- 1 [transitive] list something to write a list of things in a particular order We were asked to list our ten favourite songs. Towns in the guide are listed alphabetically.
- 2[transitive] list somebody/something to mention or include somebody/something in a list The koala is listed among Australia's endangered animals. soldiers listed as missing
- 3[intransitive, transitive] list (at something) | list something (North American English) to be put or put something in a list of things for sale This CD player lists at $200.
- 4[intransitive] (of a ship) to lean to one side Word Originverb senses 1 to 3 Middle English (originally referring to the edge put on fabric to stop it unravelling): from Old English liste ‘border’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch lijst and German Leiste. The current senses are late 16th cent., from French liste, of Germanic origin. verb sense 4 early 17th cent.: of unknown origin.Extra examples Articles may be listed under more than one heading. He had listed all the hotels in the area for us. Irregular verbs are listed separately at the back of the book. She began to list dangerously and the order was given to abandon ship. The book lists every ship still in service. The koala was listed as an endangered species. The names are listed below.
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BrE BrE//lɪst//; NAmE NAmE//lɪst//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they list
BrE BrE//lɪst//; NAmE NAmE//lɪst//he / she / it lists
BrE BrE//lɪsts//; NAmE NAmE//lɪsts//past simple listed
BrE BrE//ˈlɪstɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɪstɪd//past participle listed
BrE BrE//ˈlɪstɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɪstɪd//-ing form listing
BrE BrE//ˈlɪstɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɪstɪŋ//