From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishheadlinehead‧line1 /ˈhedlaɪn/ ●●○ noun [countable] 1 TCNthe title of a newspaper report, which is printed in large letters above the report a paper carrying the front-page headline: ‘Space Aliens meet with President’2 → the headlines3 → make/grab (the) headlinesCOLLOCATIONS – Meanings 1 & 3ADJECTIVES/NOUN + headline a front-page headlineThe newspaper's front-page headline read simply 'Prime Minister resigns'.a big headline (=a headline that a lot of people are interested in)Celebrity divorces have made big headlines.a banner headline (=a very large headline across the top of the page)Le Monde ran its famous banner headline ' We are all Americans now'.national/international headlinesThe story made national headlines.a newspaper headlineThe story dominated newspaper headlines around the world.a tabloid headline (=a headline in a newspaper that has a lot of stories about famous people, sex etc)One tabloid headline read 'Doctor of Death'.phrasesbe in the headlines (=to be reported in many newspapers as an important story)The singer was back in the headlines for partying every night.verbsmake/grab (the) headlines (=to be reported in many newspapers as an important story)Madonna's adoption of the child grabbed world headlines.hit the headlines (=make the headlines)Crane hit the headlines after she was arrested for the murder of her husband.dominate the headlines (=to be the story that is most often reported in newspapers)News from Iraq continued to dominate the headlines.have/carry a headlineThe Times carried the headline ‘7.4 Earthquake hits Los Angeles.’run a headline (=use a headline)One tabloid paper ran the headline: ‘Disney Theme Park Found On Mars’.read a headlineI just read the main headlines.the headlines read/say (=the headlines say something)The next morning’s headlines read: ‘Moors Search for Missing Boys’.headline + NOUNheadline newsThe protests made headline news.
Examples from the Corpusheadline• First, and best known, is GoScript while more recently Freedom of the Press has also been making a few headlines.• The killer will be caught, photographed in handcuffs, mentioned in headlines for months, maybe years.• Mr Murdoch had been dominating the headlines again.• A supermarket tabloid newspaper had the headline "Space Aliens Meet with the President."• The problems-from bad backs to carpal tunnel syndrome to headaches-have made the headlines of every health magazine in the country.• In recent weeks and months, the headlines have painted a picture of an industry in crisis.• The Grandstand presenter-turned-guru was hardly out of the headlines two years ago.• I just saw the headline. I didn't have time to read the article.• Changes in the alcohol section stole the headlines.• Charlotte could almost suspect the headline had already been selected, the outcome already determined.• The headline read: "Pope to Visit Kazakhstan."headlineheadline2 verb 1 AP[intransitive, transitive] to appear as the main performer or band in a show Beyoncé is headlining at the festival this year.2 [transitive]TCN to give a headline to an article or storyGrammar Headline is usually passive in this meaning.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpusheadline• The ordinary reader is impressed by the tone and manner of publication, and the words chosen to headline a story.• Frank Sinatra headlined at the Sands Hotel for three consecutive seasons.• The report was headlined "Big Changes at City Hall."From Longman Business Dictionaryheadlinehead‧line /ˈhedlaɪn/ adjective1headline figure/rate British EnglishECONOMICS in Britain, a figure that shows the general level of inflation, including MORTGAGE payments (=repayments on a loan for buying a house)The headline rate of inflation is being pushed towards 4% by higher mortgage costs. → compare underlying2headline trading/investmentFINANCE when a person or company trades or invests on the basis of information they get from the news