list·ing | \ˈli-stiŋ \

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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And with its public market listing, Mr. Lei is a new billionaire. Alexandra Stevenson, New York Times, "Xiaomi’s Weak I.P.O. Raises Doubts About China’s Tech Boom," 8 July 2018 And after the Japanese government forced the home-sharing site to cancel reservations of unregistered hosts by June 15, Airbnb deactivated 80 percent of its Japanese listings overnight. Jessi Hempel, WIRED, "Airbnb's Newest Weapon Against Regulation: The Real Estate Industry," 3 July 2018 Find our full listing of free things to do at Sonja Haller, azcentral, "Best kids things to do in Phoenix in July: Splash pad parties, shark feeds and free fun," 28 June 2018 In May, Central Florida had been snubbed by the state party in its listing of official debates, which included dates in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Miramar, Fort Myers and Miami. Steven Lemongello,, "Democratic governor's debate in Orlando canceled," 22 June 2018 Some use their own rental listings exclusively, some supplement them with data from other sources. Kathleen Pender,, "Why the average Bay Area rent is so hard to pin down," 21 June 2018 And readers seem to appreciate our comprehensive listing of Mother’s Day brunch deals. John D'anna, USA TODAY, "Do we really need Father's Day? I'm a dad, and I don't think so," 15 June 2018 Airbnb accordingly eliminated four-fifths of its roughly 60,000 listings in Japan. The Economist, "Why Japan’s sharing economy is tiny," 14 June 2018 Over the last few years, Google has been accused of disadvantaging its own competition by using its search engine to steer users toward its other businesses — to its own local listings instead of Yelp’s, for example. Robert Levine,, "Google is hugely powerful. Is antitrust law up to the job?," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of listing

1659, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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list price


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English Language Learners Definition of listing

: a printed list

listings : 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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