List meaning

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To have a stated list price.

A radio that lists for ten dollars over the sale price.

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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.

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A considerable number; a long series.

Recited a list of dates memorized.

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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.

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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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To be disposed; choose.
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A desire or inclination.
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To make a list of; itemize.

Listed his previous jobs.

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To enter in a list; register.

Listed each item received.

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To put (oneself) in a specific category.

Lists herself as an artist.

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(archaic) To recruit.
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(archaic) To enlist in the armed forces.
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A stripe or band of color.
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A ridge thrown up between two furrows by a lister in plowing.
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(obsolete) A boundary; a border.
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To cover, line, or edge with list.
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To cut a thin strip from the edge of.
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To furrow or plant (land) with a lister.
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An inclination to one side, as of a ship; a tilt.
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To lean or cause to lean to the side.

The damaged ship listed badly to starboard. Erosion first listed, then toppled the spruce tree.

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To listen or listen to.
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To be pleasing to; suit.
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(obs.) A narrow strip or border.
  • A strip of cloth.
  • A stripe of color.
  • A boundary.
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The selvage of cloth.
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A series of names, words, numbers, etc. set forth in order; catalog, roll, etc.
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A ridge of earth between two furrows.
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(obs.) To edge with, or arrange in, stripes or bands.
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To plow (ground) or plant (corn) with a lister.
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To trim a strip of wood, esp. sapwood, from the edge of (a board)
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(finance) To admit (a stock, option, etc.) for trading on an exchange.
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To plow with a lister.
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To be listed for sale, as in a catalog (at the price specified)
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(archaic) To enlist in the armed forces.
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To be pleasing to; suit.
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To wish; like; choose.
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A craving, desire, or inclination.
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To tilt to one side, as a ship.
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A tilting or inclining to one side.
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(archaic) To listen (to)
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(1) An arranged set of data, often in row and column format.
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A strip of fabric, especially from the edge of a piece of cloth.
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Material used for cloth selvage.
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(in the plural) The palisades or barriers used to fence off a space for tilting or jousting tournaments.
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A register or roll of paper consisting of an enumeration or compilation of a set of possible items; the enumeration or compilation itself. [1600]
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(computing, programming) A codified representation of a list, used to store data or in processing; especially, in the LISP programming language, a data structure consisting of a sequence of zero or more items.
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(architecture) A little square moulding; a fillet or listel.
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(carpentry) A narrow strip of wood, especially sapwood, cut from the edge of a plank or board.
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(ropemaking) A piece of woollen cloth with which the yarns are grasped by a worker.
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(tin-plate manufacture) The first thin coating of tin.
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(tin-plate manufacture) A wire-like rim of tin left on an edge of the plate after it is coated.
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To create or recite a list.
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To place in listings.
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To enclose (a field, etc.) for combat.
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To sew together, as strips of cloth, so as to make a show of colours, or form a border.

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To cover with list, or with strips of cloth; to put list on; to stripe as if with list.

To list a door.

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(carpentry) To cut away a narrow strip, as of sapwood, from the edge of.

To list a board.

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(archaic) Art; craft; cunning; skill.
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(intransitive, poetic) To listen.
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(poetic) To listen to.
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(nautical) A tilting or careening manoeuvre, which causes the ship to roll. Usually used to describe tilting not under a ship's own power.
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(architecture) A tilt to a building.
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(nautical) To carry out such a manoeuvre.
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(archaic) To be pleasing to.
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(archaic) To wish, like, desire (to do something).
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(obsolete) Inclination; desire.
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Origin of list

  • Middle English listen to desire, please from Old English lystan las- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French liste from Old French from Old Italian lista of Germanic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English listen from Old English hlystan kleu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Old English līste

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English liste, from Old English list (“art, cleverness, cunning, experience, skill, craft"), from Proto-Germanic *listiz (“craft, art"), from Proto-Indo-European *leys-, *leyǝs- (“track, furrow, trace, trail"). Cognate with Scots list (“art, skill, craft, cunning"), Eastern Frisian list (“cunning, knowledge"), Dutch list (“ruse, strategem, guile, artifice, sleight"), Low German list (“wisdom, prudence, cunning, artifice"), German List (“cunning, ruse, trick, guile, ploy"), Swedish list (“cunning, art, trick, ruse, wile, guile, stealth"), Icelandic list (“art"). Related to lore, lere, learn.

    From Wiktionary

  • The Middle English liste (“border, edging, stripe") gives rise to the sense of "catalogue of names" by ca. 1600. The Middle English term does not continue the Old English directly, but is rather loaned from Old French liste or Old Italian lista (both meaning "border, band; strip of paper"), which are themselves a loan of the Germanic word.

    From Wiktionary

  • Old English lystan, from Proto-Germanic *lustijanÄ…, from Proto-Germanic *lustuz (“pleasure"). Akin to Old Norse lysta (whence cognate with Danish and Norwegian lyste), Old High German lusten (German gelüsten and obsolete lüsten).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Old English lÄ«ste "hem, edge, strip", from Proto-Germanic *lÄ«stÇ­. Cognate with Dutch lijst, German Leiste, Icelandic lista/listi.

    From Wiktionary

  • Possibly from tilting on lists in jousts.

    From Wiktionary

  • From listen

    From Wiktionary