Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “item”

item

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈaɪtəm/
COMMERCE a single object, especially one that is for sale or is bought: buy/purchase/select an item The business sells items made from recycled waste products. order/collect/return an itemfood/household/fashion item Supermarkets offer a wide range of food and household items.commodity/consumer item Manufacturing commodity items is increasingly competitive. expensive/valuable/luxury item item of equipment/clothing/furniture Radios with wooden cabinets have become collector's items.individual/particular/specific item Sometimes customers who like a particular item of clothing will ask for it at more than one branch of the same store.
MEETINGS one of several points on an official list of things to be discussed at a meeting: Please let me have any items for the agenda by 4 pm today. Although fixed agenda items had been agreed at the last round of talks, members obviously had their own objectives.an item on the agenda Item 2 on the agenda is the Treasurer's report.
one of several things to be considered, to do, or to choose from: an item on the/sb's agenda The main item on my agenda for today is writing my month-end reports.menu/list item The program allows the user to remove or add menu items. The website has links to all the day's main news items.
(Definition of item from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of item?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Business English definitions for “item”

Definitions of “item” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

beer mat

a small piece of cardboard that you put under a glass to protect a table surface in a pub or bar

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More