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ti·tle

 (tīt′l)
n.
1.
a. An identifying name given to a book, play, film, musical composition, or other work.
b. A general or descriptive heading, as of a book chapter.
2.
a. A written work that is published or about to be published: the titles in the publisher's fall catalog.
b. A division of a legal code, generally consisting of multiple related statutes.
3.
a. often titles Written material to be read by viewers that is included in a film or television show, typically presenting credits, narration, or dialogue.
b. A written piece of translated dialogue superimposed at the bottom of the frame during a film; a subtitle.
4.
a. A formal appellation attached to the name of a person as a sign of office, rank, profession, or hereditary privilege.
b. A descriptive name; an epithet: the dubious title of the worst bowler in the league.
5. A right or claim, or the basis of a right or claim: "The weight of a fish is commonly its only title to fame" (Henry David Thoreau).
6. Law
a. A form of ownership free of valid claims by other parties.
b. The aggregate evidence that gives rise to a legal right of possession or control.
c. The instrument, such as a deed, that constitutes this evidence.
7. Sports & Games A championship: Which boxer won the heavyweight title?
8. Ecclesiastical
a. A source of income or area of work required of a candidate for ordination in the Church of England.
b. A Roman Catholic church in or near Rome having a cardinal for its nominal head.
tr.v. ti·tled, ti·tling, ti·tles
To give a name or title to.

[Middle English, from Old English titul, superscription, and from Old French title, title, both from Latin titulus.]

title

(ˈtaɪtəl)
n
1. the distinctive name of a work of art, musical, or literary composition, etc
2. a descriptive name, caption, or heading of a section of a book, speech, etc
3. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) See title page
4. a name or epithet signifying rank, office, or function
5. a formal designation, such as Mr, Mrs, or Miss
6. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an appellation designating nobility
7. (Film) films
a. short for subtitle2
b. written material giving credits in a film or television programme
8. (General Sporting Terms) sport a championship
9. (Law) property law
a. the legal right to possession of property, esp real property
b. the basis of such right
c. the documentary evidence of such right: title deeds.
10. (Law) law
a. the heading or a division of a statute, book of law, etc
b. the heading of a suit or action at law
11. (Law)
a. any customary or established right
b. a claim based on such a right
12. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a definite spiritual charge or office in the church, without appointment to which a candidate for holy orders cannot lawfully be ordained
13. (Roman Catholic Church) RC Church a titular church
vb
(tr) to give a title to
[C13: from Old French, from Latin titulus]

ti•tle

(ˈtaɪt l)

n., adj., v. -tled, -tling. n.
1. 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.
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.
7. an established right to something.
8. anything that provides a basis for a claim.
9.
a. legal right to the possession of property, esp. real estate.
b. the instrument constituting evidence of such right.
10. Usu., titles. any written matter inserted into a motion picture or TV program, as credits.
adj.
11. of or pertaining to a title: the title story in a collection.
12. that decides a championship: a title bout.
v.t.
13. to furnish with a title.
[before 950; variant of titel, Old English titul < Latin titulus title]

title

headline
1. 'title'

The title of a book, play, painting, or piece of music is its name.

He wrote a book with the title 'The Castle'.
'Walk under Ladders' is the title of her new play.
2. 'headline'

Don't refer to the words printed in large letters at the top of a newspaper report as a 'title'. You call them a headline.

All the headlines are about the Ridley affair.

