Definition of List

1. Noun. A database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics).

2. Verb. Give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of. "List the states west of the Mississippi"
Exact synonyms: Name
Generic synonyms: Enumerate, Itemise, Itemize, Recite
Derivative terms: Lister, Listing, Listing

3. Noun. The property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical. "He walked with a heavy inclination to the right"
Exact synonyms: Inclination, Lean, Leaning, Tilt
Generic synonyms: Position, Spatial Relation
Derivative terms: Incline, Lean, Lean, Tilt

4. Verb. Include in a list. "Am I listed in your register?"
Generic synonyms: Register
Specialized synonyms: Inventory, Stock-take, Take Stock, Empanel, Impanel, Index, Blacklist, Post
Derivative terms: Lister, Listing

5. Verb. Cause to lean to the side. "Erosion listed the old tree"
Exact synonyms: Lean
Generic synonyms: Move
Related verbs: Heel

6. Verb. Tilt to one side. "The ship listed to starboard"
Exact synonyms: Heel
Generic synonyms: Angle, Lean, Slant, Tilt, Tip
Related verbs: Lean

7. Verb. Enumerate. "We must number the names of the great mathematicians"
Exact synonyms: Number
Specialized synonyms: Itemise, Itemize
Generic synonyms: Identify, Name
Derivative terms: Listing, Listing, Number, Number, Number, Number, Numbering

Definition of List

1. n. 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.

2. v. t. To inclose for combat; as, to list a field.

3. v. i. To hearken; to attend; to listen.

4. v. t. To listen or hearken to.

5. v. i. To desire or choose; to please.

6. n. Inclination; desire.

7. n. 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.

8. v. t. To sew together, as strips of cloth, so as to make a show of colors, or form a border.

9. v. i. To engage in public service by enrolling one's name; to enlist.

10. v. t. To plow and plant with a lister.

Definition of List

1. Noun. A strip of fabric, especially from the edge of a piece of cloth. ¹

2. Noun. Material used for cloth selvage. ¹

3. Noun. (in the plural) The palisades or barriers used to fence off a space for tilting or jousting tournaments. (defdate 1819) ¹

4. Noun. A register or roll of paper consisting of an enumeration or compilation of a set of possible items. (defdate 1600) ¹

5. Noun. (computing programming) A codified representation of a list, used to store data or in processing; especially, in the LISP programming language, a data structure consisting of a sequence of zero or more items. ¹

6. Verb. To create or recite a list. ¹

7. Verb. To place in listings. ¹

8. Verb. (obsolete) To engage in public service by enrolling one's name; to enlist. ¹

9. Noun. Art; craft; cunning; skill. ¹

10. Verb. To listen ¹

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

12. Noun. (architecture) a tilt to a building. ¹

13. Verb. (nautical) to carry out such a manoeuvre ¹

14. Verb. (archaic transitive) To be pleasing to. ¹

15. Verb. (archaic) To wish, like, desire (to do something). ¹

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Definition of List

1. to write down in a particular order [v -ED, -ING, -S] : LISTABLE [adj]

Medical Definition of List

1. 1. To sew together, as strips of cloth, so as to make a show of colours, or form a border. 2. To cover with list, or with strips of cloth; to put list on; as, to list a door; to stripe as if with list. "The tree that stood white-listed through the gloom." (Tennyson) 3. To enroll; to place or register in a list. "Listed among the upper serving men." (Milton) 4. To engage, as a soldier; to enlist. "I will list you for my soldier." (Sir W. Scott) 5. To cut away a narrow strip, as of sapwood, from the edge of; as, to list a board. To list a stock, to put it in the list of stocks called at the meeting of the board. Origin: From list a roll. 1. 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. " Gartered with a red and blue list. " 2. A limit or boundary; a border. "The very list, the very utmost bound, Of all our fortunes." (Shak) 3. The lobe of the ear; the ear itself. 4. A stripe. 5. 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. "He was the ablest emperor of all the list." (Bacon) 6. A little square molding; a fillet; called also listel. 7. A narrow strip of wood, especially. Sapwood, cut from the edge of a plank or board. 8. A piece of woolen cloth with which the yarns are grasped by a workman. 9. The first thin coat of tin. A wirelike rim of tin left on an edge of the plate after it is coated. Civil list, the civil officers of government, as judges, ambassadors, secretaries, etc. Hence, the revenues or appropriations of public money for the support of the civil officers. More recently, the civil list, in England, embraces only the expenses of the reigning monarch's household. Free list. A list of articles admitted to a country free of duty. A list of persons admitted to any entertainment, as a theater or opera, without payment, or to whom a periodical, or the like, is furnished without cost. Synonym: Roll, catalogue, register, inventory, schedule. List, Boll, Catalogue, Register, Inventory, Schedule. Alist is properly a simple series of names, etc, in a brief form, such as might naturally be entered in a narrow strip of paper. A roll was originally a list containing the names of persons belonging to a public body (as Parliament, etc), which was rolled up and laid aside among its archives. A catalogue is a list of persons or things arranged in order, and usually containing some description of the same, more or less extended. A register is designed for record or preservation. An inventory is a list of articles, found on hand in a store of goods, or in the estate of a deceased person, or under similar circumstances. A schedule is a formal list or inventory prepared for legal or business purposes. Origin: AS. List a list of cloth; akin to D. Lijst, G. Leiste, OHG. Lista,Icel. Lista, listi, Sw. List, Dan. Liste. In sense 5 from F. Liste, of German origin, and thus ultimately the same word. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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