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Definitions of list

  1. 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"
  2. include in a list; " Am I listed in your register?"
  3. a database containing an ordered array of items ( names or topics)
  4. give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of; " List the states west of the Mississippi"
  5. enumerate; " We must number the names of the great mathematicians"
  6. lean over to one side; used frequently of ships
  7. tilt to one side; " The balloon heeled over"; " the wind made the vessel heel"; " The ship listed to starboard"
  8. cause to lean to the side; " Erosion listed the old tree"
  9. Inclination; desire.
  10. To listen.
  11. A line inclosing or forming the extremity of a piece of ground, or field of combat; hence, in the plural ( lists), the ground or field inclosed for a race or combat.
  12. To inclose for combat; as, to list a field.
  13. To hearken; to attend; to listen.
  14. To listen or hearken to.
  15. To desire or choose; to please.
  16. To lean; to incline; as, the ship lists to port.
  17. An inclination to one side; as, the ship has a list to starboard.
  18. A strip forming the woven border or selvedge of cloth, particularly of broadcloth, and serving to strengthen it; hence, a strip of cloth; a fillet.
  19. A limit or boundary; a border.
  20. The lobe of the ear; the ear itself.
  21. A stripe.
  22. A roll or catalogue, that is row or line; a record of names; as, a list of names, books, articles; a list of ratable estate.
  23. A narrow strip of wood, esp. sapwood, cut from the edge of a plank or board.
  24. The first thin coat of tin.
  25. A wirelike rim of tin left on an edge of the plate after it is coated.
  26. To sew together, as strips of cloth, so as to make a show of colors, or form a border.
  27. To cover with list, or with strips of cloth; to put list on; as, to list a door; to stripe as if with list.
  28. To enroll; to place or register in a list.
  29. To engage, as a soldier; to enlist.
  30. To cut away a narrow strip, as of sapwood, from the edge of; as, to list a board.
  31. To plow and plant with a lister.
  32. In cotton culture, to prepare, as land, for the crop by making alternating beds and alleys with the hoe.
  33. A little square molding; a fillet; - called also listel.
  34. A catalog, roll, or register; the edge or selvage of cloth; a leaning or bending to one side; said of a ship.
  35. To catalog, register, or enroll; cover with strips of cloth.
  36. To tilt over to one side.
  37. A stripe or border of cloth.
  38. An edge or border: a catalogue or roll.
  39. To place in a list or catalogue: to engage for the public service, as soldiers.
  40. A line inclosing a piece of ground, esp. for combat:- pl. LISTS, the ground inclosed for a contest.
  41. To have pleasure in: to desire: to like or please: to choose.
  42. Dim. of LISTEN.
  43. A border of cloth; catalogue or roll.
  44. To enroll.
  45. To hearken; listen; choose.
  46. To enroll; enlist.
  47. To cover with list. See LIST, n.
  48. To careen, as a ship.
  49. To enclose, as a field, for combat.
  50. A roll or catalog.
  51. The selvage of cloth; any outer edge; boundary.
  52. A careening.
  53. A barrier of a justing- field; in the plural, the field itself.
  54. Ground enclosed for a tournament.
  55. The edge or selvage of cloth; a strip of cloth; a fillet; a little square moulding; a roll or catalogue.
  56. A line enclosing a piece of ground or field of combat.
  57. Inclination to one side.
  58. To place in a list; to enlist; to sew together; to form a border.
  59. To inclose for combat. To enter the lists, to come forward and engage in a contest.
  60. To listen to.
  61. To enlist. List shoes, a kind of easy slippers, made of pieces of cloth or carpeting.
  62. To desire or choose; to please; to have pleasure in.
  63. A catalogue; a roll or register; the border of cloth; ground enclosed for a race or combat, generally in the plu.
  64. To choose; to desire; to be disposed.
  65. Desire; pleasure.
  66. A contr. for listen, which see.

Usage examples for list

  1. I am the first on the list now. – Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman
  2. He handed the list to me. – Gossamer 1915 by George A. Birmingham
  3. " We will return to the list, if you please. – A Singer from the Sea by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  4. Mr. Pmtard took a list of clothing wanted for the prisoners. – American Prisoners of the Revolution by Danske Dandridge
  5. Where is the list of things that Figgis told me to buy? – Miss Mapp by Edward Frederic Benson
  6. They counted up the list. – The Stolen Singer by Martha Idell Fletcher Bellinger
  7. " Perhaps he's one of the 'hanged, or shot, ' in the list here Hanged! – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  8. Look in the Army List, you'll find me there. – The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  9. The ship took a heavy list, and some sea broke on board, but though it was rising fast, there was not yet enough to do much harm. – A Sea Queen's Sailing by Charles Whistler
  10. But before we enter the chapel, let us walk round the hospital and see those who are on the sick list. – London's Underworld by Thomas Holmes
  11. " It was nothing," said Hilda, " but a list of the things a bishop ought to be." – Lalage's Lovers 1911 by George A. Birmingham
  12. The mere list is wonderful. – Kept for the Master's Use by Frances Ridley Havergal
  13. I'm not going to give you the list now. – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  14. Would she list over when she struck the bank? – Johnstone of the Border by Harold Bindloss
  15. Only people on the list. – Super Man and the Bug Out by Cory Doctorow
  16. Now what can I have done with that list? – Romance Island by Zona Gale
  17. We saw your name on the list. – Foe-Farrell by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
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