from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To give a name or title to.
- transitive v. To furnish with a right or claim to something: The coupon entitles the bearer to a 25 percent savings. Every citizen is entitled to equal protection under the law.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. give a title to
- v. dignify by an honorary designation.
- v. give authority (to do something)
- v. give rightful ownership
- v. give a title to a book, film, play, etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To give a title to; to affix to as a name or appellation; hence, also, to dignify by an honorary designation; to denominate; to call
- transitive v. To give a claim to; to qualify for, with a direct object of the person, and a remote object of the thing; to furnish with grounds for seeking or claiming with success.
- transitive v. To attribute; to ascribe.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To give a name or title to; affix a name or appellation to; designate; denominate; name; call; dignify by a title or honorary appellation; style: as, the book is entitled “Commentaries on the Laws of England”; an ambassador is entitled “Your Excellency.”
- To give a title, right, or claim to; give a right to demand or receive; furnish with grounds for laying claim: as, his services entitle him to our respect.
- To appropriate as by title; attribute or attach as by right.
- To attribute; ascribe.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. give a title to
- v. give the right to
- v. give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility
Two of the titles entitle "Gold Fever" and "Silver Fever," but it's -- this has done wonders for the book's sales.
27 If the entity has issued options, and the terms entitle option holders to participate on exercise, the date on which notices will be sent to option holders
I would wish to know if the misfortunes which have happened to you -- misfortunes entirely beyond your control, and which in no degree diminish my regard for you -- I would wish to know if they have not, in some measure, contributed to render you a stranger to the world in which your fortune and your name entitle you to make a conspicuous figure? "
Uprooting the notion that any particular line of birth or descent call entitle men to a share in God's kingdom, Christ points out an inward condition, necessary for all men alike, a title which no man can secure by his own power.
His employment terms entitle him to a payout of at least £1m, but the Daily Telegraph has reported the figure could reach as much as £10. 8m.
His employment terms entitle him to a payout of at least £1m, but the Daily
His employment terms entitle him to a payout of at least £1m, but The Daily Telegraph has reported the figure could reach as much as £10. 8m.
The circumstances are not such as entitle you to the consideration I have shown you.
He wrote numberless letters, many of them containing descriptions of scenery and incident such as entitle them to rank as literary productions -- yet there is not the slightest evidence of haste or carelessness; even the writing itself is artistic in its delicacy and finish.
We can easily conceive how his education and situation should lead him to entertain such ideas; but they are hardly such as entitle him to read lectures on human society.