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i·tem

 (ī′təm)
n.
1. A single article or unit in a collection, enumeration, or series.
2. A clause of a document, such as a bill or charter.
3. An entry in an account.
4.
a. A bit of information; a detail.
b. A short piece in a newspaper or magazine.
5. A romantically involved couple: "[They] soon began seeing each other ... and were an item for a year and a half." (Peter J. Boyer).
adv.
Also; likewise. Used to introduce each article in an enumeration or list.
tr.v. i·temed, i·tem·ing, i·tems Archaic
To record, especially in an itemized list.

[From Middle English, also, moreover, from Latin; see i- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
Word History: The word item seems to us to be very much a noun, whether it refers to an article in a collection or a bit of information. But it began its life in English (first recorded before 1398) as an adverb meaning "moreover, also, in addition." Item was typically used in front of each object listed in an inventory, as we might put also. This use in English simply reflects a meaning of the word in Latin. However, it is easy to see how item could be taken to stand for the thing that it preceded, and so we get, for example, the sense "an article included in an enumeration." The first such usages are found in the 1500s, while the sense "a bit of information" is not found until the 1800s.

item

n
1. a thing or unit, esp included in a list or collection
2. (Accounting & Book-keeping) accounting an entry in an account
3. a piece of information, detail, or note: a news item.
4. informal two people having a romantic or sexual relationship
vb
(tr) an archaic word for itemize
adv
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) likewise; also
[C14 (adv) from Latin: in like manner]

i•tem

(n., v. ˈaɪ təm; adv. ˈaɪ tɛm)
n.
1. a separate article or particular: 50 items on the list.
2. a piece of information or news.
3. a topic of gossip.
4. a couple who are romantically involved.
adv.
5. also; likewise (used esp. to introduce each article or statement in a list or series).
v.t. Archaic.
6. to list or itemize.
7. to make a note of.
[1350–1400; Middle English: likewise (adv.), the same (n.) < Latin: likewise]

item


Past participle: itemed
Gerund: iteming

Imperative
item
item
Present
I item
you item
he/she/it items
we item
you item
they item
Preterite
I itemed
you itemed
he/she/it itemed
we itemed
you itemed
they itemed
Present Continuous
I am iteming
you are iteming
he/she/it is iteming
we are iteming
you are iteming
they are iteming
Present Perfect
I have itemed
you have itemed
he/she/it has itemed
we have itemed
you have itemed
they have itemed
Past Continuous
I was iteming
you were iteming
he/she/it was iteming
we were iteming
you were iteming
they were iteming
Past Perfect
I had itemed
you had itemed
he/she/it had itemed
we had itemed
you had itemed
they had itemed
Future
I will item
you will item
he/she/it will item
we will item
you will item
they will item
Future Perfect
I will have itemed
you will have itemed
he/she/it will have itemed
we will have itemed
you will have itemed
they will have itemed
Future Continuous
I will be iteming
you will be iteming
he/she/it will be iteming
we will be iteming
you will be iteming
they will be iteming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been iteming
you have been iteming
he/she/it has been iteming
we have been iteming
you have been iteming
they have been iteming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been iteming
you will have been iteming
he/she/it will have been iteming
we will have been iteming
you will have been iteming
they will have been iteming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been iteming
you had been iteming
he/she/it had been iteming
we had been iteming
you had been iteming
they had been iteming
Conditional
I would item
you would item
he/she/it would item
we would item
you would item
they would item
Past Conditional
I would have itemed
you would have itemed
he/she/it would have itemed
we would have itemed
you would have itemed
they would have itemed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.item - a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a listitem - a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list; "he noticed an item in the New York Times"; "she had several items on her shopping list"; "the main point on the agenda was taken up first"
list, listing - a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics)
agenda item - one of the items to be considered
incidental - an item that is incidental
inventory item - an item listed in an inventory
line item - an item in an appropriation bill; "Some governors can veto line items in their state budgets"
news item - an item in a newspaper
position, place - an item on a list or in a sequence; "in the second place"; "moved from third to fifth position"
component part, part, portion, component, constituent - something determined in relation to something that includes it; "he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself"; "I read a portion of the manuscript"; "the smaller component is hard to reach"; "the animal constituent of plankton"
2.item - a small part that can be considered separately from the whole; "it was perfect in all details"
component part, part, portion, component, constituent - something determined in relation to something that includes it; "he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself"; "I read a portion of the manuscript"; "the smaller component is hard to reach"; "the animal constituent of plankton"
high spot, highlight - the most interesting or memorable part; "the highlight of the tour was our visit to the Vatican"
3.item - a whole individual unit; especially when included in a list or collection; "they reduced the price on many items"
whole, unit - an assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity; "how big is that part compared to the whole?"; "the team is a unit"
custom-built, custom-made - an item made to the customer's specifications
disposable - an item that can be disposed of after it has been used
piece - an item that is an instance of some type; "he designed a new piece of equipment"; "she bought a lovely piece of china";
4.item - an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole; "several of the details are similar"; "a point of information"
fact - a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred; "first you must collect all the facts of the case"
minutia - a small or minor detail; "he had memorized the many minutiae of the legal code"
nook and cranny, nooks and crannies - something remote; "he explored every nook and cranny of science"
regard, respect - (usually preceded by `in') a detail or point; "it differs in that respect"
sticking point - a point at which an impasse arises in progress toward an agreement or a goal
technicality, trifle, triviality - a detail that is considered insignificant
5.item - an individual instance of a type of symbol; "the word`error' contains three tokens of `r'"
postage stamp, postage, stamp - a small adhesive token stuck on a letter or package to indicate that that postal fees have been paid
trading stamp - a token resembling a stamp given by a retailer to a buyer; the token is redeemable for articles on a special list
symbol - an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance
Adv.1.item - (used when listing or enumerating items) also; "a length of chain, item a hook"-Philip Guedalla

