- 1A number of connected items or names written or printed consecutively, typically one below the other: consult the list of drugs on page 326 • figurative if you’re buying a new car, put security high on your list of prioritiesMore example sentences
- He used the names on his ID list to transfer thousands of pounds from their credit card accounts into the fraudulent accounts.
- The list of names is under constant review in each area, by a group made up of representatives from participating agencies.
- Filing is going to join the growing list of things I no longer do.
- 1.1 Computing A formal structure analogous to a list, by which items of data can be stored or processed in a definite order.More example sentences
- In comparison to a data structure, a linked list is similar to a binary tree in a way that the information is linked together.
- A message is then sent to the filter object specifying an input list of data elements to be filtered.
- You can block a process from running or allow the computer to run only a list of processes you select.
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- 1 [with object] Make a list of: I have listed four reasons belowMore example sentences
- Below I've listed the reasons why I think the British public has been prepared on this occasion to dig so deeply.
- In each of them the voters will cast a ballot for the party they prefer and will list the four candidates they have chosen.
- As well, there is a section listing a variety of therapies and practitioners who specialize in back problems.
- 1.1Include or enter in a list: local offices are listed in the phone bookMore example sentences
- Under Employment companies are listed alphabetically by name within the United States, then in other countries.
- Species available when developing the key are listed alphabetically in the Appendix.
- Within genera, species are listed chronologically in the order they were named.
- 1.2 [no object] (list at/for) Be on a list of products at (a specified price): the bottom-of-the-line Mercedes lists for $52,050More example sentences
- The stock must be listed at a reasonably good price to make any return on this.
- The purchase price is listed at two pounds and two shillings.
- First, as is typical for university press books, it is priced much higher than commercial press books, listing at $40 + for a relatively short book.
- 1.3Give (a building, company, etc.) listed status.More example sentences
- The depot is listed as a building of Grade A historical interest by Salford council, but it has no protection against development.
- All three churches are listed as buildings of historic or architectural interest.
- Although the building is not listed, the pub is in the Fulford Road conservation area, which means special consideration needs to be given before permission is granted to change its appearance.
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- Issue or accept a challenge.More example sentences
- So she entered the lists to fight for the man she loved.
- As Dan departed the Cheltenham stage that he had graced for so long, his son Arthur entered the lists.
- It might seem foolhardy of Hough to enter the lists in such over-recorded repertoire, but the British pianist is a special kind of virtuoso, presenting, in these live tapings, a particular point of view.
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- With youngsters soon to move into a modern building after the half-term break, councillors decided the Victorian building school should be retained for the city - despite officers' views that it was not ‘of listable quality’.
- If we constrain ourselves to thinking that any external object is limited to some set of listable properties, then we miss out on William Blakes’ ‘eternity in a grain of sand.’
- Adding them to those in the list indicates a possibility of a further 29 listable entities should the state either partially or totally privatize the mentioned parastatals.
- (Of a ship) lean over to one side, typically because of a leak or unbalanced cargo: the ship was listing badly Compare with heel2.More example sentences
- In a second life-saving air-sea rescue, 16 Russian seamen were plucked from a 6000 ton cargo ship listing heavily in a force nine gale off the Devon coast yesterday.
- Was it her imagination, or was the ship listing to one side?
- The ship was listing to one side in its resting place, at the end of the long, deep furrow it had plowed up in the valley.
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- An instance of a ship listing to one side.More example sentences
- The gallery walls are lined with marine ply, angled to give an echo of the list of a Ship under sail.
- The hull has broken amidships and the wreck has a slight list to port either side of the break.
- Due to the list, the bulkhead door of the engine-room would not close properly and the compartment was slowly but steadily flooding.
early 17th century: of unknown origin.
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Old English lystan (verb), of Germanic origin, from a base meaning 'pleasure'.