Definition of Title

1. 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"

Exact synonyms: Rubric, Statute Title
Generic synonyms: Head, Header, Heading

2. Verb. Give a title to.
Exact synonyms: Entitle
Specialized synonyms: Proclaim
Generic synonyms: Call, Name

3. Noun. The name of a work of art or literary composition etc.. "I can never remember movie titles"
Generic synonyms: Name
Specialized synonyms: Masthead, Rubric
Derivative terms: Titular

4. Verb. Designate by an identifying term. "They styled their nation `The Confederate States'"
Exact synonyms: Style
Generic synonyms: Call, Name

5. Noun. A general or descriptive heading for a section of a written work. "The novel had chapter titles"
Generic synonyms: Subhead, Subheading
Specialized synonyms: Credit, Caption, Legend, Subtitle

6. Noun. The status of being a champion. "He held the title for two years"
Exact synonyms: Championship
Generic synonyms: High Status
Specialized synonyms: Triple Crown, Triple Crown

7. 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 kept the title to his car in the glove compartment"

8. 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"

9. Noun. An established or recognized right. "He staked his claim"
Exact synonyms: Claim
Generic synonyms: Legal Right
Specialized synonyms: Own Right, Entitlement
Derivative terms: Titular, Titulary

10. 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"
Language type: Plural, Plural Form
Generic synonyms: Piece Of Writing, Writing, Written Material

11. Noun. An appellation signifying nobility. "`your majesty' is the appropriate title to use in addressing a king"
Generic synonyms: Appellation, Appellative, Denomination, Designation
Specialized synonyms: Lordship, Ladyship, Baronetcy, Viscountcy
Derivative terms: Titular

12. Noun. An informal right to something. "His title to fame"
Exact synonyms: Claim
Generic synonyms: Right
Derivative terms: Claim, Claim

Definition of Title

1. n. An inscription put over or upon anything as a name by which it is known.

2. v. t. To call by a title; to name; to entitle.

Definition of Title

1. 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 ¹

2. Noun. (legal) Legal right to ownership of a property; a deed or other certificate proving this. ¹

3. Noun. The name of a book, film, musical piece, painting, or other work of art. ¹

4. Noun. A publication. ¹

5. Noun. A written title, credit, or caption shown with a film, video, or performance (usually ''titles'' pl). ¹

6. Noun. The subject of a writing; a short phrase that summarizes the entire topic. ¹

7. Noun. A division of an act of Congress or Parliament. ¹

8. Noun. (sports) ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To assign a title to; to entitle. ¹

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Definition of Title

1. to furnish with a title (a distinctive appellation) [v TITLED, TITLING, TITLES]

Medical Definition of Title

1. 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. 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. 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. That by which a beneficiary holds a benefice. 8. A church to which a priest was ordained, and where he was to reside. Title deeds, the muniments or evidences of ownership; as, the title deeds to an estate. Synonym: Epithet, name, appellation, denomination. See epithet, and Name. Origin: OF. Title, F. Titre, L. Titulus an inscription, label, title, sign, token. Cf. Tilde, Titrate, Titular. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Title

title (current term)
title case
title character
title characters
title deed
title deeds
title defect
title defects
title of respect
title page
title pages
title policy
title role
title track

Literary usage of Title

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Trial Evidence: The Rules of Evidence Applicable on the Trial of Civil by Austin Abbott, James MacGregor Smith, John Kenneth Byard (1918)
"Plaintiff's title. Plaintiff can only recover on the strength of his own ... The plaintiff must show a regular chain of title back to some grantor in ..."

2. A Treatise on the Investigation of Titles to Real Estate in Ontario: With a by Edward Douglas Armour (1894)
"The title to land is the vendor's right to it, and must not be confounded with the evidence of the title. Colloquially, the deeds and other documents are ..."

3. A Treatise on the American Law of Real Property by Emory Washburn, Joseph Willard, Simon Greenleaf Croswell (1887)
"title defined. 2. The different stages of title. 8. All title by descent or purchase. 4. title by act of law and of parties.. HAVING treated of estates with ..."

4. A History of English Prosody from the Twelfth Century to the Present Day by George Saintsbury (1906)
"CHAPTER I INTRODUCTORY The title—Definition of subject—Matters barred or subordinated —The matter preferred, and the method to be applied to it— The time ..."

5. The Land Owner's Manual: Containing a Summary of Statute Regulations, in New by Benjamin Franklin Hall (1847)
"The source of title to Lands in tho State. Barly Proprietors thereof. ... Merger of title in tin" Crown. Succession of the People thereto, under the Treaty ..."

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