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Definition of "caption" []

  • A title, short explanation, or description accompanying an illustration or a photograph. (noun)
  • 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. (noun)
  • A title or heading, as of a document or article. (noun)
  • Law The heading of a pleading or other document that identifies the parties, court, term, and number of the action. (noun)
  • To furnish a caption for. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "caption" in a sentence
  • "William928, it's a K3V, says so in the title caption of the slide."
  • "The caption translates as: 'What exactly these women want to say with this placard remains unclear'"
  • "The cartoon caption translates as "I know they don't miss me, because there's a guy named Mouriño who does the things I used to do.""