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item

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adverb \ˈī-ˌtem, ˈī-təm\

Definition of item

  1. :  and in addition :  also —used to introduce each article in a list or enumeration



Origin of item

Middle English, from Latin, from ita thus


First Known Use: 14th century


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item

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noun \ˈī-təm\

Simple Definition of item

  • : an individual thing : a separate part or thing

  • : a separate piece of news or information

  • : two people who are in a romantic or sexual relationship

Full Definition of item

  1. 1 obsolete :  warning, hint

  2. 2 :  a distinct part in an enumeration, account, or series :  article

  3. 3 :  an object of attention, concern, or interest

  4. 4 :  a separate piece of news or information

  5. 5 :  a couple in a romantic or sexual relationship

Examples of item

  1. There are several items for sale.

  2. I need to buy a few household items like soap.

  3. He always orders the most expensive item on the menu.

  4. There are a lot of items on our agenda tonight, so let's start the meeting.

  5. I saw an item in today's paper about the mayor's campaign plans.



1561

First Known Use of item

1561

Synonym Discussion of item

item, detail, particular mean one of the distinct parts of a whole. item applies to each thing specified separately in a list or in a group of things that might be listed or enumerated <every item on the list>. detail applies to one of the small component parts of a larger whole such as a task, building, painting, narration, or process <leave the details to others>. particular stresses the smallness, singleness, and especially the concreteness of a detail or item <a description that included few particulars>.

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verb \ˈī-təm\

Definition of item

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 archaic :  compute, reckon

  3. 2 archaic :  to set down the particular details of



1601

First Known Use of item

1601



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