title


Past participle: titled
Gerund: titling

Imperative
title
title
Present
I title
you title
he/she/it titles
we title
you title
they title
Preterite
I titled
you titled
he/she/it titled
we titled
you titled
they titled
Present Continuous
I am titling
you are titling
he/she/it is titling
we are titling
you are titling
they are titling
Present Perfect
I have titled
you have titled
he/she/it has titled
we have titled
you have titled
they have titled
Past Continuous
I was titling
you were titling
he/she/it was titling
we were titling
you were titling
they were titling
Past Perfect
I had titled
you had titled
he/she/it had titled
we had titled
you had titled
they had titled
Future
I will title
you will title
he/she/it will title
we will title
you will title
they will title
Future Perfect
I will have titled
you will have titled
he/she/it will have titled
we will have titled
you will have titled
they will have titled
Future Continuous
I will be titling
you will be titling
he/she/it will be titling
we will be titling
you will be titling
they will be titling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been titling
you have been titling
he/she/it has been titling
we have been titling
you have been titling
they have been titling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been titling
you will have been titling
he/she/it will have been titling
we will have been titling
you will have been titling
they will have been titling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been titling
you had been titling
he/she/it had been titling
we had been titling
you had been titling
they had been titling
Conditional
I would title
you would title
he/she/it would title
we would title
you would title
they would title
Past Conditional
I would have titled
you would have titled
he/she/it would have titled
we would have titled
you would have titled
they would have titled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.title - 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"
header, heading, head - a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about; "the heading seemed to have little to do with the text"
2.title - 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"
name - a language unit by which a person or thing is known; "his name really is George Washington"; "those are two names for the same thing"
masthead - the title of a newspaper or magazine; usually printed on the front page and on the editorial page
rubric - a title or heading that is printed in red or in a special type
3.title - a general or descriptive heading for a section of a written work; "the novel had chapter titles"
subhead, subheading - a heading of a subdivision of a text
credit - an entry on a list of persons who contributed to a film or written work; "the credits were given at the end of the film"
legend, caption - brief description accompanying an illustration
subtitle - secondary or explanatory title
4.title - the status of being a championtitle - the status of being a champion; "he held the title for two years"
high status - a position of superior status
triple crown - (baseball) an unofficial title won by a batter who leads the league in hitting average, runs batted in, and home runs
triple crown - (horse racing) a title won by a horse that can win the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes and the Preakness
5.title - 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"
legal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument - (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
bill of sale - a deed transferring personal property
deed poll - a deed made and executed by only one party
enfeoffment - under the feudal system, the deed by which a person was given land in exchange for a pledge of service
mortgage deed - deed embodying a mortgage
title deed - a legal document proving a person's right to property
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
6.title - an identifying appellation signifying status or function: e.g. `Mr.' or `General'; "the professor didn't like his friends to use his formal title"
appellation, appellative, designation, denomination - identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others
Aga, Agha - title for a civil or military leader (especially in Turkey)
Defender of the Faith - a title that Leo X bestowed on Henry VIII and later withdrew; parliament restored the title and it has been used by English sovereigns ever since
Don - a Spanish courtesy title or form of address for men that is prefixed to the forename; "Don Roberto"
Dona - a Spanish courtesy title or form of address for a woman; "Dona Marguerita"
Frau - a German courtesy title or form of address for an adult woman
Fraulein - a German courtesy title or form of address for an unmarried woman
Hakham - a Hebrew title of respect for a wise and highly educated man
Herr - a German courtesy title or form of address for a man
Miss - a form of address for an unmarried woman
Mister, Mr, Mr. - a form of address for a man
Mrs, Mrs. - a form of address for a married woman
Ms., Ms - a form of address for a woman
Rabbi - a Hebrew title of respect for a Jewish scholar or teacher
Reverend - a title of respect for a clergyman
Senor - a Spanish title or form of address for a man; similar to the English `Mr' or `sir'
Senora - a Spanish title or form of address for a married woman; similar to the English `Mrs' or `madam'
Senorita - a Spanish title or form of address used to or of an unmarried girl or woman; similar to the English `Miss'
Signora - an Italian title or form of address for a married woman
Signorina - an Italian title or form of address for an unmarried woman
Very Reverend - a title of respect for various ecclesiastical officials (as cathedral deans and canons and others)
Padre, Father - `Father' is a term of address for priests in some churches (especially the Roman Catholic Church or the Orthodox Catholic Church); `Padre' is frequently used in the military
7.title - 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"
legal right - a right based in law
own right - by title vested in yourself or by virtue of qualifications that you have achieved; "a peer in his own right"; "a leading sports figure in his own right"; "a fine opera in its own right"
entitlement - right granted by law or contract (especially a right to benefits); "entitlements make up the major part of the federal budget"
8.title - (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"
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
piece of writing, written material, writing - the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect); "the writing in her novels is excellent"; "that editorial was a fine piece of writing"
9.title - an appellation signifying nobility; "`your majesty' is the appropriate title to use in addressing a king"
appellation, appellative, designation, denomination - identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others
Lordship - a title used to address any British peer except a duke and extended to a bishop or a judge; "Your Lordship"; "His Lordship"
Ladyship - a title used to address any peeress except a duchess; "Your Ladyship"; "Her Ladyship"
baronetcy - the title of a baron
viscountcy - the title of a viscount
10.title - an informal right to something; "his claim on her attentions"; "his title to fame"
right - an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature; "they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights"; "Certain rights can never be granted to the government but must be kept in the hands of the people"- Eleanor Roosevelt; "a right is not something that somebody gives you; it is something that nobody can take away"
Verb1.title - give a title to
proclaim - declare formally; declare someone to be something; of titles; "He was proclaimed King"
call, name - assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to; "They named their son David"; "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader"
2.title - designate by an identifying term; "They styled their nation `The Confederate States'"
call, name - assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to; "They named their son David"; "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader"

