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English noun: header

1. header (communication) a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about

SamplesThe heading seemed to have little to do with the text.

Synonymshead, heading

Broader (hypernym)line

Narrower (hyponym)crosshead, crossheading, headline, lemma, newspaper headline, rubric, rubric, running head, running headline, statute title, subhead, subheading, title

2. header (artifact) horizontal beam used as a finishing piece over a door or window


Broader (hypernym)beam

3. header (artifact) brick that is laid sideways at the top of a wall

Synonymscope, coping

Broader (hypernym)brick

Part meronymwall

4. header (artifact) 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

Broader (hypernym)beam

5. header (artifact) a machine that cuts the heads off grain and moves them into a wagon

Broader (hypernym)harvester, reaper

6. header (act) (soccer) the act of hitting the ball with your head

Broader (hypernym)hit, hitting, striking

Domain categoryassociation football, soccer

7. header (act) a headlong jump (or fall)

SamplesHe took a header into the shrubbery.

Broader (hypernym)jump, jumping

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