Definition of List

  • (n.) 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.
  • (v. t.) To inclose for combat; as, to list a field.
  • (v. i.) To hearken; to attend; to listen.
  • (v. t.) To listen or hearken to.
  • (v. i.) To desire or choose; to please.
  • (v. i.) To lean; to incline; as, the ship lists to port.
  • (n.) Inclination; desire.
  • (n.) An inclination to one side; as, the ship has a list to starboard.
  • (n.) 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.
  • (n.) A limit or boundary; a border.
  • (n.) The lobe of the ear; the ear itself.
  • (n.) A stripe.
  • (n.) 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.
  • (n.) A little square molding; a fillet; -- called also listel.
  • (n.) A narrow strip of wood, esp. sapwood, cut from the edge of a plank or board.
  • (n.) A piece of woolen cloth with which the yarns are grasped by a workman.
  • (n.) The first thin coat of tin.
  • (n.) A wirelike rim of tin left on an edge of the plate after it is coated.
  • (v. t.) To sew together, as strips of cloth, so as to make a show of colors, or form a border.
  • (v. t.) To cover with list, or with strips of cloth; to put list on; as, to list a door; to stripe as if with list.
  • (v. t.) To enroll; to place or register in a list.
  • (v. t.) To engage, as a soldier; to enlist.
  • (v. t.) To cut away a narrow strip, as of sapwood, from the edge of; as, to list a board.
  • (v. i.) To engage in public service by enrolling one's name; to enlist.

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