list

noun (1)
\ ˈlist How to pronounce list (audio) \

Definition of list

 (Entry 1 of 9)

1a : a simple series of words or numerals (such as the names of persons or objects) a guest list
b : an official roster : roll drawing up a list for … party nomination— Richard Scammon
2 : catalog, checklist The song jumped to the top of the hit list.
3 : the total number to be considered or included add spelling reform to his list of interests— W. B. Shaw

list

verb (1)
listed; listing; lists

Definition of list (Entry 2 of 9)

transitive verb

1a : to make a list of : enumerate
b : to include on a list : register
2 : to place (oneself) in a specified category lists himself as a political liberal
3 archaic : recruit

intransitive verb

1 : to become entered in a catalog with a selling price a car that lists for $12,000
2 archaic : enlist

list

verb (2)
listed; listing; lists

Definition of list (Entry 3 of 9)

intransitive verb

: 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

transitive verb

: to cause to list The shifting cargo listed the ship.

list

noun (2)

Definition of list (Entry 4 of 9)

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

list

noun (3)

Definition of list (Entry 5 of 9)

1 : a band or strip of material: such as
a : listel
b : selvage
c : a narrow strip of wood cut from the edge of a board
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 Yerby
b : a field of competition or controversy The candidate entered the political lists.
3 : stripe The horse had a list along its back.
4 obsolete : limit, boundary

list

verb (3)
listed; listing; lists

Definition of list (Entry 6 of 9)

transitive verb

1 : to cut away a narrow strip from the edge of
2 : to prepare or plant (land) in ridges and furrows with a lister

list

verb (4)
listed; listing; lists

Definition of list (Entry 7 of 9)

list

noun (4)

Definition of list (Entry 8 of 9)

archaic

list

verb (5)
listed; listing; lists

Definition of list (Entry 9 of 9)

transitive verb

archaic : to listen to : hear

Other Words from list

Verb (1)

listee \ li-​ˈstē How to pronounce list (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of list

Noun (1)

1602, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb (1)

1614, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

Verb (2)

1626, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Noun (2)

1582, in the meaning defined above

Noun (3)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb (3)

1635, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb (4)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Noun (4)

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb (5)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for list

Noun (1) and Verb (1)

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

Noun (2) and Verb (2)

origin unknown

Noun (3) and Verb (3)

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

Verb (4)

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

Noun (4)

Middle English, probably from lysten

Verb (5)

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

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list

noun
\ ˈlist How to pronounce list (audio) \

Kids Definition of list

 (Entry 1 of 4)

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

list

verb
listed; listing

Kids Definition of list (Entry 2 of 4)

: to put in a series of items

list

verb
listed; listing

Kids Definition of list (Entry 3 of 4)

: to lean to one side The ship is badly listing.

list

noun

Kids Definition of list (Entry 4 of 4)

: a leaning over to one side

list

noun

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