item

noun
1. article, thing, object, piece, unit, component The most valuable item on show will be a Picasso.
2. matter, point, issue, case, question, concern, detail, subject, feature, particular, affair, aspect, entry, theme, consideration, topic The other item on the agenda is the tour.
3. report, story, piece, account, note, feature, notice, article, paragraph, bulletin, dispatch, communiqué, write-up There was an item in the paper about him.
an item a couple, together, going out (informal), attached, partnered I hadn't realised Tina and Jim were an item.

item

noun
1. An individually considered portion of a whole:
2. A small, often specialized element of a whole:
3. Something having material existence:
4. A usually brief detail of news or information:
adverb
Translations
بَنْدٌفقْرَه، مادّهنَبَأ
položkabodčlánek
artikelgenstandindslagnummerpunkt
ese
nimike
predmet
atriîi, hluturgrein
項目
항목
punktasstraipsnelis
atsevišķs priekšmetsinformācijanumurspantspunkts
predmetčlanekkos
sak
สิ่งของในรายการ
hạng mục

item

[ˈaɪtəm] N (in list, bill, catalogue) → artículo m; (on agenda) → asunto m (a tratar), punto m (a tratar); (in programme) → número m; (in newspaper) → artículo m (TV, Rad) → noticia f
item of clothingprenda f (de vestir)
what's the next item? (in meeting) → ¿cuál es el siguiente punto or asunto a tratar?
this books is a collector's itemeste libro es una pieza de colección
basic/luxury food itemsproductos mpl alimenticios básicos/suntuarios
they sell a selection of gift itemsvenden una selección de artículos de regalo
a news itemuna noticia
they're something of an itemson pareja

item

[ˈaɪtəm] n
(gen)article m
items of clothing → des articles vestimentaires
household items → les articles ménagers
the most valuable item in the exhibition → l'objet le plus précieux de l'exposition
(on bill)poste m
the most expensive item on the bill → le poste le plus important de la facture
(on list)élément m
(on agenda)point m
the most important item on the agenda → le point le plus important de l'ordre du jour
(in programme)numéro m
(also news item) (= piece of information) → information f (= short piece) → entrefilet m; (on TV)sujet m (court)
There was an item on the news about him → Il y avait un sujet sur lui aux actualités.
There was an item about him in the paper → Il y avait un entrefilet sur lui dans le journal.
an item in the paper → un entrefilet dans le journal

