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Definition of the noun masthead

What does masthead mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: mastheads

  1. a listing printed in all issues of a newspaper or magazine (usually on the editorial page) that gives the name of the publication and the names of the editorial staff, etc.
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonym of masthead: flag
    • more generic words: list / listing = a database containing an ordered array of items
  2. the title of a newspaper or magazine; usually printed on the front page and on the editorial page
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic word: title = the name of a work of art or literary composition etc.
  3. the head or top of a mast
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: top = the upper part of anything
    • part of: mast = a vertical spar for supporting sails

Alternative definition of the noun masthead


  1. [nautical] The top of a mast.
  2. [US] A list of a newspaper or other periodical's main staff, contributing writers, publisher, circulation, advertising rates etc.
  3. [UK] The title (normally in a large and distinctive font) of a newspaper at the top of the front page


  1. Masthead: In American usage, a publication's masthead is a printed list, published in a fixed position in each edition, of its owners, departments, officers and address details, which in British English usage is known as imprint.
  2. Masthead is a venture investor.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for masthead

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Google previewDesign-it-Yourself Graphic Workshop (2007)

The Step-by-Step Guide by Chuck Green

The masthead is the block of information that defines the publication, posts legal information, identifies the publisher and the key contribu- tors...

Google previewNew Catholic World (1915)

the rudder is reason supported by faith; the oars are examination of conscience , confession, and mortification; the sails are vocal and mental prayer ; the flag at the masthead is the Sacred Heart of Jesus; the anchor is obedience; the cause ;...

Google previewPatterson's illustrated nautical encyclopedia (1901)

by Howard Patterson

Masthead. The top part of a mast: that part of a mast from the cross-trees to the cap. To masthead a man is to send him aloft to remain a certain time for punishment. To masthead a yard is to hoist it by the halliards as far as it will gothis is done ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Public Relations, Second Edition (2013)

by Robert L. Heath

The parts of a newsletter include a consistent grid, nameplate, table of contents, masthead, headers, footers, headlines, subheads, body copy, bylines, pull quotes, captions, and graphics. A grid is a pattern or plan for pages in the newsletter, ...

Google previewThe Antarctic Dictionary (2000)

A Complete Guide to Antarctic English by Bernadette Hince

When applied to sea-ice, is “an area of pack ice of such an extent that its limits cannot be seen from a ship's masthead.” (b) The term is also used for any large area of land ice, as snow-field, firn-field or névé-field. Field ice is a different term.

Google previewThe Historical Encyclopedia of World Slavery (1997)

by Junius P. Rodriguez

The masthead of the abolitionist paper the Liberator, 1831. tool by exploiting the newspaper's form and meaning. The outstanding character of a newspaper, particularly the tremendously ...

Google previewThe Frederick Douglass Encyclopedia (2009)

by Julius E. Thompson, James L. Conyers Jr., Nancy J. Dawson

The North Star's masthead spelled out the newspaper's purpose: “The object of the North Star will be to attack slavery in all its forms and aspects; advocate universal emancipation; exalt the standard of public morality; promote the moral and ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica (1911)

Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature, Enlarged and Improved

A Masthead Angle ...

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Scrabble value of M3A1S1T1H4E1A1D2

The value of this 8-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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