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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English item, from Latin item (also; in the same manner). The present English meaning derives from a usage in lists, where the first entry would begin in primis (“firstly”), and the other entries with item (also, moreover). Subsequently, such individual entries were referred to as “items”.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈaɪtəm/
    • (US) IPA(key): [ˈaɪ̯ɾəm], [ˈaɪ̯ɾm̩]
      • (file)

NounEdit

item (plural items)

  1. A distinct physical object.
    Tweezers are great for manipulating small items.
  2. (by extension, video games) An object that can be picked up for later use.
  3. A line of text having a legal or other meaning; a separate particular in an account.
    the items in a bill
    In response to the first item, we deny all wrongdoing.
  4. (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.
  5. A matter for discussion in an agenda.
    The first item for discussion is the budget for next year's picnic.
  6. (informal) Two people who are having a relationship with each other.
    Jack and Jill are an item.
  7. A short article in a newspaper.
    an item concerning the weather
  8. (obsolete) A hint; an innuendo.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Thomas Fuller
      A secret item was given to some of the bishops [] to absent themselves.

SynonymsEdit

  • (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

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin.

AdverbEdit

item

  1. same; in the same way

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ItalianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin item.

AdverbEdit

item

  1. (law) in the same way.

Etymology 2Edit

From English item, from Latin item.

NounEdit

item m (invariable)

  1. (computer science) A single programmed unit.
  2. (linguistics) An element of a grammatical or lexical set.

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Possibly derived from Proto-Indo-European *éy and *só. Confer with ita.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

item (not comparable)

  1. likewise, also

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Middle EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin item.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

item

  1. also, and this.

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NounEdit

item

  1. the same; identical.

DescendantsEdit

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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin.

AdverbEdit

item

  1. same; in the same way

Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin.

AdverbEdit

item

  1. same; in the same way

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin item (also; in the same manner).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

item m (plural itens)

  1. item
  2. A matter for discussion in an agenda or elsewhere.
    O primeiro item a considerar é o orçamento para o próximo piquenique.
    The first point to consider is the budget for the next picnic.
  3. A line of text with some meaning.
    Consideremos um item de cada vez.
    Let's look at one item at a time.