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head·er

 (hĕd′ər)
n.
1. One that fits a head on an object.
2. One that removes a head from an object, especially a machine that reaps the heads of grain and passes them into a wagon or receptacle.
3. A pipe that serves as a central connection for two or more smaller pipes.
4. A floor or roof beam placed between two long beams that supports the ends of the tailpieces.
5. A brick or stone laid at a right angle to the face of a wall so that only its short end is showing. Also called bonder.
6. Informal A headlong dive or fall.
7. Sports A pass or shot made in soccer by heading the ball.
8. Textual information, such as a title, date, or page number, positioned in the top margin of a page and usually repeated throughout a document.
9. A raised tank or hopper that maintains a constant pressure or supply to a system, especially the small tank that supplies water to a central heating system.

header

(ˈhɛdə)
n
1. (Mechanical Engineering) Also called: header tank a reservoir, tank, or hopper that maintains a gravity feed or a static fluid pressure in an apparatus
2. (Mechanical Engineering) a manifold for distributing a fluid supply amongst a number of passages
3. (Mechanical Engineering) a machine that trims the heads from castings, forgings, etc, or one that forms heads, as in wire, to make nails
4. (Mechanical Engineering) a person who operates such a machine
5. (Building) a brick or stone laid across a wall so that its end is flush with the outer surface. Compare stretcher5
6. (Soccer) the action of striking a ball with the head
7. informal a headlong fall or dive
8. (Computer Science) computing
a. a block of data on a tape or disk providing information about the size, location, etc, of a file
b. (as modifier): header card; header label.
9. dialect a mentally unbalanced person

head•er

(ˈhɛd ər)

n.
1. a person or thing that removes or puts a head on something.
2. a reaping machine that cuts off and gathers only the heads of the grain.
3. a chamber where tubes are connected so that water or steam may pass freely among them.
4. a manifold that channels exhaust gases from the engine cylinders.
5.
a. a brick or stone laid in a wall or the like so that its shorter ends are exposed or parallel to the surface.
b. a framing member crossing and supporting the ends of joists, studs, or rafters.
6. a plunge or dive headfirst, as into water.
7. a line of information placed at the top of a page for purposes of identification. Compare footer.
[1400–50]

Header

A grain harvester that cut the grain heads from stalks and transported the heads to a wagon.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.header - a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is aboutheader - 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"
crosshead, crossheading - a heading of a subsection printed within the body of the text
headline, newspaper headline - the heading or caption of a newspaper article
lemma - the heading that indicates the subject of an annotation or a literary composition or a dictionary entry
rubric - a title or heading that is printed in red or in a special type
running head, running headline - a heading printed at the top of every page (or every other page) of a book
subhead, subheading - a heading of a subdivision of a text
statute title, title, rubric - a heading that names a statute or legislative bill; may give a brief summary of the matters it deals with; "Title 8 provided federal help for schools"
line - text consisting of a row of words written across a page or computer screen; "the letter consisted of three short lines"; "there are six lines in every stanza"
2.header - horizontal beam used as a finishing piece over a door or windowheader - horizontal beam used as a finishing piece over a door or window
beam - long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction
3.header - brick that is laid sideways at the top of a wallheader - brick that is laid sideways at the top of a wall
brick - rectangular block of clay baked by the sun or in a kiln; used as a building or paving material
wall - an architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure; "the south wall had a small window"; "the walls were covered with pictures"
4.header - 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
beam - long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction
5.header - a machine that cuts the heads off grain and moves them into a wagon
harvester, reaper - farm machine that gathers a food crop from the fields
6.header - (soccer) the act of hitting the ball with your head
hitting, striking, hit - the act of contacting one thing with another; "repeated hitting raised a large bruise"; "after three misses she finally got a hit"
association football, soccer - a football game in which two teams of 11 players try to kick or head a ball into the opponents' goal
7.header - a headlong jump (or fall); "he took a header into the shrubbery"
jumping, jump - the act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground; "he advanced in a series of jumps"; "the jumping was unexpected"

