list

Definitions

  • List of s
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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v list give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of "List the states west of the Mississippi"
    • v list enumerate "We must number the names of the great mathematicians"
    • v list tilt to one side "The balloon heeled over","the wind made the vessel heel","The ship listed to starboard"
    • v list cause to lean to the side "Erosion listed the old tree"
    • v list include in a list "Am I listed in your register?"
    • n list 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"
    • n list a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill
    • List A limit or boundary; a border. "The very list , the very utmost bound,
      Of all our fortunes."
    • n List lĭst 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. "In measured lists to toss the weighty lance."
    • List (Arch) A little square molding; a fillet; -- called also listel.
    • List (Carp) A narrow strip of wood, esp. sapwood, cut from the edge of a plank or board.
    • List (Rope Making) A piece of woolen cloth with which the yarns are grasped by a workman.
    • List 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 ."
    • List 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 ."
    • List A stripe.
    • List (Tin-plate Manuf) A wirelike rim of tin left on an edge of the plate after it is coated.
    • List (Naut) An inclination to one side; as, the ship has a list to starboard.
    • List In cotton culture, to prepare, as land, for the crop by making alternating beds and alleys with the hoe.
    • List Inclination; desire. "For little lust had she to talk of aught.""My lust to devotion is little."
    • List (Tin-plate Manuf) The first thin coat of tin.
    • List The lobe of the ear; the ear itself.
    • List 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."
    • List (Carp) To cut away a narrow strip, as of sapwood, from the edge of; as, to list a board.
    • List To desire or choose; to please. "The wind bloweth where it listeth .""Them that add to the Word of God what them listeth .""Let other men think of your devices as they list ."
    • v. i List To engage in public service by enrolling one's name; to enlist.
    • List To engage, as a soldier; to enlist. "I will list you for my soldier."
    • List To enroll; to place or register in a list. "Listed among the upper serving men."
    • v. i List To hearken; to attend; to listen. "Stand close, and list to him."
    • v. t List To inclose for combat; as, to list a field.
    • List (Naut) To lean; to incline; as, the ship lists to port.
    • v. t List To listen or hearken to. "Then weigh what loss your honor may sustain,
      If with too credent ear you list his songs."
    • List To plow and plant with a lister.
    • List To sew together, as strips of cloth, so as to make a show of colors, or form a border.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The list of ingredients that make up lipstick include fish scales
    • list To attend; give heed; harken; listen.
    • list To listen or harken to.
    • n list The sense of hearing.
    • n list An attitude of attention.
    • list To please; be agreeable to; gratify; suit: originally impersonal, with indirect object of the person.
    • list Nautical, to cause to incline or lean to one side; cause to careen or heel over, as a ship by force of a side wind or by unequal stowage of cargo, etc.
    • list To be disposed or inclined; wish; choose; like; please: with a personal subject: absolute, or followed by an infinitive with to.
    • list Nautical, to incline to one side or careen: as, the ship listed to starboard.
    • n list Desire; wish; choice; inclination.
    • n list Pleasure; lust.
    • n list Nautical, a careening or leaning to one side: as, the ship has a list to port.
    • n list Cunning; craft; skill.
    • n list The outer edge of anything; a border, limit, or boundary.
    • n list The border or edge of cloth, forming the selvage, and usually different from the rest of the fabric; also, such borders collectively. This, which is torn or cut off when the cloth is made up, is used for many purposes requiring a cheap material.
    • n list Hence Any strip of cloth; a fillet; a stripe of any kind.
    • n list The lobe of the ear; also, the ear itself.
    • n list In architecture, a square molding; a fillet. Also called listel.
    • n list In carpentry:
    • n list A narrow strip from the edge of a plank.
    • n list The upper rail of a railing.
    • n list A woolen flap used by ropemakers as a guard for the hand.
    • n list In tinning iron plates, a thin coat of tin applied preparatory to a thicker coat.
