verb (used with object)
- captains of industry,
Origin of caption
Examples from the Web for caption
Girma sent a letter to TED, urging it to caption all the videos, but she says the response indicated disinterest.TEDx Talks Have a Disability Problem—but This Incredible Young Woman Is Working to Change That|Nina Strochlic|November 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The warning came with the caption from jamesb, “Keene was too lit last night.”FinnaRage Wants You to Rage at Its Parties. So What if It Ends Up a Riot?|Melanie Plenda|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In February, he posed with Shilene George in a photo with the caption, “I have the best girlfriend in the whole world!!”The Homecoming Prince Who Tweeted His Killing Spree|Brandy Zadrozny|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His Facebook profile has a photograph of Ford as Indiana Jones above a caption that reads, “The other me.”
The caption reads: “Israeli Air Force Kills Children In Gaza.”Israel, Hamas, WhatsApp and Hacked Phones in the Gaza Psy-War|Itay Hod|July 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A very annoying person at the "movies" is one who reads every "caption" out loud.Etiquette|Emily Post
The Scoop continued its interesting discussion of the poem in the issue of October 24, under a caption of “Yo-ho-ho!”The Dead Men's Song|Champion Ingraham Hitchcock
There was one of Cap'n Mike holding Carrots' rifle, and the caption explained how he had rescued the boys.Smugglers' Reef|John Blaine
The caption of the first page of the MS. explains the purpose of this miscellaneous collection of family documents.The Annals of the Cakchiquels|Daniel G. Brinton
I find this in my notes, the caption of a day of business, and at this distance of time will not undertake to correct the entry.Incidents of Travel in Greece, Turkey, Russia, and Poland, Vol. I (of 2)|John Lloyd Stephens
Word Origin for caption
late 14c., "taking, seizure," from Old French capcion "arrest, capture, imprisonment," or directly from Latin captionem (nominative capito) "a catching, seizing, holding, taking," noun of action from past participle stem of capere "to take" (see capable).
From 17c. used especially in law, and there via its appearance at the head of legal document involving seizure ("Certificate of caption", etc.), the word's sense was extended to "the beginning of any document;" thus "heading of a chapter or section of an article" (1789), and, especially in U.S., "description or title below an illustration" (1919).
by 1901, from caption (n.). Related: Captioned; captioning.