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ITEM

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does item mean? 

ITEM (noun)
  The noun ITEM has 5 senses:

1. a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list
2. a whole individual unit; especially when included in a list or collection
3. a small part that can be considered separately from the whole
4. an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole
5. an individual instance of a type of symbol

  Familiarity information: ITEM used as a noun is common.


ITEM (adverb)
  The adverb ITEM has 1 sense:

1. (used when listing or enumerating items) also

  Familiarity information: ITEM used as an adverb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ITEM (noun)


Sense 1item [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

item; point

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("item" is a kind of...):

component; component part; part; portion (something determined in relation to something that includes it)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "item"):

place; position (an item on a list or in a sequence)

news item (an item in a newspaper)

line item (an item in an appropriation bill)

inventory item (an item listed in an inventory)

incidental (an item that is incidental)

agenda item (one of the items to be considered)

Holonyms ("item" is a part of...):

list; listing (a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics))


Sense 2item [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A whole individual unit; especially when included in a list or collection

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Context example:

they reduced the price on many items

Hypernyms ("item" is a kind of...):

unit; whole (an assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "item"):

custom-built; custom-made (an item made to the customer's specifications)

disposable (an item that can be disposed of after it has been used)

piece (an item that is an instance of some type)


Sense 3item [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A small part that can be considered separately from the whole

Classified under:

Nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas

Synonyms:

detail; particular; item

Context example:

it was perfect in all details

Hypernyms ("item" is a kind of...):

component; component part; part; portion (something determined in relation to something that includes it)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "item"):

high spot; highlight (the most interesting or memorable part)


Sense 4item [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

detail; item; point

Context examples:

several of the details are similar / a point of information

Hypernyms ("item" is a kind of...):

fact (a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "item"):

technicality; trifle; triviality (a detail that is considered insignificant)

sticking point (a point at which an impasse arises in progress toward an agreement or a goal)

regard; respect ((usually preceded by 'in') a detail or point)

nook and cranny; nooks and crannies (something remote)

minutia (a small or minor detail)


Sense 5item [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An individual instance of a type of symbol

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

token; item

Context example:

the word'error' contains three tokens of 'r'

Hypernyms ("item" is a kind of...):

symbol (an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "item"):

postage; postage stamp; stamp (a token that postal fees have been paid)

trading stamp (a stamp given by a retailer to a buyer; redeemable for articles on a special list)


ITEM (adverb)


Sense 1item [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(used when listing or enumerating items) also

Context example:

a length of chain, item a hook


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