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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
List \List\, n. [AS. l[imac]st a list of cloth; akin to D.
lijst, G. leiste, OHG. l[imac]sta, Icel. lista, listi, Sw.
list, Dan. liste. In sense 5 from F. liste, of German origin,
and thus ultimately the same word.]
1. A strip forming the woven border or selvedge of cloth,
particularly of broadcloth, and serving to strengthen it;
hence, a strip of cloth; a fillet. "Gartered with a red
and blue list." --Shak.
2. A limit or boundary; a border.
The very list, the very utmost bound,
Of all our fortunes. --Shak.
3. The lobe of the ear; the ear itself. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
4. A stripe. [Obs.] --Sir T. Browne.
5. A roll or catalogue, that is, row or line; a record of
names; as, a list of names, books, articles; a list of
He was the ablest emperor of all the list. --Bacon.
6. (Arch.) A little square molding; a fillet; -- called also
7. (Carp.) A narrow strip of wood, esp. sapwood, cut from the
edge of a plank or board.
8. (Rope Making) A piece of woolen cloth with which the yarns
are grasped by a workman.
9. (Tin-plate Manuf.)
(a) The first thin coat of tin.
(b) A wirelike rim of tin left on an edge of the plate
after it is coated.
Civil list (Great Britain & U.S.), the civil officers of
government, as judges, ambassadors, secretaries, etc.
Hence, the revenues or appropriations of public money for
the support of the civil officers. More recently, the
civil list, in England, embraces only the expenses of the
reigning monarch's household.
(a) A list of articles admitted to a country free of duty.
(b) A list of persons admitted to any entertainment, as a
theater or opera, without payment, or to whom a
periodical, or the like, is furnished without cost.
Syn: Roll; catalogue; register; inventory; schedule.
Usage: List, Roll, Catalogue, Register, Inventory,
Schedule. A list is properly a simple series of
names, etc., in a brief form, such as might naturally
be entered in a narrow strip of paper. A roll was
originally a list containing the names of persons
belonging to a public body (as Parliament, etc.),
which was rolled up and laid aside among its archives.
A catalogue is a list of persons or things arranged in
order, and usually containing some description of the
same, more or less extended. A register is designed
for record or preservation. An inventory is a list of
articles, found on hand in a store of goods, or in the
estate of a deceased person, or under similar
circumstances. A schedule is a formal list or
inventory prepared for legal or business purposes.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a list of commodities that are not subject to tariffs
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