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CAPTION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does caption mean? 

CAPTION (noun)
  The noun CAPTION has 3 senses:

1. taking exception; especially an quibble based on a captious argument
2. translation of foreign dialogue of a movie or TV program; usually displayed at the bottom of the screen
3. brief description accompanying an illustration

  Familiarity information: CAPTION used as a noun is uncommon.


CAPTION (verb)
  The verb CAPTION has 1 sense:

1. provide with a caption, as of a photograph or a drawing

  Familiarity information: CAPTION used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CAPTION (noun)


Sense 1caption [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Taking exception; especially an quibble based on a captious argument

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

a mere caption unworthy of a reply

Hypernyms ("caption" is a kind of...):

exception (grounds for adverse criticism)


Sense 2caption [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Translation of foreign dialogue of a movie or TV program; usually displayed at the bottom of the screen

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

subtitle; caption

Hypernyms ("caption" is a kind of...):

interlingual rendition; rendering; translation; version (a written communication in a second language having the same meaning as the written communication in a first language)

Holonyms ("caption" is a part of...):

film; flick; motion picture; motion-picture show; movie; moving picture; moving-picture show; pic; picture; picture show (a form of entertainment that enacts a story by a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement)


Sense 3caption [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Brief description accompanying an illustration

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

legend; caption

Hypernyms ("caption" is a kind of...):

title (a general or descriptive heading for a section of a written work)

Holonyms ("caption" is a part of...):

illustration (artwork that helps make something clear or attractive)


CAPTION (verb)


Sense 1caption [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Provide with a caption, as of a photograph or a drawing

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Hypernyms (to "caption" is one way to...):

furnish; provide; render; supply (provide or furnish with)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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