item

n
(in programme, on agenda etc) → Punkt m; (Comm: in account book) → (Rechnungs)posten m; (= article)Stück nt, → Ding nt, → Gegenstand m; (in catalogue etc) → Artikel m; (Brit: in variety show) → Nummer f; items of furniture/clothing/jewelleryMöbel-/Kleidungs-/Schmuckstücke pl; items of foodLebensmittel pl; he went through it item by itemer ging die Sache Punkt für Punkt durch; heating oil is one of the most expensive items I have to buyHeizöl gehört zu den teuersten Dingen, die ich kaufe
(of news)Bericht m; (short: Rad, TV) → Meldung f; a short news item (in newspaper) → eine Zeitungsnotiz; (Rad, TV) → eine Kurzmeldung; the main news itemdie wichtigste Nachricht
(inf) Lynn and Craig are an itemzwischen Lynn und Craig spielt sich was ab (inf)

item

[ˈaɪtəm] n (in list, catalogue, newspaper) → articolo; (in bill, account) → voce f; (on agenda) → argomento or punto all'ordine del giorno; (in programme) → numero
items of clothing → capi mpl di abbigliamento
the main item of news → la notizia più importante

item

(ˈaitəm) noun
1. a separate object, article etc, especially one of a number named in a list. He ticked the items as he read through the list.
2. a separate piece of information or news. Did you see the item about dogs in the newspaper?

item

بَنْدٌ položka genstand Stück αντικείμενο artículo nimike élément predmet articolo 項目 항목 item element pozycja item пункт sak สิ่งของในรายการ madde hạng mục 项目
References in classic literature ?
Again Doctor Parcival began his tale: "Well, anyway there I was, a reporter on a paper just as you are here, running about and getting little items to print.
Scarcely any of the items in the above-drawn parallel occurred to Phoebe, whose country birth and residence, in truth, had left her pitifully ignorant of most of the family traditions, which lingered, like cobwebs and incrustations of smoke, about the rooms and chimney-corners of the House of the Seven Gables.
At last, after much dodging search, he finds the Tarshish ship receiving the last items of her cargo; and as he steps on board to see its Captain in the cabin, all the sailors for the moment desist from hoisting in the goods, to mark the stranger's evil eye.
Let us, then, look at this matter, along with some interesting items contingent.
Her dress was of the neatest possible fit, and set off to advantage her finely moulded shape;--a delicately formed hand and a trim foot and ankle were items of appearance that did not escape the quick eye of the trader, well used to run up at a glance the points of a fine female article.
Could she read the different items with a sly look at the end of each sentence, straight at the pit (Yes, straight at the pit, and as sly as you please)?
Spenlow, settling his chin in his cravat and rubbing it softly, went over the items with a deprecatory air - as if it were all Jorkins's doing - and handed it back to Tiffey with a bland sigh.
Both of these items of expense will dwindle when a Bell wire and a Morse wire can be brought to a common terminal; and when a telegram can be received or delivered by telephone.
If perchance thou art left a widower- a thing which may happen- and in virtue of thy office seekest a consort of higher degree, choose not one to serve thee for a hook, or for a fishing-rod, or for the hood of thy 'won't have it;' for verily, I tell thee, for all the judge's wife receives, the husband will be held accountable at the general calling to account; where he will have repay in death fourfold, items that in life he regarded as naught.
Sun Tzu said: In the operations of war, where there are in the field a thousand swift chariots, as many heavy chariots, and a hundred thousand mail-clad soldiers, with provisions enough to carry them a thousand li, the expenditure at home and at the front, including entertainment of guests, small items such as glue and paint, and sums spent on chariots and armor, will reach the total of a thousand ounces of silver per day.
In the home of the witty abbe dwelt incessant laughter; there all the items of the day had their source and were so quickly transformed, misrepresented, metamorphosed, some into epigrams, some into falsehoods, that every one was anxious to pass an hour with little Scarron, listening to what he said, reporting it to others.
compromise law = the American Tariff Act of 1832, which reduced tariffs on some items, but retained the high customs duties on the import of textile products}