER

Pronunciation:  'hedur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a headlong jump (or fall); "he took a header into the shrubbery"
  2. [n]  (soccer) the act of hitting the ball with your head
  3. [n]  a machine that cuts the heads off grain and moves them into a wagon
  4. [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
  5. [n]  brick that is laid sideways at the top of a wall
  6. [n]  horizontal beam used as a finishing piece over a door or window
  7. [n]  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"

HEADER is a 6 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: cope, coping, head, heading, lintel
 See Also: beam, brick, crosshead, crossheading, harvester, headline, hit, hitting, jump, jumping, lemma, line, newspaper headline, reaper, rubric, running head, running headline, statute title, striking, subhead, subheading, title, wall



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Head"er\, n.
1. One who, or that which, heads nails, rivets, etc., esp. a
   machine for heading.

2. One who heads a movement, a party, or a mob; head; chief;
   leader. [R.]

3. (Arch.)
   (a) A brick or stone laid with its shorter face or head in
       the surface of the wall.
   (b) In framing, the piece of timber fitted between two
       trimmers, and supported by them, and carrying the ends
       of the tailpieces.

4. A reaper for wheat, that cuts off the heads only.

5. A fall or plunge headforemost, as while riding a bicycle,
   or in bathing; as, to take a header. [Colloq.]

Computing Dictionary

1. The portion of a packet, preceding the actual data, containing source and destination addresses, error checking and other fields.

2. The part of an electronic mail message or news article that precedes the body of a message and contains, among other things, the sender's name and e-mail address and the date and time the message was sent.

Thesaurus Terms
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