item meaning

[ 'aitem, 'aitəm ] Pronunciation:   "item" in a sentence
  • Noun: item  Itum
    1. 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"
      - point 
    2. A small part that can be considered separately from the whole
      - detail, particular 
    3. A whole individual unit; especially when included in a list or collection
      "they reduced the price on many items" 
    4. An isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole
      - detail, point 
    5. An individual instance of a type of symbol
      - token
    Adverb: item  'Item
    1. (used when listing or enumerating items) also
      "a length of chain, item a hook"

    Derived forms: items

    See also: itemize

    Type of: component, component part, constituent, fact, part, portion, symbol, unit, whole

    Part of: list, listing

    Encyclopedia: Item

  • [British slang]
    Noun. A couple in a steady relationship.

  • [Business]
    noun [C]



    a single article or object, especially one that you buy:

    The supermarket chain is reducing the prices of about 1 000 items.

    The camera-phone quickly became a must-have item.

    Consumers have been cutting back their spending on big-ticket items.

    In-stock items are shipped within 48 hours.

    2 (Accounting )

    a single piece of information in a set of accounts:

    Fuel formed one of the biggest items in the accounts.

    Excluding one-off items, the company reported earnings of $4 billion.

    General overheads and administration includes such items as capital equipment, rent and travel.


    a single thing on a list, especially on a list of things to be discussed at a meeting (an agenda):

    Shall we move on to the next item on the agenda?

    We queried several items on the bill. See note at MEETING

  • [Electronics]
    1. Component.
    2. Any one of a number of

    similar or identical components, circuits, or sys-


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  1. there are four items on the agenda of the meeting.
  2. well, let us move on to the next item.
  3. the names of items are too numerous to enumerate.
  4. let us set down the items of her happiness.
  5. put this item on our daily work schedule.

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