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Definition of 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

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

At Thanksgiving, I always start at the top of my list and say I'm grateful for friends, family, and good health. Then I get more superficial... like being thankful for my Louboutins.
Christie Brinkley

I have here in my hand a list of two hundred and five people that were known to the Secretary of State as being members of the Communist Party and who nevertheless are still working and shaping the policy of the State Department.
Joseph R. McCarthy

No matter what your laundry list of requirements in choosing a mate, there has to be an element of good luck and good fortune and good timing.
Patty Duke

Learning something new is a fabulous way to be refreshed. When work can grind you down, something about learning a new activity thrills the soul. It reminds you that the world is bigger than your desk and your to-do list.
John Ortberg
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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
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