• IPA: /ˈhɛdə/, /ˈhɛdɚ/

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. (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.
  6. (programming) Clipping of header file#English|header file.
  7. (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.
  8. 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.
  9. A horizontal structural or finish piece over an opening.
  10. A machine that separates and gathers the heads of grain etc.
    They fed the bale into the header.
  11. (soccer) The act of hitting the ball with the head.
    His header for the goal followed a perfect corner kick.
  12. (soccer) Someone who heads the ball
  13. A headlong fall or jump.
    ''The clown tripped over the other clown and took a header.
  14. A raised tank that supplies water at constant pressure, especially to a central heating and hot water system.
  15. A pipe which connects several smaller pipes.
    Common practice is to use plastic pipes with iron headers.
  16. The rodeo performer who drives the steer toward the heeler to be tied.
  17. One who puts a head on something.
  • (text used to mark off a quantity of text) head, heading
  • (brick that is laid sideways) bonder, coping, cope
  • (horizontal structural or finish piece over an opening) lintel
Related terms Translations Translations
  • French: chapeau
  • Russian: заголо́вок
Translations Translations Translations
  • Russian: жа́тка
  • Italian: caduta di testa, tuffo
Translations Verb

header (headers, present participle headering; past and past participle headered)

  1. (sports, transitive) To strike (a ball) with one's head.

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