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

    A type of legislative right.

    The title is described accurately in legislation.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 19, 2020  
  2. title

    A type of official document or deed signed to transfer the official right to property.

    The property title is signed to ensure the house sale is completed.

    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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    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
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    Indian

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. Michael Dowse:

    There's no sponsorship. We never reached out to them for permission or anything like that, we vetted it all legally and stuff and the opinion was that because everyone uses it so much, it's fair game. As long as you're not derogatory about it and as long as you use it as it's used in real life and you're not making stuff up about how it's used, you're free to go. And it's a better title than 'Stiffed'.

  2. Andrija Prlainovic:

    We’ve made history tonight because no one has won the world title so emphatically, it’s been a privilege.

  3. Mark Twain:

    We are called the nation of inventors. And we are. We could still claim that title and wear its loftiest honors if we had stopped with the first thing we ever invented, which was human liberty.

  4. Unseeded Zheng:

    Five years ago was the first time I won my first WTA match here. Now I win my first WTA title - it's just amazing, i'm very excited about how I played here all week. It's just been an amazing week for me.

  5. Daniel Ahmad:

    The game may have simply been taken down due to sensitivities around the topic and gameplay of the title given the recent COVID-19 outbreak.

Images & Illustrations of title

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