Meaning of “list” in the English Dictionary

"list" in British English

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listnoun

uk /lɪst/ us /lɪst/

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.

More examples

  • He checked off their names on the list as they got on the coach.
  • Did you cross her name off the guest list?
  • I've drawn up a list of candidates that I'd like to interview.
  • On page two of your handout you will find a list of the books that I have referred to during the lecture.
  • The list of ingredients included 250 g of almonds.

listverb

uk /lɪst/ us /lɪst/

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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  • The document lists all his achievements.
  • Can you list the items that are missing?
  • The items are listed alphabetically.
  • The actors are listed in order of appearance.
  • I can't begin to list his faults.

(Definition of “list” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"list" in American English

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listnoun [ C ]

us /lɪst/

list noun [ C ] (RECORD)

a record of short pieces of information usually arranged one below the other so that they can be read easily or counted:

I have a long list of things we need to get for our new house.

listverb

us /lɪst/

list verb (LEAN)

[ I ] (esp. of a ship) to lean to one side:

The tanker is listing badly and may sink.

list verb (RECORD)

[ T ] to make a record of short pieces of information, usually arranging one below the other so that they can be read easily or counted:

The professor gave us a handout in which she listed the books we were supposed to read for the course.

(Definition of “list” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"list" in Business English

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listnoun [ C ]

uk /lɪst/ us

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 list of possible candidates for the job
I've made a list of this week's orders.
on a list Is your name on the list?
New office furniture is not high on our list of priorities.

listverb

uk /lɪst/ us

[ T ] to make a list, or to include something in a list:

I've listed some useful reading material on the handout.

[ I or T ] STOCK MARKET to make a company's shares available on a particular stock market:

list sth on/in sth Eight new companies were listed on the Lahore stock exchange.
A growing number of Latin American companies have their shares listed in the US.
Many have decided not to list in New York, mainly because of the high cost of regulatory compliance there.
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[ I or T ] US COMMERCE when something lists, or is listed, at a particular price, it is for sale at that price:

list (sth) at/for sth The property in W 4th Street has just been listed at over $2 million.

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(Definition of “list” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)