[ noun, verb ahy-tuhm; adverb ahy-tem ]
/ noun, verb ˈaɪ təm; adverb ˈaɪ tɛm /
a separate article or particular: 50 items on the list.
a separate piece of information or news, as a short piece in a newspaper or broadcast.
Slang. something suitable for a news paragraph or as a topic of gossip, especially something that is sensational or scandalous: The bandleader and the new female singer are an item.
a word formerly used in communications to represent the letter I.
an admonition or warning.
Older Use. an intimation or hint.
also; likewise (used especially to introduce each article or statement in a list or series).
verb (used with object) Archaic.
to set down or enter as an item, or by or in items.
to make a note of.
Words nearby item
Origin of item
1350–1400; Middle English: likewise (adv.), the same (noun) < Latin: likewise
OTHER WORDS FROM itemsub·i·tem, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for subitem
a thing or unit, esp included in a list or collection
accounting an entry in an account
a piece of information, detail, or notea news item
informal two people having a romantic or sexual relationship
(tr) an archaic word for itemize
Word Origin for item
C14 (adv) from Latin: in like manner
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