(adverb) (used when listing or enumerating items) also; “a length of chain, item a hook”-Philip Guedalla


(noun) a whole individual unit; especially when included in a list or collection; “they reduced the price on many items”

detail, item, point

(noun) an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole; “several of the details are similar”; “a point of information”

item, point

(noun) a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list; “he noticed an item in the New York Times”; “she had several items on her shopping list”; “the main point on the agenda was taken up first”

token, item

(noun) an individual instance of a type of symbol; “the word ‘error’ contains three tokens of ‘r’”

detail, particular, item

(noun) a small part that can be considered separately from the whole; “it was perfect in all details”

Source: WordNet® 3.1



item (plural items)

A distinct physical object.

(by extension, video games) An object that can be picked up for later use.

A line of text having a legal or other meaning; a separate particular in an account.

(psychometrics) A question on a test, which may include its answers.

A matter for discussion in an agenda.

(informal) Two people who are having a relationship with each other.

A short article in a newspaper.

(obsolete) A hint; an innuendo.


• (object): article, object, thing

• (line of text having a legal or semantic meaning)

• (matter for discussion): subject, topic

• (two people who are having a relationship with each other): couple

• (psychometrics): test/assessment question


• collector's item

• negative polarity item

• polarity item

• positive polarity item

• subitem


item (third-person singular simple present items, present participle iteming, simple past and past participle itemed)

(transitive) To make a note of.


item (not comparable)



• -time, emit, it me, mite, time

Source: Wiktionary

I"tem, adv. Etym: [L. See Iterate.]

Definition: Also; as an additional article.

I"tem, n. Etym: [From Item, adv.]

1. An article; a separate particular in an account; as, the items in a bill.

2. A hint; an innuendo. [Obs.] A secret item was given to some of the bishops . . . to absent themselves. Fuller.

3. A short article in a newspaper; a paragraph; as, an item concerning the weather.

I"tem, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Itemed; p. pr. & vb. n. Iteming.]

Definition: To make a note or memorandum of. I have itemed it in my memory. Addison.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


Word of the Day

22 June 2024


(adjective) characterized by or indicating poverty; “the country had a poor economy”; “they lived in the poor section of town”

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