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caption

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noun cap·tion \ˈkap-shən\

Definition of caption

  1. 1 :  the part of a legal document that shows where, when, and by what authority it was taken, found, or executed

  2. 2a :  the heading especially of an article or document :  titleb :  the explanatory comment or designation accompanying a pictorial illustration read the caption for the names of the people in the picturec :  a movie or television show subtitle

captionless

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Examples of caption in a Sentence

  1. The caption on the picture says This year's contest winners.

  2. for the school yearbook, funny captions were written for snapshots showing a typical day at school

Origin and Etymology of caption

probably short for certificate of caption (taking, seizure)


First Known Use: circa 1670


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caption

verb cap·tion

Definition of caption

captioned

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captioning

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  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to furnish with a caption Almost all live TV sports events are captioned for the hearing-impaired.

Origin and Etymology of caption

see 1caption


First Known Use: 1848


CAPTION Defined for English Language Learners

caption

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Definition of caption for English Language Learners

  • : a sentence or group of words that is written on or next to a picture to explain what is being shown


CAPTION Defined for Kids

caption

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noun cap·tion \ˈkap-shən\

Definition of caption for Students

  1. :  a comment or title that goes with a picture


Law Dictionary

caption

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noun cap·tion \ˈkap-shən\

Legal Definition of caption

  1. :  the part of a legal document that states the court, the names of the parties, the docket number, the title of the document, and sometimes the name of the judge

Origin and Etymology of caption

Medieval Latin captio act of taking, from Latin capere to take



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