2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Caption \Cap"tion\, noun [L. captio, fr. caper to take. In senses 3 and 4, perhaps confounded in meaning with L. caput a head. See {Capacious}.]

1. A caviling; a sophism. [Obs.]

This doctrine is for caption and contradiction. --Bacon.

2. The act of taking or arresting a person by judicial process. [R.] --Bouvier.

3. (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. --Bouvier. --Wharton.

4. The heading of a chapter, section, or page. [U. S.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: taking exception; especially a quibble based on a captious argument; "a mere caption unworthy of a reply"

2: translation of foreign dialogue of a movie or TV program; usually displayed at the bottom of the screen [syn: {subtitle}, {caption}]

3: brief description accompanying an illustration [syn: {caption}, {legend}]


1: provide with a caption, as of a photograph or a drawing

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