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Definition of List

List

  1. 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. To inclose for combat; as, to list a field.
  3. To hearken; to attend; to listen.
  4. To listen or hearken to.
  5. To desire or choose; to please.
  6. To lean; to incline; as, the ship lists to port.
  7. Inclination; desire.
  8. An inclination to one side; as, the ship has a list to starboard.
  9. 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.
  10. A limit or boundary; a border.
  11. The lobe of the ear; the ear itself.
  12. A stripe.
  13. 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.
  14. A little square molding; a fillet; -- called also listel.
  15. A narrow strip of wood, esp. sapwood, cut from the edge of a plank or board.
  16. A piece of woolen cloth with which the yarns are grasped by a workman.
  17. The first thin coat of tin.
  18. A wirelike rim of tin left on an edge of the plate after it is coated.
  19. To sew together, as strips of cloth, so as to make a show of colors, or form a border.
  20. To cover with list, or with strips of cloth; to put list on; as, to list a door; to stripe as if with list.
  21. To enroll; to place or register in a list.
  22. To engage, as a soldier; to enlist.
  23. To cut away a narrow strip, as of sapwood, from the edge of; as, to list a board.
  24. To engage in public service by enrolling one's name; to enlist.
  25. To plow and plant with a lister.
  26. In cotton culture, to prepare, as land, for the crop by making alternating beds and alleys with the hoe.

List Quotations

When Americans are asked to rank professions in terms of honesty and ethics, insurance agents routinely end up near the bottom of the list - somewhere between politicians and car salesmen. Generally, insurers are seen as clever hucksters who prey on insecurity and ignorance to sell people what they don't need at prices they shouldn't have to pay.
James Surowiecki

One of my great regrets, and I don't have many, is that I spent too long putting people's status and reputation ahead of their more important qualities. I learned far too late in life that a long list of letters after someone's name is no guarantee of compassion, kindness, humour, all the far more relevant stuff.
Bill Nighy

In the old days, you would have one lawyer to handle everything: speeding tickets, buying a house, contracts, litigation, real estate, copyrights, leasing, entertainment, intellectual property, forensic accounting, criminal offenses... the list goes on. Now, you have to have a separate lawyer for each one of those categories!
James Belushi

My greatest point is my persistence. I never give up in a match. However down I am, I fight until the last ball. My list of matches shows that I have turned a great many so-called irretrievable defeats into victories.
Bjorn Borg

Every morning I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work.
Robert Orben
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List Translations

list in Afrikaans is lys
list in Danish is liste
list in Dutch is uitlisten, een lijst maken
list in Finnish is lista
list in German is auflisten, Liste, auflisten
list in Italian is numerare, elenco, registro
list in Portuguese is lista
list in Spanish is detallar, listar, catalogo, lista