an enclosed arena for a tilting contest.
the barriers enclosing this arena.
any place or scene of combat, competition, controversy, etc.
Idioms about lists
enter the lists, to involve oneself in a conflict or contest: to enter the lists against the protective tariff.
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How to use lists in a sentence
The most recent issue contains detailed instructions for building car bombs, and the magazine frequently draws up hit-lists.U.S. Spies See Al Qaeda Fingerprints on Paris Massacre | Shane Harris, Nancy A. Youssef | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Amazon biography for an author named Papa Faal mentions both Gambia and lists a military record that matches the FBI report.The Shadowy U.S. Veteran Who Tried to Overthrow a Country | Jacob Siegel | January 6, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
That tweet came from Shay Horse, whose bio lists him as an independent photojournalist with ties to Occupy Wall Street.
In fact, the recent outpouring of travel superlative lists is already targeting the next best thing.
As the year winds to a close, film critics start to unveil their lists of the best films of the year.
The usual monthly lists of accessions have been sent out during the recess.Report of the Chief Librarian for the Year 1924-25 | General Assembly Library (New Zealand)
One of the leading manufacturers in New York already prints his price lists on asbestos paper.Asbestos | Robert H. Jones
He was still on the probation lists, but I could see that he had the making of a fine cop in him.
Iftikhar bowed his head,—in no very good grace, it seemed,—and cantered sulkily to the upper end of the lists.God Wills It! | William Stearns Davis
It is absent from the next grant for livery and from the actors lists for various plays which are assigned to 1619 or 1620.The Fatal Dowry | Philip Massinger
British Dictionary definitions for lists
the enclosed field of combat at a tournament
the barriers enclosing the field at a tournament
any arena or scene of conflict, controversy, etc
enter the lists to engage in a conflict, controversy, etc
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