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list1 (lɪst)
 
n
1.  an item-by-item record of names or things, usually written or printed one under the other
2.  computing a linearly ordered data structure
3.  be on the danger list to be in a critical medical or physical condition
 
vb
4.  (tr) to make a list of
5.  (tr) to include in a list
6.  (Brit) (tr) to declare to be a listed building
7.  (tr) stock exchange to obtain an official quotation for (a security) so that it may be traded on the recognized market
8.  an archaic word for enlist
 
[C17: from French, ultimately related to list²; compare Italian lista list of names (earlier: border, strip, as of paper), Old High German līsta border]
 
'listable1
 
adj

list2 (lɪst)
 
n
1.  a border or edging strip, esp of cloth
2.  a less common word for selvage
3.  a strip of bark, sapwood, etc, trimmed from a board or plank
4.  another word for fillet
5.  a strip, band, ridge or furrow
6.  agriculture a ridge in ploughed land formed by throwing two furrows together
 
vb
7.  to border with or as if with a list or lists
8.  agriculture to plough (land) so as to form lists
9.  to cut a list from (a board, plank, etc)
 
[Old English līst; related to Old High German līsta]

list3 (lɪst)
 
vb
1.  (esp of ships) to lean over or cause to lean over to one side
 
n
2.  the act or an instance of leaning to one side
 
[C17: origin unknown]

list4 (lɪst)
 
vb
1.  to be pleasing to (a person)
2.  (tr) to desire or choose
 
n
3.  a liking or desire
 
[Old English lystan; related to Old High German lusten and Gothic lūston to desire]

list5 (lɪst)
 
vb
an archaic or poetic word for listen
 
[Old English hlystan; related to Old Norse hlusta]

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Word Origin & History

list
"catalogue consisting of names in a row or series," 1602, from M.E. liste "border, edging, stripe" (c.1280), from O.Fr. liste "border, band, row, group," also "strip of paper," or from O.It. lista "border, strip of paper, list," both from a Gmc. source (cf. O.H.G. lista "strip, border, list," O.N. lista
"border, selvage," O.E. liste "border"), from P.Gmc. *liston, from PIE *leizd- "border, band." The sense of "enumeration" is from strips of paper used as a sort of catalogue. The O.E. word survives in archaic lists "place of combat," at the boundary of fields.

list
"tilt, lean," especially of a ship, 1880, earlier (1626) lust, of unknown origin, perhaps an unexplained spelling variant of M.E. lysten "to please, desire, wish, like" (see listless) with a sense development on the notion of "leaning" toward what one desires (cf. incline).

list
"hear, hearken," now poetic or obsolete, from O.E. hlystan "hear, hearken," from hlyst "hearing," from P.Gmc. *khlustiz, from PIE *kleu- "to hear" (see listen).
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