    • n list A close dense streak in heavy bread.
    • n list A ridge of earth thrown up by a double-moldboard plow, as in cultivating Indian corn.
    • list Made of lists or strips of woolen selvage; made of list: as, list carpet.
    • list To border; edge. See list, n., 1.
    • list To sew or put together, as strips of cloth, so as to make a variegated display of color, or to form a border.
    • list To cover with list, or with lists or strips of cloth: as, to list a door; hence, to mark as if with list; streak.
    • list In carpentry, to take off the edge of, as a board; shape by chopping preparatory to finishing, as a block or stave.
    • list To ridge with raised borders of earth, as rows of Indian corn, by throwing up a furrow on each side with a double-moldboard plow.
    • list In cotton-culture, to prepare for the crop (as land) by making a bed with the hoe, and alternating beds with alleys.
    • n list A roll or catalogue; an enumeration of persons or things by their names: as, a list of officers or members of a society; a list of books or of clothing.
    • n list A book, card, or slip of paper containing a series of names of persons or things, or prepared for the noting of such names: as, a visiting-list; a washing-list.
    • n list Specifically— A list of the articles exempt from duty under existing revenue laws.
    • n list A list of persons allowed free admittance to any public entertainment.
    • n list Synonyms List, Roll, Register, Catalogue, Inventory, Schedule. Roll applies only to persons, inventory and schedule only to things; the rest apply to both. List is much the most general. A list may be merely of names, without description or order, as a list of shops, a list of persons proscribed. Roll differs from list only in limitation to persons and in faint suggestion of its original meaning of a rolled-up paper or parchment. Register suggests an official act of some formality and fullness of detail, perhaps according to a legal or customary form: as, a register of voters, of marriages, or of deaths. Catalogue supposes orderly arrangement and some fullness of description: as, a catalogue of the paintings in a gallery, of the specimens in a museum, of the books in a library, or of the students in a college. An inventory is a list of property, generally with prices or values, made for legal or business purposes, as on a dissolution of partnership. A schedule is a list of things, made for any purpose, and showing what they are both in a general view and in some detail: as, a schedule of studies, or of assets.
    • list To put into a list or catalogue; register; enroll.
    • list Specifically To register the name of as a soldier; muster into the public service as a soldier; enlist: in this sense partly by apheresis from enlist.
    • list To enter for taxation, as property of any kind, upon the assessment-roll or a tax-book.
    • list To enter the public service by enrolling one's name; enlist: in this use partly by apheresis from enlist.
    • n list One of the barriers inclosing the field of combat at a tournament; usually, in the plural (rarely in the singular), the space or field thus inclosed: now mostly used figuratively: as, to enter the lists in behalf of one's principles.
    • list To inclose for a tournament, or for any contest: used especially in the past participle.
    • n list The flank.
    • n list A division or lock of the hair or beard.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Barbara Bush's book about her English Springer Spaniel, Millie's book, was on the bestseller list for 29 weeks. Millie was the most popular "First Dog" in history.
    • n List list the selvage on woven textile fabrics: a stripe of any kind:
    • adj List made of strips of woollen selvage
    • n List list a catalogue, roll, or enumeration: a book, &c., containing a series of names of persons or things
    • v.t List to place in a list or catalogue: to engage for the public service, as soldiers
    • v.i List to enter the public service by enrolling one's name, to enlist
    • n List list a line enclosing a piece of ground, esp. for combat:
    • v.t List to enclose for a tournament
    • v.i List list to have pleasure in: to desire: to like or please: to choose:
    • v.t List to cause to careen or heel over
    • n List such an inclination
    • v.t., v.i List list original form of listen: now poetical
    • v.i List to give ear or hearken: to follow advice
    • n List list (Shak.) a border
    • n List list (pl.) the ground enclosed for a contest
    • v.i List list (naut.) to incline or heel over to one side
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Quotations

