Meaning of LIST in English
I. list 1 S1 W1 /lɪst/ BrE AmE noun [countable]
[ Date: 1500-1600 ; Language: French ; Origin: liste , from Italian lista ]
1 . a set of names, numbers etc, usually written one below the other, for example so that you can remember or check them
Make a list of all the things you have to do.
on/in a list
The first person on my list is Mrs Gilling.
2 . be high/low on a list (of something) ( also be at the top/bottom of a list ) to be considered very important or not very important:
A good car is high on my list of priorities.
⇨ ↑ Civil List , ⇨ be on the danger list at ↑ danger (5)
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▪ make/draw up/write a list
Could you make a list of any supplies we need?
▪ compile a list formal (=write a list)
They’ve compiled a list of children’s clubs and organizations.
▪ put somebody/something on a list
I was put on a waiting list to see a specialist at the hospital.
▪ top a list (=be the first thing in a list)
The novel topped the best-seller list.
▪ at the top/bottom of a list
Her name was at the top of the list of students.
▪ first/last on a list
Your name will be first on my list.
Why am I always last on the list?
■ ADJECTIVES/NOUN + list
He read out a long list of errors.
▪ a complete/full/comprehensive list
The full list of winners is on page seven.
▪ a price list
We’ll send you a catalog and price list.
▪ a shopping list (=a list of things you want to buy)
a Christmas shopping list
▪ a grocery list American English (=a list of food you want to buy)
Did you put milk on the grocery list?
▪ a wine list (=a list of wines available in a restaurant)
a good wine list
▪ a waiting list (=a list of people who are waiting for something)
If you don’t get the class you want, you can put your name on a waiting list.
▪ a mailing list (=a list of people that a company sends information to)
If you do not want to be on our mailing list, please tick the box below.
▪ a guest list (=a list of people invited somewhere)
the guest list for the wedding reception
▪ a to-do list (=a list of things you must do)
Painting the bedroom is at the top of my to-do list.
▪ a hit list (=a list of people, organizations etc that someone wants to harm or stop)
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▪ list a set of names, places, jobs you need to do etc, which are written one below the other:
Henry’s name wasn’t on the list.
She made a list of the people she wanted to invite to the wedding.
Could I have a list of hotels in Bournemouth and the surrounding area?
I forgot to bring my shopping list with me.
▪ checklist a list of things you need or things you have to do which you keep in order to help you remember them:
Use a checklist when visiting properties to buy, so that you keep a record of which features you liked and didn’t like.
I made a checklist of things I needed to do before the holiday.
▪ short list/shortlist a list of the most suitable people for a job or prize, chosen from a larger group of people:
Her name is on the shortlist for the Booker Prize.
You were lucky to even get onto the shortlist.
A shortlist is drawn up, from which the successful candidate will be chosen.
▪ register an official list containing the names of all the people, organizations, or things of a particular type:
a register of qualified translators
a civil register of births, deaths, and marriages
Make sure your name is on the electoral register (=the official list of people who can vote) .
▪ programme British English , program American English a list of all the activities or events that have been planned, especially one that shows when each event will happen:
First on the programme is a speech by the organizer, Mrs Jenkins.
A spectacular program of exhibitions, displays and competitions has been planned.
Because of bad weather, our programme of events has had to be changed slightly.
▪ agenda a list of the subjects that will be discussed at a meeting:
Have you got a copy of the agenda for tomorrow’s meeting?
the next item on the agenda
The fuel crisis will be at the top of the agenda for today’s board meeting.
▪ index an alphabetical list of names and subjects at the back of a book, that shows which page they are mentioned on:
It’s a lot quicker if you use the index.
I looked up his name in the index.
▪ inventory a list of everything in a house, factory, or shop, written so that you know exactly what is there:
Some of the things in the shop were not listed in the inventory.
The company keeps a full inventory of its equipment.
| make an inventory :
She made an inventory of everything in the apartment.
II. list 2 S2 W3 BrE AmE verb
[ Sense 1-2: Date: 1600-1700 ; Origin: ⇨ ↑ list 1 ]
[ Sense 3: Date: 1600-1700 ; Origin: Origin unknown. ]
1 . [transitive] to write a list, or mention things one after the other:
The guidebook lists 1,000 hotels and restaurants.
2 . [transitive] to put someone on an official list, especially a hospital or court list
list somebody in fair/stable etc condition
Several passengers were listed in critical condition.
The case was listed for trial in the Crown Court.
3 . [intransitive] if a ship lists, it leans to one side
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012