the distinguishing name of a book, poem, picture, piece of music, or the like.
a descriptive heading or caption, as of a chapter, section, or other part of a book.
a descriptive or distinctive appellation, especially one belonging to a person by right of rank, office, attainment, etc.: the title of Lord Mayor.
Sports. the championship: He won the title three years in a row.
an established or recognized right to something.
a ground or basis for a claim.
anything that provides a ground or basis for a claim.
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.
Usually titles. Movies, Television.
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.
of or relating to a title: the title story in a collection.
that decides a title: a title bout.
to furnish with a title; designate by an appellation; entitle.
- mis·ti·tle, verb (used with object), mis·ti·tled, mis·ti·tling.
- non·ti·tle, adjective
- re·ti·tle, verb (used with object), re·ti·tled, re·ti·tling.
- un·der·ti·tle, noun
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How to use title in a sentence
Unlike later Souls-like titles, “Demon’s Souls” is divided up among five different regions, instead of one universal map.‘Demon’s Souls’ review: The ideal PlayStation 5 launch game | Gene Park | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
There could hardly be a more provocative book title than “The Last American Hero” to examine a figure from 20th-century history.
Three years ago, UCF was the headache that wouldn’t go away, going 13-0, including a Peach Bowl win over Auburn, which had beaten Alabama and Georgia — the two teams that played in that season’s CFP title game.Cincinnati and BYU are making a case for the College Football Playoff. Is anyone listening? | John Feinstein | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
All of that could lessen the burden on LeBron James and Anthony Davis, who had to take turns playing Superman during their title run.The Upsides And Downsides Of The NBA’s Five Biggest Trades So Far | Chris Herring (firstname.lastname@example.org) | November 19, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
The Lakers were an especially inorganic creation, but there’s no room on the Larry O’Brien trophy to detail how a title is won.The NBA offseason is a wild ride in normal times. This year? Buckle up. | Jerry Brewer | November 19, 2020 | Washington Post
Former president Jimmy Carter came under fire in 2007 for titling his book on Middle East peace Palestine: Peace or Apartheid.Exclusive: Kerry Warns Israel Could Become ‘An Apartheid State’ | Josh Rogin | April 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And the titling is part of that, of the craziness of this whole enterprise.The Writer and the Potter: Edmund De Waal on his New York Debut | Iain Millar | September 12, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Cover art titling was done by the transcriber, who puts any claim of copyright in the public domain.
Where subjects have not been recorded at all, the variation in titling has been greater.John Baptist Jackson | Jacob Kainen
British Dictionary definitions for title
the distinctive name of a work of art, musical or literary composition, etc
a descriptive name, caption, or heading of a section of a book, speech, etc
See title page
a name or epithet signifying rank, office, or function
a formal designation, such as Mr, Mrs, or Miss
an appellation designating nobility
short for subtitle (def. 2)
written material giving credits in a film or television programme
sport a championship
the legal right to possession of property, esp real property
the basis of such right
the documentary evidence of such right: title 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
a definite spiritual charge or office in the church, without appointment to which a candidate for holy orders cannot lawfully be ordained
RC Church a titular church
(tr) to give a title to
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