list

1
[list]
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noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to be offered for sale, as in a catalog, at a specified price: This radio lists at $49.95.
Archaic. enlist.

Nearby words

  1. lissom,
  2. lissome,
  3. lissomely,
  4. lissotrichous,
  5. lissotricic,
  6. list price,
  7. list renting,
  8. list server,
  9. list, friedrich,
  10. listed

Origin of list

1
1595–1605; special use of list2 (roll of names, perhaps orig. of contestants in the lists); compare French liste < Italian lista roll of names, earlier, band, strip (e.g., of paper), border < Old High German (German Leiste)

SYNONYMS FOR list
1. register. List, catalog, inventory, roll, schedule imply a definite arrangement of items. List denotes a series of names, items, or figures arranged in a row or rows: a list of groceries. Catalog adds the idea of alphabetical or other orderly arrangement, and, often, descriptive particulars and details: a library catalog. An inventory is a detailed descriptive list of property, stock, goods, or the like made for legal or business purposes: a store inventory. A roll is a list of names of members of some defined group often used to ascertain their presence or absence: a class roll. A schedule is a methodical (especially official) list, often indicating the time or sequence of certain events: a train schedule. 7. record, catalog. 8. enroll.

list

2
[list]

noun

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.

adjective

made of selvages or strips of cloth.

verb (used with object)

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 list

2
before 900; Middle English lista, Old English līst border; cognate with Dutch lijst, German Leiste (Old High German līsta)

list

3
[list]

noun

a careening, or leaning to one side, as of a ship.

verb (used without object)

(of a ship or boat) to incline to one side; careen: The ship listed to starboard.

verb (used with object)

to cause (a vessel) to incline to one side: The shifting of the cargo listed the ship to starboard.

Origin of list

3
First recorded in 1620–30; origin uncertain

list

4
[list]Archaic.

verb (used with object)

to please.
to like or desire.

verb (used without object)

to like; wish; choose.

Origin of list

4
before 900; Middle English listen, lusten, Old English (ge)lystan to please; cognate with German gelüsten, Old Norse lysta to desire, akin to Gothic lustōn to desire. See lust

list

5
[list]Archaic.

verb (used without object)

to listen.

verb (used with object)

to listen to.

Origin of list

5
before 900; Middle English listen, Old English hlystan to listen, hear, derivative of hlyst ear; cognate with Swedish lysta; akin to Old Norse hlusta to listen. See listen

List

[list]

noun

Frie·drich [free-drik] /ˈfri drɪk/, 1789–1846, U.S. political economist and journalist, born in Germany.
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British Dictionary definitions for list

list

1

noun

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

verb

(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
Derived Formslistable, adjective

Word Origin for list

C17: from French, ultimately related to list ²; compare Italian lista list of names (earlier: border, strip, as of paper), Old High German līsta border

verb

(esp of ships) to lean over or cause to lean over to one side

noun

the act or an instance of leaning to one side

Word Origin for list

C17: origin unknown

noun

a border or edging strip, esp of cloth
a less common word for selvage
a strip of bark, sapwood, etc, trimmed from a board or plank
another word for fillet (def. 8)
a strip, band, ridge or furrow
agriculture a ridge in ploughed land formed by throwing two furrows together

verb (tr)

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)
See also lists

Word Origin for list

Old English līst; related to Old High German līsta

verb

to be pleasing to (a person)
(tr) to desire or choose

noun

a liking or desire

Word Origin for list

Old English lystan; related to Old High German lusten and Gothic lūston to desire

verb

an archaic or poetic word for listen

Word Origin for list

Old English hlystan; related to Old Norse hlusta

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Word Origin and History for list
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Idioms and Phrases with list

list

see black list; enter the lists; sucker list.

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