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Meaning of LIST

Pronunciation:  list

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical; "the tower had a pronounced tilt"; "the ship developed a list to starboard"; "he walked with a heavy inclination to the right"
  2. [n]  a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics)
  3. [v]  give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of; "List the states west of the Mississippi"
  4. [v]  enumerate; "We must number the names of the great mathematicians"
  5. [v]  lean over to one side; used frequently of ships
  6. [v]  include in a list; "Am I listed in your register?"

LIST is a 4 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: inclination, lean, leaning, listing, name, number, tilt
 See Also: agenda, agendum, angle, bibliography, bill, black book, blacklist, blacklist, calendar, calorie chart, canon, catalog, catalogue, character set, checklist, class list, codex, computer menu, contents, corrigenda, credits, criminal record, database, directory, distribution list, empanel, enumerate, enumeration, free list, grocery list, hit list, honours list, identify, impanel, index, index, inventory, inventory, item, itemise, itemize, key, lean, mailing list, menu, necrology, numbering, order of business, point, portfolio, position, post, posting, price list, push-down list, push-down stack, queue, recite, record, register, roll, roster, schedule, shitlist, shopping list, short list, sick list, slant, slate, spatial relation, stack, stock list, table of contents, tilt, tip, wish list



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \List\ (l[i^]st), n. [F. lice, LL. liciae, pl., from L.
    licium thread, girdle.]
    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. --Chaucer.
          In measured lists to toss the weighty lance. --Pope.
    {To enter the lists}, to accept a challenge, or engage in
  2. \List\, v. t.
    To inclose for combat; as, to list a field.
  3. \List\, v. i. [See {Listen}.]
    To hearken; to attend; to listen. [Obs. except in poetry.]
          Stand close, and list to him.            --Shak.
  4. \List\, v. t.
    To listen or hearken to.
          Then weigh what loss your honor may sustain, If with
          too credent ear you list his songs.      --Shak.
  5. \List\, v. i. [OE. listen, lusten, AS. lystan, from lust
    pleasure. See {Lust}.]
    1. To desire or choose; to please.
             The wind bloweth where it listeth.    --John iii. 8.
             Them that add to the Word of God what them listeth.
             Let other men think of your devices as they list.
    2. (Naut.) To lean; to incline; as, the ship lists to port.
  6. \List\, n.
    1. Inclination; desire. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
    2. (Naut.) An inclination to one side; as, the ship has a
       list to starboard.
  7. \List\, n. [AS. l[=i]st a list of cloth; akin to D. lijst,
    G. leiste, OHG. l[=i]sta, Icel. lista, listi, Sw. list, Dan.
    liste. In sense 5 from F. liste, of German origin, and thus
    ultimately the same word.]
    1. 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. ``Gartered with a red
       and blue list. '' --Shak.
    2. A limit or boundary; a border.
             The very list, the very utmost bound, Of all our
             fortunes.                             --Shak.
    3. The lobe of the ear; the ear itself. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
    4. A stripe. [Obs.] --Sir T. Browne.
    5. 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.
             He was the ablest emperor of all the list. --Bacon.
    6. (Arch.) A little square molding; a fillet; -- called also
    7. (Carp.) A narrow strip of wood, esp. sapwood, cut from the
       edge of a plank or board.
    8. (Rope Making) A piece of woolen cloth with which the yarns
       are grasped by a workman.
    9. (Tin-plate Manuf.)
       (a) The first thin coat of tin.
       (b) A wirelike rim of tin left on an edge of the plate
           after it is coated.
    {Civil list} (Great Britain & U.S.), the civil officers of
       government, as judges, ambassadors, secretaries, etc.
       Hence, the revenues or appropriations of public money for
       the support of the civil officers. More recently, the
       civil list, in England, embraces only the expenses of the
       reigning monarch's household.
    {Free list}.
       (a) A list of articles admitted to a country free of duty.
       (b) A list of persons admitted to any entertainment, as a
           theater or opera, without payment, or to whom a
           periodical, or the like, is furnished without cost.
    Syn: Roll; catalogue; register; inventory; schedule.
    Usage: {List}, {Boll}, {Catalogue}, {Register}, {Inventory},
           {Schedule}. A list is properly a simple series of
           names, etc., in a brief form, such as might naturally
           be entered in a narrow strip of paper. A roll was
           originally a list containing the names of persons
           belonging to a public body (as Parliament, etc.),
           which was rolled up and laid aside among its archives.
           A catalogue is a list of persons or things arranged in
           order, and usually containing some description of the
           same, more or less extended. A register is designed
           for record or preservation. An inventory is a list of
           articles, found on hand in a store of goods, or in the
           estate of a deceased person, or under similar
           circumstances. A schedule is a formal list or
           inventory prepared for legal or business purposes.
  8. \List\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Listed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Listing}.] [From list a roll.]
    1. To sew together, as strips of cloth, so as to make a show
       of colors, or form a border. --Sir H. Wotton.
    2. To cover with list, or with strips of cloth; to put list
       on; as, to list a door; to stripe as if with list.
             The tree that stood white-listed through the gloom.
    3. To enroll; to place or register in a list.
             Listed among the upper serving men.   --Milton.
    4. To engage, as a soldier; to enlist.
             I will list you for my soldier.       --Sir W.
    5. (Carp.) To cut away a narrow strip, as of sapwood, from
       the edge of; as, to list a board.
    {To list a stock} (Stock Exchange), to put it in the list of
       stocks called at the meeting of the board.
  9. \List\, v. i.
    To engage in public service by enrolling one's name; to
  10. \List\, v. t.
    1. To plow and plant with a lister.
    2. In cotton culture, to prepare, as land, for the crop by
       making alternating beds and alleys with the hoe. [Southern
       U. S.]
Computing Dictionary

A data structure holding many values, possibly of different types, which is usually accessed sequentially, working from the head to the end of the tail - an "ordered list". This contrasts with a (one-dimensional) array, any element of which can be accessed equally quickly.

Lists are often stored using a cell and pointer arrangement where each value is stored in a cell along with an associated pointer to the next cell. A special pointer, e.g. zero, marks the end of the list. This is known as a (singlely) "linked list". A doublely linked list has pointers from each cell to both next and previous cells.

An unordered list is a set.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are making a list, suggests that you are worried about a problem or situation in your waking life.
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