In computer science, a list or sequence is an abstract data type that implements a finite ordered collection of values, where the same value may occur more than once. An instance of a list is a computer representation of the mathematical concept of a finite sequence; the infinite analog of a list is a stream. Lists are a basic example of containers, as they contain other values. Each instance of a value in the list is usually called an item, entry, or element of the list; if the same value occurs multiple times, each occurrence is considered a distinct item. Lists are distinguished from arrays in ...

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  1. A strip of fabric, especially from the edge of a piece of cloth.
  2. Material used for cloth selvage.
  3. The palisades or barriers used to fence off a space for tilting or jousting tournaments.
  4. A register or roll of paper consisting of an enumeration or compilation of a set of possible items; the enumeration or compilation itself.
  5. 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.
  6. A limit or boundary; a border.
  7. A stripe.
  8. A little square moulding; a fillet or listel.
  9. A narrow strip of wood, especially sapwood, cut from the edge of a plank or board.
  10. A piece of woollen cloth with which the yarns are grasped by a worker.
  11. The first thin coating of tin.
  12. A wire-like rim of tin left on an edge of the plate after it is coated.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. Art; craft; cunning; skill.

Noun (etymology 3)

  1. a tilting or careening manoeuvre, which causes the ship to roll. Usually used to describe tilting not under a ship's own power.
  2. a tilt to a building.

Noun (etymology 4)

  1. inclination; desire


  1. To create or recite a list.
  2. To place in listings.
  3. To engage in public service by enrolling one's name; to enlist.
  4. To engage a soldier, etc.; to enlist.
  5. To enclose (a field, etc.) for combat.
  6. To sew together, as strips of cloth, so as to make a show of colours, or form a border.
  7. To cover with list, or with strips of cloth; to put list on; to stripe as if with list.
    to list a door
  8. To cut away a narrow strip, as of sapwood, from the edge of.
    to list a board

Verb (etymology 2)

  1. To listen.
  2. To listen to.

Verb (etymology 3)

  1. to carry out such a manoeuvre

Verb (etymology 4)

  1. To be pleasing to.
  2. To wish, like, desire (to do something).

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