title, statute title, rubric(noun)
a heading that names a statute or legislative bill; may give a brief summary of the matters it deals with
"Title 8 provided federal help for schools"
the name of a work of art or literary composition etc.
"he looked for books with the word `jazz' in the title"; "he refused to give titles to his paintings"; "I can never remember movie titles"
a general or descriptive heading for a section of a written work
"the novel had chapter titles"
the status of being a champion
"he held the title for two years"
deed, deed of conveyance, title(noun)
a legal document signed and sealed and delivered to effect a transfer of property and to show the legal right to possess it
"he signed the deed"; "he kept the title to his car in the glove compartment"
title, title of respect, form of address(noun)
an identifying appellation signifying status or function: e.g. `Mr.' or `General'
"the professor didn't like his friends to use his formal title"
an established or recognized right
"a strong legal claim to the property"; "he had no documents confirming his title to his father's estate"; "he staked his claim"
(usually plural) written material introduced into a movie or TV show to give credits or represent dialogue or explain an action
"the titles go by faster than I can read"
an appellation signifying nobility
"`your majesty' is the appropriate title to use in addressing a king"
an informal right to something
"his claim on her attentions"; "his title to fame"
give a title to
designate by an identifying term
"They styled their nation `The Confederate States'"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Name in the most general sense, signifying the word by which a person or thing is called or known, includes all other words of this group; in this sense every noun is a name; in the more limited sense a name is personal, an appellation is descriptive, a title is official. In the phrase William the Conqueror, King of England, William is the man's name, which belongs to him personally, independently of any rank or achievement; Conqueror is the appellation which he won by his acquisition of England; King is the title denoting his royal rank. An epithet (Greek epitheton, something added, from epi, on, and tithemi, put) is something placed upon a person or thing; the epithet does not strictly belong to an object like a name, but is given to mark some assumed characteristic, good or bad; an epithet is always an adjective, or a word or phrase used as an adjective, and is properly used to emphasize a characteristic but not to add information, as in the phrase "the sounding sea;" the idea that an epithet is always opprobrious, and that any word used opprobriously is an epithet is a popular error. Designation may be used much in the sense of appellation, but is more distinctive or specific in meaning; a designation properly so called rests upon some inherent quality, while an appellation may be fanciful. Among the Romans the prenomen was the individual part of a man's name, the "nomen" designated the gens to which he belonged, the cognomen showed his family and was borne by all patricians, and the agnomen was added to refer to his achievements or character. When scientists name an animal or a plant, they give it a binary or binomial technical name comprising a generic and a specific appellation. In modern use, a personal name, as John or Mary, is given in infancy, and is often called the given name or Christian name, or simply the first name (rarely the prenomen); the cognomen or surname is the family name which belongs to one by right of birth or marriage. Style is the legal designation by which a person or house is known in official or business relations; as, the name and style of Baring Brothers. The term denomination is applied to a separate religious organization, without the opprobrious meaning attaching to the word "sect;" also, to designate any class of like objects collectively, especially money or notes of a certain value; as, the sum was in notes of the denomination of one thousand dollars. Compare TERM.
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- لقب, عنوانArabic
- títolCatalan, Valencian
- název, titulCzech
- Titel, Eigentumsrecht, EigentumsnachweisGerman
- κυριότητα, τίτλος κυριότητας, τίτλοςGreek
- titolo, titoliEsperanto
- título, título, tutelaSpanish
- تیتر, لقب, عنوانPersian
- otsikko, aihe, arvonimi, luovutuskirja, nimi, nimike, omistusoikeus, kauppakirjaFinnish
- titre, intituléFrench
- còir, tiotalScottish Gaelic
- תואר כבוד, תואר, כותרHebrew
- cím, titulusHungarian
- կոչում, տիտղոսArmenian
- titolo, intitolareItalian
- 標題, タイトル, 所有権, 所有証, 資格証, 書名, 称号, 肩書きJapanese
- 칭호, 제목, 표제Korean
- titulus, nomenLatin
- eigendomscertificaat, titel, eigendomsrecht, eigendomsbewijsDutch
- tittelNorwegian Nynorsk
- заголовок, заглавие, право собственности, название, титул, званиеRussian
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