header

noun
1. Informal. The act of plunging suddenly downward into or as if into water:
2. Informal. A sudden involuntary drop to the ground:
Translations
ضَربَة بالرأسغَطْسَة رأسِيَّه
hlavičkapád
hovedspringhovedstød
fejeléslabdafejelés
kollsteypaskalli
pád hlavouskok strmhlav
baş aşağı düşmekafa vuruşu

header

[ˈhedəʳ] N
1. (Ftbl) → cabezazo m, remate m de cabeza
2. (= fall) → caída f de cabeza; (= dive) → salto m de cabeza
3. (Typ, Comput) → encabezamiento m

header

[ˈhɛdər] n (British)tête m, coup m de têtehead gardener nchef jardinier/ière m/f

header

n
(Brit: = dive) → Kopfsprung m, → Köpfer m (inf); to take a header into the watereinen Kopfsprung ins Wasser machen; (= fall)kopfüber ins Wasser fallen; the dollar took a headerder Dollarkurs fiel, der Dollar machte eine Talfahrt (inf)
(Ftbl) → Kopfstoß m, → Kopfball m; he’s a good header of the baller köpft gut
(Typ) → Kopfzeile f

header

[ˈhɛdəʳ] n (Brit) (fam) (Ftbl) → colpo di testa (000) (fall) → caduta di testa
he took a header into the water → fece un tuffo di testa nell'acqua

