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.

Primary Meanings of list

a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics)
include in a list
the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical
cause to lean to the side
Full Definitions of list

n a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics)

ASCII character set
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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

v 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
Type of:
record in writing; enter into a book of names or events or transactions

v give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of

List the states west of the Mississippi”
Type of:
enumerate, itemise, itemize, recite
specify individually

v enumerate

itemise, itemize
place on a list of items
Type of:
identify, name
give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property

n the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical

“the ship developed a list to starboard”
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

v cause to lean to the side

“Erosion listed the old tree”
tilt to one side
Type of:
move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

v tilt to one side

“The ship listed to starboard”
cause to lean to the side
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angle, lean, slant, tilt, tip
to incline or bend from a vertical position

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