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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.


Synonymschampionship


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.


Synonymsclaim


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.


Synonymsclaim


Broader (hypernym)right


English verb: title

1. title (communication) give a title to


Synonymsentitle


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'.


Synonymsstyle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)call, name









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