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lists

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/ lɪsts /
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noun (used with a singular or plural verb)
an enclosed arena for a tilting contest.
the barriers enclosing this arena.
any place or scene of combat, competition, controversy, etc.
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Idioms about lists

    enter the lists, to involve oneself in a conflict or contest: to enter the lists against the protective tariff.

Origin of lists

1350–1400; Middle English listes, plural of listelist2
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British Dictionary definitions for lists

lists
/ (lɪsts) /

pl n
history
  1. the enclosed field of combat at a tournament
  2. 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

Word Origin for lists

C14: plural of list ² (border, boundary)
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