- The definition of a list is a series of items which is written or printed.
An example of a list is a sheet of paper with names and contact information of all members of a little league team.
- To list is defined as to write down a series of words or numbers, or to put something up for sale.
- An example of to list is for a person to write down all of the items she needs to buy at the grocery store.
- An example of to list is for a real estate person to put a house on the market for sale.
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- Obsolete a narrow strip or border; specif.,
- a strip of cloth
- a stripe of color
- a boundary
- a narrow strip of wood, esp. sapwood, trimmed from the edge of a board
- the selvage of cloth
Origin: from the idea of a narrow slip of papera series of names, words, numbers, etc. set forth in order; catalog, roll, etc.
- ☆ a ridge of earth between two furrows
- list price
Origin: Middle English liste, merging from OE, a hem, border and amp; Anglo-French from Old French from Germanic an unverified form lista, akin to German leiste from Indo-European base an unverified form leizd-, edge, border from source Classical Latin lira, line, furrow, Albanian leth, the raised border of a plot of ground, wall
- Obsolete to edge with, or arrange in, stripes or bands
- to set forth (a series of names, items, etc.) in order
- to enter (a name, item, etc.) in a list, directory, catalog, etc.
- ☆ to plow (ground) or plant (corn) with a lister
- to trim a strip of wood, esp. sapwood, from the edge of (a board)
- Finance to admit (a stock, option, etc.) for trading on an exchange
- ☆ to plow with a lister
- to be listed for sale, as in a catalog (at the price specified)
- Archaic to enlist in the armed forces
Origin: Middle English listen from Old English lystan from base of lust, desire, appetite: see lust
Origin: prob. specialized use of list
Origin: Middle English listen from Old English hlystan from base of hlyst, hearing, akin to German lauschen, dialect, dialectal laustern from Indo-European base an unverified form leu-, to hear from source Classical Latin cluere, to be called
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- A series of names, words, or other items written, printed, or imagined one after the other: a shopping list; a guest list; a list of things to do.
- A considerable number; a long series: recited a list of dates memorized.
- To make a list of; itemize: listed his previous jobs.
- To enter in a list; register: listed each item received.
- To put (oneself) in a specific category: lists herself as an artist.
- Archaic To recruit.
- To have a stated list price: a radio that lists for ten dollars over the sale price.
- Archaic To enlist in the armed forces.
Origin: French liste, from Old French, from Old Italian lista, of Germanic origin.
- listˈer noun
- a. A narrow strip, especially of wood.b. Architecture See listel.c. A border or selvage of cloth.
- A stripe or band of color.
- a. An arena for jousting tournaments or other contests. Often used in the plural.b. A place of combat.c. An area of controversy.
- A ridge thrown up between two furrows by a lister in plowing.
- Obsolete A boundary; a border.
- To cover, line, or edge with list.
- To cut a thin strip from the edge of.
- To furrow or plant (land) with a lister.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English līste.
Origin: Origin unknown.
intr. & tr.v. list·ed, list·ing, lists Archaic
Origin: Middle English listen, from Old English hlystan; see kleu- in Indo-European roots.
Archaicverb list·ed, list·ing, lists verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English listen, to desire, please, from Old English lystan; see las- in Indo-European roots.
list - Business Definition
- To admit a security for trading on an organized exchange. In order to be listed, the security and the issuer must meet certain minimal standards established by the exchange. These standards may relate to assets, earnings, market value, and stock voting rights. Compare delist.
- To place real estate with a broker to sell.
list - Computer Definition
(1) An arranged set of data, often in row and column format.
(2) In fourth-generation languages, a command that displays/prints selected records. For example, in dBASE, list name address displays all names and addresses in the current file.
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