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 Dictionary entry overview: What does title mean? 

TITLE (noun)
  The noun TITLE has 10 senses:

1. a heading that names a statute or legislative bill; may give a brief summary of the matters it deals with
2. the name of a work of art or literary composition etc.
3. a general or descriptive heading for a section of a written work
4. the status of being a champion
5. a legal document signed and sealed and delivered to effect a transfer of property and to show the legal right to possess it
6. an identifying appellation signifying status or function: e.g. 'Mr.' or 'General'
7. an established or recognized right
8. (usually plural) written material introduced into a movie or TV show to give credits or represent dialogue or explain an action
9. an appellation signifying nobility
10. an informal right to something

  Familiarity information: TITLE used as a noun is familiar.


TITLE (verb)
  The verb TITLE has 2 senses:

1. give a title to
2. designate by an identifying term

  Familiarity information: TITLE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TITLE (noun)


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Meaning:

A heading that names a statute or legislative bill; may give a brief summary of the matters it deals with

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

title; statute title; rubric

Context example:

Title 8 provided federal help for schools

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

head; header; heading (a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about)


Sense 2title [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The name of a work of art or literary composition etc.

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context examples:

he looked for books with the word 'jazz' in the title / he refused to give titles to his paintings / I can never remember movie titles

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

name (a language unit by which a person or thing is known)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "title"):

masthead (the title of a newspaper or magazine; usually printed on the front page and on the editorial page)

rubric (a title or heading that is printed in red or in a special type)


Sense 3title [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A general or descriptive heading for a section of a written work

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

the novel had chapter titles

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

subhead; subheading (a heading of a subdivision of a text)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "title"):

credit (an entry on a list of persons who contributed to a film or written work)

caption; legend (brief description accompanying an illustration)

subtitle (secondary or explanatory title)


Sense 4title [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The status of being a champion

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

championship; title

Context example:

he held the title for two years

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

high status (a position of superior status)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "title"):

triple crown ((baseball) an unofficial title won by a batter who leads the league in hitting average and runs batted in and home runs)

triple crown ((horse racing) a title won by a horse that can win the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes and the Preakness)


Sense 5title [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A legal document signed and sealed and delivered to effect a transfer of property and to show the legal right to possess it

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

deed of conveyance; deed; title

Context examples:

he signed the deed / he kept the title to his car in the glove compartment

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

instrument; legal document; legal instrument; official document ((law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "title"):

title deed (a legal document proving a person's right to property)

mortgage deed (deed embodying a mortgage)

enfeoffment (under the feudal system, the deed by which a person was given land in exchange for a pledge of service)

deed poll (a deed made and executed by only one party)

bill of sale (a deed transferring personal property)


Sense 6title [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An identifying appellation signifying status or function: e.g. 'Mr.' or 'General'

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

form of address; title of respect; title

Context example:

the professor didn't like his friends to use his formal title

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

appellation; appellative; denomination; designation (identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "title"):

Rabbi (a Hebrew title of respect for a Jewish scholar or teacher)

Reverend (a title of respect for a clergyman)

Senor (a Spanish title or form of address for a man; similar to the English 'Mr' or 'sir')

Senora (a Spanish title or form of address for a married woman; similar to the English 'Mrs' or 'madam')

Senorita (a Spanish title or form of address used to or of an unmarried girl or woman; similar to the English 'Miss')

Signora (an Italian title or form of address for a married woman)

Signorina (an Italian title or form of address for an unmarried woman)

Very Reverend (a title of respect for various ecclesiastical officials (as cathedral deans and canons and others))

Father; Padre ('Father' is a term of address for priests in some churches (especially the Roman Catholic Church or the Orthodox Catholic Church); 'Padre' is frequently used in the military)

Ms; Ms. (a form of address for a woman)

Mrs; Mrs. (a form of address for a married woman)

mister; Mr; Mr. (a form of address for a man)

Aga; Agha (title for a civil or military leader (especially in Turkey))

Defender of the Faith (a title that Leo X bestowed on Henry VIII and later withdrew; parliament restored the title and it has been used by English sovereigns ever since)

Don (a Spanish courtesy title or form of address for men that is prefixed to the forename)

Dona (a Spanish courtesy title or form of address for a woman)

Frau (a German courtesy title or form of address for an adult woman)

Fraulein (a German courtesy title or form of address for an unmarried woman)

Hakham (a Hebrew title of respect for a wise and highly educated man)

Herr (a German courtesy title or form of address for a man)

Miss (a form of address for an unmarried woman)


Sense 7title [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An established or recognized right

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

claim; title

Context examples:

a strong legal claim to the property / he had no documents confirming his title to his father's estate / he staked his claim

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

legal right (a right based in law)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "title"):

own right (by title vested in yourself or by virtue of qualifications that you have achieved)

entitlement (right granted by law or contract (especially a right to benefits))


Sense 8title [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(usually plural) written material introduced into a movie or TV show to give credits or represent dialogue or explain an action

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

the titles go by faster than I can read

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

piece of writing; writing; written material (the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect))

Domain usage:

plural; plural form (the form of a word that is used to denote more than one)


Sense 9title [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An appellation signifying nobility

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

'your majesty' is the appropriate title to use in addressing a king

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

appellation; appellative; denomination; designation (identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "title"):

viscountcy (the title of a viscount)

baronetcy (the title of a baron)

Ladyship (a title used to address any peeress except a duchess)

Lordship (a title used to address any British peer except a duke and extended to a bishop or a judge)


Sense 10title [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An informal right to something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

claim; title

Context examples:

his claim on her attentions / his title to fame

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

right (an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature)


TITLE (verb)


Sense 1title [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give a title to

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

title; entitle

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

call; name (assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "title"):

proclaim (declare formally; declare someone to be something; of titles)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2title [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Designate by an identifying term

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

style; title

Context example:

They styled their nation 'The Confederate States'

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

call; name (assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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