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Webster 1913 Edition


Item

I′tem

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Itemed
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Iteming
.]
To make a note or memorandum of.
I have
itemed
it in my memory.
Addison.

Webster 1828 Edition


Item

I'TEM

,
adv.
[L. item, also.] Also; a word used when something is to be added.

I'TEM

,
Noun.
An article; a separate particular in an account. The account consists of many items.
1.
A hint; an innuendo.

I'TEM

,
Verb.
T.
To make a note or memorandum of.

Definition 2022


item

item

See also: ítem

English

Noun

item (plural items)

  1. A distinct physical object.
    Tweezers are great for manipulating small items.
  2. (by extension, video games) An object that can be picked up for later use.
  3. A line of text having a legal or other meaning; a separate particular in an account.
    the items in a bill
    In response to the first item, we deny all wrongdoing.
  4. (psychometrics) A question on a test, which may include its answers.
    The exam has 100 items, each of which includes a correct response and three distractors.
  5. A matter for discussion in an agenda.
    The first item for discussion is the budget for next year's picnic.
  6. (informal) Two people who are having a relationship with each other.
    Jack and Jill are an item.
    • 2010, Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris, Baby
      Are we an item? Girl, quit playin' / "We're just friends," what are you sayin'?
  7. A short article in a newspaper.
    an item concerning the weather
  8. (obsolete) A hint; an innuendo.
    • Thomas Fuller (1606-1661)
      A secret item was given to some of the bishops [] to absent themselves.

Synonyms

  • (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

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French

Etymology

Latin.

Adverb

item

  1. same; in the same way

Italian

Etymology

Latin.

Adverb

item

  1. (law) in the same way.

Noun

item m (invariable)

  1. (computer science) A single programmed unit.
  2. (linguistics) An element of a grammatical or lexical set.

Latin

Etymology

From pronominal stem i + -tam, corresponding to tum īs. Confer Latin īs, tum, tam.

Adverb

item

  1. likewise, also

References


Middle French

Etymology

Latin.

Adverb

item

  1. same; in the same way

Old French

Etymology

Latin.

Adverb

item

  1. same; in the same way

Portuguese

Etymology

From Latin item.

Pronunciation

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ˈi.tɛm/, /ˈi.tɐ̃j̃/
  • Hyphenation: i‧tem

Noun

item m (plural itens)

  1. item
  2. A matter for discussion in an agenda or elsewhere.
    O primeiro item a considerar é o orçamento para o próximo piquenique.
  3. A line of text with some meaning.
    Consideremos um item de cada vez.