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cap·tion

 (kăp′shən)
n.
1. A title, short explanation, or description accompanying an illustration or a photograph.
2. A series of words superimposed on the bottom of television or motion picture frames that communicate dialogue to the hearing-impaired or translate foreign dialogue.
3. A title or heading, as of a document or article.
4. Law The heading of a pleading or other document that identifies the parties, court, term, and number of the action.
tr.v. cap·tioned, cap·tion·ing, cap·tions
To furnish a caption for.

[Middle English capcioun, arrest, from Old French capcion, from Latin captiō, captiōn-, from captus, past participle of capere, to seize; see kap- in Indo-European roots.]

caption

(ˈkæpʃən)
n
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a title, brief explanation, or comment accompanying an illustration; legend
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a heading, title, or headline of a chapter, article, etc
3. (Film) graphic material, usually containing lettering, used in television presentation
4. (Film) another name for subtitle2
5. (Law) the formal heading of a legal document stating when, where, and on what authority it was taken or made
vb
to provide with a caption or captions
[C14 (meaning: seizure, an arrest; later, heading of a legal document): from Latin captiō a seizing, from capere to take]

cap•tion

(ˈkæp ʃən)

n.
1. a title or explanation for an illustration, esp. in a magazine.
2. a heading or title, as of a chapter or page.
3. a title, the text of dialogue, or other words projected onto a movie or TV screen.
4. the heading of a legal document, stating when and where it was executed, etc.
v.t.
5. to supply a caption or captions for; entitle.
[1350–1400; Middle English capcio(u)n seizure < Medieval Latin captiō= Latin cap(ere) to take, seize + -tiō -tion]

caption


Past participle: captioned
Gerund: captioning

Imperative
caption
caption
Present
I caption
you caption
he/she/it captions
we caption
you caption
they caption
Preterite
I captioned
you captioned
he/she/it captioned
we captioned
you captioned
they captioned
Present Continuous
I am captioning
you are captioning
he/she/it is captioning
we are captioning
you are captioning
they are captioning
Present Perfect
I have captioned
you have captioned
he/she/it has captioned
we have captioned
you have captioned
they have captioned
Past Continuous
I was captioning
you were captioning
he/she/it was captioning
we were captioning
you were captioning
they were captioning
Past Perfect
I had captioned
you had captioned
he/she/it had captioned
we had captioned
you had captioned
they had captioned
Future
I will caption
you will caption
he/she/it will caption
we will caption
you will caption
they will caption
Future Perfect
I will have captioned
you will have captioned
he/she/it will have captioned
we will have captioned
you will have captioned
they will have captioned
Future Continuous
I will be captioning
you will be captioning
he/she/it will be captioning
we will be captioning
you will be captioning
they will be captioning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been captioning
you have been captioning
he/she/it has been captioning
we have been captioning
you have been captioning
they have been captioning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been captioning
you will have been captioning
he/she/it will have been captioning
we will have been captioning
you will have been captioning
they will have been captioning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been captioning
you had been captioning
he/she/it had been captioning
we had been captioning
you had been captioning
they had been captioning
Conditional
I would caption
you would caption
he/she/it would caption
we would caption
you would caption
they would caption
Past Conditional
I would have captioned
you would have captioned
he/she/it would have captioned
we would have captioned
you would have captioned
they would have captioned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.caption - taking exception; especially a quibble based on a captious argument; "a mere caption unworthy of a reply"
exception - grounds for adverse criticism; "his authority is beyond exception"
2.caption - translation of foreign dialogue of a movie or TV program; usually displayed at the bottom of the screen
interlingual rendition, translation, version, rendering - a written communication in a second language having the same meaning as the written communication in a first language
motion picture, motion-picture show, movie, moving picture, moving-picture show, pic, film, picture show, flick, picture - a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement; "they went to a movie every Saturday night"; "the film was shot on location"
3.caption - brief description accompanying an illustration
title - a general or descriptive heading for a section of a written work; "the novel had chapter titles"
illustration - artwork that helps make something clear or attractive
Verb1.caption - provide with a caption, as of a photograph or a drawing
furnish, provide, supply, render - give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
Translations
تَعْلِيقعُنْوان أو تَعليق عَلى صورَةٍ أو فيلم
popisektituleknadpis
billedtekstundertekst
kuvateksti
opis slike
myndatexti
キャプション
표제
titrasužrašas
parakststitrs
överskrift
คำบรรยายใต้ภาพ
lời chú thích

caption

[ˈkæpʃən]
A. N (= heading) → título m, titular m; (on photo, cartoon) → leyenda f, pie m; (in film) → subtítulo m
B. VT [+ essay, article] → titular; [+ photo, cartoon] → poner una leyenda a

caption

[ˈkæpʃən] nlégende f

caption

nÜberschrift f, → Titel m; (under cartoon) → Bildunterschrift f; (Film: = subtitle) → Untertitel m
vtbetiteln, mit einer Überschrift or einem Titel etc versehen

caption

[ˈkæpʃn] n (heading) → intestazione f; (to cartoon) → fumetto; (for illustration, table) → didascalia

caption

(ˈkӕpʃən) noun
a title or short note written on or beneath an illustration, cartoon, cinema or TV film etc. a witty caption.

caption

تَعْلِيق popisek billedtekst Überschrift κεφαλίδα pie de foto kuvateksti légende opis slike didascalia キャプション 표제 titel bildetekst nagłówek legenda подпись överskrift คำบรรยายใต้ภาพ resim başlığı lời chú thích 说明
References in classic literature ?
Now, I find there's a little one out--a mere Palace Court jurisdiction--and I have reason to believe that a caption may be made upon that.
You will have the caption made to-morrow, of course?
The London Daily Requiem first voiced the universal alarm, and published an interview under the terrific caption of, "Mr.
contained in one page), with the estimates bracketed, the captions in a running hand, and the sub-titles in a round one.
4) no caption (``Godzilla -- Gojira Deluxe Collector's Edition'')
This software-only metadata workflow will save Avid users time and money by eliminating the need for a dedicated external hardware closed caption encoder which can cost $8,000 or more, simplifying workflows for handling video with closed captioning data.
1 -- color) no caption (Pier One's Director's Rocking Chair)
Traditionally, closed captioning required a video production facility to mail master tapes to a caption service company, which would run the video tape through legacy tape-to-tape encoding hardware, incurring generation loss in the video.
2) no caption (book: ``Soccer Against the Enemy: How the World's Most Popular Sport Starts and Fuels Revolutions and Keeps Dictators in Power'')
Previously, closed caption data had to be translated into CEA-708 format from a SCC file which only contains NTSC CEA-608 data.
This saves AJA users the cost of a dedicated HD caption encoder, which costs $7,600 or more, plus saves time and simplifies workflow.
1 -- color) no caption (Backyard Bunch from Insect Lore)