- The definition of a caption is a heading or title, or words on a screen that communicate what is being said.
- An example of a caption is the title of a magazine article.
- An example of a caption is a descriptive title under a photograph.
- An example of a caption are the words at the bottom of a television or movie screen to translate the dialogue into another language or to provide the dialogue to the hard of hearing.
- To caption is defined as to add a descriptive title or to add dialogue words on a screen.
- An example of caption is to identify the subject of a photograph by adding a title under the photograph.
- An example of caption is to add English subtitles on the screen of a movie with French dialogue.
caption definition by Webster's New World
- Archaic seizure
- a part of a legal instrument, such as an indictment, showing where, when, and by what authority it was executed
- a heading showing the names of the parties, court, and docket number in a pleading or deposition
- a heading or title, as of an article
- a descriptive title, or legend, as under an illustration
- Film, TV a subtitle
Origin: Middle English capcioun ; from Old French capcion ; from Classical Latin captio ; from past participle of capere, take: see have
caption definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A title, short explanation, or description accompanying an illustration or a photograph.
- A series of words superimposed on the bottom of television or motion picture frames that communicate dialogue to the hearing-impaired or translate foreign dialogue.
- A title or heading, as of a document or article.
- Law The heading of a pleading or other document that identifies the parties, court, term, and number of the action.
Origin: Middle English capcioun, arrest, from Old French capcion, from Latin captiō, captiōn-, from captus, past participle of capere, to seize; see kap- in Indo-European roots.
caption - Legal Definition