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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.

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.

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.
(Definition of list from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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