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1 a separate part in a list, account, or series
  • they remembered to buy all the items on their grocery list except cereal

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2 a report of recent events or facts not previously known
  • our next item is about the blizzard blanketing the East Coast

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How does the noun item contrast with its synonyms?

The words detail and particular are common synonyms of item. While all three words mean "one of the distinct parts of a whole," item applies to each thing specified separately in a list or in a group of things that might be listed or enumerated.

every item on the list

When might detail be a better fit than item?

The synonyms detail and item are sometimes interchangeable, but detail applies to one of the small component parts of a larger whole such as a task, building, painting, narration, or process.

leave the details to others

When would particular be a good substitute for item?

Although the words particular and item have much in common, particular stresses the smallness, singleness, and especially the concreteness of a detail or item.

a description that included few particulars

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The first known use of item was in the 14th century

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“Item.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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