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Item appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • An item itself fumes on as a nose muffles time, Tina.
  • No disc is a belt item, and ID/name/title basics I don.
  • Mars, of UFO test fame: ’tis a gas item aft set of UFOs ram.
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Usage statistics for the noun item:

conversational speech7.22%task-oriented speech92.78%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun item:


The word item and its family (itemisation, itemise, itemised, itemises, itemising, items) are included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun item

What does item mean as a name of something?

Item is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: items

  1. a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list
  2. a small part that can be considered separately from the whole
  3. a whole individual unit; especially when included in a list or collection
    • example: they reduced the price on many items
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: unit / whole = an assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity
    • more specific words:
  4. an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole
  5. an individual instance of a type of symbol
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonym of item: token
    • more generic word: symbol = an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance
    • more specific terms:
      • postage stamp / postage / stamp = a small adhesive token stuck on a letter or package to indicate that that postal fees have been paid
      • trading stamp = a token resembling a stamp given by a retailer to a buyer

Alternative definition of the noun item


  1. A distinct physical object.
  2. A line of text having a legal or semantic meaning.
    • A matter for discussion in an agenda.
    • [informal] Two people who are having a relationship with each other.
    • [context: psychometrics] A question on a test, which may include its answers.

    Definition of the adverb item

    What does item mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


    1. (used when listing or enumerating items) also
      • example: a length of chain, item a hook


    Item is a fictional character from the 2013 film Shootout at Wadala.


    1. "Item" is the first release of Onetwo, and also the first release on the There label. It contains five songs; the last song is a reprise of the first track, "Sister".
      • genre: Synthpop
      • released in (11 years ago)
    2. "Item" is a musical album of Broccoli George.
      • released on (11 years ago)


    1. Item: In pencil and paper games and computer and video games, an item is an object within the game world that can be collected by a player or, occasionally, a non-player character. These items are sometimes called pick-ups.
    2. Item: The name of the item being ranked. An item can be just about anything, including a person. For ties, please create two separate instances. If two or more items share a ranking, please list both in the same instance using the + button to add additional rows.

    Phrases with Item

    Phrases starting with the word Item:

    1. Item of Data
    2. item-by-item
    3. Item of Clothing

    Phrases ending with the word Item:

    1. line item
    2. news item
    3. Blind item
    4. Action item
    5. agenda item
    6. Lexical item
    7. inventory item
    8. Big-Ticket Item
    9. collector's item

    Other phrase containing the word Item:

    1. Line-item veto

    Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Item

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    Google previewLongman Dictionary of Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics (2013)

    by Jack C. Richards, Richard W. Schmidt

    item facility isolating than many other European languages, such as French, German, and Russian, but is also an inflecting language. IT n see information technology ITA n an abbreviation for international teaching assistant item n an ...

    Google previewLexicon Iuridicum Iuris Cæsarei simul, et Canonici: Feudalis item, Civilis Criminalis: theoretici ac practici ... Editio secunda ... cum præfationibus ... Dionysii Gothofredi&... Hermanni Vulteii. (Complementum lexici perfecti.) (1645)

    Item in legibns Baioar. titul.3. siue Regis Vaffus, siue Ducis, omnes ad placitum veniant. Vide Baro, ex Hotom. Hinc Vasfallus diminuto vocabulo, inferioris ordinis cliens.

    Google previewA Minecraft Mini-Encyclopedia (2014)

    by Cori Dusmann

    To use an anvil, right-click it, and then place the item to be repaired in the first box. In the second box, place a second ...

    Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Building (2012)

    by Peter Brett


    Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Real Estate Business Terms (2013)

    by William E. (Bill) Roark, William R. (Ryan) Roark

    MOVABLE PROPERTY In the course of selling or buying improved real estate, a dispute may arise over whether an item is considered a movable or a fixed part of the property. A widely accepted definition for movable property is any item not ...

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    Video language resources about Item

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    Quotes about Item

    Even if you have $20,000 to buy an item, you still try to get a good price at antique stores. I collect furniture, rugs, paintings, frames. It's my hobby to go around to shops and markets. (Ursula Andress)
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    Scrabble value of I1T1E1M3

    The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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