American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A title, short explanation, or description accompanying an illustration or a photograph.
- n. 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.
- n. A title or heading, as of a document or article.
- n. Law The heading of a pleading or other document that identifies the parties, court, term, and number of the action.
- v. To furnish a caption for.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Seizure; capture; taking; catching.
- n. Captious or specious arguments or caviling; the act of caviling or taking exception; sophism; quibble or quibbling.
- n. The act of taking or apprehending by a judicial process.
- n. In law, a certificate stating the time and place of executing a commission in chancery, or of taking a deposition, or of the finding of an indictment, and the court or authority before which such act was performed, and such other particulars as are necessary to render it legal and valid, written upon or attached to the document to which it relates.
- n. The heading or title of a legal instrument or of a chapter, article, section, or page: as, the caption of Genesis i.; an editorial under the caption “A new Force in Politics.”
- n. typography The descriptive heading or title of a document or part therof
- n. A title or brief explanation attached to an illustration or cartoon.
- n. cinematography A piece of text appearing on screen as subtitle or other part of a film or broadcast.
- n. law The section on an official paper that describes when, where, what was taken, found or executed, and by whom it was authorized.
- n. obsolete, law A seizure or capture, especially of tangible property (chattel).
- v. To add captions to a text or illustration.
- v. To add captions to a film or broadcast.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete A caviling; a sophism.
- n. rare The act of taking or arresting a person by judicial process.
- n. (Law) That part of a legal instrument, as a commission, indictment, etc., which shows where, when, and by what authority, it was taken, found, or executed.
- n. United States The heading of a chapter, section, or page.
- n. taking exception; especially a quibble based on a captious argument
- n. translation of foreign dialogue of a movie or TV program; usually displayed at the bottom of the screen
- n. brief description accompanying an illustration
- v. provide with a caption, as of a photograph or a drawing
- Recorded since c.1384, "taking, seizure," from Old French capcion or directly from Latin captio, from the past participle of capere ("to take"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English capcioun, arrest, from Old French capcion, from Latin captiō, captiōn-, from captus, past participle of capere, to seize. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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