list·​ing | \ ˈli-stiŋ How to pronounce listing (audio) \

Definition of listing

1 : an act or instance of making or including in a list
2 : something that is listed

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Examples of listing in a Sentence

an alphabetical listing of all of the students currently enrolled in the school

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In guidelines released Tuesday, Shanghai’s stock exchange said sponsors of IPOs on the Science and Technology Innovation Board would need to buy between 2% and 5% of the shares sold in any listing. Shen Hong, WSJ, "‘Eat Your Own Cooking’ Comes to China’s IPO Market," 17 Apr. 2019 Of the 30 markets that showed the highest spikes in active listings in September, 19 are in those four states. Jeff Andrews, Curbed, "Home prices have finally hit a wall on the West Coast," 16 Oct. 2018 The lead is minuscule when compared with the 311,000 votes cast; election officials discovered a mistake in the listing for one county’s results in the state’s tally of votes. Frank Miles, Fox News, "Kobach's lead over Colyer in Kansas Republican gubernatorial primary falls to 91 votes," 9 Aug. 2018 This weekend marks the legendary jazz club’s last weekend in the listings after four decades on the corner. Michael Andor Brodeur,, "The Weekender: Michael Che, Kyrie Irving, and kittens," 28 June 2018 In Portland, the median fixer-upper took seven fewer days to go pending than the median move-in ready listing, according to Zillow's data in 2017. Janet Eastman,, "On the market: Fixer-uppers in $1 million neighborhoods (photos)," 9 June 2018 In odds listings, the first number is the amount of profit made for a bet in the amount of the second number. Thom Craver, CBS News, "2018 Belmont Stakes: Horses, odds, how to watch," 6 June 2018 The smart factory unit of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Apple Inc.’s most important assembler, plans to raise 27.1 billion yuan ($4.3 billion) in the Shanghai listing. Andreea Papuc,, "Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day," 27 May 2018 The Tigers are listed at No. 34 in the realtime RPI listings at Christopher Dabe,, "NCAA baseball regional sites include 4 SEC locations, but no Baton Rouge," 27 May 2018

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First Known Use of listing

1659, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of listing was in 1659

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English Language Learners Definition of listing

: a printed list
: a printed list of things that includes detailed information about them
: something included in a list



Legal Definition of listing

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

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

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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