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list

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verb \ˈlist\

Definition of list

archaic

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  please, suit

  3. intransitive verb
  4. archaic :  wish, choose



Origin of list

Middle English lysten, from Old English lystan; akin to Old English lust desire, lust


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with list


2

list

noun

Definition of list

archaic

  1. :  inclination, craving



Origin of list

Middle English, probably from lysten


First Known Use: 13th century


3

list

verb

Definition of list

archaic

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  listen

  3. transitive verb
  4. archaic :  to listen to :  hear



Origin of list

Middle English, from Old English hlystan, from hlyst hearing; akin to Old English hlysnan to listen


First Known Use: before 12th century


4

list

noun

Definition of list

  1. 1 :  a band or strip of material: as a :  listel b :  selvage c :  a narrow strip of wood cut from the edge of a board

  2. 2 plural but sing or plural in constr a :  an arena for combat (as jousting) b :  a field of competition or controversy

  3. 3 obsolete :  limit, boundary

  4. 4 :  stripe



Origin of list

Middle English, from Old English līste; akin to Old High German līsta edge, Albanian leth


First Known Use: before 12th century


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list

verb

Definition of list

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to cut away a narrow strip from the edge of

  3. 2 :  to prepare or plant (land) in ridges and furrows with a lister



1635

First Known Use of list

1635


6

list

noun

Definition of list

  1. :  a deviation from the vertical :  tilt; also :  the extent of such a deviation



Origin of list

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1582


7

list

verb

Definition of list

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to tilt to one side; especially of a boat or ship :  to tilt to one side in a state of equilibrium (as from an unbalanced load) — compare heel

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to cause to list



1626

First Known Use of list

1626


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list

noun

Definition of list

  1. 1 a :  a simple series of words or numerals (as the names of persons or objects) <a guest list> b :  an official roster :  roll

  2. 2 :  catalog, checklist

  3. 3 :  the total number to be considered or included



Origin of list

French liste, from Italian lista, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German līsta edge


First Known Use: 1602


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list

verb

Definition of list

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to make a list of :  enumerate b :  to include on a list :  register

  3. 2 :  to place (oneself) in a specified category <lists himself as a political liberal>

  4. 3 archaic :  recruit

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 archaic :  enlist

  7. 2 :  to become entered in a catalog with a selling price <a car that lists for $12,000>

listee play \li-ˈstē\ noun


1614

First Known Use of list

1614



LIST Defined for Kids

1

list

play
noun \ˈlist\

Definition of list for Students

  1. :  a series of items written, mentioned, or considered one following another




2

list

play
verb

Definition of list for Students

listedlisting

  1. :  to put in a series of items




3

list

play
verb

Definition of list for Students

listedlisting

  1. :  to lean to one side <The ship is badly listing.>




4

list

play
noun

Definition of list for Students

  1. :  a leaning over to one side




Law Dictionary

list

noun

Legal Definition of list





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