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Definition of "list" []

  • A series of names, words, or other items written, printed, or imagined one after the other: a shopping list; a guest list; a list of things to do. (noun)
  • A considerable number; a long series: recited a list of dates memorized. (noun)
  • To make a list of; itemize: listed his previous jobs. (verb-transitive)
  • To enter in a list; register: listed each item received. (verb-transitive)
  • To put (oneself) in a specific category: lists herself as an artist. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "list" in a sentence
  • "When I say \ "bestseller\" I mean major lists: New York Times, Wall Street Journal, et al. Still, even after numerous books and a variety of lists, the \ "list\" itself still confounded me, so I decided to do a little research to find out what it really takes to hit a list."
  • "Here's the definitive list of my favorite 50 Non Hip Hop EP's, LP's and mixtapes of 2008 as of 12/23..list is subject to change."
  • "“Now is the time for us to begin to make the tough choices, ” RSC Chairman Mike Pence (Ind.) told Roll Call, who asserted the proposal was only “a list of suggested cuts, not an exclusive list” and that “not every member of the [RSC] will agree with every cut."