• Material used for cloth selvage.
  • (computing, programming) A codified representation of a list, used to store data or in processing; especially, in the LISP programming language, a data structure consisting of a sequence of zero or more items.
  • (architecture) A little square moulding; a fillet or listel.
  • (architecture) A tilt to a building.
  • (tin-plate manufacture) The first thin coating of tin.
  • A strip of fabric, especially from the edge of a piece of cloth.
  • A register or roll of paper consisting of an enumeration or compilation of a set of possible items; the enumeration or compilation itself. [1600]
  • (archaic) Art; craft; cunning; skill.
  • (obsolete) A stripe.
  • (nautical) A tilting or careening to one side, usually not intentionally / not under a ship's own power.
  • (ropemaking) A piece of woollen cloth with which the yarns are grasped by a worker.
  • (obsolete) Inclination; desire.
  • (in the plural) The palisades or barriers used to fence off a space for tilting or jousting tournaments.
  • (obsolete) A limit or boundary; a border.
  • (carpentry) A narrow strip of wood, especially sapwood, cut from the edge of a plank or board.
  • (tin-plate manufacture) A wire-like rim of tin left on an edge of the plate after it is coated.


  • To sew together, as strips of cloth, so as to make a show of colours, or form a border.
  • To plough and plant with a lister.
  • (intransitive, poetic) To listen.
  • (archaic, transitive) To be pleasing to.
  • To place in listings.
  • (transitive) To enclose (a field, etc.) for combat.
  • (carpentry) To cut away a narrow strip, as of sapwood, from the edge of.

    "to list a board"

  • (nautical) To cause (something) to tilt to one side.

    "the steady wind listed the ship"

  • To create or recite a list.
  • (transitive, obsolete) To engage a soldier, etc.; to enlist.
  • To cover with list, or with strips of cloth; to put list on; to stripe as if with list.

    "to list a door"

  • (US, Southern US) To prepare (land) for a cotton crop by making alternating beds and alleys with the hoe.
  • (transitive, poetic) To listen to.
  • (nautical) To tilt to one side.

    "the ship listed to port"

  • (archaic) To wish, like, desire (to do something).
  • (intransitive, obsolete) To engage in public service by enrolling one's name; to enlist.

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