lister

1
[ lis-ter ]
/ ˈlɪs tər /
|

noun

Also called lister plow middlebreaker, middlebuster. a plow with a double moldboard, used to prepare the ground for planting by producing furrows and ridges.
Also called lister planter, lister drill. a lister plow fitted with attachments for dropping and covering seeds.

Origin of lister

1
An Americanism dating back to 1885–90; list2 + -er1

Definition for lister (2 of 4)

lister

2
[ lis-ter ]
/ ˈlɪs tər /

noun

a person who makes or compiles a list, especially an appraiser or assessor.

Origin of lister

2
First recorded in 1670–80; list1 + -er1

Definition for lister (3 of 4)

Lister

[ lis-ter ]
/ ˈlɪs tər /

noun

Joseph, 1st Baron Lister of Lyme Re·gis [lahym ree-jis] /laɪm ˈri dʒɪs/, 1827–1912, English surgeon: founder of modern antiseptic surgery.

Definition for lister (4 of 4)

list

2
[ list ]
/ lɪst /

noun

adjective

made of selvages or strips of cloth.

verb (used with object)

Origin of list

2
before 900; Middle English lista, Old English līst border; cognate with Dutch lijst, German Leiste (Old High German līsta)
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British Dictionary definitions for lister (1 of 7)

lister

/ (ˈlɪstə) /

noun

US and Canadian agriculture a plough with a double mouldboard designed to throw soil to either side of a central furrowAlso called: lister plough, middlebreaker, middle buster

Word Origin for lister

C19: from list ²

British Dictionary definitions for lister (2 of 7)

Lister

/ (ˈlɪstə) /

noun

Joseph, 1st Baron Lister. 1827–1912, British surgeon, who introduced the use of antiseptics

British Dictionary definitions for lister (3 of 7)

list

1
/ (lɪst) /

noun

verb

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

British Dictionary definitions for lister (4 of 7)

list

2
/ (lɪst) /

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

British Dictionary definitions for lister (5 of 7)

list

3
/ (lɪst) /

noun

verb (tr)

See also lists

Word Origin for list

Old English līst; related to Old High German līsta

British Dictionary definitions for lister (6 of 7)

list

4
/ (lɪst) archaic /

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

British Dictionary definitions for lister (7 of 7)

list

5
/ (lɪst) /

verb

an archaic or poetic word for listen

Word Origin for list

Old English hlystan; related to Old Norse hlusta
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Medicine definitions for lister

Lister

[ lĭstər ]
Joseph First Baron Lister. 1827-1912

British surgeon who demonstrated in 1865 that carbolic acid was an effective antiseptic agent and introduced it to the surgical process.
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Science definitions for lister

Lister

[ lĭstər ]
First Baron Title of Joseph Lister 1827-1912

British surgeon who, influenced by Pasteur's germ theory of disease, established in 1865 a system of antiseptic measures in hospitals to combat infections. His practices dramatically decreased the number by deaths caused by infection and were gradually adopted in hospitals throughout Europe.
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Idioms and Phrases with lister

list


see black list; enter the lists; sucker list.

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