Complete Definition of "item"

English

Etymology
The word started as L. item for "also", "in the same manner", and got its present English meaning by people misunderstanding usage in lists where the first entry began "Imprimis" (Latin for "firstly"), and the other entries each started "Item" (Latin for "also"), in former times when most learned people in England knew Latin.

Noun
en-noun

  1. A distinct physical object.

#:Tweezers are great for manipulating small items.

  1. A line of text having a legal or semantic meaning.

#:In response to the first item, we deny all wrongdoing.

  1. A matter for discussion in an agenda.

#:The first item for discussion is the budget for next year's picnic.

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

#:Jack and Jill are an item.

  1. context|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.

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

Translations
trans-top|distinct physical object
Dutch: exemplaar n, artikel n, stuk n
Italian: articolo m
French: chose m
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Portuguese: item#Portuguese|item m
Slovene: predmet m
Spanish: ítem
Hebrew: ×××ר
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trans-top|line of text
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trans-top|matter for discussion in an agenda
Czech: bod m
Dutch: agendapunt n
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Portuguese: item#Portuguese|item m
Slovene: zadeva f
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trans-top|informal: two people who are having a relationship with each other
Dutch: koppeltje n
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trans-top|test assessment question
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Anagrams
emit
mite
time


Latin

Adverb
item

  1. likewise|Likewise, also.

Category:Latin adverbs

fr:item
ko:item
io:item
it:item
pt:item
ru:item
simple:item
fi:item
te:item
vi:item
tr:item
zh:item

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