- 1A number of connected items or names written or printed consecutively, typically one below the other: consult the list of drugs on page 326 writing a shopping list • figurative tourism is at the top of the list of potential job creatorsMore 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.[ late 16th century: from French liste, of Germanic origin]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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- 1Make 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: 93 men were still listed as missingMore 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.
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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 to one side, typically because of a leak or unbalanced cargo. 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 leaning 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'.