What does title mean?

Definitions for title
ˈtaɪt lti·tle

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word 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'"

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

    Etymology: From titulus.

  2. title(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From titulus.

  3. title(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From titulus.

  4. title(Noun)

    A publication.

    Etymology: From titulus.

  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.

    Etymology: From titulus.

  6. title(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From titulus.

  7. title(Noun)

    A division of an act of Congress or Parliament.

    Title II of the USA PATRIOT Act

    Etymology: From titulus.

  8. title(Verb)

    To assign a title to; to entitle.

    Etymology: 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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Title

    tī′tl, n. an inscription set over or at the beginning of a thing by which it is known, a title-page: a name of distinction: that which gives a just right to possession: ownership: the writing that proves a right: (B.) a sign: a fixed sphere of work required as a condition for ordination, a parish in Rome—of these fifty give titles to cardinal-priests: in bookbinding, the panel on the back on which the name of the book is printed.—adj. Tī′tled, having a title.—ns. Tī′tle-deed, a deed or document that proves a title or just right to exclusive possession; Tī′tle-leaf, the leaf on which is the title of a book.—adj. Tī′tleless (Shak.), wanting a title or name.—ns. Tī′tle-page, the page of a book containing its title and usually the author's name; Tī′tle-rôle, the part in a play which gives its name to it, as 'Macbeth;' Tī′tle-sheet, the first sheet of a book as printed, containing title, bastard-title, &c.; Tī′tling, the act of impressing the title on the back of a book; Tī′tlonym, a title taken as a pseudonym; Bas′tard-tī′tle (see Bastard). [O. Fr. title (Fr. titre)—L. titulus.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. title

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

Editors Contribution

  1. TITLE

    Give a name to (a book, composition, or other work).

    Submitted by rinat on February 25, 2021  
  2. title

    A type of legislative right.

    The title is described accurately in legislation.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 19, 2020  
  3. title

    A word to describe a role within a form of employment or self-employment.

    The job title of a person is important and that is describes what the person is employed to do.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 19, 2020  
  4. title

    The name of a document.

    The document title is important and that is describes accurately what the document is for.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 19, 2020  

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

How to pronounce title?

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How to say title in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of title in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of title in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of title in a Sentence

  1. Dominic Breazeale:

    This was a situation where he landed the big right hand before I did, i thought I was going to come on in the later rounds. Ill be back and go for the heavyweight title again.

  2. The IBF:

    After a lengthy review and period of deliberation, the International Boxing Federation has vacated the IBF Middleweight title held by Gennady Golovkin, the IBF had to enforce the penalty under Rule 5H for Gennady Golovkin having participated in an unsanctioned contest within his weight class and declare the IBF Middleweight title vacant.

  3. Consumer Union Schwantes:

    The organization noted that nearly 50,000 consumers joined an online petition last month favoring the FCC's privacy rules. And in a nationally representative CR Consumer Voices Survey, 65 percent of Americans said they were either slightly or not at all confident that their personal data is private and not distributed without their knowledge. Florida Sen. Bill Nelson before the vote on Wednesday said the rules put American consumers — each one of us who pay these monthly fees for their broadband service — in the driver's seat of how our personal data is used and shared. Is that too much to ask ? I don't think so. The resolution will still have to pass the House of Representatives, which it is likely to do, and then be signed by President Trump. ISPs have been under the FCC's jurisdiction only since 2015, when they werereclassified as public utilitiesunder something called Title II of the Communications Act. Meantime, web-based companies such as Amazon and Google are regulated by the Federal Trade Commission( FTC), and face less stringent requirements. Republican legislators and lobbyists from cable, telecom, and advertising industries say that difference in regulation is unfair. Sen. John Thune( R-SD) said Wednesday that the FCC had unfairly distorted the marketplace when it imposed unnecessarily onerous privacy restrictions on broadband providers while leaving the rest of the internet under the strong and successful regime at the FTC. The federal government could move authority over ISPs back to the FCC. However, that would be a complex process, and one not favored by advocacy groups, including Consumers Union. Any fondness for the FTC’s approach to privacy is merely support for dramatically weaker privacy protections favored by most corporations, the organization wrote in a letter to senators earlier this week. There is no question that consumers favor the FCC’s current broadband privacy rules. The measure passed by a 50-48 vote along party lines The Senate Thursday. To roll back the rules, Republican senators employed a legislative maneuver that prevents the FCC from adopting ‘ similar ’ rules, even far weaker ones, to protect internet users in the future.

  4. Wayne Lam:

    The dual cameras is definitely an enhancement and should vie for the title of best phone camera.

  5. Charles Cascarilla:

    What our product does is it actually squares the circle of the contradictions of the gold and commodity market, if you come to us and you buy one ounce of gold, you send $1,500 of Paxos tokens and we give you one ounce. That ounce is actual legal title to an ounce of gold of a bar in a vault in London.

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