  • Ezra Pound
    Ezra%20Pound
    “I could I trust starve like a gentleman. It's listed as part of the poetic training, you know.”
  • George Herbert
    George%20Herbert
    “He who has the pepper may season as he lists.”
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    Oliver%20Wendell%20Holmes
    “Why can't somebody give us a list of things that everybody thinks and nobody says, and another list of things that everybody says and nobody thinks.”
  • Gioacchino Antonio Rossini
    Gioacchino Antonio Rossini
    “Give me a laundry list and I'll set it to music.”
  • John Argenti
    John Argenti
    “A plan is a list of actions arranged in whatever sequence is thought likely to achieve an objective.”
  • Stan Michalski
    Stan Michalski
    “Don't put people down, unless it's on your prayer list.”

Idioms

A List - Prominent and influential people who comprise the most desirable guests at a social function or gathering.
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At the top of the list - If something is at the top of the list, it is of highest priority, most important, most urgent, or the next in one's line of attention.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. līst, a list of cloth; akin to D. lijst, G. leiste, OHG. līsta, Icel. lista, listi, Sw. list, Dan. liste,. In sense 5 from F. liste, of German origin, and thus ultimately the same word
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. lystan, impers., please—lust, pleasure.

Usage

In literature:

Death is simple, but the ways of dealing it too numerous to list.
"Deathworld" by Harry Harrison
No such list has been made for any man, much less have the exact amounts of each trait possessed by him been measured.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
Claiborne supervised most of the surveys included on the list of patents that was drawn up by Governor Wyatt in 1625.
"Mother Earth" by W. Stitt Robinson, Jr.
He early added coffee to the list, and attracted a large and distinguished patronage.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
Swim fifty yards in her clothes or show a list of twelve satisfactory good turns.
"How Girls Can Help Their Country" by Juliette Low
The attack was severe, but the defense was equal to it and the net results were summed up in the casualty lists on both sides.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
Go over your list of acquaintances and you will admit it is true.
"Whispering Smith" by Frank H. Spearman
These diseases may best be considered in the order in which the parts are given in the foregoing list.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
Many dishes listed in Apicius are named for various celebrities who flourished at a later date than the second Apicius.
"Cooking and Dining in Imperial Rome" by Apicius
Ask for Grosset & Dunlap's list.
"The Duke Of Chimney Butte" by G. W. Ogden
Wells and a long list of names from Utah.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
A president's and a delegates' conference completed the list.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume V"
Eliza Tupper Wilkes and a long list of able speakers addressed the evening meetings.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
For a list of subordinating connectives, see 36.
"The Century Handbook of Writing" by Garland Greever
Without waiting for a reply he turned again to his table and took up a paper containing a list of names.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
It is curious to notice in both these lists how many of the books are now quite superseded.
"How to Form a Library, 2nd ed" by H. B. Wheatley
These are listed by name, as are the 87 who had died between April 1623 and the following February.
"The First Seventeen Years: Virginia 1607-1624" by Charles E. Hatch
Canton heads the list.
"From Sea to Sea" by Rudyard Kipling
After the police had gone, he called Wassaquam into the library and brought the lists and clippings out again.
"The Indian Drum" by William MacHarg
They had been turned into a list of surnames, a fragment of the rabble.
"H. R." by Edwin Lefevre
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In poetry:

Whilst Scools supplied to mend our youth
Shall on the List be shown
A Daughter and a Mother both
In Her the Church shall own
"A Contemplation" by Anne Kingsmill Finch
A spirit is out to-night!
His steeds are the winds; oh, list,
How he madly sweeps o'er the clouds,
And scatters the driving mist.
"Home" by Marietta Holley
Where yonder, yonder by the stars,
Nightlong there rins a burn,
And maids with lovers at the wars
May list their wraiths' return.
"Mary Leslie" by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch
A list of my beautiful things?"
Well, have you seen my Evylin;
The beautiful, beautiful Evylin?
She's my list of beautiful things.
"My List Of Beautiful Things" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
Mightier than the sword art thou,
List! a maid records her vow,
That so long as life shall last,
Ne'er a doubt shall love o'ercast.
"The Pen" by Mary Weston Fordham
And ever has the heav'n taught mind,
The tranquil scene preferr'd;
There list'ning to the still small voice,
In silence only heard.
"Address To Solitude" by Elizabeth Bath

In news:

