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"title" in British English

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titlenoun

uk   /ˈtaɪ.təl/  us   /ˈtaɪ.t̬əl/
  • title noun (NAME)

B1 [C] the name of a film, book, painting, piece of music, etc.: The title of Evelyn Waugh's first novel was "Decline and Fall". And this next record is the title track from the album ".The Red Shoes". (= the piece of music and the record are both called "The Red Shoes").
titles [plural] (also credits)
the information given at the end or beginning of a film or television programme, stating the names of the people who acted in it or were involved in its production
[C] specialized publishing a book: Last year we published over a hundred new titles.

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  • title noun (PERSON)

[C] a word that is used before someone's name, stating their social rank, qualifications, position in an organization, sex, etc.: What's her title - is she Professor or Doctor? He will retain the honorary title of non-executive chairman. What's your job title now - are you managing director?

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  • title noun (SPORTS PRIZE)

C2 [C] the position you get by beating all other competitors in a sports competition: Joe Louis won the heavyweight boxing title in 1937.

titleverb [T]

uk   /ˈtaɪ.təl/  us   /ˈtaɪ.t̬əl/
to give a title to a book, movie, play, song, or work of art: He titled his autobiography "Beneath the Underdog".
(Definition of title from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"title" in American English

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titlenoun

 us   /ˈtɑɪ·t̬əl/
  • title noun (NAME)

[C] the name of a book, movie, play, song, or work of art: The book is an index to song titles.
  • title noun (RANK)

[C] a word or phrase that shows a person’s rank or job: Her job title is director of human resources.
  • title noun (SPORTS PRIZE)

[C] a prize or public statement showing that someone is the best in a particular sport or competition: She won her third straight title in speed skating.
  • title noun (LEGAL RIGHT)

[U] specialized the legal right to own something, esp. a piece of land or a building: That little paper is your title to the car, so don’t lose it.

titleverb [T]

 us   /ˈtɑɪ·t̬əl/
to give a title to a book, movie, play, song, or work of art: He titled his autobiography "Beneath the Underdog."
(Definition of title from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"title" in Business English

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titlenoun

uk   us   /ˈtaɪtl/
[C] the name of a book, film, article, piece of music, etc.: The title of the film was "An Unreasonable Man".with/under a title The report is about to be published under the title Choosing Futures.
[C] a book with a particular title that is produced by a publisher: The publishing company has just 30 titles on its current list.
[C] a word that is sometimes used in front of someone's name to show their position: Use the pull-down menu to enter your title (Mr, Ms, Mrs, Dr, etc.).
[C] HR the name of a particular job in an organization: I have a new title: I'm Director of HR and Training.keep/give up/relinquish a title He gave up the title of CEO four years ago. I think his title is Chief of Staff.
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[S] a position that a person or team gets by beating all the others in a sports competition: hold/win/defend a title The champion could not defend her title following knee surgery. the Premiership/World Series/Grand Slam title
[C or U] LAW, PROPERTY the legal right to own a building or a piece of land: have/hold (the) title He did not have title and therefore could not transfer the property to anyone else. Who holds the title to the property?
(Definition of title from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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