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 To see how your high school ranked, check this listing., "Here are the top Massachusetts high schools, according to the 2021 rankings from US News & World Report," 27 Apr. 2021 Real-Estate Demand (16.6%) Measures the relative abundance of real-estate demand in a market compared with other markets based on the average number of unique viewers per real-estate listing. David M. Ewalt, WSJ, "See the Full Rankings for WSJ/Realtor’s Emerging Housing Markets Index," 27 Apr. 2021 The photograph that accompanied the listing showed a gleaming knife with the Nazi war eagle stamped on its handle. oregonlive, "Portland auction house won’t sell Nazi leader Heinrich Himmler’s dagger, citing community outrage," 27 Apr. 2021 The listing was the biggest South Korean debut since 2017, when mobile games maker Netmarble raised $2.4 billion. Eamon Barrett, Fortune, "Beijing orders Meituan, like Alibaba, to shape up—or else," 27 Apr. 2021 Clarke Landry brings the listing, which includes seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms and two half-bathrooms. Dallas News, "Featured homes will make a splash this summer," 27 Apr. 2021 In 1990, the Manomet Bird Observatory and the Natural Resources Defense Council filed their listing petition. Zach St. George, Harper's Magazine, "Birds of a Feather," 27 Apr. 2021 If multiple websites with similar names show up, that may indicate the job listing is fake. Aya Elamroussi, CNN, "Looking for a job? Make sure it's real first," 24 Apr. 2021 Working for Sotheby’s International Realty, Hillman is the latest real estate agent to take over the $16.5 million listing for 9927 Giffin Court in Windermere, the former home of the basketball legend. Trevor Fraser,, "3 years unsold, Shaquille O’Neal’s Orlando mansion gets a makeover, with less Shaq," 23 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of listing

1659, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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29 Apr 2021

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“Listing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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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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