Pronunciation: (tīt'l), [key]
—n., adj., v., -tled, -tling.
1. the distinguishing name of a book, poem, picture, piece of music, or the like.
2. a descriptive heading or caption, as of a chapter, section, or other part of a book.
3. See title page.
4. a descriptive or distinctive appellation, esp. one belonging to a person by right of rank, office, attainment, etc.: the title of Lord Mayor.
5. Sports.the championship: He won the title three years in a row.
6. an established or recognized right to something.
7. a ground or basis for a claim.
8. anything that provides a ground or basis for a claim.
a. legal right to the possession of property, esp. real property.
b. the ground or evidence of such right.
c. the instrument constituting evidence of such right.
d. a unity combining all of the requisites to complete legal ownership.
e. a division of a statute, lawbook, etc., esp. one larger than an article or section.
f. (in pleading) the designation of one's basis for judicial relief; the cause of action sued upon, as a contract or tort.
a. a fixed sphere of work and source of income, required as a condition of ordination.
b. any of certain Roman Catholic churches in Rome, the nominal incumbents of which are cardinals.
11. Usually, titles. Motion Pictures, Television.
a. a subtitle in the viewer's own language: an Italian movie with English titles.
b. any written matter inserted into the film or program, esp. the list of actors, technicians, writers, etc., contributing to it; credits.
1. of or pertaining to a title: the title story in a collection.
2. 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.