Definitions for listlɪst

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a series of names or other items written or printed together in a meaningful grouping or sequence so as to constitute a record:

    a list of members.

  2. all of the books of a publisher that are available for sale.

  3. Category: Business

    Ref: list price.

  4. (v.t.)to set down together in a list; make a list of.

  5. to enter in a list, directory, catalog, etc.

  6. to register (a security) on a stock exchange so that it may be traded there.

    Category: Business

  7. Archaic. to enlist.

  8. (v.i.)to be offered for sale, as in a catalog, at a specified price:

    This radio lists at $49.95.

    Category: Business

  9. Archaic. to enlist.

* Syn: list , catalog , inventory , roll imply a meaningful arrangement of items. list denotes a series of names, figures, or other items arranged in a row or rows: a grocery list. catalog adds the idea of an alphabetical or other orderly arranged list of goods or services, usu. with descriptive details: a mail-order catalog. inventory refers to a detailed, descriptive list of goods or property, made for legal or business purposes: The company's inventory consists of 2,000 items. A roll is a list of names of members of a group, often used to check attendance: The teacher called the roll.

Origin of list:

1595–1605; < MF liste < It lista roll of names, earlier, band, strip (e.g., of paper), border < WGmc; see list2



  1. a strip of cloth or other material.

    Category: Textiles

  2. a selvage or selvages collectively.

    Category: Textiles

  3. a strip or band of any kind.

  4. a stripe of color.

  5. a division of the hair or beard.

  6. one of the ridges or furrows of earth made by a lister.

  7. a strip of material, as bark or sapwood, to be trimmed from a board.

    Category: Building Trades

  8. (adj.)made of selvages or strips of cloth.

    Category: Textiles

  9. (v.t.)to produce furrows and ridges on (land) with a lister.

  10. to prepare (ground) for planting by making ridges and furrows.

  11. to cut away a narrow strip of wood from the edge of (a stave, plank, etc.).

    Category: Building Trades

  12. Obs. to apply a border or edge to.

Origin of list:

bef. 900; ME lista, OE līste border, c. MD lijste, OHG līsta


  1. a leaning to one side, as of a ship.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  2. (v.i.)(of a ship or boat) to incline to one side; careen.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  3. (v.t.)to cause (a vessel) to incline to one side.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

Origin of list:

1620–30; orig. uncert.


  1. (v.t.)to please.

  2. to like or desire.

  3. (v.i.)to like; wish; choose.

* Archaic..

Origin of list:

bef. 900; ME listen, lusten, OE (ge)lystan to please, c. OS lustian, OHG lustan, ON lysta


  1. (v.i.)to listen.

  2. (v.t.)to listen to.

* Archaic..

Origin of list:

bef. 900; ME; OE hlystan to listen, hear, der. of hlyst hearing

Princeton's WordNet

  1. list, listing(noun)

    a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics)

  2. tilt, list, inclination, lean, leaning(verb)

    the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical

    "the tower had a pronounced tilt"; "the ship developed a list to starboard"; "he walked with a heavy inclination to the right"

  3. list, name(verb)

    give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of

    "List the states west of the Mississippi"

  4. list(verb)

    include in a list

    "Am I listed in your register?"

  5. list, lean(verb)

    cause to lean to the side

    "Erosion listed the old tree"

  6. list, heel(verb)

    tilt to one side

    "The balloon heeled over"; "the wind made the vessel heel"; "The ship listed to starboard"

  7. number, list(verb)


    "We must number the names of the great mathematicians"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. list(noun)ˈɪst

    words, numbers, etc. written in a column, one below the other

    Make a list of all the people you want to invite.; Exercising is on the list of things I need to do.

  2. list(verb)ˈɪst

    to make a list or put sth on a list

    List all the jobs you still haven't finished.

Webster Dictionary

  1. List(noun)

    a line inclosing or forming the extremity of a piece of ground, or field of combat; hence, in the plural (lists), the ground or field inclosed for a race or combat

  2. List(verb)

    to inclose for combat; as, to list a field

  3. List(verb)

    to hearken; to attend; to listen

  4. List(verb)

    to listen or hearken to

  5. List(verb)

    to desire or choose; to please

  6. List(verb)

    to lean; to incline; as, the ship lists to port

  7. List(noun)

    inclination; desire

  8. List(noun)

    an inclination to one side; as, the ship has a list to starboard

  9. List(noun)

    a strip forming the woven border or selvedge of cloth, particularly of broadcloth, and serving to strengthen it; hence, a strip of cloth; a fillet

  10. List(noun)

    a limit or boundary; a border

  11. List(noun)

    the lobe of the ear; the ear itself

  12. List(noun)

    a stripe

  13. List(noun)

    a roll or catalogue, that is row or line; a record of names; as, a list of names, books, articles; a list of ratable estate

  14. List(noun)

    a little square molding; a fillet; -- called also listel

  15. List(noun)

    a narrow strip of wood, esp. sapwood, cut from the edge of a plank or board

  16. List(noun)

    a piece of woolen cloth with which the yarns are grasped by a workman

  17. List(noun)

    the first thin coat of tin

  18. List(noun)

    a wirelike rim of tin left on an edge of the plate after it is coated

  19. List(verb)

    to sew together, as strips of cloth, so as to make a show of colors, or form a border

  20. List(verb)

    to cover with list, or with strips of cloth; to put list on; as, to list a door; to stripe as if with list

  21. List(verb)

    to enroll; to place or register in a list

  22. List(verb)

    to engage, as a soldier; to enlist

  23. List(verb)

    to cut away a narrow strip, as of sapwood, from the edge of; as, to list a board

  24. List(verb)

    to engage in public service by enrolling one's name; to enlist


  1. List

    In computer science, a list or sequence is an abstract data type that implements an ordered collection of values, where the same value may occur more than once. An instance of a list is a computer representation of the mathematical concept of a finite sequence. Each instance of a value in the list is usually called an item, entry, or element of the list; if the same value occurs multiple times, each occurrence is considered a distinct item. The name list is also used for several concrete data structures that can be used to implement abstract lists, especially linked lists. The so-called static list structures allow only inspection and enumeration of the values. A mutable or dynamic list may allow items to be inserted, replaced, or deleted during the list's existence. Many programming languages provide support for list data types, and have special syntax and semantics for lists and list operations. A list can often be constructed by writing the items in sequence, separated by commas, semicolons, or spaces, within a pair of delimiters such as parentheses '', brackets, '[]', braces '{}', or angle brackets '⟨⟩'. Some languages may allow list types to be indexed or sliced like array types. In object-oriented programming languages, lists are usually provided as instances of subclasses of a generic "list" class. List data types are often implemented using arrays or linked lists of some sort, but other data structures may be more appropriate for some applications. In some contexts, such as in Lisp programming, the term list may refer specifically to a linked list rather than an array.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'list' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #876

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'list' in Written Corpus Frequency: #727

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'list' in Nouns Frequency: #298

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'list' in Verbs Frequency: #435

Translations for list

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a series eg of names, numbers, prices etc written down or said one after the other

a shopping-list; We have a long list of people who are willing to help.

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