verb (used with object)
Origin of caption
Examples from the Web for captionless
Historical Examples of captionless
Captions added to captionless illustrations and some illustrations were relocated to correspond to their references in the text.
Word Origin for caption
by 1901, from caption (n.). Related: Captioned; captioning.
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).