title

noun
1. heading, name, caption, label, legend, inscription The book was first published under the title 'A Place for Us'.
2. publication, book, offering a publisher with 50 new titles a year
3. name, designation, epithet, term, handle (slang), nickname, denomination, pseudonym, appellation, sobriquet, nom de plume, moniker or monicker (slang) Her husband was honoured with the title 'Sir Denis'.
4. (Sport) championship, trophy, laurels, bays, crown, honour He has retained his title as world chess champion.
5. (Law) ownership, right, claim, privilege, entitlement, tenure, prerogative, freehold He never had title to the property.
verb
1. name, call, term, style, label, tag, designate a new book titled 'The Golden Thirteen'

title

noun
1. An issue of printed material offered for sale or distribution:
2. The fact of possessing or the legal right to possess something:
3. A legitimate or supposed right to demand something as one's rightful due:
Slang: dibs.
4. A right or legal share in something:
5. The word or words by which one is called and identified:
Slang: handle, moniker.
verb
To give a name or title to:
Translations
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titel
titolo
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titilltitill, nafnbót
題名
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pagrindinis vaidmuosu titulutitulinis lapas
nosaukumstitulsvirsraksts
titeleigendomsbewijseigendomscertificaateigendomsrecht
titul
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title

[ˈtaɪtl]
A. N
1. [of book, chapter] → título m; (= headline) → titular m, cabecera f
what title are you giving the book?¿qué título vas a dar al libro?, ¿cómo vas a titular el libro?
2. (= form of address) → fórmula f de tratamiento, tratamiento m; [of nobility etc] → título m
what title should I give him?¿qué tratamiento debo darle?
noble title; title of nobilitytítulo m de nobleza
George V gave him a titleJorge V le dio un título de nobleza or le ennobleció
what's your job title?¿cómo se llama or qué nombre recibe tu puesto?
3. (Sport) → título m
to hold a titleser campeón/ona m/f, tener un título
4. (Publishing) (= book, periodical) → título m, publicación f
5. (Jur) (= right) → derecho m
his title to the propertysu derecho a la propiedad
6. titles (Cine, TV) → créditos mpl
the opening/closing titlescréditos mpl iniciales/finales
B. VTtitular, intitular (frm)
C. CPD title deed N (Jur) → título m de propiedad
title fight Ncombate m por el título
title holder N (Sport) → campeón/ona m/f
title page Nportada f
title role N (Theat, Cine) → papel m principal
title track N (Mus) → corte m que da nombre al álbum

