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1. A series of names, words, or other items written, printed, or imagined one after the other: a shopping list; a guest list; a list of things to do.
2. A considerable number; a long series: recited a list of dates memorized.
v. list·ed, list·ing, lists
1. To make a list of; itemize: listed his previous jobs.
2. To enter in a list; register: listed each item received.
3. To put (oneself) in a specific category: lists herself as an artist.
4. Archaic To recruit.
1. To have a stated list price: a radio that lists for ten dollars over the sale price.
2. Archaic To enlist in the armed forces.
[French liste, from Old French, from Old Italian lista, of Germanic origin.]
a. A narrow strip, especially of wood.
b. Architecture See listel.
c. A border or selvage of cloth.
2. A stripe or band of color.
a. often lists An arena for jousting tournaments or other contests.
b. A place of combat.
c. An area of controversy.
4. A ridge thrown up between two furrows by a lister in plowing.
5. Obsolete A boundary; a border.
tr.v. list·ed, list·ing, lists
1. To cover, line, or edge with list.
2. To cut a thin strip from the edge of.
3. To furrow or plant (land) with a lister.
[Middle English, from Old English līste.]
An inclination to one side, as of a ship; a tilt.
intr. & tr.v. list·ed, list·ing, lists
To lean or cause to lean to the side: The damaged ship listed badly to starboard. Erosion first listed, then toppled the spruce tree.
intr. & tr.v. list·ed, list·ing, lists Archaic
To listen or listen to.
list 5(lĭst) Archaic
v. list·ed, list·ing, lists
To be pleasing to; suit.
To be disposed; choose.
A desire or inclination.
[Middle English listen, to desire, please, from Old English lystan; see las- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. (Historical Terms) history
a. the enclosed field of combat at a tournament
b. the barriers enclosing the field at a tournament
2. any arena or scene of conflict, controversy, etc
3. enter the lists to engage in a conflict, controversy, etc
[C14: plural of list2 (border, boundary)]
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n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.)
1. an enclosed arena for a tilting contest.
2. the barriers enclosing this arena.
3. any place or scene of combat, competition, controversy, etc.
[1350–1400; Middle English listes, pl. of liste list2]
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lists[lɪsts] NPL (Hist) → liza f
to enter the lists (against sth/sb) (fig) → salir or saltar a la palestra (contra algo/algn)
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lists[lɪsts] npl (History) → lizza
to enter the lists (against sb/sth) (fig) → entrare in lizza (contro qn/qc)
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