Make a list of some of your key accomplishments and then list the barriers.
After all, she's dated a pretty amazing list of A-list celebs: Joe Jonas, John Mayer, Cory Monteith, Jake Gyllenhaal, Taylor Lautner and more.
I figured an E-List of my favorite patriotic songs would work better than an E-List of my favorite fireworks.
Napoleon, WWLTV.com's unknown food critic, put together a list of his top favorite restaurants for peanut butter pies in the metro area, listed in no particular order.
In the long list of things to never do—stick a fork in a socket, dangle a baby from a balcony, wear sandals with socks—tattooing your penis is probably pretty high on that list.
The organization published its list of ten sites this week and Traveler's Rest State Historic Site was one of the ten on the list.
Napoleon, WWLTV.com's unknown food critic, put together a list of his top four favorite restaurants for pies in the metro area, listed in no particular order.
For more information regarding KCPT's policies on the handling and use of KCPT's membership list, please see KCPT's Membership List Policy .
Forbes magazine is out with its list of the most powerful celebrities of the year and you might be surprised to learn who's at the top of the list.
The San Antonio Housing Authority does have a list of preferences that can boost some to the top of the list, and there will soon be a new preference , a work preference pilot program.
Gopher forward Trevor Mbakwe is one of 50 men's college basketball players listed on the John Wooden watch list for the Wooden basketball player of the year award.
Three local restaurants have received the honor of being listed in Wine Spectator magazine's annual Restaurant Wine List Award, and for each of the restaurants, this is not a first-time feat.
In this latest list of Top 20 Tax Procrastinating Cities….congrats Buffalo, we didn't make the list.
For a list of the entire Toastmasters product line, view the Product Listing.
The 50 Bourbon spirit list and 100-bottle wine list is proof that this restaurant doesn't skimp on its beverage program.
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In science:

Note that this method considers the full list of graphs, not the shortened version of the Single Amplitude list, where some graphs are united which differ only by a photon, Z or Higgs boson propagator.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
Therefore, the list of Cfuncs will be first shortened and then the calculation is performed by manipulating the color matrices in form of a character string, the different replacement rules are listed in Tab. 18.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
The input is the list of arguments, the list of couplings and the value of the Z function.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
Also, a more complete language design would include support for parameterised datatypes such as parameterised lists as opposed to lists of naturals in Example 10.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
Table 5.11 lists the various parameters of interest corresponding to the ISCO, as listed in Baumgarte .
Variational Principles in General Relativity
In the fourth and fifth columns the symmetric spaces G/K and G∗/K are listed for all the entries except the simple Lie groups themselves, for which the symmetric spaces G and GC /G are listed.
Random matrix theory and symmetric spaces
We list now the columns and rows of our random matrix as before, with sectors from 1 to √N , then from −√N to -1, and for each sector α we list the new rectangular variables r in direct order according to an arbitrary ordering of Rα .
Random Matrices and the Anderson Model
We give a complete list for g = 3 and list “large” groups for g ≤ 10.
Determining the automorphism group of a hyperelliptic curve
That is, classical mechanics cannot be assumed to have some consistent and unproblematic ontology; (whether along the pointil liste lines of Section 2.1’s particles-in-motion picture, or in my preferred nonpointil liste terms, using extended regions).
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
One of the main advantages of the Rule k algorithm is that a vertex makes its decision based on very limited information, namely its list of neighbors and their lists of neighbors.
The Expected Size of the Rule k Dominating Set
Moreover, our list of groups where the characteristic fails to contribute the largest to the order is different than the list described by Artin in [3, Theorem 1].
Arithmetic of algebraic groups
After performing the reduction of Theorem 8 for ϕ(x), it is clear from the proof of Theorem 14 above that there is a fixed η > 0 and a finite list of subsets Φi of ϕ(Fp ) (finite list with cardinality 6 D where D depends only on ϕ(x)) such that if γh = 0, then f is constant (say = c) on one of the Φi .
Exponential sums over definable subsets of finite fields
The script keeps an updated list of files to be transferr ed and a list of files that have already been transferred.
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
This script compares a list of local image files from the previous night with the list of files in the appropriate direc tory on HPSS.
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
The mean of Z is listed in the cel l “Mean ” and its value relative to value 1 determines whether the listed sadd lepoints for methods eKZ and bKZ are negative or positive.
Saddlepoint approximation for moment generating functions of truncated random variables
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