Meaning of LIST in English


list 1

/list/ , n.

1. a series of names or other items written or printed together in a meaningful grouping or sequence so as to constitute a record: a list of members.

2. See list price .

3. Computers. a series of records in a file.

4. a complete record of stocks handled by a stock exchange.

5. all of the books of a publisher that are available for sale.


6. to set down together in a list; make a list of: to list the membership of a club.

7. to enter in a list, directory, catalog, etc.: to list him among the members.

8. to place on a list of persons to be watched, excluded, restricted, etc.

9. Computers. to print or display in a list: Let's list the whole program and see where the bug is.

10. to register (a security) on a stock exchange so that it may be traded there.

11. Archaic. enlist.


12. to be offered for sale, as in a catalog, at a specified price: This radio lists at $49.95.

13. Archaic. enlist.

[ 1595-1605; special use of LIST 2 (roll of names, perh. orig. of contestants in the LISTS); cf. F liste lista roll of names, earlier, band, strip (e.g., of paper), border Leiste ) ]

Syn. 1. register. LIST, CATALOG, INVENTORY, ROLL, SCHEDULE imply a definite arrangement of items. LIST denotes a series of names, items, or figures arranged in a row or rows: a list of groceries. CATALOG adds the idea of alphabetical or other orderly arrangement, and, often, descriptive particulars and details: a library catalog. An INVENTORY is a detailed descriptive list of property, stock, goods, or the like made for legal or business purposes: a store inventory.

A ROLL is a list of names of members of some defined group often used to ascertain their presence or absence: a class roll. A SCHEDULE is a methodical (esp. official) list, often indicating the time or sequence of certain events: a train schedule. 6. record, catalog. 7. enroll.

list 2

/list/ , n.

1. a border or bordering strip, usually of cloth.

2. a selvage.

3. selvages collectively.

4. a strip of cloth or other material.

5. a strip or band of any kind.

6. a stripe of color.

7. a division of the hair or beard.

8. one of the ridges or furrows of earth made by a lister.

9. a strip of material, as bark or sapwood, to be trimmed from a board.

10. fillet (def. 6a).


11. made of selvages or strips of cloth.


12. to produce furrows and ridges on (land) with a lister.

13. to prepare (ground) for planting by making ridges and furrows.

14. to cut away a narrow strip of wood from the edge of (a stave, plank, etc.).

15. Obs. to apply a border or edge to.

[ bef. 900; ME lista, OE list border; c. D lijst, G Leiste (OHG lista ) ]

list 3

/list/ , n.

1. a careening, or leaning to one side, as of a ship.


2. (of a ship or boat) to incline to one side; careen: The ship listed to starboard.


3. to cause (a vessel) to incline to one side: The shifting of the cargo listed the ship to starboard.

[ 1620-30; orig. uncert. ]

Syn. 2, 3. tilt, slant, heel.

list 4

/list/ , Archaic.


1. to please.

2. to like or desire.


3. to like; wish; choose.

[ bef. 900; ME listen, lusten, OE ( ge ) lystan to please; c. G gelüsten, ON lysta to desire, akin to Goth luston to desire. See LUST ]

list 5

/list/ , Archaic.


1. to listen.


2. to listen to.

[ bef. 900; ME listen, OE hlystan to listen, hear, deriv. of hlyst ear; c. Sw lysta; akin to ON hlusta to listen. See LISTEN ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .