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header Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about
    head; heading.
    • the heading seemed to have little to do with the text
  2. noun horizontal beam used as a finishing piece over a door or window
  3. noun brick that is laid sideways at the top of a wall
    coping; cope.
  4. noun 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. noun a machine that cuts the heads off grain and moves them into a wagon
  6. noun (soccer) the act of hitting the ball with your head
  7. noun a headlong jump (or fall)
    • he took a header into the shrubbery

Head"er noun
  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.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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