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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.

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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 previewMoby Dick in Plain and Simple English (Includes Study Guide, Complete Unabridged Book, Historical Context, and Character Index)( (2012)

by Herman Melville

Chapter 35: The MastHead The MastHead is the lookout place Chapter.

Google previewTechnology Application Competencies for K-12 Teachers (2007)

by Chen, Irene

The masthead is that section of a newsletter, typically found on the second page, that lists the name of the publisher and other pertinent data such as staff names, contributors, subscription information, addresses, logo, and so on.

Google previewThe Principles and Processes of Interactive Design (2015)

by Jamie Steane

Step 1 – Masthead The masthead is the title of a newspaper or magazine; in web design it refers to the top of the web page where the logo and global navigation usually reside. You should design a masthead for that also includes the tagline: ...

Google previewBUSINESS Essential (2015)

by Bloomsbury Publishing

• Slim masthead: the masthead is the top of the page area, and should be slim, ...

Google previewThe Marine Electrical and Electronics Bible (1998)

by John C. Payne

masthead is the best solution. Because only one lamp is burning, it does not consume too much battery power. It must not be used under power, as is commonly done, or in conjunction with any other light. c. Anchor. The anchor light is an ...

Google previewFoundation HTML5 with CSS3 (2012)

by Craig Cook, Jason Garber

The masthead is the branded header for the entire website, like a sign above a shop's front door. In the past we would have used a generic div element to gather these related components into a single block, but HTML5 gives us an element for ...

Google previewDesign for Media (2014)

A Handbook for Students and Professionals in Journalism, PR, and Advertising by Di Hand, Steve Middleditch

The masthead is a semiotic symbol for the title that conveys the name and nature of the publication, and its design needs to be strong enough to allow it to work in other media and in a range of sizes. The typographic treatment needs to be ...

Google previewThe Visual Dictionary of Typography (2010)

by Gavin Ambrose, Paul Harris

Masthead. The title design of a newspaper, magazine or website that conveys to the reader a sense of its attitude and values. Magazines in particular often feature innovative masthead designs and typography to capture the imagination and ...

Google previewThe Mariner's Dictionary, Or American Seaman's Vocabulary of Technical Terms, and Sea Phrases ... Improved from an English Work [i.e. W. F.'s Marine Dictionary]. Illustrated, Etc (1805)

by William FALCONER (Poet.)

When the flag is displayed at the main-top-gallantmast-head, the officer distinguished thereby is known to be an admiral ,- when from the fore-top-gallant- masthead, a vice admiral,- and when from the mizen-topgallant-mast-head, a rear ...

Google previewPub Speak: A Writer's Dictionary of Publishing Terms (2011)

by Tracy Marchini

masthead – In US publishing, the masthead is the list at the front of a magazine or other ...

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 previewA Dictionary of Journalism (2014)

by Tony Harcup

Often used as a motto beneath the newspaper's *masthead as well as in its own promotional campaigns, it was used to signify the News of the World's willingness to report on people's foibles in addition to covering the big social and political ...


MASTHEAD. 1. name of a newspaper displayed at the top of the first page. 2. in a newspaper or magazine, printed section, usually located on the editorial page, that details the title and address of the publication, the owner and/or publisher, ...

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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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