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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Meanwhile, the number of luxury listings (those priced at the top 10% of the market) surged to 452—the highest level in seven years. Candace Taylor, WSJ, "The Hamptons Home Market Cools," 29 Nov. 2018 The building is called the Escala (because, of course) and, according the to the listing, the apartment is 5,170-square feet. Lauren Smith, House Beautiful, "Live Like Christian Grey in the Penthouse That Inspired His Iconic Digs," 5 Sep. 2018 Since 2010, all new campus buildings have been designed with lactation rooms, and the Iowa campus now has more than 60 such rooms, although according to public listings, many of those are open limited hours or have other access restrictions. Jenna Sauers, Harper's BAZAAR, "Why Women Really Quit Breastfeeding," 17 July 2018 In English: The listing of these prices vis-a-vis Medicare would become mandatory and, the hope is, eventually spill over to other parts of the health industry. Sy Mukherjee, Fortune, "The Trump Administration Wants to Take the Mystery Out of How Much Hospitals Charge Patients," 25 Apr. 2018 Camelot, the castle-like home on Weatherby Lake built by the late Lantz Welch, a trial attorney, ranks fourth and is on the market for $6.8 million, down from its initial listing of $7.8 million. Cynthia Billhartz Gregorian, kansascity, "Two of Missouri's most expensive homes are near the KC area, website says | The Kansas City Star," 26 Apr. 2018 The listing of the image was taken down Tuesday morning. Thomas Novelly, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville company sold T-shirts promoting murder of journalists," 3 July 2018 In April, the home was relisted at its current price of $4,790,000 — a roughly $200,000 decrease from a March 2017 listing of $4,999,999. Allie Gross, Detroit Free Press, "City working with owners of dilapidated house near LCA to avoid condemnation," 30 June 2018 The second email contained an explicit threat against members of Pai’s family, as well as a listing of three locations in and around Arlington, Virginia where Pai is said to live. Nick Statt, The Verge, "California man arrested for threatening to kill FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s family over net neutrality," 29 June 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

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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