from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Nautical The top of a mast.
- n. The listing in a newspaper or periodical of information about its staff, operation, and circulation.
- n. The title of a newspaper or periodical as it appears across the first page, front cover, or title page of each issue. Also called nameplate.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The top of a mast.
- n. A list of a newspaper or other periodical's main staff, contributing writers, publisher, circulation, advertising rates etc.
- n. The title (normally in a large and distinctive font) of a newspaper at the top of the front page
- v. To send to the masthead as a punishment.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The top or head of a mast; the part of a mast above the hounds.
- transitive v. To cause to go to the masthead as a punishment.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The top or head of the mast of a ship or vessel; technically, the top or head of the lower mast, but by extension the highest point of the mast.
- n. One who is stationed at the masthead: as, the sundown masthead.
- To raise to the masthead; place or display at the masthead.
- To punish, as a sailor, by sending to the masthead (the top of one of the lower masts) for a certain or an indefinite time.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. 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.
- n. the title of a newspaper or magazine; usually printed on the front page and on the editorial page
- n. the head or top of a mast
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I have known and worked with both Craig and Dave for many years, both as a fellow journalist and more recently as a PR person and to say they will be missed from the AV Week masthead is an understatement.
If we are equating a blog to a newspaper or a magazine, then technically, that which people are calling a masthead is a nameplate.
BTW, some readers mixed up Banner — the box at the top of the website, with masthead, which is a listing of the editorial and administrative staff for a publication.
Anyone notice that the guy they just promoted to the masthead was the main supervisor of Jason Blair?
April 30th, 2008 at 6: 55 pm PDT the incorporation of the segate logo into the masthead is a classy touch. reply yongfook
Now the standard at the masthead was the signal for the hunt to begin.
The effect was electrical: the motion was carried by acclamation and there was a unanimous rush for the now wretched mariner whose false alarm at the masthead was the cause of our embarrassment, but on second thoughts it was decided to substitute Captain Troutbeck, as less generally useful and more undeviatingly in error.
The others on the masthead are a curious of mixture of Mormons and non-Mormons.
Second, the masthead is a fabrication of the highest order.
Or are there still Balkinization regulars (among the discussants, obviously, not the "masthead" contributors) who thank their lucky stars that George W. Bush will be Command-in-Chief for twenty-six more months and thus bless a Constitution that assures his continued occupancy of the White House. continue reading ...