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Noun: title  tI-t(u)l
  1. A heading that names a statute or legislative bill; may give a brief summary of the matters it deals with
    "Title 8 provided federal help for schools"; "statute title 8 provided federal help for schools";
    - statute title, rubric
  2. The name of a work of art or literary composition etc.
    "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"
  3. A general or descriptive heading for a section of a written work
    "the novel had chapter titles"
  4. The status of being a champion
    "he held the title for two years";
    - championship
  5. (law) a legal document signed and sealed and delivered to effect a transfer of property and to show the legal right to possess it
    "he kept the title to his car in the glove compartment";
    - deed, deed of conveyance
  6. An identifying appellation signifying status or function: e.g. 'Mr.' or 'General'
    "the professor didn't like his friends to use his formal title";
    - title of respect, form of address
  7. An established or recognized right
    "he had no documents confirming his title to his father's estate";
    - claim
  8. (usually plural) written material introduced into a movie or TV show to give credits or represent dialogue or explain an action
    "the titles go by faster than I can read"
  9. An appellation signifying nobility
    "'your majesty' is the appropriate title to use in addressing a king"
  10. An informal right to something
    "his title to fame";
    - claim
Verb: title  tI-t(u)l
  1. Give a title to
    - entitle
  2. Designate by an identifying term
    "They titled their nation 'The Confederate States'";
    - style

Derived forms: titling, titles, titled

Type of: appellation, appellative, be known as, call, christen, denomination, designation, head, header, heading, high status, instrument, know as, legal document, legal instrument, legal right, name, official document, piece of writing, right, subhead, subheading, writing, written material

Encyclopedia: Title