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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. A piece of woolen cloth with which the yarns are grasped by a workman.
  25. The first thin coat of tin.
  26. A wirelike rim of tin left on an edge of the plate after it is coated.
  27. To sew together, as strips of cloth, so as to make a show of colors, or form a border.
  28. To cover with list, or with strips of cloth; to put list on; as, to list a door; to stripe as if with list.
  29. To enroll; to place or register in a list.
  30. To engage, as a soldier; to enlist.
  31. To cut away a narrow strip, as of sapwood, from the edge of; as, to list a board.
  32. To engage in public service by enrolling one's name; to enlist.
  33. To plow and plant with a lister.
  34. In cotton culture, to prepare, as land, for the crop by making alternating beds and alleys with the hoe.
  35. A little square molding; a fillet; - called also listel.
  36. A catalog, roll, or register; the edge or selvage of cloth; a leaning or bending to one side; said of a ship.
  37. To catalog, register, or enroll; cover with strips of cloth.
  38. To tilt over to one side.
  39. A stripe or border of cloth.
  40. An edge or border: a catalogue or roll.
  41. To place in a list or catalogue: to engage for the public service, as soldiers.
  42. A line inclosing a piece of ground, esp. for combat:- pl. LISTS, the ground inclosed for a contest.
  43. To have pleasure in: to desire: to like or please: to choose.
  44. Dim. of LISTEN.
  45. A border of cloth; catalogue or roll.
  46. To enroll.
  47. To hearken; listen; choose.
  48. To enroll; enlist.
  49. To cover with list. See LIST, n.
  50. To careen, as a ship.
  51. To enclose, as a field, for combat.
  52. A roll or catalog.
  53. The selvage of cloth; any outer edge; boundary.
  54. A careening.
  55. A barrier of a justing- field; in the plural, the field itself.
  56. Ground enclosed for a tournament.
  57. The edge or selvage of cloth; a strip of cloth; a fillet; a little square moulding; a roll or catalogue.
  58. A line enclosing a piece of ground or field of combat.
  59. Inclination to one side.
  60. To place in a list; to enlist; to sew together; to form a border.
  61. To inclose for combat. To enter the lists, to come forward and engage in a contest.
  62. To listen to.
  63. To enlist. List shoes, a kind of easy slippers, made of pieces of cloth or carpeting.
  64. To desire or choose; to please; to have pleasure in.
  65. A catalogue; a roll or register; the border of cloth; ground enclosed for a race or combat, generally in the plu.
  66. To choose; to desire; to be disposed.
  67. Desire; pleasure.
  68. A contr. for listen, which see.
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Quotes of list

  1. An income tax form is like a laundry list either way you lose your shirt. – Fred Allen
  2. I'm wearing a garbage bag. I was put on my own worst -dressed list – Steven Cojocaru
  3. The parameters are such that I don't get offered a lot of work. I'm sure most directors hear my list of don'ts and say forget it. – Jamie Lee Curtis
  4. Cloning, wow. Who would have thought? There should be a list of people who can and cannot clone themselves. – Ted Danson
  5. Do not tell somebody how to vote, just go up to them and tell them what Fahrenheit 9/11 meant to you. Fahrenheit will probably not win an Academy Award, but if you put it first on your list it will become a nominee. – Valerie Harper
  6. In all planing you make a list and you set priorities. – Alan Lakein
  7. When I begin to eliminate from the list all those professions which are impossible from a financial point of view and then those which I feel disinclined to -it leaves nothing. – Wilfred Owen
  8. The New York Times published the guest list on the front page. The masks were a brilliant concept. – George Plimpton
  9. I also pray for favor and His anointing on my life and ministry that I might have spiritual blessing when I minister to people. They're my principal prayers; I don't have a prayer list that I go down. – Pat Robertson
  10. And they talk about their bona fide doctors. They have a list of doctors that signed affidavits from looking at a picture of Terry. That's where they get their information from, by looking at a picture. – Michael Schiavo
  11. Lastly, his tomb shall list and founder in the troughs of grass. And none shall speak his name. – Karl Shapiro
  12. Homosexuality in Russia is a crime and the punishment is seven years in prison, locked up with the other men. There is a three year waiting list – Yakov Smirnoff
  13. I got a chain letter by fax. It's very simple. You just fax a dollar bill to everybody on the list – Steven Wright
  14. There are many resistance movements in the world, like the IRA for instance. But it is only Islamic resistance movements that are put on the terrorist list This is what I am saying. – Ahmed Yassin
  15. I suppose if I was to have to pick a few, Ursula LeGuin would have to top the list It was while reading her work that I decided I wanted to be an author. – Sarah Zettel

Usage examples for list

  1. Look in the Army List you'll find me there. – The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  2. " 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
  3. We saw your name on the list – Foe-Farrell by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  4. Where is the list of things that Figgis told me to buy? – Miss Mapp by Edward Frederic Benson
  5. I am the first on the list now. – Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman
  6. The mere list is wonderful. – Kept for the Master's Use by Frances Ridley Havergal
  7. " We will return to the list if you please. – A Singer from the Sea by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  8. Why, I'd put you down first on my list – At Sunwich Port, Complete by W.W. Jacobs
  9. Only people on the list – Super Man and the Bug Out by Cory Doctorow
  10. Mr. Pmtard took a list of clothing wanted for the prisoners. – American Prisoners of the Revolution by Danske Dandridge
  11. " Let's have the list growled Jadiver. – Tangle Hold by F. L. Wallace
  12. 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
  13. " It was nothing," said Hilda, " but a list of the things a bishop ought to be." – Lalage's Lovers 1911 by George A. Birmingham
  14. In the following list I shall mention those I think good, and also those particularly bad. – Camp and Trail by Stewart Edward White
  15. Would she list over when she struck the bank? – Johnstone of the Border by Harold Bindloss
  16. I'm not going to give you the list now. – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  17. 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
  18. They counted up the list – The Stolen Singer by Martha Idell Fletcher Bellinger
  19. Now what can I have done with that list – Romance Island by Zona Gale
  20. He handed the list to me. – Gossamer 1915 by George A. Birmingham

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