caption caption  /ˈkæp ʃən/


  1. (n) taking exception; especially a quibble based on a captious argument
  2. (n) translation of foreign dialogue of a movie or TV program; usually displayed at the bottom of the screen
  3. (n) brief description accompanying an illustration
  4. (v) provide with a caption, as of a photograph or a drawing


Derived Word(s)


  1. Over at Swampland they're soliciting captions for the Obamalight saber pix.
  2. Commenter Martin Gale starts it off, with the following caption for the photo posted below: Reporters listen as Larry Craig gives a speech in one of his favorite locales.
  3. Then make up a caption--something witty that the cat would be saying if cats could talk.


  1. Caption Contest 213 ... and the winners of 212

    Stacy Innerst is the artist. You are the caption writer.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

  2. Your Mike: Cartoon caption contest on the woes of Tigers closer Jose Valverde

    Enter our cartoon caption contest on the continuing saga of Detroit Tigers pitcher Jose Valverde!
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press

  3. Photo Caption: Chris ‘Birdman’ Andersen Celebrates Title

    Get creative - leave your best caption in the comments section.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: CBS Chicago


  1. "What doesn't help is that the caption accompanying it is one of those pieces of rather speculative whimsy, in which the writer is pretending that he knows what she might be thinking," Greenslade told Sky News.
    on Mar 29, 2007 By: Roy Greenslade Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

  2. In a posting Wednesday night, Malkin wrote: "I did not write the caption and I was not aware of it when it ran (the Baltimore studio doesn't have a monitor). I don't know if the caption writer was making a lame attempt to be hip, clueless about the...
    on Jun 12, 2008 By: Michelle Malkin Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "While we understand Monsignor Franco's displeasure about the photo caption, his decision to boycott the entire Holocaust Memorial Day ceremonies is unnecessarily insulting and unbecoming," said Abe Foxman, the national director of the ADL and a...
    on Apr 14, 2007 By: Abraham Foxman Source: Jerusalem Post

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