Definitions for titleˈtaɪt l

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ti•tleˈtaɪt l(n.; adj.; v.)-tled, -tling.

  1. (n.)the distinguishing name of a work, as a book or a piece of music.

  2. a descriptive heading, as of a chapter of a book.

  3. Category: Printing

    Ref: title page.

  4. a book, magazine, or other publication.

  5. a descriptive appellation, esp. one belonging to a person by right of rank or office.

  6. a championship.

    Category: Sport

  7. an established right to something.

  8. anything that provides a basis for a claim.

  9. legal right to the possession of property, esp. real estate. the instrument constituting evidence of such right.

    Category: Law

  10. Usu., titles. any written matter inserted into a motion picture or TV program, as credits.

    Category: Showbiz

  11. (adj.)of or pertaining to a title:

    the title story in a collection.

  12. that decides a championship:

    a title bout.

  13. (v.t.)to furnish with a title.

Origin of title:

bef. 950; var. of titel, OE titul < L titulus title

Princeton's WordNet

  1. title, statute title, rubric(noun)

    a heading that names a statute or legislative bill; may give a brief summary of the matters it deals with

    "Title 8 provided federal help for schools"

  2. title(noun)

    the name of a work of art or literary composition etc.

    "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"

  3. title(noun)

    a general or descriptive heading for a section of a written work

    "the novel had chapter titles"

  4. championship, title(noun)

    the status of being a champion

    "he held the title for two years"

  5. deed, deed of conveyance, title(noun)

    a legal document signed and sealed and delivered to effect a transfer of property and to show the legal right to possess it

    "he signed the deed"; "he kept the title to his car in the glove compartment"

  6. title, title of respect, form of address(noun)

    an identifying appellation signifying status or function: e.g. `Mr.' or `General'

    "the professor didn't like his friends to use his formal title"

  7. title, claim(noun)

    an established or recognized right

    "a strong legal claim to the property"; "he had no documents confirming his title to his father's estate"; "he staked his claim"

  8. title(noun)

    (usually plural) written material introduced into a movie or TV show to give credits or represent dialogue or explain an action

    "the titles go by faster than I can read"

  9. title(noun)

    an appellation signifying nobility

    "`your majesty' is the appropriate title to use in addressing a king"

  10. claim, title(verb)

    an informal right to something

    "his claim on her attentions"; "his title to fame"

  11. entitle, title(verb)

    give a title to

  12. style, title(verb)

    designate by an identifying term

    "They styled their nation `The Confederate States'"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. title(noun)ˈtaɪt l

    the name of a book, magazine, etc.

    the title of the article; a good title for the story

  2. titleˈtaɪt l

    a word used before sb's name showing their job, marital status, etc.

    Which title do you use - Ms. or Mrs.?

  3. titleˈtaɪt l

    the name of sb's job

    He's been given a new job title.

  4. titleˈtaɪt l

    an award for winning a competition

    hopes of winning the Miss World title; the heavyweight boxing title

Wiktionary

  1. title(Noun)

    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. title(Noun)

    Legal right to ownership of a property; a deed or other certificate proving this.

  3. title(Noun)

    The name of a book, film, musical piece, painting, or other work of art.

  4. title(Noun)

    A publication.

  5. title(Noun)

    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. title(Noun)

    The subject of a writing; a short phrase that summarizes the entire topic.

  7. title(Noun)

    A division of an act of Congress or Parliament.

    Title II of the USA PATRIOT Act

  8. title(Verb)

    To assign a title to; to entitle.

  9. Origin: From titulus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Title(noun)

    an inscription put over or upon anything as a name by which it is known

  2. Title(noun)

    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. Title(noun)

    the panel for the name, between the bands of the back of a book

  4. Title(noun)

    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. Title(noun)

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

  6. Title(noun)

    a name; an appellation; a designation

  7. Title(noun)

    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

  8. Title(noun)

    the instrument which is evidence of a right

  9. Title(noun)

    that by which a beneficiary holds a benefice

  10. Title(noun)

    a church to which a priest was ordained, and where he was to reside

  11. Title(noun)

    to call by a title; to name; to entitle

Freebase

  1. Title

    A title is a prefix or suffix added to someone's name in certain contexts. They may signify either veneration, an official position or a professional or academic qualification. In some languages, titles may be inserted before a last name. Some titles are hereditary.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. title

    1. A Pantheon of royal ciphers. 2. Anything superimposed on a superfluity.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'title' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1000

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'title' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3073

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'title' in Nouns Frequency: #374


Translations for title

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

title(noun)

the name of a book, play, painting, piece of music etc

The title of the painting is `A Winter Evening'.

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