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caption

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 an explanation or description accompanying a pictorial illustration
  • for the school yearbook, funny captions were written for snapshots showing a typical day at school

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2 a word or series of words often in larger letters placed at the beginning of a passage or at the top of a page in order to introduce or categorize
  • the textbook features cleverly worded captions to capture the reader's attention

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caption

verb

Synonyms of caption (Entry 2 of 2)

as in stamp, earmark

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The first known use of caption was circa 1670

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captainships

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captioned

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“Caption.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/caption. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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