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
Recent Examples on the Web Airbnb, the home sharing firm preparing for a Nasdaq debut, is also considering a listing in 2021 on the Long-Term Stock Exchange, per Bloomberg. Lucinda Shen, Fortune, "How this investor knew to bet early on Airbnb," 13 Nov. 2020 Names must be received before Nov. 25 to be guaranteed a listing in the Lights of Life program book. Post-tribune Staff,, "Community news," 13 Nov. 2020 Chinese health-care companies are enjoying a banner year, with an overhaul of the country’s health system and relaxed listing rules helping fuel a surge in share sales. Joanne Chiu, WSJ, "China’s Health-Care Listings Break Records," 12 Nov. 2020 No final decisions have been made, and details including the timing and valuation of Mytheresa’s listing could change, the people said. Aaron Kirchfeld,, "Online Luxury Retailer Mytheresa Is Said to Plan U.S. IPO," 11 Nov. 2020 Folks interested in any of the homes featured on the account can click the link in bio (or head to to search for the property’s actual listing — Cheap Old Houses is not a real estate company. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "HGTV Greenlights New Series About the Popular Instagram Account Cheap Old Houses," 11 Nov. 2020 Rachel Norris, an agent with Dave Perry-Miller who sold the Dunhaven listing and frequently works with Sandlin, said the primary bathroom and walk-in closet have a luxury feel. Mary Grace Granados, Dallas News, "Take a look at a minimalist, transitional five-bedroom Dallas home in Midway Hollow," 7 Nov. 2020 Along the way, Barrett picked up pop singer-songwriter Charlie Puth, who is now officially credited on the song's listing for his duet version with Barrett. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "The Players Behind Gabby Barrett's 'I Hope' (feat. Charlie Puth): See the Full Credits," 30 Oct. 2020 The Sheraton Wilmington South is up for auction beginning Monday, according to a web listing. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "Restaurant suit, Rocket Boys, food bank boom: News from around our 50 states," 27 Oct. 2020

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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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18 Nov 2020

Cite this Entry

“Listing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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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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