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Meaning of CAPTION

Pronunciation:  'kapshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  brief description accompanying an illustration
  2. [n]  translation of foreign dialogue of a movie or TV program; usually displayed at the bottom of the screen
  3. [v]  provide with a caption, as of a photograph or a drawing

CAPTION is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: legend, subtitle
 See Also: film, flick, furnish, illustration, interlingual rendition, motion picture, movie, moving picture, pic, picture, picture show, provide, render, rendering, supply, title, translation, version



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cap"tion\, n. [L. captio, fr. caper to take. In senses
3 and 4, perhaps confounded in meaning with L. caput a head.
See {Capacious}.]
1. A caviling; a sophism. [Obs.]

         This doctrine is for caption and contradiction.

2. The act of taking or arresting a person by judicial
   process. [R.] --Bouvier.

3. (Law) That part of a legal instrument, as a commission,
   indictment, etc., which shows where, when, and by what
   authority, it was taken, found, or executed. --Bouvier.

4. The heading of a chapter, section, or page. [U. S.]

Legal Dictionary
 Definition: Heading or introductory party of a pleading.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: banner, banner head, drop head, dropline, epigraph, hanger, head, head up, heading, headline, jump head, legend, motto, overline, rubric, running head, running title, scarehead, screamer, spread, spreadhead, streamer, subhead, subheading, subtitle, superscription, title, title page, underline