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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Title  \Ti"tle\,  n.  [OF.  title,  F.  titre,  L.  titulus  an 
  inscription,  label,  title,  sign,  token.  Cf  {Tilde}, 
  {Titrate},  {Titular}.] 
  1.  An  inscription  put  over  or  upon  anything  as  a  name  by 
  which  it  is  known 
  2.  The  inscription  in  the  beginning  of  a  book,  usually 
  containing  the  subject  of  the  work  the  author's  and 
  publisher's  names  the  date,  etc 
  3.  (Bookbindng)  The  panel  for  the  name  between  the  bands  of 
  the  back  of  a  book. 
  4.  A  section  or  division  of  a  subject,  as  of  a  law,  a  book, 
  specif.  (Roman  &  Canon  Laws),  a  chapter  or  division  of  a 
  law  book. 
  5.  An  appellation  of  dignity,  distinction,  or  pre["e]minence 
  (hereditary  or  acquired),  given  to  persons,  as  duke 
  marquis,  honorable,  esquire,  etc 
  With  his  former  title  greet  Macbeth  --Shak. 
  6.  A  name  an  appellation;  a  designation. 
  7.  (Law) 
  a  That  which  constitutes  a  just  cause  of  exclusive 
  possession;  that  which  is  the  foundation  of  ownership 
  of  property,  real  or  personal;  a  right  as  a  good 
  title  to  an  estate,  or  an  imperfect  title. 
  b  The  instrument  which  is  evidence  of  a  right 
  c  (Canon  Law)  That  by  which  a  beneficiary  holds  a 
  8.  (Anc.  Church  Records)  A  church  to  which  a  priest  was 
  ordained,  and  where  he  was  to  reside. 
  {Title  deeds}  (Law),  the  muniments  or  evidences  of  ownership; 
  as  the  title  deeds  to  an  estate. 
  Syn:  Epithet;  name  appellation;  denomination.  See  {epithet}, 
  and  {Name}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Title  \Ti"tle\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Titled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Titling}.]  [Cf.  L.  titulare,  F.  titrer.  See  {Title},  n.] 
  To  call  by  a  title;  to  name  to  entitle. 
  Hadrian  having  quieted  the  island,  took  it  for  honor 
  to  be  titled  on  his  coin,  ``The  Restorer  of  Britain.'' 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Cloud  \Cloud\  (kloud),  n.  [Prob.  fr  AS  cl[=u]d  a  rock  or 
  hillock,  the  application  arising  from  the  frequent 
  resemblance  of  clouds  to  rocks  or  hillocks  in  the  sky  or 
  1.  A  collection  of  visible  vapor,  or  watery  particles, 
  suspended  in  the  upper  atmosphere. 
  I  do  set  my  bow  in  the  cloud.  --Gen.  ix  13. 
  Note:  A  classification  of  clouds  according  to  their  chief 
  forms  was  first  proposed  by  the  meteorologist  Howard, 
  and  this  is  still  substantially  employed.  The  following 
  varieties  and  subvarieties  are  recognized: 
  a  {Cirrus}.  This  is  the  most  elevated  of  all  the  forms 
  of  clouds;  is  thin,  long-drawn,  sometimes  looking  like 
  carded  wool  or  hair,  sometimes  like  a  brush  or  room 
  sometimes  in  curl-like  or  fleecelike  patches.  It  is 
  the  cat's-tail  of  the  sailor,  and  the  mare's-tail  of 
  the  landsman. 
  b  {Cumulus}.  This  form  appears  in  large  masses  of  a 
  hemispherical  form  or  nearly  so  above,  but  flat 
  below,  one  often  piled  above  another,  forming  great 
  clouds,  common  in  the  summer,  and  presenting  the 
  appearance  of  gigantic  mountains  crowned  with  snow.  It 
  often  affords  rain  and  thunder  gusts. 
  c  {Stratus}.  This  form  appears  in  layers  or  bands 
  extending  horizontally. 
  d  {Nimbus}.  This  form  is  characterized  by  its  uniform 
  gray  tint  and  ragged  edges;  it  covers  the  sky  in 
  seasons  of  continued  rain,  as  in  easterly  storms,  and 
  is  the  proper  rain  cloud.  The  name  is  sometimes  used 
  to  denote  a  raining  cumulus,  or  cumulostratus. 
  e  {Cirro-cumulus}.  This  form  consists,  like  the  cirrus, 
  of  thin,  broken,  fleecelice  clouds,  but  the  parts  are 
  more  or  less  rounded  and  regulary  grouped.  It  is 
  popularly  called  mackerel  sky. 
  f  {Cirro-stratus}.  In  this  form  the  patches  of  cirrus 
  coalesce  in  long  strata,  between  cirrus  and  stratus. 
  g  {Cumulo-stratus}.  A  form  between  cumulus  and  stratus, 
  often  assuming  at  the  horizon  a  black  or  bluish  tint. 
