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Dictionary Definition

list

Noun

1 a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics) [syn: listing]
2 the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical; "the tower had a pronounced tilt"; "the ship developed a list to starboard"; "he walked with a heavy inclination to the right" [syn: tilt, inclination, lean, leaning]

Verb

1 give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of; "List the states west of the Mississippi" [syn: name]
2 include in a list; "Am I listed in your register?"
3 enumerate; "We must number the names of the great mathematicians" [syn: number]
4 cause to lean to the side; "Erosion listed the old tree" [syn: lean]
5 tilt to one side; "The balloon heeled over"; "the wind made the vessel heel"; "The ship listed to starboard" [syn: heel]

User Contributed Dictionary

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English

Pronunciation

  • /lɪst/
  • /lIst/
  • Rhymes: -ɪst

Etymology 1

Old English līste. Cognate with Dutch lijst, German Leiste.

Noun

  1. A strip of fabric, especially from the edge of a piece of cloth.
  2. Material used for cloth selvage.
  3. The palisades or barriers used to fence off a space for tilting or jousting tournaments.

Etymology 2

From Old (and modern) French liste ‘strip (of paper)’, probably cognate with Etymology 1, from Germanic.

Noun

  1. A register or roll of paper consisting of an enumeration or compilation of a set of possible items.
  2. A codified representation of a list, used to store data or in processing.
  3. (LISP) a data structure made up of cons pairs the cdr of which contains either another list or nil.
register or roll of paper consisting of an enumeration or compilation of a set of possible items
computing: codified representation of a list
LISP: data structure made up of cons pairs the cdr of which contains either another list or nil

Verb

  1. To create or recite a list.
Translations
to create or recite a list

Etymology 3

Verb

  1. To listen
Quotations

Etymology 4

Possibly from tilting on lists in jousts.http://www.drbilllong.com/CurrentEventsV/ListWII.html

Noun

  1. a tilting or careening manoeuvre, which causes the ship to roll. Usually used to describe tilting not under a ship's own power.

Verb

  1. to carry out such a manoeuvre

Etymology 5

etyl ang lystan, from , from *|lustus.

Verb

  1. archaic transitive To be pleasing to.
  2. To wish, like, desire (to do something).

Bosnian

Etymology

Noun

  1. leaf
  2. sheet of paper
  3. In the context of "fish|lang=bs": sole
  4. letter (written message)
  5. calf (leg part)
  6. certificate, deed

Declension

Croatian

Etymology

Noun

hr-noun m
  1. leaf
  2. leaf
  3. sole (fish)
  4. letter (written message)
  5. sheet of paper
  6. calf (leg part)
  7. Special purpose certificate, e.g. of birth, ownership etc.

Declension

Czech

Etymology

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. leaf
  2. letter; a written message
  3. sheet (of paper)

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • /lɪst/

Noun

list
  1. a cunning plan

Faroese

Noun

list

Declension

Icelandic

Noun

list
  1. art

Lower Sorbian

Etymology

Noun

  1. letter (a written message)

Old English

Etymology

Cognate with Old Saxon list (Dutch list), Old High German list (German List), Old Norse list (Swedish list).

Pronunciation

/list/

Noun

list

Declension

Polish

Etymology

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. letter (a written message)

Declension

Derived terms

Serbian

Etymology

Noun

  1. leaf
  2. sheet of paper
  3. In the context of "fish|lang=sr": sole
  4. letter (written message)
  5. calf (leg part)
  6. certificate, deed

Declension

Slovak

Etymology

Noun

  1. letter; a written message

Slovene

Etymology

Noun

  1. piece of paper
  2. leaf
  • Note: The plural listje applies only to leaves (parts of a plant) and is a collective noun.

Extensive Definition

List or lists may refer to:
People:
The List may refer to:
list in Czech: List (rozcestník)
list in Danish: Liste
list in German: List
list in Spanish: Lista
list in French: List
list in Dutch: Lijst
list in Japanese: リスト
list in Portuguese: Lista (desambiguação)
list in Russian: Лист (значения)
list in Slovak: List
list in Slovenian: List
list in Swedish: List

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