lister

lister

1 [lis-ter]
noun
1.
Also called lister plow. a plow with a double moldboard, used to prepare the ground for planting by producing furrows and ridges.
2.
Also called lister planter, lister drill. a lister plow fitted with attachments for dropping and covering seeds.

Origin:
1885–90, Americanism; list2 + -er1

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lister

2 [lis-ter]
noun
a person who makes or compiles a list, especially an appraiser or assessor.

Origin:
1670–80; list1 + -er1

Lister

[lis-ter]
noun
lyme Re·gis ">Joseph, 1st Baron Lister of Lyme Regis [lahym ree-jis] , 1827–1912, English surgeon: founder of modern antiseptic surgery.

list

2 [list]
noun
1.
a border or bordering strip, usually of cloth.
2.
a selvage.
3.
selvages collectively.
4.
a strip of cloth or other material.
5.
a strip or band of any kind.
6.
a stripe of color.
7.
a division of the hair or beard.
8.
one of the ridges or furrows of earth made by a lister.
9.
a strip of material, as bark or sapwood, to be trimmed from a board.
10.
fillet ( def 6a ).
adjective
11.
made of selvages or strips of cloth.
verb (used with object)
12.
to produce furrows and ridges on (land) with a lister.
13.
to prepare (ground) for planting by making ridges and furrows.
14.
to cut away a narrow strip of wood from the edge of (a stave, plank, etc.).
15.
Obsolete. to apply a border or edge to.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English lista, Old English līst border; cognate with Dutch lijst, German Leiste (Old High German līsta)

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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]

lister (ˈlɪstə)
 
n
(US), (Canadian) agriculture lister plough, middlebreaker, Also called: middle buster a plough with a double mouldboard designed to throw soil to either side of a central furrow
 
[C19: from list²]

Lister (ˈlɪstə)
 
n
Joseph, 1st Baron Lister. 1827--1912, British surgeon, who introduced the use of antiseptics

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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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Lister Lis·ter (lĭs'tər), Joseph. First Baron Lister.

British surgeon who demonstrated in 1865 that carbolic acid was an effective antiseptic agent and introduced it to the surgical process.

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Lister   (lĭs'tər)  Pronunciation Key 
British surgeon who, influenced by Pasteur's germ theory of disease, established in 1865 a system of antiseptic measures in hospitals to combat infections. His practices dramatically decreased the number by deaths caused by infection and were gradually adopted in hospitals throughout Europe.
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