An item of clothing.
An example of an item is a carton of milk.
An example of an item is two people who are a couple.
The first item for discussion is the budget for next year's picnic.
Jack and Jill are an item.
An item of interest.
John and Joan are an item.
Other Word Forms
Origin of item
- From Middle English also, moreover from Latin i- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- The word started as Latin item for "also", "in the same manner", and got its present English meaning by people misunderstanding usage in lists where the first entry began "Imprimis" (Latin for "firstly"), and the other entries each started "Item" (Latin for "also"), in former times when most learned people in England knew Latin.