Caption vs Theme - What's the difference?

caption | theme |

As nouns the difference between caption and theme

is that caption is (typography) the descriptive heading or title of a document or part therof while theme is theme, topic.

As a verb caption

is to add captions to a text or illustration.




(en noun)
  • (typography) The descriptive heading or title of a document or part therof
  • A title or brief explanation attached to an illustration, cartoon, user interface element, etc.
  • (cinematography) A piece of text appearing on screen as subtitle or other part of a film or broadcast.
  • (legal) The section on an official paper that describes when, where, what was taken, found or executed, and by whom it was authorized.
  • (obsolete, legal) A seizure or capture, especially of tangible property (chattel).
  • * 1919 Thomas Welburn Hughes. A treatise on criminal law and procedure. The Bobbs-Merril Co., Indianapolis, IN, USA. Sec. 557 (p. 378).
  • The caption and asportation must be felonious.

    Usage notes

    In film and video, captions'' may transcribe or describe all significant dialogue and sound for viewers who cannot hear it, while ''subtitles translate foreign-language dialogue.

    Derived terms

    * captionable, captioned, captioner, captioning * (film) closed caption, closed-caption, closed captions, closed captioned, closed-captioned, close captioned, close-captioned, closed captioning, closed-captioning * (film) open caption, open-caption, open captions * (film) real time caption, real-time caption, real time captioning, real-time captioning


    (en verb)
  • To add captions to a text or illustration.
  • Only once the drawing is done will the letterer caption it.
  • To add captions to a film or broadcast.
  • Anagrams





    (en noun)
  • A subject of a talk or an artistic piece; a topic.
  • A recurring idea; a motif.
  • (music) The main melody of a piece of music, especially one that is the source of variations.
  • (film, television) A song, or a snippet of a song, that identifies a film, a TV program, a character, etc. by playing at the appropriate time.
  • (computing, figuratively) The collection of color schemes, sounds, artwork etc., that "skin" an environment towards a particular motif.
  • (grammar) The stem of a word
  • (linguistics) thematic relation of a noun phrase to a verb
  • (linguistics) Theta role in generative grammar and government and binding theory.
  • (linguistics) Topic, what is generally being talked about, as opposed to rheme
  • A regional unit of organisation in the Byzantine empire.
  • Verb

  • (computing) To apply a theme to; to change the visual appearance and/or layout of (software).