What is title?

  • (noun): The name of a work of art or literary composition etc..
    Example: "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"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Title

A title is a prefix or suffix added to someone's name in certain contexts. They may signify either veneration, an official position or a professional or academic qualification. In some languages, titles may be inserted before a last name (for example, Graf in German, Cardinal in Catholic usage or clerical titles such as Archbishop). Some titles are hereditary.

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2005 US Open (tennis) - Seniors - Men's Singles
... Andre Agassi, 6–3, 2–6, 7–6(1), 6–1 It was Federer's 10th title of the year, and his 32nd overall ... It was his 6th career Grand Slam title, and his 2nd (consecutive) US Open title ...
Forensic Pathology - Investigation of Death - Terminology Is Not Consistent Across Jurisdictions
... In some jurisdictions, the title of "Medical Examiner" is used by a non-physician, elected official involved in medicolegal death investigation ... Similarly, the title "coroner" is applied to both physicians and non-physicians ... However, in some jurisdictions the title of "Coroner" is exclusively used by physicians ...
Shogun - Etymology
... He became the practical ruler of Japan, and received the title sei-i taishōgun ... Thereafter, the heads of three successive shogunates received the same title ... Kamakura Shogunate, certain conditions had to be met in order for a warlord to be bestowed the title of shogun ...
Quiet Title
... An action to quiet title is a lawsuit brought in a court having jurisdiction over land disputes, in order to establish a party's title to real property against ... This legal action is "brought to remove a cloud on the title" so that plaintiff and those in privity with him may forever be free of claims against the property ... The action to quiet title resembles other forms of "preventive adjudication," such as the declaratory judgment ...
2003 Wimbledon Championships - Seniors - Men's Singles
6–2, 7–6(7-3) It was Federer's 5th title of the year, and his 9th overall ... It was his 1st career Grand Slam title ... He became the first Swiss male player to win a Grand Slam singles title ...

More definitions of "title":

  • (noun): A heading that names a statute or legislative bill; may give a brief summary of the matters it deals with.
    Example: "Title 8 provided federal help for schools"
    Synonyms: statute title, rubric
  • (noun): An informal right to something.
    Example: "His title to fame"
    Synonyms: claim
  • (noun): An established or recognized right.
    Example: "He had no documents confirming his title to his father's estate"
    Synonyms: claim
  • (noun): A legal document signed and sealed and delivered to effect a transfer of property and to show the legal right to possess it.
    Example: "He kept the title to his car in the glove compartment"
    Synonyms: deed, deed of conveyance
  • (verb): Give a title to.
    Synonyms: entitle
  • (noun): A general or descriptive heading for a section of a written work.
    Example: "The novel had chapter titles"
  • (noun): The status of being a champion.
    Example: "He held the title for two years"
    Synonyms: championship
  • (noun): An appellation signifying nobility.
    Example: "'your majesty' is the appropriate title to use in addressing a king"
  • (noun): (usually plural) written material introduced into a movie or TV show to give credits or represent dialogue or explain an action.
    Example: "The titles go by faster than I can read"
  • (noun): An identifying appellation signifying status or function: e.g. Mr. or General.
    Example: "The professor didn't like his friends to use his formal title"
    Synonyms: title of respect
  • (verb): Designate by an identifying term.
    Synonyms: style

Famous quotes containing the word title:

    To revolutionize, at one effort, the universal world of human thought, human opinion, and human sentiment.... All that he has to do is to write and publish a very little book. Its title should be simple—a few plain words—”My Heart Laid Bare.” But—this little book must be true to its title.
    Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849)

    It was his title that killed me. I had never spoken to a lord before. Oh, me! what a fool, what a beast I have been!
    Anthony Trollope (1815–1882)

    There is no luck in literary reputation. They who make up the final verdict upon every book are not the partial and noisy readers of the hour when it appears; but a court as of angels, a public not to be bribed, not to be entreated, and not to be overawed, decides upon every man’s title to fame. Only those books come down which deserve to last.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)