title

[ˈtaɪtəl] n
[book, film, painting] → titre m
He wrote a book with the title "The Castle" → Il a écrit un livre intitulé "Le Château".
(showing status or profession)titre m
to award sb the title of → conférer à qn le titre de job title
[aristocrat] → titre m
(in sporting competition)titre m
to retain one's title → conserver son titre
(= legal ownership) → titre m de propriété
to have title to sth → avoir le titre de propriété de qch

title

n
Titel m (also Sport); (of chapter)Überschrift f; (Film) → Untertitel m; (= form of address)Anrede f; what title do you give a bishop?wie redet or spricht man einen Bischof an?
(Jur: = right) → (Rechts)anspruch m (→ to auf +acc), → Titel m (spec); (= document)Eigentumsurkunde f

title

:
title deed
nEigentumsurkunde f
title fight
nTitelkampf m
titleholder
n (Sport) → Titelträger(in) m(f), → Titelinhaber(in) m(f)
title page
n (Typ) → Titelseite f
title part, title role
n (Theat, Film) → Titelrolle f

title

[ˈtaɪtl] n
a. (gen) → titolo
to hold a title → detenere un titolo
b. (Law) (right) title (to)diritto (a)

title

(ˈtaitl) noun
1. the name of a book, play, painting, piece of music etc. The title of the painting is `A Winter Evening'.
2. a word put before a person's name to show rank, honour, occupation etc. Sir John; Lord Henry; Captain Smith; Professor Brown; Dr (Doctor) Peter Jones.
ˈtitled adjective
having a title that shows noble rank. a titled lady.
title deed
a document that proves legal ownership. I have the title deeds of the house.
title page
the page at the beginning of a book on which are the title, the author's name etc.
title rôle
the rôle or part in a play of the character named in the title. He's playing the title rôle in `Hamlet'.

title

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References in classic literature ?
For instance, those people had inherited the idea that all men without title and a long pedigree, whether they had great natural gifts and acquirements or hadn't, were creatures of no more consideration than so many animals, bugs, insects; whereas I had inherited the idea that human daws who can consent to masquerade in the peacock-shams of inherited dignities and un- earned titles, are of no good but to be laughed at.
Now, it is clear that the book with the most mysterious, startling, or suggestive title, will always stand the best chance of being purchased by those who have no other criteria to guide them in their choice than the aspect of a title-page; and this explains why "Thus Spake Zarathustra" is almost always the first and often the only one of Nietzsche's books that falls into the hands of the uninitiated.
year a large part of it was published in covers with the title
By that accolade had the Supreme Government acknowledged his title before all men.
I will never suffer the world to say of me that I encouraged you in refusing one of the best matches in England; a match which, besides its advantage in fortune, would do honour to almost any family, and hath, indeed, in title, the advantage of ours.
No; but just think, there are paltry country squires who have all some title or another and pretend to go back as far as Charlemagne, or at least to Hugh Capet.
With a firm, steady-eyed impudence, which seemed to hold back the threat of some abominable menace, he would proceed to sell over the counter some object looking obviously and scandalously not worth the money which passed in the transaction: a small cardboard box with apparently nothing inside, for instance, or one of those carefully closed yellow flimsy envelopes, or a soiled volume in paper covers with a promising title.
It is a general principle of human nature, that a man will be interested in whatever he possesses, in proportion to the firmness or precariousness of the tenure by which he holds it; will be less attached to what he holds by a momentary or uncertain title, than to what he enjoys by a durable or certain title; and, of course, will be willing to risk more for the sake of the one, than for the sake of the other.
said Danglars; "you know that I care nothing for my title.
Very probably Hesiod used much material of a far older date, just as Shakespeare used the "Gesta Romanorum", old chronicles, and old plays; but close inspection will show that the "Works and Days" has a real unity and that the picturesque title is somewhat misleading.
HARDLY had that ancient order, the Sultans of Exceeding Splendour, been completely founded by the Grand Flashing Inaccessible, when a question arose as to what should be the title of address among the members.
His unexpected accession to title and fortune had removed all his difficulties; and never had the general loved his daughter so well in all her hours of companionship, utility, and patient endurance as when he first hailed her "Your Ladyship