Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A secondary, usually explanatory title, as of a literary work.
  • noun A printed translation of the dialogue of a foreign-language film shown at the bottom of the screen.
  • transitive verb To give a subtitle to.
  • transitive verb To provide with subtitles.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A secondary or subordinate title of a book, usually explanatory.
  • noun The repetition of the leading words in the full title at the head of the first page of text.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A heading below or after a title.
  • noun Textual versions of the dialog in films, usually displayed at the bottom of the screen.
  • verb To create subtitles for the dialog in a film.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun translation of foreign dialogue of a movie or TV program; usually displayed at the bottom of the screen
  • verb supply (a movie) with subtitles
  • noun secondary or explanatory title

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

sub- +‎ title

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