noun ti·tle \ˈtī-təl\

: the name given to something (such as a book, song, or movie) to identify or describe it

: a published book

: a word or name that describes a person's job in a company or organization

Full Definition of TITLE

a obsolete :  inscription
b :  written material introduced into a motion picture or television program to give credits, explain an action, or represent dialogue —usually used in plural
a :  all the elements constituting legal ownership
b :  a legally just cause of exclusive possession
c :  the instrument (as a deed) that is evidence of a right
a :  something that justifies or substantiates a claim
b :  an alleged or recognized right
a :  a descriptive or general heading (as of a chapter in a book)
b :  the heading which names an act or statute
c :  the heading of a legal action or proceeding
a :  the distinguishing name of a written, printed, or filmed production
b :  a similar distinguishing name of a musical composition or a work of art
:  a descriptive name :  appellation
:  a division of an instrument, book, or bill; especially :  one larger than a section or article
a :  an appellation of dignity, honor, distinction, or preeminence attached to a person or family by virtue of rank, office, precedent, privilege, attainment, or lands
b :  a person holding a title especially of nobility
:  a usually published work as distinguished from a particular copy <published 25 new titles>
:  championship 1

Examples of TITLE

  1. What was the title of that book you were reading last week?
  2. The title of the first chapter is Getting Started.
  3. The company published 25 new titles last year.
  4. This is one of our best-selling titles.
  5. Her title is Vice President of Marketing.
  6. He has an impressive job title.

Origin of TITLE

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin titulus inscription, title
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with TITLE


transitive verb

: to give a name or title to (something) : to call (a book, song, movie, etc.) by a title

ti·tledti·tling \ˈtīt-liŋ, ˈtī-təl-iŋ\

Full Definition of TITLE

:  to provide a title for
:  to designate or call by a title :  term, style

Examples of TITLE

  1. She titled the book The Story of My Life.
  2. a movie titled Gone With the Wind

First Known Use of TITLE

14th century



: having the same name as a movie, play, etc.

: of, relating to, or involving a championship

Full Definition of TITLE

:  of or relating to a title: as
a :  having the same name as the title of a production <did the title role in Hamlet>
b :  having the same title as or providing the title for the collection or production of which it forms a part <the title song>
c :  of, relating to, or involving a championship <a title match>
d :  of, relating to, or used with the titles that introduce a motion picture or television program <title music>

Examples of TITLE

  1. the title song on the CD

First Known Use of TITLE

TITLE Defined for Kids


noun ti·tle \ˈtī-təl\

Definition of TITLE for Kids

:  the name given to something (as a book, song, or job) to identify or describe it
:  a word or group of words attached to a person's name to show an honor, rank, or office <With her promotion came a new title.>
:  a legal right to the ownership of property
:  championship 1 <My brother won the batting title.>
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