a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list
"he noticed an item in the New York Times"; "she had several items on her shopping list"; "the main point on the agenda was taken up first"
detail, particular, item(noun)
a small part that can be considered separately from the whole
"it was perfect in all details"
a whole individual unit; especially when included in a list or collection
"they reduced the price on many items"
detail, item, point(noun)
an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole
"several of the details are similar"; "a point of information"
an individual instance of a type of symbol
"the word`error' contains three tokens of `r'"
(used when listing or enumerating items) also
"a length of chain, item a hook"-Philip Guedalla
A topic or piece of information having the salacious character of gossip, especially a romantic relation between two people; as, I hear that the boss and his new secretary are an item.
An article; a separate particular in an account; as, the items in a bill; he picked up four items at the drug store.
Origin: [From Item, adv.]
A distinct physical object.
Tweezers are great for manipulating small items.
A line of text having a legal or semantic meaning.
In response to the first item, we deny all wrongdoing.
A matter for discussion in an agenda.
The first item for discussion is the budget for next year's picnic.
Two people who are having a relationship with each other.
Jack and Jill are an item.
A question on a test, which may include its answers.
The exam has 100 items, each of which includes a correct response and three distractors.
Origin: The word started as 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.
also; as an additional article
an article; a separate particular in an account; as, the items in a bill
a hint; an innuendo
a short article in a newspaper; a paragraph; as, an item concerning the weather
to make a note or memorandum of
Origin: [L. See Iterate.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ī′tem, adv. likewise: also.—n. a separate article or particular.—v.t. to make a note of.—v.t. I′temise, to give by items. [L.,—id, that.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'item' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3124
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'item' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1096
Rank popularity for the word 'item' in Nouns Frequency: #418
emit, mite, time
The numerical value of item in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of item in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Dolendi modus, timendi non item.
(To suffering there is a limit; to fearing, none.)
Money is whatever symbol we decide upon to represent human energy for an item or service.”
We're a hot item when it's a fresh story, but after the item dissipates, we couldn't catch a cold.
People often make the mistake of buying an item, and then are locked into decorating the room around that one item.
One of the universal rules of happiness is: always be wary of any helpful item that weighs less than its operating manual.
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Translations for item
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- bod, předmět, položkaCzech
- punkt, stykkeDanish
- Element, Stück, Ding, ArtikelGerman
- juttu, kohta, esine, asiakohtaFinnish
- article, point, trucFrench
- հոդված, միավոր, միույթArmenian
- elemento, punto, articoloItalian
- koppeltje, object, artikel, agendapunt, stuk, exemplaarDutch
- articol, bucată, punct de agendă, exemplarRomanian
- вещь, предмет, штукаRussian
- predmet, zadevaSlovene
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