- legal right to the possession of property, especially real property.
- the ground or evidence of such right.
- the instrument constituting evidence of such right.
- a unity combining all of the requisites to complete legal ownership.
- a division of a statute, lawbook, etc., especially one larger than an article or section.
- (in pleading) the designation of one's basis for judicial relief; the cause of action sued upon, as a contract or tort.
- a fixed sphere of work and source of income, required as a condition of ordination.
- any of certain Roman Catholic churches in Rome, the nominal incumbents of which are cardinals.
- a subtitle in the viewer's own language: an Italian movie with English titles.
- any written matter inserted into the film or program, especially the list of actors, technicians, writers, etc., contributing to it; credits.
verb (used with object), ti·tled, ti·tling.
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OTHER WORDS FROM titlemis·ti·tle, verb (used with object), mis·ti·tled, mis·ti·tling.non·ti·tle, adjectivere·ti·tle, verb (used with object), re·ti·tled, re·ti·tling.un·der·ti·tle, noun
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What is a title?
A title is the distinct name of a creative work, as in The title of the movie was King Kong.
A title is also a formal descriptive term given to a person, as in The diplomat made sure to address the duchess using her proper title.
A title is also a championship in sports, The team won the title last year and they came into the season ready to defend it.
Almost all books, movies, pieces of art, video games, and all other creative works have titles. Their title is the name they are referred to. For example, Of Mice and Men is the title of a book by John Steinbeck. Further divisions of a work, such as chapters of a book or episodes of a TV show, may also have their own titles. Something that doesn’t have a title but is expected to is said to be untitled.
Title can be used in this sense as an adjective, like a title story. When used as a verb, it means to give a title to someone or something, as in The songwriter titled his newest work “Sonata 23.”
The word title is also a formal term given to a person based on their rank, authority, achievements, or other qualifying reason. A title usually precedes a person’s name and, if so, is capitalized, as with Doctor, Professor, Sergeant, President, and Prime Minister.
Finally, a title is also a championship in sports. When used as an adjective in this sense it describes something that decides who gets the title, like a title game.
Example: The title of my favorite movie is The Godfather.
Where does title come from?
The first records of title come from before the 950s. It comes from the Latin word titulus, meaning “superscription” or “title.”
Generally speaking, it is considered rude or impolite to not address a person by their proper title in a formal setting, like calling your college professor by their first name during class.
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What are some other forms related to title?
- untitled (adjective)
- mistitle (verb)
- nontitle (adjective)
- retitle (verb)
- undertitle (noun)
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Title is a common word that most often means the name of a creative work.
I looked up every line from every Christmas carol and it turns out the only one that hasn't been turned into the title of a holiday movie yet is "And Pretend That He Is Parson Brown."
— Adam Conover (@adamconover) December 21, 2020
FCB Chicago announced that former Leo Burnett exec Juan Woodbury has joined the agency. One of the many areas he'll be in charge of, according to the news release: TikTok!
His title is EVP, Director of Branded Content & Entertainment.
— Ally Marotti (@AllyMarotti) October 27, 2020
Fastest KO in a UFC title fight.
Most knockdowns in a UFC title fight.
Featherweight belt. Lightweight belt.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) November 3, 2020
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Star Wars is the title of a popular science fiction film series.
Example sentences from the Web for title
Simply put, teams like the 2019-20 Heat — with limited playoff experience and inordinate depth — aren’t supposed to vie for NBA titles.The Miami Heat Act Like They’ve Been Here Before. They (Mostly) Haven’t.|Andres Waters|September 15, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
The House inquiry began after the NLRB’s first attempt to roll back the Obama-era expansion of the joint-employer rule, in a 2017 decision titled Hy-Brand Industrial Contractors.“Cover Up”: House Democrats Subpoena Documents That NLRB Refused to Share in Ethics Investigation|by Ian MacDougall|September 15, 2020|ProPublica
For their troubles, they’ll get the Phoenix Mercury, who are riding the amazing twin backcourt performances of Skylar Diggins-Smith and Diana Taurasi into serious title contention.It’s Win Or Go Home This Week In The WNBA Playoffs|Howard Megdal|September 15, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
The title and meta description tags are what users see in search results – write them like a keyword-rich promo.
One of the simplest ways is to mention it one only in the meta-title, meta-description, and URL too.Partial match domains in 2020: How to optimize and use effectively|Tudor Lodge Consultants|September 14, 2020|Search Engine Watch
Clickbait title notwithstanding, Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner!Huckabee 2016: Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner!|Olivia Nuzzi|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But the title of Best Death definitely belongs to Bob Stookey, who got bitten by a zombie then captured by cannibals.The Red Viper, Zoe Barnes, and the Best Fictional Deaths of 2014|Melissa Leon|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I guess we know how Bacchus kept his title as the god of wine and intoxication.
Enforcement of U.S Code, Title VII, Chapter 25A “Export Standards for Grapes and Plums” remains fully funded, thank goodness.
“Firestorms Will Rain on the Headquarters of War,” the title threatened.Inside the ‘Surprisingly Great’ North Korean Hacker Hotel|Michael Daly|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The old earl's property, the source of his wealth, as from his title the reader will have shrewdly guessed, was in collieries.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
He called upon the Order to show their title-deeds, but was met with a contemptuous refusal.
It may be noted in passing that in the three miracles in Matthew of exorcising a blinding demon the title “Son of David” is used.Solomon and Solomonic Literature|Moncure Daniel Conway
With some difficulty Jos explained his mother's disclaimer of the title of Senora, and the choice of names she offered to Ramona.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
That title of Castile might become the cherished ideal in the Philippines if it were valued as I desire.
British Dictionary definitions for title
- short for subtitle (def. 2)
- written material giving credits in a film or television programme
- the legal right to possession of property, esp real property
- the basis of such right
- the documentary evidence of such righttitle deeds
- the heading or a division of a statute, book of law, etc
- the heading of a suit or action at law
- any customary or established right
- a claim based on such a right