Pronunciation: (tīt'l), [key]
— n., adj., v., -tled, -tling.
- the distinguishing name of a book, poem, picture, piece of music, or the like.
- a descriptive heading or caption, as of a chapter, section, or other part of a book.
- a descriptive or distinctive appellation, esp. one belonging to a person by right of rank, office, attainment, etc.: the title of Lord Mayor.
- the championship: He won the title three years in a row.
- an established or recognized right to something.
- a ground or basis for a claim.
- anything that provides a ground or basis for a claim.
- legal right to the possession of property, esp. real property.
- the ground or evidence of such right.
- the instrument constituting evidence of such right.
- a unity combining all of the requisites to complete legal ownership.
- a division of a statute, lawbook, etc., esp. one larger than an article or section.
- (in pleading) the designation of one's basis for judicial relief; the cause of action sued upon, as a contract or tort.
- a fixed sphere of work and source of income, required as a condition of ordination.
- any of certain Roman Catholic churches in Rome, the nominal incumbents of which are cardinals.
- Usually, an Italian movie with English titles.
- a subtitle in the viewer's own language:an Italian movie with English titles.
- any written matter inserted into the film or program, esp. the list of actors, technicians, writers, etc., contributing to it; credits.
- of or pertaining to a title: the title story in a collection.
- that decides a title: a title bout.
- to furnish with a title; designate by an appellation; entitle.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.