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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: titles, titling, titled

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

Encyclopedia: Title