items

[ noun, verb ahy-tuhm; adverb ahy-tem ]SEE DEFINITION OF items

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He noted the direction of Andrew's eyes while he jotted down the items.

"This is obviously a conundrum," said Yates, ticking off the items on his four fingers.

Here follow eighteen items, only one of which, the third, is of interest.

The items, with the exception of the last two, seem to explain themselves.

In this same connection may be named other items of folklore related by Mr. Dyer.

Then Mathieu added up the items: "That makes sixty-two francs," said he.

The number of items which that woman wished included in her bill was surprising.

With boundless relief Roma turned to the other items of intelligence.

Was he told what items he had to find, or did he make a general search?

"Man spoke," "Woman sang," "Man prayed," and so on for no less than fourteen items.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c. (adv.) "moreover, in addition," from Latin item (adv.) "likewise, just so, moreover," used to introduce a new fact or statement, probably from ita "thus," id "it" (see id) + adverbial ending -tem (cf. idem "the same"). Thus "a statement or maxim" (of the kind formerly introduced by the word item), first recorded 1560s. Meaning "detail of information" (especially in a newspaper) is from 1819; item "sexually linked unmarried couple" is 1970, probably from notion of being an item in the gossip columns. Noun sense of "an article of any kind" (1570s) developed from adverbial sense of "moreover, in addition," which was used before every article in a list (such as an inventory or bill).

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