[ kap-shuh n ]
/ ˈkæp ʃən /
a title or explanation for a picture or illustration, especially in a magazine.
a heading or title, as of a chapter, article, or page.
Movies, Television. the title of a scene, the text of a speech, etc., superimposed on the film and projected onto the screen.
Law. the heading of a legal document stating the time, place, etc., of execution or performance.
verb (used with object)
to supply a caption or captions for; entitle: to caption a photograph.
Origin of caption
OTHER WORDS FROM caption
cap·tion·less, adjectivemis·cap·tion, verb (used with object)sub·cap·tion, nounsu·per·cap·tion, noun
Words nearby caption
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Example sentences from the Web for captionless
Captions added to captionless illustrations and some illustrations were relocated to correspond to their references in the text.
British Dictionary definitions for captionless
/ (ˈkæpʃən) /
a title, brief explanation, or comment accompanying an illustration; legend
a heading, title, or headline of a chapter, article, etc
graphic material, usually containing lettering, used in television presentation
another name for subtitle (def. 2)
the formal heading of a legal document stating when, where, and on what authority it was taken or made
to provide with a caption or captions
Word Origin for caption
C14 (meaning: seizure, an arrest; later, heading of a legal document): from Latin captiō a seizing, from capere to take
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