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Caption   /kˈæpʃən/   Listen

Taking exception; especially a quibble based on a captious argument.
Translation of foreign dialogue of a movie or TV program; usually displayed at the bottom of the screen.  Synonym: subtitle.
Brief description accompanying an illustration.  Synonym: legend.

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"Caption" Quotes from Famous Books

... itself. Fear that such large numbers would weaken present and subsequent demands aroused considerable opposition to their presence. Meetings were held, exciting speeches were made and street fights became common. The East St. Louis Journal is said to have printed a series of articles under the caption, "Make East St. Louis a Lily White Town." It was a simple matter of touching off the smoldering tinder. In the riot that followed over a hundred negroes were killed. These, for the most part lived away from the places of the most violent disturbances, and were returning home, unconscious of the ...
— Negro Migration during the War • Emmett J. Scott

... all Paris talked of the staircase at Les Jardies which Balzac, great architect that he was, had forgotten to put into the plans for his house. Under the caption, "Literary Indiscretions," the following humorous note appeared in La ...
— Honor de Balzac • Albert Keim and Louis Lumet

... edit, he found certain fragments of highly abstruse speculation which he did not know what to do with. So he called them "addenda to the Physics"—Ta meta ta physica. These fragments, under the caption "Metaphysica", became the most revered of Aristotle's productions, his "First Philosophy", as the Scholastics ...
— The Mind in the Making - The Relation of Intelligence to Social Reform • James Harvey Robinson

... Under this caption must be placed certain conditions that may under given circumstances be important. Although apparently without any relations to each other they have the common property of being ...
— Robin Hood • J. Walker McSpadden

... servility. These imaginary potentates are always alluded to under the fearful names of "John Doe and Richard Roe;" though they are never seen, still their edicts are all-powerful, their commands extending to the most distant regions, and carrying captivity and caption-fees wherever they go. These firmans are entrusted to the charge of a peculiar race of beings, commonly called officers to the sheriff. There is something exceedingly interesting in the ceremonious attendant upon ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 1, December 11, 1841 • Various

... the tips of his fingers resting on a small table. Another picture shows him posed with one hand raised and the other resting on what is unmistakably the same little table. The latter picture, however, has the caption, "Rev. M.L. Latta making a speech in Pawtucket, R.I., at Y.M.C.A." Both pictures were all too clearly taken in a photographer's studio. Another page shows us, "Rev. M.L. Latta and three of his Admirable Presidents." In this case Latta merely takes for himself ...
— American Adventures - A Second Trip 'Abroad at home' • Julian Street

... Mac-Candlish's tongue should ever hae wranged him. But if he really shot young Hazlewood—but I canna think it, Mr. Glossin; this will be some o' your skits now. I canna think it o' sae douce a lad; na, na, this is just some o' your auld skits. Ye'll be for having a horning or a caption after him.' ...
— Guy Mannering, or The Astrologer, Complete, Illustrated • Sir Walter Scott

... know what you call attention, Mr. Jason, unless we have paid it already. Here, I have the caption, or rather preamble of a law, on that very subject, that I copied out of the statute-book on purpose to show you, and which I will now read in order to prove to you how things really ...
— Satanstoe • James Fenimore Cooper

... small man, changeless as the Egyptian sphinx. A number of years ago a French comic journal published a series of sketches supposed to represent the Shah of Persia influenced by various emotions. Under each was an appropriate caption, such as Surprise, Grief, Anger, or Astonishment. The portraits were identically alike, ...
— Blazed Trail Stories - and Stories of the Wild Life • Stewart Edward White

... were looking through the collection one afternoon, judging the departed Sam by his taste in literature, which they found to be surprisingly good. As Jean turned the pages of Treasure Island, a paper fluttered to the floor. The girl picked it up, reading aloud the caption over a crude, penciled map: "The Island of Kon Klayu." She unfolded it and was smoothing out the creases that she might better study the drawing when Loll came running in from the platform in front of the store. His freckled face was puckered with suppressed grief, his grey eyes abrim with the tears ...
— Where the Sun Swings North • Barrett Willoughby

Words linked to "Caption" :   rendering, interlingual rendition, moving picture, flick, movie, motion picture, render, motion-picture show, supply, title, pic, illustration, moving-picture show, provide, picture, picture show, film, version, captious, translation, exception, furnish

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