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list

play
verb \ˈlist\

Definition of list

archaic

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  please, suit

  3. intransitive verb
  4. archaic :  wish, choose

Origin and Etymology of list

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


First Known Use: before 12th century


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list

noun

Definition of list

archaic

  1. :  inclination, craving

Origin and Etymology of list

Middle English, probably from lysten


First Known Use: 13th century


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list

verb

Definition of list

archaic

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  listen

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

Origin and Etymology of list

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


First Known Use: before 12th century


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list

noun

Definition of list

  1. 1 :  a band or strip of material: such asa :  listelb :  selvagec :  a narrow strip of wood cut from the edge of a board

  2. 2 lists plural in form but singular or plural in construction a :  an arena for combat (such as jousting) entered the lists against the bull — Frank Yerbyb :  a field of competition or controversy The candidate entered the political lists.

  3. 3 obsolete :  limit, boundary

  4. 4 :  stripe The horse had a list along its back.

Origin and Etymology 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

Origin and Etymology of list

see 4list


First Known Use: 1635


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list

noun

Definition of list

  1. :  a deviation from the vertical :  tilt The ship had a heavy list to starboard.; also :  the extent of such a deviation

Origin and Etymology of list

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1582


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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 The shifting cargo listed the ship.

Origin and Etymology of list

see 6list


First Known Use: 1626


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list

noun

Definition of list

  1. 1a :  a simple series of words or numerals (such as the names of persons or objects) a guest listb :  an official roster :  roll drawing up a list for … party nomination — Richard Scammon

  2. 2 :  catalog, checklist The song jumped to the top of the hit list.

  3. 3 :  the total number to be considered or included add spelling reform to his list of interests — W. B. Shaw

Origin and Etymology 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. 1a :  to make a list of :  enumerateb :  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

Origin and Etymology of list

see 8list


First Known Use: 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

listed

;

listing

  1. :  to put in a series of items


3

list

play
verb

Definition of list for Students

listed

;

listing

  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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