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list

noun uk   /lɪst/ us  

list noun (RECORD)

A2 [C] a record of short pieces of information, such as people's names, usually written or printed with a single thing on each line and often ordered in a way that makes a particular thing easy to find: a shopping list Is your name on the list? I've made a list of places I'd like to visit while we're in Paris.
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list noun (LEAN)

If a ship has a list, it leans to one side.

list

verb uk   /lɪst/ us  

list verb (MAKE RECORD)

B2 [T] to make a list, or to include something in a list: I've listed some useful reading material on the handout.
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list verb (LEAN)

[I] (of a ship) to lean to one side, especially as a result of damage: The tanker is listing badly and liable to sink at any moment.

list verb (COMPANY)

[T] to make a company's shares available on a particular financial market: Last year, eight new companies were listed on the Lahore stock exchange.
Translations of “list”
in Korean 목록…
in Arabic قائمة…
in French liste…
in Turkish liste, cetvel…
in Italian elenco, lista…
in Chinese (Traditional) 記錄, 名單,目錄, 清單…
in Russian список…
in Polish lista, spis…
in Spanish lista…
in Portuguese lista…
in German die Liste…
in Catalan llista…
in Japanese リスト, 一覧表…
in Chinese (Simplified) 记录, 名单,目录, 清单…
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