WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
cap•tion /ˈkæpʃən/USA pronunciation
v. [~ + object]
Literatureto supply a caption or captions for:a French film captioned in English.
- Literaturea title or explanation for a picture:The caption under the photo read, "Winter in the Alps.''
- Show Businessa subtitle for a movie or a television program.
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
caption /ˈkæpʃən/ n
- a title, brief explanation, or comment accompanying an illustration; legend
- a heading, title, or headline of a chapter, article, etc
- graphic material, usually containing lettering, used in television presentation
- another name for subtitle
- the formal heading of a legal document stating when, where, and on what authority it was taken or made
Etymology: 14th Century (meaning: seizure, an arrest; later, heading of a legal document): from Latin captiō a seizing, from capere to take
- to provide with a caption or captions
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