- listlist1 [list]n.[ME liste, merging < OE, a hem, border & Anglo-Fr < OFr < Gmc * lista, akin to Ger leiste < IE base * leizd-, edge, border > L lira, line, furrow, Alb leth, the raised border of a plot of ground, wall]1. Obs. a narrow strip or border; specif.,a) a strip of clothb) a stripe of colorc) a boundary2.a) a narrow strip of wood, esp. sapwood, trimmed from the edge of a boardb) LISTEL3. the selvage of cloth4. [from the idea of a narrow slip of paper] a series of names, words, numbers, etc. set forth in order; catalog, roll, etc.☆ 5. a ridge of earth between two furrows6. LIST PRICE: See also LISTSvt.1. Obs. to edge with, or arrange in, stripes or bands2.a) to set forth (a series of names, items, etc.) in orderb) to enter (a name, item, etc.) in a list, directory, catalog, etc.☆ 3. to plow (ground) or plant (corn) with a lister4. to trim a strip of wood, esp. sapwood, from the edge of (a board)5. Finance to admit (a stock, option, etc.) for trading on an exchangevi.☆ 1. to plow with a lister2. to be listed for sale, as in a catalog (at the price specified)3. Archaic to enlist in the armed forcesSYN.- LIST1, the broadest in scope of these terms, applies to a series of items of any kind, no matter what the arrangement or purpose; CATALOG implies methodical arrangement, usually alphabetical, and is used of lists of articles for sale or on exhibit, library card files, etc.; an INVENTORY is an itemized list of goods, property, etc., especially one made annually in business; a REGISTER is a book, etc. in which names, events, or other items are formally or officially recorded [a register of voters ]; a ROLL is an official list of the members of an organization, especially as used for checking attendancelist2 [list]vt.[ME listen < OE lystan < base of lust, desire, appetite: see LUST]Archaic to be pleasing to; suitvi.Archaic to wish; like; choosen.Archaic a craving, desire, or inclinationlist3 [list]vt., vi.[prob. specialized use of LIST2]to tilt to one side, as a shipn.a tilting or inclining to one sidelist4 [list]vt., vi.[ME listen < OE hlystan < base of hlyst, hearing, akin to Ger lauschen, dial. laustern < IE base * k̑leu-, to hear > L cluere, to be called]Archaic to listen (to)
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.