- noun the name of something, e.g. a book, play, painting or film
- noun a word such as Dr, Mr, professor, lord, Sir or lady put in front of a name to show an honour or a qualification
- noun name given to a person in a certain job
- Legal documents that indicate right of ownership of real property.
Information & Library Science
- noun the name given to a book, play or TV programme
- noun a word used to indicate the status of a person, e.g. Mr, Mrs, Dr or Rev
- noun a document proving a right to hold a property
- noun the name of a bill which comes before parliament or of an Act of Parliament
- noun a name that identifies a book, film, play, painting, musical composition or other literary or artistic work
- noun a descriptive heading for something such as a book chapter, a magazine article or a speech
- noun a work published or recorded by a company
- noun a name given to someone to show that they have received an honour or are a member of the nobility
- noun the status of champion in a sport or competition
Origin & History of “title”
Title comes via Old French title from Latin titulus ‘inscription on a tomb or altar, label, title’. Other contributions made by the Latin word to English include entitle (14th c.), tilde (19th c.), tittle (14th c.), and titular (18th c.).