KJV Dictionary Definition: list


LIST, n. L. licium.

1. In commerce, the border, edge or selvage of cloth; a strip of cloth forming the border, particularly of broadcloth, and serving to strengthen it.

2. A line inclosing or forming the extremity of a piece of ground, or field of combat; hence, the ground or field inclosed for a race or combat. Hence, to enter the lists, is to accept a challenge or engage in contest. Hence,

3. A limit or boundary; a border.

4. In architecture, a little square molding; a fillet; called also a listel.

5. A roll or catalogue, that is, a row or line; as a list of names; a list of books; a list of articles; a list of ratable estate.

6. A strip of cloth; a fillet.

Civil list, in Great Britain and the United States, the civil officers of government, as judges, embassadors, secretaries, &c. Hence it is used for the revenues or appropriations of public money for the support of the civil officers.

LIST, v.t. from list, a roll.

1. To enroll; to register in a list or catalogue; to enlist. The latter is the more elegant word. Hence,

2. To engage in the public service, as soldiers.

They in my name are listed.

3. To inclose for combat; as, to list a field.

4. To sew together, as strips of cloth; or to form a border.

5. To cover with a list, or with strips of cloth; as, to list a door.

6. To hearken; to attend; a contraction of listen, which see.

LIST, v.i. To engage in public service by enrolling one's name; to enlist. The latter is the more elegant word. See Enlist.

LIST, v.i. See the noun.

Properly, to lean or incline; to be propense; hence, to desire or choose.

Let other men think of your devices as they list.

The wind bloweth where it listeth. John 3.

LIST, n. In the language of seamen, an inclination to one side. The ship has a list to port.


LIST'ED, pp.

1. Striped; particolored in stripes.

2. Covered with list.

3. Inclosed for combat.

4. Engaged in public service; enrolled.


LIST'FUL, a. Attentive. Obs.


LIST'ING, ppr. Inclosing for combat; covering with list; enlisting.