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.
Only once the drawing is done will the letterer caption it.
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.
Origin of caption
- Middle English capcioun arrest from Old French capcion from Latin captiō captiōn- from captus past participle of capere to seize kap- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Attested c.1384, in sense “taking, seizure”, from Old French capcion or directly from Latin captio, from the past participle of capiō (“I take, I seize”) (English capture).