de·​list (ˌ)dē-ˈlist How to pronounce delist (audio)
delisted; delisting; delists

transitive verb

: to remove from a list
especially : to remove (a security) from the list of securities that may be dealt in on a particular exchange

Examples of delist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web BuzzFeed, which once raised money at a $1.7 billion valuation (Peretti also turned down a $650 million acquisition offer by Disney), now trades at a market cap of $43 million, and is at risk of being delisted from the Nasdaq. Alex Weprin, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 Nov. 2023 This boom may have 'staying power' Since 2015, Toshiba has been battered by accounting scandals, suffered heavy losses and came close to being delisted. Reuters, CNN, 21 Sep. 2023 That’s not the case for 21 animal species just delisted from the Endangered Species Act by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 24 Oct. 2023 But a lot more longleaf must be restored to get the birds delisted, which means collaborating with private landowners, who own 80 percent of the habitat. Robert Kunzig, Scientific American, 17 Oct. 2023 Some of the places delisted this week are likely airless little boxes worth way less than whatever tourists were paying to sleep there, but my most recent search still turned up brownstones with original moldings and garden apartments with backyard access and laundry in the building. Curbed, 11 Sep. 2023 Ten species of birds, including the Bachman's warbler, a small yellow and black songbird, in Florida and South Carolina; the Bridled white-eye, a green, yellow and white tropical lowland forest bird from Guam, and eight honeycreeper species in Hawaii, have also been delisted. Julia Jacobo, ABC News, 17 Oct. 2023 Less than 6 percent of the animals and plants ever placed on the list have been delisted; many of the rest have made scant progress toward recovery. Robert Kunzig, Scientific American, 17 Oct. 2023 As a result, some argue the fish is not ready for delisting. Jake Frederico, The Arizona Republic, 12 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of delist was in 1929

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“Delist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

Legal Definition


transitive verb
de·​list dē-ˈlist How to pronounce delist (audio)
: to remove from a list
especially : to remove (a security) from the list of securities that may be traded on a particular exchange

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