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English noun: title

1. title (communication) a heading that names a statute or legislative bill; may give a brief summary of the matters it deals with

SamplesTitle 8 provided federal help for schools.

Synonymsrubric, statute title

Broader (hypernym)head, header, heading

2. title (communication) the name of a work of art or literary composition etc.

SamplesHe looked for books with the word `jazz' in the title.
He refused to give titles to his paintings.
I can never remember movie titles.

Broader (hypernym)name

Narrower (hyponym)masthead, rubric

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

SamplesThe novel had chapter titles.

Broader (hypernym)subhead, subheading

Narrower (hyponym)caption, credit, legend, subtitle

4. title (state) the status of being a champion

SamplesHe held the title for two years.


Broader (hypernym)high status

Narrower (hyponym)triple crown, triple crown

5. title (communication) a legal document signed and sealed and delivered to effect a transfer of property and to show the legal right to possess it

SamplesHe signed the deed.
He kept the title to his car in the glove compartment.

Synonymsdeed, deed of conveyance

Broader (hypernym)instrument, legal document, legal instrument, official document

Narrower (hyponym)bill of sale, deed poll, enfeoffment, mortgage deed, title deed

Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

6. title (communication) an identifying appellation signifying status or function: e.g. `Mr.' or `General'

SamplesThe professor didn't like his friends to use his formal title.

Synonymsform of address, title of respect

Broader (hypernym)appellation, appellative, denomination, designation

Narrower (hyponym)Aga, Agha, Defender of the Faith, Don, Dona, Father, Frau, Fraulein, Hakham, Herr, Miss, Mister, Mr, Mr., Mrs, Mrs., Ms, Ms., Padre, Rabbi, Reverend, Senor, Senora, Senorita, Signora, Signorina, Very Reverend

7. title (attribute) an established or recognized right

SamplesA strong legal claim to the property.
He had no documents confirming his title to his father's estate.
He staked his claim.


Broader (hypernym)legal right

Narrower (hyponym)entitlement, own right

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

SamplesThe titles go by faster than I can read.

Broader (hypernym)piece of writing, writing, written material

Domain usageplural, plural form

9. title (communication) an appellation signifying nobility

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

Broader (hypernym)appellation, appellative, denomination, designation

Narrower (hyponym)baronetcy, Ladyship, Lordship, viscountcy

10. title (attribute) an informal right to something

SamplesHis claim on her attentions.
His title to fame.


Broader (hypernym)right

English verb: title

1. title (communication) give a title to


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)call, name

Narrower (hyponym)proclaim

2. title (communication) designate by an identifying term

SamplesThey styled their nation `The Confederate States'.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)call, name

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