Other forms: lists; listed; listing

To make a list is to put things in order or to name them, like a grocery list or a wish list. Listing is also leaning over, creating a slant called a list.

List can also be a verb used to describe what you do when you make a list. You could list all the state capitals, people's names, your favorite movies, or pretty much anything. Listing can be done numerically, alphabetically, or randomly. Also, a line or surface that leans or tilts has a list, like a sagging bookcase that's overloaded. To lean in this way is to list: the Leaning Tower of Pisa is listing.

Definitions of list
  1. noun
    a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics)
    synonyms: listing
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    agenda, agendum, order of business
    a list of matters to be taken up (as at a meeting)
    a list of names of specially favored people
    a list of writings with time and place of publication (such as the writings of a single author or the works referred to in preparing a document etc.)
    a list of particulars (as a playbill or bill of fare)
    black book, blacklist
    a list of people who are out of favor
    a list or register of events (appointments or social events or court cases etc)
    calorie chart
    a list of foods and information about their caloric content
    a complete list of saints that have been recognized by the Roman Catholic Church
    catalog, catalogue
    a complete list of things, usually arranged systematically
    character set
    an ordered list of characters that are used together in writing or printing
    a list of items (names or tasks etc.) to be checked or consulted
    class list, honours list
    a list issued by examiners that categorizes students according to the class of honours they achieved in their degree examinations
    an official list of chemicals or medicines etc.
    contents, table of contents
    a list of divisions (chapters or articles) and the pages on which they start
    a list of printing errors in a book along with their corrections
    a list of acknowledgements of those who contributed to the creation of a film (usually run at the end of the film)
    criminal record, record
    a list of crimes for which an accused person has been previously convicted
    (computer science) a listing of the files stored in memory (usually on a hard disk)
    distribution list
    list of names to whom a communication should be sent
    enumeration, numbering
    a numbered list
    a list of questions that are frequently asked (about a given topic) along with their answers
    free list
    a list of commodities that are not subject to tariffs
    grocery list, shopping list
    a list of heterogenous items that someone wants
    hit list
    a list of victims to be eliminated (as by murder)
    hit parade
    a ranked list of the songs that are most popular at a given time
    an alphabetical listing of names and topics along with page numbers where they are discussed
    a list of words or phrases that explain symbols or abbreviations
    a list of answers to a test
    inventory, stock list
    a detailed list of all the items in stock
    mailing list
    a list of names and addresses to which advertising material is mailed
    flag, masthead
    a listing printed in all issues of a newspaper or magazine (usually on the editorial page) that gives the name of the publication and the names of the editorial staff, etc.
    computer menu, menu
    (computer science) a list of options available to a computer user
    a list of people who died recently
    play list, playlist
    a list of musical selections for performance or for broadcast by radio
    a list of the financial assets held by an individual or a bank or other financial institution
    (bookkeeping) a listing on the company's records
    price list
    a listing of prices for different goods or services
    push-down list, push-down stack, stack
    a list in which the next item to be removed is the item most recently stored (LIFO)
    (information processing) an ordered list of tasks to be performed or messages to be transmitted
    roll, roster
    a list of names
    an ordered list of times at which things are planned to occur
    shopping list
    a list of items to be purchased
    short list, shortlist
    a list of applicants winnowed from a longer list who have been deemed suitable and from which the successful person will be chosen
    sick list
    a list of those who are ill (e.g. on a warship or in a regiment etc)
    slate, ticket
    a list of candidates nominated by a political party to run for election to public offices
    an ordered listing of scores or results showing the relative positions of competitors (individuals or teams) in a sporting event
    wish list
    a list of events that you wish would occur
    (law) the calendar of a court; the list of cases to be tried or a summary of the court's activities
    order of the day
    the order of business for an assembly on a given day
    network programming
    the schedule of programs to be broadcast on a network
    batting order, card, lineup
    (baseball) a list of batters in the order in which they will bat
    bill of entry
    a list of goods received at a customhouse for export or import
    bill of goods
    a consignment of merchandise
    a descriptive catalog of musical recordings
    library catalog, library catalogue
    an enumeration of all the resources of a library
    parts catalog, parts catalogue
    a list advertising parts for machinery along with prices
    seed catalog, seed catalogue
    a list advertising seeds and their prices
    (computer science) a directory that is listed in another directory
    grocery list
    a list of groceries to be purchased
    an index of all main words in a book along with their immediate contexts
    key word
    a word that is used as a pattern to decode an encrypted message
    parts inventory
    an inventory of replacement parts
    bill of fare, card, carte, carte du jour, menu
    a list of dishes available at a restaurant
    drop-down menu
    a menu of options that appears below the item when the computer user clicks on it
    cascading menu, hierarchical menu, submenu
    a secondary menu that appears while you are holding the cursor over an item on the primary menu
    a list of persons killed in a war or other disaster
    a schedule of times of arrivals and departures
    a schedule listing events and the times at which they will take place
    muster roll
    a list of names of officers and men in a military unit or ship's company
    church roll
    a list of the members of church
    a roster of names showing the order in which people should perform certain duties
    waiting list
    a roster of those waiting to obtain something
    a character set that includes letters and is used to write a language
    alphanumeric characters, alphanumerics
    a character set that includes letters and digits and punctuation
    push-down queue
    a queue in which the last item to go in is the first item to come out (LIFO)
    a theatrical program
    type of:
    an organized body of related information
  2. verb
    include in a list
    “Am I listed in your register?”
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    inventory, stock-take, take stock
    make or include in an itemized record or report
    empanel, impanel
    enter into a list of prospective jurors
    list in an index
    put on a blacklist so as to banish or cause to be boycotted
    enter on a public list
    make an index that refers from one point to the next
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    record in writing; enter into a book of names or events or transactions
  3. verb
    give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of
    List the states west of the Mississippi”
    synonyms: name
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    enumerate, itemise, itemize, recite
    specify individually
  4. verb
    synonyms: number
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    itemise, itemize
    place on a list of items
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    identify, name
    give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property
  5. noun
    the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical
    “the ship developed a list to starboard”
    synonyms: inclination, lean, leaning, tilt
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    position, spatial relation
    the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated
  6. verb
    cause to lean to the side
    “Erosion listed the old tree”
    synonyms: lean
    tilt to one side
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    move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
  7. verb
    tilt to one side
    “The ship listed to starboard”
    synonyms: heel
    cause to lean to the side
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    angle, lean, slant, tilt, tip
    incline or bend from a vertical position




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