header

noun
head·​er | \ ˈhe-dər How to pronounce header (audio) \

Definition of header

1 : one that removes heads especially : a grain-harvesting machine that cuts off the grain heads and elevates them to a wagon
2a : a brick or stone laid in a wall with its end toward the face of the wall
b : a beam fitted at one side of an opening to support free ends of floor joists, studs, or rafters
c : a horizontal structural or finish piece over an opening : lintel
d : a conduit (such as an exhaust pipe for a many-cylindered engine) into which a number of smaller conduits open
e : a mounting plate through which electrical terminals pass from a sealed device (such as a transistor)
3 : a fall or dive headfirst took a header into the pool
4 : a shot or pass in soccer made by heading the ball
b : information (such as a page number) printed or placed at the top of each page of a document — compare footer sense 2

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Examples of header in a Sentence

She tripped on the rock and took a header. He scored with a header past the goalie.

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Add a header with the title of your paper to every single page. Noelle Devoe, Seventeen, "19 Things Every Student Tries To Make Their Paper Seem Longer Than It Actually Is," 15 Apr. 2019 Nvidia equipped the board with three USB 2.0 ports, a USB 3.0 port, a MIPI-CSI camera connector, HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2, and I2S audio out, along with expansion options for a Wi-Fi card, a fan, and a UART header. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "Nvidia's $99 Jetson Nano Developer Kit brings GPU-supercharged AI smarts to maker projects," 18 Mar. 2019 Jan Vertonghen then scored with a looping header that appeared to be a cross but dropped in under the crossbar in the 69th minute. Jerome Pugmire, BostonGlobe.com, "Belgium overcomes two-goal second-half deficit to defeat Japan," 2 July 2018 Instructions explaining how to configure the header to work with other add-on hardware can be found in the Jetson GPIO Python library. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "Nvidia's $99 Jetson Nano Developer Kit brings GPU-supercharged AI smarts to maker projects," 18 Mar. 2019 Croatia defender Domagoj Vida also scored in extra time with a header in the 101st minute. Tales Azzoni, Houston Chronicle, "Croatia ends Russia's run, advances to World Cup semis on penalties," 8 July 2018 The standard of England's crossing has particularly stood out this tournament, and Alli added the second goal by meeting a far-post cross from midfielder Jesse Lingard with a powerful header in the 59th. Steve Douglas, chicagotribune.com, "England beat Sweden to reach World Cup semifinals," 7 July 2018 The standard of England’s crossing has particularly stood out this tournament, and Alli added the second goal by meeting a far-post cross from midfielder Jesse Lingard with a powerful header in the 59th. Steve Douglas, BostonGlobe.com, "England shuts out Sweden to reach World Cup semifinals," 7 July 2018 At the time, Microsoft believed the attackers would only be able to read header information, such as the subject line or the address from which the email was sent. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Hackers reportedly abused Microsoft's customer support to read Hotmail, Outlook.com email," 15 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of header

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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header

noun

English Language Learners Definition of header

: a word, phrase, etc., that is placed at the beginning of a document, passage, etc., or at the top of a page
informal : a fall in which your head hits the ground
soccer : a shot or pass made by hitting the ball with your head

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