  --  {Fog},  cloud,  motionless,  or  nearly  so  lying  near 
  or  in  contact  with  the  earth's  surface.  --  {Storm 
  scud},  cloud  lying  quite  low  without  form  and  driven 
  rapidly  with  the  wind. 
  2.  A  mass  or  volume  of  smoke,  or  flying  dust,  resembling 
  vapor.  ``A  thick  cloud  of  incense.''  --Ezek.  viii.  11. 
  3.  A  dark  vein  or  spot  on  a  lighter  material,  as  in  marble; 
  hence  a  blemish  or  defect;  as  a  cloud  upon  one's 
  reputation;  a  cloud  on  a  title. 
  4.  That  which  has  a  dark,  lowering,  or  threatening  aspect; 
  that  which  temporarily  overshadows,  obscures,  or 
  depresses;  as  a  cloud  of  sorrow;  a  cloud  of  war;  a  cloud 
  upon  the  intellect. 
  5.  A  great  crowd  or  multitude;  a  vast  collection.  ``So  great 
  a  cloud  of  witnesses.''  --Heb.  xii.  1. 
  6.  A  large  loosely-knitted  scarf,  worn  by  women  about  the 
  {Cloud  on  a}  (or  the)  {title}  (Law),  a  defect  of  title, 
  usually  superficial  and  capable  of  removal  by  release, 
  decision  in  equity,  or  legislation. 
  {To  be  under  a  cloud},  to  be  under  suspicion  or  in  disgrace; 
  to  be  in  disfavor. 
  {In  the  clouds},  in  the  realm  of  facy  and  imagination;  beyond 
  reason;  visionary. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  heading  that  names  a  statute  or  legislative  bill;  gives  a 
  brief  summary  of  the  matters  it  deals  with  "Title  8 
  provided  federal  help  for  schools"  [syn:  {statute  title}] 
  2:  the  name  of  a  work  of  art  or  literary  composition  etc.;  "he 
  looked  for  books  with  the  word  `jazz'  in  the  title";  "he 
  refused  to  give  titles  to  his  paintings";  "I  can  never 
  remember  movie  titles" 
  3:  a  general  or  descriptive  heading  for  a  section  of  a  written 
  work  "the  novel  had  chapter  titles" 
  4:  the  status  of  being  a  champion;  "he  held  the  title  for  two 
  years"  [syn:  {championship}] 
  5:  a  legal  document  signed  and  sealed  and  delivered  to  effect  a 
  transfer  of  property  and  to  show  the  legal  right  to 
  possess  it  "he  signed  the  deed";  "he  kept  the  title  to 
  his  car  in  the  glove  compartment"  [syn:  {deed},  {deed  of 
  6:  an  identifying  appellation  signifying  status  or  function: 
  e.g.  Mr  or  General;  "the  professor  didn't  like  his 
  friends  to  use  his  formal  title" 
  7:  an  established  or  recognized  right:  "a  strong  legal  claim  to 
  the  property";  "he  had  no  documents  confirming  his  title 
  to  his  father's  estate"  [syn:  {claim}] 
  8:  (usually  plural)  written  material  introduced  into  a  movie  or 
  TV  show  to  give  credits  or  represent  dialogue  or  explain 
  an  action  "the  titles  go  by  faster  than  I  can  read" 
  9:  an  appellation  signifying  nobility;  "`your  majesty'  is  the 
  appropriate  title  to  use  in  addressing  a  king" 
  10:  an  informal  right  to  something:  "his  claim  on  her 
  attentions";  "his  title  to  fame"  [syn:  {claim}] 
  v  :  give  a  title  to  [syn:  {entitle}] 

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