head

(hed) noun
1. the top part of the human body, containing the eyes, mouth, brain etc; the same part of an animal's body. The stone hit him on the head; He scratched his head in amazement.
2. a person's mind. An idea came into my head last night.
3. the height or length of a head. The horse won by a head.
4. the chief or most important person (of an organization, country etc). Kings and presidents are heads of state; (also adjective) a head waiter; the head office.
5. anything that is like a head in shape or position. the head of a pin; The boy knocked the heads off the flowers.
6. the place where a river, lake etc begins. the head of the Nile.
7. the top, or the top part, of anything. Write your address at the head of the paper; the head of the table.
8. the front part. He walked at the head of the procession.
9. a particular ability or tolerance. He has no head for heights; She has a good head for figures.
10. a headmaster or headmistress. You'd better ask the Head.
11. (for) one person. This dinner costs $10 a head.
12. a headland. Beachy Head.
13. the foam on the top of a glass of beer etc.
verb
1. to go at the front of or at the top of (something). The procession was headed by the band; Whose name headed the list?
2. to be in charge of; to be the leader of. He heads a team of scientists investigating cancer.
3. (often with for) to (cause to) move in a certain direction. The explorers headed south; The boys headed for home; You're heading for disaster!
4. to put or write something at the beginning of. His report was headed `Ways of Preventing Industrial Accidents'.
5. (in football) to hit the ball with the head. He headed the ball into the goal.
-headed
having (a certain number or type of) head(s). a two-headed monster; a bald-headed man.
ˈheader noun
1. a fall or dive forwards. He slipped and took a header into the mud.
2. (in football) the act of hitting the ball with the head. He scored with a great header.
ˈheading noun
what is written at the top of a page etc. The teacher said that essays must have a proper heading.
heads noun, adverb
(on) the side of a coin with the head of a king, president etc on it. He tossed the penny and it came down heads.
ˈheadache noun
1. a pain in the head. Bright lights give me a headache.
2. something worrying. Lack of money is a real headache.
ˈheadband noun
a strip of material worn round the head to keep one's hair off one's face.
ˈhead-dress noun
something, usually ornamental, which is worn on, and covers, the head. The tribesmen were wearing head-dresses of fur and feathers.
ˌheadˈfirst adverb
with one's head in front or bent forward. He fell headfirst into a pool of water.
ˈheadgear noun
anything that is worn on the head. Hats, caps and helmets are headgear.
ˈheadlamp noun
a headlight.
ˈheadland noun
a point of land which sticks out into the sea.
ˈheadlight noun
a powerful light at or on the front of a car, lorry, train, ship, aeroplane etc. As it was getting dark, the driver switched on his headlights.
ˈheadline noun
the words written in large letters at the top of newspaper articles. I never read a paper in detail – I just glance at the headlines.
ˈheadlines noun plural
a brief statement of the most important items of news, on television or radio. the news headlines.
ˈheadlong adjective, adverb
1. moving forwards or downwards, with one's head in front. a headlong dive into the pool of water; He fell headlong into a pool of water.
2. (done) without thought or delay, often foolishly. a headlong rush; He rushes headlong into disaster.
head louse
a type of louse that infests the human head.
headˈmasterfeminine headˈmistress noun
the person in charge of a school; the principal.
ˌhead-ˈon adverb, adjective
(usually of cars etc) with the front of one car etc hitting the front of another car etc. a head-on collision; The two cars crashed head-on.
ˈheadphones noun plural
(also ˈearphones) a pair of electronic instruments held over a person's ears, by a metal band over the head, which are connected to a radio. a set of headphones.
ˌheadˈquarters noun singular or plural
(often abbreviated to HQ (eitʃˈkjuː) noun) the place from which the chief officers or leaders of an organization (especially an army) direct and control the activities of that organization. During the election, his house was used as the campaign headquarters.
ˈheadrest noun
a sort of small cushion which supports a person's head, eg as fitted to a dentist's chair, a car seat.
ˈheadscarf, ˈheadsquare nouns
a usually square scarf worn by women over or round the head.
ˈheadstone noun
a stone put at a grave, usually with the name of the dead person on it, the date of his birth and death etc.
ˈheadstrong adjective
(of people) difficult to persuade or control; always doing or wanting to do what they themselves want. a headstrong, obstinate child.
ˈheadwind noun
a wind which is blowing towards one.
above someone's head
too difficult (for someone) to understand. His lecture was well above their heads.
go to someone's head
1. (of alcohol) to make someone slightly drunk. Champagne always goes to my head.
2. (of praise, success etc) to make someone arrogant, foolish etc. Don't let success go to your head.
head off
1. to make (a person, animal etc) change direction. One group of the soldiers rode across the valley to head the bandits off.
2. to go in some direction. He headed off towards the river.
head over heels
1. completely. He fell head over heels in love.
2. turning over completely; headfirst. He fell head over heels into a pond.
heads or tails?
used when tossing a coin, eg to decide which of two people does, gets etc something. Heads or tails? Heads you do the dishes, tails I do them.
keep one's head
to remain calm and sensible in a crisis etc.
lose one's head
to become angry or excited, or to act foolishly in a crisis.
make head or tail of
to understand. I can't make head or tail of these instructions.
make headway
to make progress. We're not making much headway with this new scheme.
off one's head
mad. You must be off your head to work for nothing.
References in classic literature ?
In the first place, I never heard of a Death's Header coming into a hive.
If I can only teach a--a little toleration--a little ordinary kindness here toward that absurd old bogey you call the Death's Header, I shan't have lived in vain.
It'll make the Hive hot, but we can't have Death's Headers in the middle of our honey-flow.
Seeing that if I stood where I was I must be killed, as the horrid apparition came I flung myself down in front of him so cleverly that, being unable to stop himself, he took a header right over my prostrate form.
I'm afraid I never can," said Rose; but she surveyed the cup with favour, for a funny little imp danced on the handle, as if all ready to take a header into the white sea below.
Her lurches had an appalling helplessness: she pitched as if taking a header into a void, and seemed to find a wall to hit every time.
The other three took complete headers, and came up again drenched and bubbling.
The air was filled with their irregular flight, layer rising above layer, far above the tops of the highest pines, none daring to advance beyond the dangerous pass; when, suddenly, some of the headers of the feathered tribes shot across the valley, taking their flight directly over the village, and hundreds of thousands in their rear followed the example, deserting the eastern side of the plain to their persecutors and the slain.
He started for'ard, the fuse sizzling and spluttering at his rear, the natives in his path taking headers over the barbed wire at every jump.
Ipswich hit the woodwork for the second time when Darren Ambrose got in a header from a Tyrone Mings centre.
54: Pennington's header from Williams free-kick is no trouble for Johnstone.
He has agreed to create a painting based on a silhouette of his son's diving header in Holland's opening game.