- 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.
- list price.
- Computers. a series of records in a file.
- a complete record of stocks handled by a stock exchange.
- all of the books of a publisher that are available for sale.
- Digital Technology. listserv: Please unsubscribe me from the list.
- to set down together in a list; make a list of: to list the membership of a club.
- to enter in a list, directory, catalog, etc.: to list him among the members.
- to place on a list of persons to be watched, excluded, restricted, etc.
- Computers. to print or display in a list: Let's list the whole program and see where the bug is.
- to register (a security) on a stock exchange so that it may be traded there.
- Archaic. enlist.
- to be offered for sale, as in a catalog, at a specified price: This radio lists at $49.95.
- Archaic. enlist.
Origin of list1
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- a border or bordering strip, usually of cloth.
- a selvage.
- selvages collectively.
- a strip of cloth or other material.
- a strip or band of any kind.
- a stripe of color.
- a division of the hair or beard.
- one of the ridges or furrows of earth made by a lister.
- a strip of material, as bark or sapwood, to be trimmed from a board.
- fillet(def 6a).
- made of selvages or strips of cloth.
- to produce furrows and ridges on (land) with a lister.
- to prepare (ground) for planting by making ridges and furrows.
- to cut away a narrow strip of wood from the edge of (a stave, plank, etc.).
- Obsolete. to apply a border or edge to.
Origin of list2
- a careening, or leaning to one side, as of a ship.
- (of a ship or boat) to incline to one side; careen: The ship listed to starboard.
- to cause (a vessel) to incline to one side: The shifting of the cargo listed the ship to starboard.
Origin of list3
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- to please.
- to like or desire.
- to like; wish; choose.
Origin of list4
- to listen.
- to listen to.
Origin of list5
- Frie·drich [free-drik] /ˈfri drɪk/, 1789–1846, U.S. political economist and journalist, born in Germany.
Examples from the Web for list
As this list shows, punishments typically run to a short-ish jail sentence and/or a moderately hefty fine.In Defense of Blasphemy
January 9, 2015
With all due respect to his athletic skill, Gronkowski is not high on the list of NFL players that elicit carnal thoughts.
In fact, he's not even high on the list of NFL players one jerks off too during halftime at Gillette Stadium.
Conway goes on to list a series of other coincidences that he suggests are not simply explained.Harry’s Daddy, and Diana’s ‘Murder’: Royal Rumors In a New Play
January 4, 2015
And so we compiled this list through conversations with colleagues and social media crowd-sourcing.The Best Columns of 2014
John Avlon, Errol Louis
December 31, 2014
The trouble is that we've just had to cut that fine old New York family off our list.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
There was the name of Sturt that came first in the list of our old explorers.Explorations in Australia
His name, once the most familiar, was forgotten in the list of American bards.Biographical Sketches
For the purists: A list of changes and corrections to the text.A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion
William Dobein James
Dear Mr. Ried,—I know the names of all the boys, and inclose you a list.Ester Ried Yet Speaking
- an item-by-item record of names or things, usually written or printed one under the other
- computing a linearly ordered data structure
- be on the danger list to be in a critical medical or physical condition
- (tr) to make a list of
- (tr) to include in a list
- (tr) British to declare to be a listed building
- (tr) stock exchange to obtain an official quotation for (a security) so that it may be traded on the recognized market
- an archaic word for enlist
- (esp of ships) to lean over or cause to lean over to one side
- the act or an instance of leaning to one side
- to border with or as if with a list or lists
- agriculture to plough (land) so as to form lists
- to cut a list from (a board, plank, etc)
- to be pleasing to (a person)
- (tr) to desire or choose
- a liking or desire
- an archaic or poetic word for listen
Word Origin and History for list
"catalogue consisting of names in a row or series," c.1600, from Middle English liste "border, edging, stripe" (late 13c.), from Old French liste "border, band, row, group," also "strip of paper," or from Old Italian lista "border, strip of paper, list," both from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German lista "strip, border, list," Old Norse lista "border, selvage," Old English liste "border"), from Proto-Germanic *liston, from PIE *leizd- "border, band." The sense of "enumeration" is from strips of paper used as a sort of catalogue.
"tilt, lean," especially of a ship, 1880, earlier (1620s) lust, of unknown origin, perhaps an unexplained spelling variant of Middle English lysten "to please, desire, wish, like" (see list (v.4)) with a sense development from the notion of "leaning" toward what one desires (cf. incline). Related: Listed; listing. The noun in this sense is from 1630s.
"hear, hearken," now poetic or obsolete, from Old English hlystan "hear, hearken," from hlyst "hearing," from Proto-Germanic *khlustiz, from PIE *kleu- "to hear" (see listen). Related: Listed; listing.
"to be pleased, desire" (archaic), mid-12c., lusten, listen "to please, desire," from Old English lystan "to please, cause pleasure or desire, provoke longing," from Proto-Germanic *lustijan (cf. Old Saxon lustian, Dutch lusten "to like, fancy," Old High German lusten, German lüsten, Old Norse lysta); from the root of lust (n.). Related: Listed; listing. As a noun, c.1200, from the verb. Somehow English has lost listy (adj.) "pleasant, willing (to do something); ready, quick" (mid-15c.).
"a narrow strip," Old English liste "border, hem, edge, strip," from Proto-Germanic *liston (cf. Old High German lista "strip, border, list," Old Norse lista "border, selvage,"German leiste), from PIE *leizd- "border, band" (see list (n.1)). The Germanic root also is the source of French liste, Italian lista. This was the source of archaic lists "place of combat," originally at the boundary of fields.