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noun list·ing \ˈlis-tiŋ\

Simple Definition of listing

  • : a printed list

  • listings : a printed list of things that includes detailed information about them

  • : something included in a list

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of listing

  1. 1 :  an act or instance of making or including in a list

  2. 2 :  something that is listed

Examples of listing in a sentence

  1. <an alphabetical listing of all of the students currently enrolled in the school>


First Known Use of listing


Law Dictionary


noun list·ing

Legal Definition of listing

  1. 1 :  an arrangement, agreement, or contract for the marketing of real property through one or more real estate agents usually for a specific period —called also listing agreement exclusive agency listing :  a listing under which only one agent may sell the property but without the right to a commission if the owner sells it directly Editor's note: An agent is usually still entitled to a commission if the owner sells directly to a buyer found by the agent, even if the sale occurs after the agreement expires. exclusive right to sell listing :  a listing under which only one agent may sell the property and is entitled to a commission if the owner sells it directly to any party multiple listing :  an agreement or arrangement under which real property is marketed through a service or association composed of several agents with a commission from the sale of a property shared between the selling agent and the agent that initiates the listing of it net listing :  a listing under which the agent that sells a property retains as compensation the amount of the selling price that exceeds a specified sum open listing :  a listing that does not preclude the use of multiple agents or a direct sale by the owner with no commission paid to an agent —called also nonexclusive listing

  2. 2a :  a record of a property or properties available through a real estate agent b :  a property listed in such a record

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