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, rubricnoun

    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. titlenoun

    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. titlenoun

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

    "the novel had chapter titles"

  4. championship, titlenoun

    the status of being a champion

    "he held the title for two years"

  5. deed, deed of conveyance, titlenoun

    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 addressnoun

    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, claimnoun

    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. titlenoun

    (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. titlenoun

    an appellation signifying nobility

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

  10. claim, titleverb

    an informal right to something

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

  11. entitle, titleverb

    give a title to

  12. style, titleverb

    designate by an identifying term

    "They styled their nation `The Confederate States'"


  1. titlenoun

    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. titlenoun

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

  3. titlenoun

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

  4. titlenoun

    A publication.

  5. titlenoun

    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. titlenoun

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

  7. titlenoun

    A division of an act of Congress or Parliament.

    Title II of the USA PATRIOT Act

  8. titleverb

    To assign a title to; to entitle.

  9. Etymology: From titulus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Titlenoun

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

  2. Titlenoun

    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. Titlenoun

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

  4. Titlenoun

    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. Titlenoun

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

  6. Titlenoun

    a name; an appellation; a designation

  7. Titlenoun

    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. Titlenoun

    the instrument which is evidence of a right

  9. Titlenoun

    that by which a beneficiary holds a benefice

  10. Titlenoun

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

  11. Titlenoun

    to call by a title; to name; to entitle


  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

    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  
  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

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

    Submitted by rinat on February 25, 2021  

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

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  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. Peter Daszak:

    It's official title is a' joint study,' which is very important... because if it's a joint study, it's a collaborative study between the WHO and the member state China. The public looked at this as an investigation from the start, and I think that was a mistake.

  2. Devin Booker:

    We know our main objective is to win a title, bring a championship here, but you can celebrate the little things going into it, along with the big things. Getting our whole coaching staff there would be big time.

  3. Mark Griffiths:

    I began to look at the title page engravings ... and realised it was full of allusions to people who had been involved in the creation of the book and that four of the figures on the title page were in fact real persons.

  4. Yet Kupp:

    It would be a pretty incredible thing, there’s a lot of good players in this league, a lot of receivers I’ve got a ton of respect for, so it would be very cool. The most important thing is that we win the game, lock down the division title and be ready to move into the playoffs here, but it would be a very cool thing because of the respect I have for the players in this league and the talent that there is. It’s a tough thing to do.

  5. Abigail Collazo:

    She's not waiting for the job title. We've now seen what you do and what you can do with additional funds, and it's not just funneling it all into really expensive tech tools and the other stuff people pitch you.

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