title, -title, titu-, tild-

(Latin: titulus; inscription on a tomb or altar; a label, a heading in a book or other composition)

entitle (verb), entitles; entitled; entitling
1. To give a name or title to someone or something.
2. To furnish a person with a right or claim to something: The ticket entitles the possessor to a ten percent savings.

Every U.S. citizen is legally entitled to equal protection under the law.

3. Etymology: from the late 14th century, "to give a title to a chapter, a book, etc."; from Anglo-French entitler, Old French entiteler; from Modern French intituler; from Late Latin intitulare; from in- "not, opposite of, without" + titulus, "inscription, heading".
1. The right to have or to do something.
2. A title to something; such as, a book.
3. An official position or honor that has been conferred on someone which brings a particular title with it.
Having multiple or many titles.
nontitular, non-titular
Not having a title or not existing in name.
nontitularly, non-titularly
A descriptive term for not having a title for a position, an office, nor a position in a large and powerful organization; especially, a government.
1. A diacritical mark (ñ) placed over the letter n in Spanish to indicate the palatal nasal sound (ny), as in cañon, or over a vowel in Portuguese to indicate nasalization, as in lã, pão.
2. A symbol (~) similar to a tilde used in mathematics and logic to indicate negation, inversion or indicating equivalency or similarity between two values.
3. Etymology: from the mid 19th century; from Spanish, an alteration of obsolete Catalan title, which came from Latin titulus, "title, superscription".
title (s) (noun), titles (pl)
1. An identifying name given to a book, play, film, musical composition, or other literary or artistic work to describe it: What is the title of the book you're reading?

This is one of the best-selling titles this year.

2. A general or descriptive heading for something; such as, a book chapter, a magazine article, or a speech, etc.; such as, a book that is produced by a publisher: Since it is such a small publishing company, it only publishes about 30 titles a year.
3. Written material to be read by viewers that is included in a film or television show, typically presenting credits, narration, or dialogue.
4. A written piece of translated dialogue superimposed at the bottom of the frame during a film; a subtitle.
5. A word added to and usually preceding someone's name to indicate his or her rank, social status, or profession, or as a courtesy; for example, Mr., Ms., Mrs., Dr., General, Sergeant, etc.

Hank's title is Vice President of Marketing.

6. A name that describes someone's job or position in a company or organization: A job title; such as, CEO or Chief Executive Officer; President; Chairman, etc.
7. In law, a heading for a lawsuit which names a document, statute, or proceeding.
8. A division of a law book, declaration, or bill, which is generally larger than a section or article.
9. The coincidence of all the elements that constitute the fullest legal right to control and dispose of property or a claim.
10. The aggregate evidence that gives rise to a legal right of possession or control: The court has ruled that Joe's sister has title to both the house and the land.
11. In sports, a championship or the status of champion in a sport or competition: Joe Louis held the heavyweight boxing title or championship longer than anyone else.

Sam's university has won six basketball titles this year.

12. Etymology: from about A.D. 1300, "inscription, heading"; from Old French title, and in part from Old English titul; both of which came from Latin titulus, "inscription, heading"; said to be of unknown origin.

A placard or inscription placed on an object, giving information about it; and then a descriptive heading in a book or other composition.

title deed, title deeds
A deed or legal document that is evidence of someone's legal right, ownership, or title to certain property; for example, real estate.
title page
A page in the front of a book which includes the book's title.
title role
1. The role of the character after whom the play is named: "He has now taken on the role of a philanthropist in the play, Rich Man, Poor Man."
2. The role of a character who is named in the title of a play, film, opera, etc.: "She sang the title role in the opera Carmen."
title, title
title (TIGHT uhl) (noun)
A name or rank: "His official title on board ship is, Chief Petty Officer."
title (TIGHT uhl) (noun)
A legal right to property, etc.: "According to this document, I have a legal title to the riverside property."

Her sports hero just won the title in the boxing competition. One would think that this title was a hereditary title because his father held the title before he did and together they even bought the title to some river front property.

title, titles; titled; titling (verbs)
To give a name or title to something; such as, a book, song, movie, etc.: "The studio titled the book Yes, you can."

"We saw a movie titled, Gone With the Wind."

"He said he would be titling the TV show, Can You Do It?"

1. Someone who currently possesses a rank or title; especially, of some sport.
2. A person who has won a championship title in a sport: "He was once the top tennis titleholder."
titlist, titlists
Someone who holds a title as a champion: "He was the heavyweight titlist."
1. A small diacritic mark; such as, an accent, vowel mark, or dot over an i.
2. A small mark used in printing and writing; for example, an accent, a punctuation mark, a diacritical mark; or an umlaut (¨; ä, ö, ü that shows that it is pronounced in a particular way) or a cedilla (a mark under the letter c in some languages; such as, French and Portuguese, which shows that ç has the sound of the letter s, and not k).
3. A very small part or quantity; a particle, jot, the tiniest bit, an iota, or whit: "She said she didn't care a tittle what he wants to do."
4. Etymology: from the late 14th century, "a small stroke" or "point in writing" representing Latin apex in the Late Latin sense of "accent mark over a vowel", borrowed possibly by the influence of Provençal (a Romance language of several dialects in southern France) titule, "the dot over -i-" from Latin titulus, "inscription, heading".