- 1The name of a book, composition, or other artistic work: the author and title of the bookMore example sentences
- Previous research has demonstrated that knowledge of book titles and authors' names is reflective of immersion in a literate environment.
- A similar methodology governs the narrator's reading, since she selects books according to categorised titles: women's names or cities.
- If you Google any of the above names, with the titles of their famous books, you get hundreds, if not thousands, of links.
- 1.1 (usually as titles) A caption or credit in a movie or broadcast.More example sentences
- The group achieved immediate success by producing excellent wartime propaganda shorts as well as film titles and graphics for documentaries.
- Like Harry Lime, the penicillin-diluting racketeer he plays in the film, Welles infects The Third Man from opening titles to closing credits.
- But still, the plate is important enough to get its own credit during the opening titles.
- 1.2A book, magazine, or newspaper considered as a publication: the company publishes 400 titles a yearMore example sentences
- The number of newspaper titles published diminished in all belligerent nations as the war progressed, as did the size of those which survived, but circulations often increased.
- There are reprints of popular titles in colourful paperbacks at special prices.
- This book is a revised and updated edition of the same title published in 1993.
- 2A name that describes someone’s position or job: Leese assumed the title of director generalMore example sentences
- For each, give your job title, the name of the company and the period of employment.
- It is a good idea to write down the exact dates and times of the incident you are making your complaint about, along with the names and job titles of any staff involved.
- Otherwise, we have some interesting company names and job titles.
- 2.1A word such as Senator or Dame that is used before someone’s name, or a form that is used instead of someone’s name, to indicate high social or official rank: he will inherit the title of Duke of MarlboroughMore example sentences
- However, the highest ranked officials have titles that are more secular in origin.
- He is not to be confused with Arthur himself, who inherits the title of Lord Godalming.
- She immediately resented her choice to use his title instead of his name.
- 2.2A word such as Mrs. or Dr. that is used before someone’s name to indicate their profession or marital status.More example sentences
- He had no answer to my next question, which was why on a class list it was even necessary to know, or why the women were singled out to have titles indicating their marital status.
- Certain professional titles may replace those just mentioned.
- In the U.S., professors routinely use their titles, which are an important part of their credentials.
- 2.3A descriptive or distinctive name that is earned or chosen: Nata’s deserved the title of Best Restaurant of the YearMore example sentences
- Michael Caine's role in the classic Get Carter has earned the title of nastiest screen character of all time.
- This distinguishes Taimu from other mountains and earns it the title of ‘Fairyland on the Sea’.
- TV's Pioneer is one of the many titles Milton Berle has earned, but he got into show business long before Americans started turning on the tube.
- 3The position of being the champion of a major sports competition: Davis won the world title for the first time in 1981More example sentences
- The men and women's national teams currently hold five of the seven major championship titles.
- Would he have won Champions League crowns, major domestic titles, perhaps even a Footballer of the Year award?
- He won five British championship titles and competed on the Grand Prix circuit for seven years during an impressive riding career.
- 4 Law A right or claim to the ownership of property or to a rank or throne: a local family had title to the property the buyer acquires a good title to the merchandiseMore example sentences
ownership of, proprietorship of, possession of, holding of, freehold of, entitlement to, right to, claim to
- The company has the legal and beneficial title to its property.
- Legal title to the property was taken by the parties as joint tenants.
- The land registry documentation makes clear that legal title to the property was held in the name of the company.
verb[with object and complement] (usually be titled) Back to top
- Give a name to (a book, composition, or other work): a song titled “You Rascal, You.”More example sentences
- The interesting thing is that you don't title the works until they're complete?
- Wiley customarily titles his work after the source image he has altered, while his portrait subjects remain anonymous.
- You'd think a high school would take pains not to title their cookbook so that it sounded like, well, a high school project.
Old English titul, reinforced by Old French title, both from Latin titulus 'inscription, title'. The word originally denoted a placard or inscription placed on an object, giving information about it, hence a descriptive heading in a book or other composition.