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Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: liste, from Italian lista

list

1 noun
     
list1 S1 W1 [countable]
1 a set of things, names, numbers etc usually written one below the other, for example so that you can remember or check themCOLLOCATIONS COLLOCATIONS
make/draw up/write a list compile a list formal (=make a list) top a list (=be the most important thing or person on a list) on a list a long/short list price list shopping list (=a list of things you want to buy) grocery list American English (=a list of food you need to buy) wine list (=a list of wines available in a restaurant) waiting list (=a list of people who are waiting for something) mailing list (=a list of people that a company sends information to) check list (=a list of things you need to check) guest list (=a list of people invited somewhere)
list of
a list of activities planned for Saturday
Make a list of all the things you have to do.
The first person on my list is Mrs Gilling.
a long list of words to learn
Do you have an up-to-date price list?
Mr Jones has been on the waiting list for an operation for 6 months.
2

be high/low on a list (of something)

also be at the top/bottom of a list to be considered very important or not very important:
A good car is high on my list of priorities.

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