list·​ing ˈli-stiŋ How to pronounce listing (audio)
: an act or instance of making or including in a list
: something that is listed

Examples of listing in a Sentence

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

First Known Use

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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Cite this Entry

“Listing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


: something listed

Legal Definition


: 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

: a record of a property or properties available through a real estate agent
: a property listed in such a record

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