ETYM Latin captio, from caper to take. Perhaps confounded in meaning with Latin caput a head. Related to Capacious.
Brief description accompanying an illustration; SYN. legend.
1. A heading of a subdivision (as in an outline)
2. A subordinate caption, title, or headline
A heading of a subdivision of a text; SYN. subhead.
1. Secondary or explanatory title; SYN. subhead.
2. Translation of foreign dialogue of a movie or TV program; usually displayed at the bottom of the screen; SYN. caption.