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Meaning of title by Wiktionary Dictionary



    From Latin titulus ( “title, inscription” ) .


    • Rhymes: -aɪtəl


    title ( plural: titles )

    1. A prefix ( honorific ) or suffix ( post-nominal ) added to a person's name to signify either veneration, official position or a professional or academic qualification. See also Category:Titles
    2. ( law ) Legal right to ownership of a property; a deed or other certificate proving this .
    3. The name of a book, film, musical piece, painting, or other work of art .
    4. A publication .
      The retailer carries thousands of titles .
      Buyers of the new video game console can choose from three bundled titles .
    5. A written title, credit, or caption shown with a film, video, or performance ( usually titles pl ) .
      The titles scrolled by too quickly to read .
    6. The subject of a writing; a short phrase that summarizes the entire topic .
    7. A division of an act of Congress or Parliament .
      Title II of the USA PATRIOT Act
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    • See also Wikisaurus:title

Explanation of title by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. designate by an identifying term

    2. give a title to

    1. an informal right to something

    2. his title to fame
    3. an established or recognized right

    4. he had no documents confirming his title to his father's estate
    5. an identifying appellation signifying status or function: e.g. `Mr.' or `General'

    6. the professor didn't like his friends to use his formal title
    7. an appellation signifying nobility

    8. `your majesty' is the appropriate title to use in addressing a king
    9. the name of a work of art or literary composition etc .

    10. he looked for books with the word `jazz' in the title
      he refused to give titles to his paintings
      I can never remember movie titles
    11. a heading that names a statute or legislative bill

    12. Title 8 provided federal help for schools
    13. written material introduced into a movie or TV show to give credits or represent dialogue or explain an action

    14. the titles go by faster than I can read
    15. a general or descriptive heading for a section of a written work

    16. the novel had chapter titles
    17. a legal document signed and sealed and delivered to effect a transfer of property and to show the legal right to possess it

    18. he kept the title to his car in the glove compartment
    19. the status of being a champion

    20. he held the title for two years

    Definition of title by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Title ( tīt'l ), n. [OF. title, F. titre, L. titulus an inscription, label, title, sign, token. Cf. Tilde, Titrate, Titular.]
      1. An inscription put over or upon anything as a name by which it is known.

      2. The inscription in the beginning of a book, usually containing the subject of the work, the author's and publisher's names, the date, etc.

      3. ( Bookbindng ) The panel for the name, between the bands of the back of a book.

      4. A section or division of a subject, as of a law, a book, specif. ( Roman & Canon Laws ), a chapter or division of a law book.

      5. An appellation of dignity, distinction, or preeminence ( hereditary or acquired ), given to persons, as duke marquis, honorable, esquire, etc.

      With his former title greet Macbeth. Shak.

      6. A name; an appellation; a designation.

      7. ( Law ) That which constitutes a just cause of exclusive possession; that which is the foundation of ownership of property, real or personal; a right; as, “a good title to an estate, or an imperfect title”. The instrument which is evidence of a right. ( Canon Law ) That by which a beneficiary holds a benefice.

      8. ( Anc. Church Records ) A church to which a priest was ordained, and where he was to reside.

      Title deeds ( Law ), the muniments or evidences of ownership; as, the title deeds to an estate.

      Syn. -- Epithet; name; appellation; denomination. See epithet, and Name.

    2. Title v. t. [imp. & p. p. Titled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Titling] [Cf. L. titulare, F. titrer. See Title, n.] To call by a title; to name; to entitle.

      Hadrian, having quieted the island, took it for honor to be titled on his coin, “The Restorer of Britain.” Milton.