Definition of list noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//lɪst//
    ; NAmE NAmE//lɪst//
    Travelling by boat or ship
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  1. 1  [countable] a series of names, items, figures, etc., especially when they are written or printed a shopping/wine/price list to make a list of things to do (formal) to draw up a list Is your name on the list? Having to wait hours came high on the list of complaints. Her novel shot to the top of the bestseller list. see also A-list, hit list, laundry list, mailing list, shortlist, waiting list, wait list
  2. 2[singular] the fact of a ship leaning to one side See related entries: Travelling by boat or ship
  3. Word Originnoun sense 1 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. noun sense 2 early 17th cent.: of unknown origin.Extra examples Did you put bread on the shopping list? For further information, see the reading list at the end of the chapter. Going to the bank is top of my list of priorities today. Her teacher scanned the list of students’ names. His name will likely join the list of other boardroom casualties. I can’t see your name on the list. I created a wish list of what I wanted in a new job. Inadequate space, lack of privacy, unpleasant lighting… the list goes on. It was on the New York Times best-seller list for 25 weeks. It’s high on her to-do list. Job troubles top the list of stress factors for Americans today. Names of past members are not included in the list. Safety is high on our list of priorities. The club captain has been put on the transfer list at his own request. The play has an impressive cast list. The restaurant is required to post a list of all the prices. The show always featured an impressive list of guest stars. They have narrowed their list of suspects to six. Variety is near the top of many people’s list of job requirements. We acquired a waiting list for works by these artists. We are compiling a full list of all local businesses. We’re on the waiting list for membership of the golf club. a list comprising all the paintings in the gallery a list of 200 names a restaurant with excellent food and an outstanding wine list the endless list of excuses of why he could never make his appointments the membership list of the Sierra Club Could I see the wine list please? Do you want to be put on our mailing list? Her name was at the top of the list. Is your name on the list? Long waiting times came high on the list of complaints. Make a list of all the places you’ve visited. Over 200 people are on our guest list. The ship had a noticeable list to the starboard side. There’s a long waiting list to get treatment. There’s an alphabetical list of department stores at the back of the book. They compiled a list of all the items they’d need. They drew up a reading list for the course. They were asked to add their names to the bottom of the list. This issue is pretty low on their list of priorities. This was just one more thing to add to my list of things to do. Try to make a to-do list every morning. We have a great many families on our housing list. What’s on your shopping list?Idioms
    be on/off the danger list
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    (British English) to be so ill/sick that you may die; to no longer be very ill/sick
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: list