• IPA: /ˈtaɪtl̩/

title (plural titles)

  1. A prefix (honorific) or suffix (post-nominal) added to a person's name to signify either veneration, official position or a professional or academic qualification. See also Titles
    • c. 1606, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Macbeth”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act I, scene ii]:
      Our bosom interest: go pronounce his present death
      With his former title greet Macbeth.
  2. (legal) Legal right to ownership of a property; a deed or other certificate proving this.
    a good title to an estate, or an imperfect title
  3. In canon law, that by which a beneficiary holds a benefice.
  4. A church to which a priest was ordained, and where he was to reside.
  5. The name of a book, film, musical piece, painting, or other work of art.
    I know the singer's name, but not the title of the song.
  6. A publication.
    The retailer carries thousands of titles.
    Buyers of the new video game console can choose from three bundled titles.
  7. A section or division of a subject, as of a law or a book.
  8. (mostly, in the plural) A written title, credit, or caption shown with a film, video, or performance.
    The titles scrolled by too quickly to read.
  9. (bookbinding) The panel for the name, between the bands of the back of a book.
  10. The subject of a writing; a short phrase that summarizes the entire topic.
  11. A division of an act of law
    Title II of the USA PATRIOT Act
  12. (sports) The recognition given to the winner of a championship in sports.
Synonyms Translations Translations
  • German: Eigentumsrecht
  • Russian: пра́во со́бственности
  • Spanish: tutela, título
Translations Translations Translations Verb

title (titles, present participle titling; past and past participle titled)

  1. (transitive) To assign a title to; to entitle.

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