Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An entry in a list or directory.
  • noun A list.
  • noun Computers A printout of a program or data set.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of making a list or catalogue.
  • noun In land laws of the United States, an allotment or assignment of land by the government.
  • noun The act of attaching a list or border, or of binding with list.
  • noun A list or border of cloth, etc.
  • noun The act of cutting away the sapwood from the edge of a board.
  • noun The strip thus cut away.
  • noun In agriculture, the throwing up of the soil into ridges.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act or process of one who lists (in any sense of the verb)
  • noun The selvedge of cloth; list.
  • noun (Carp.) The sapwood cut from the edge of a board.
  • noun (Agric.), Local, U. S. The throwing up of the soil into ridges, -- a method adopted in the culture of beets and some garden crops.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective asking, as a price of real estate
  • verb Present participle of list..
  • noun The action of the verb to list.
  • noun An entry in a list or directory.
  • noun computing A printout of a program or data set.
  • noun A physical manifestation of a single item in a list; as a single twenty page (bound) listing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of making a list of items
  • noun a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics)

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Examples

  • Construction Specialties C/S, a leading manufacturer of commercial architectural products, and Perkins+Will, one of the preeminent sustainable design and architecture firms in the country, have teamed up to do something no building product company has ever done before -- create a label listing all of the product's ingredients.

    Andy Mannle: New "Ingredient" Label for Buildings Launches at Greenbuild

  • The insert log should have a label listing the clearances that must be maintained to combustible materials.

    The Seattle Times

  • Construction Specialties C/S, a leading manufacturer of commercial architectural products, and Perkins+Will, one of the preeminent sustainable design and architecture firms in the country, have teamed up to do something no building product company has ever done before -- create a label listing all of the product's ingredients.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • The FDA may simply not have considered the use being litigated, and the label listing the FDA-approved uses is therefore irrelevant to determining whether the standard of care has been met.

    Colloquy : Northwestern University Law Review

  • Food containing pot would have to include a label listing all ingredients, plus a warning that the food includes marijuana "produced without regulatory oversight for health, safety or efficacy."

    Colorado Medical Marijuana: State Posts Proposed Rules

  • Food containing pot would have to include a label listing all ingredients, plus a warning that the food includes marijuana "produced without regulatory oversight for health, safety or efficacy."

    Colorado Medical Marijuana: State Posts Proposed Rules

  • The seller appears to be one of the engineers, and the long description associated with the listing is a heartbreaking (and eccentrically punctuated) story of a beautiful, dashed dream:

    Boing Boing

  • And if there's anything we have taken away from the past several months, it's that each candidate for political office should wear a label listing their ingredients and detailing their loyalties and sponsors.

    Steven Weber: My Morning Ritual

  • Fans of the sage will relish both tales while newcomers will get a taste that will send in search of the Harry saga a title listing included.

    Necroscope: Harry and the Pirates-Brian Lumley « The Merry Genre Go Round Reviews

  • Previews World has this title listing as being available in June of this year.

    Suvudu - Science Fiction and Fantasy Books, Movies, and Games: April 2009 Archives

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  • I just tried nobody is listing and got:

    Nobody is listing nobody is listing. Why don't you?

    I can't bear even to ghost it :-(

    July 5, 2008

  • What about Nobody is listing. Why don't you??

    July 5, 2008

  • Perhaps nobody is listing because all Wordies are upright citizens.

    July 5, 2008

  • I have just become aware of a shift in the letter 's' on a word page. When 1 wordie lists a word the 's' is at the end of the word 'lists'. As soon as another wordie lists the same word the 's' moves 6 places to the left. And stays there no matter how many more wordies list that same word. That's neat! ;D

    July 5, 2008

  • Spooky. I've never heard of migratory esses.

    July 5, 2008

  • My alternative adjectival use: 'The listing ship will soon sink.'

    August 22, 2011

  • It's a bright, chill, crisp-apples-in-fall sort of day and I'm waiting for the jars of applesauce I'm canning to finish their 20-minute stint in the boiling canning kettle while listing @Wordnik. And I don't mean that adjectivally.

    November 14, 2011

  • GHibbs's grasp of grammar is less than firm, I fear. Not every modifier is an adjective -- or more precisely, it's neither standard practice nor useful to label every modifier an adjective. In the case of the listing ship, we are dealing with a present active participle (as it was termed when I was learning grammar some 40 years ago) from the verb "to list" ("lean to one side").

    November 14, 2011

  • Hern, I actually meant first to comment on your apply day: it sounds lovely. Do you have apple trees? That's one of the things I miss in my urban life.

    November 14, 2011

  • I don't have trees, rolig. There are numerous orchards that grow all manner of pomes and drupes (apples, pears, plums, peaches, etc.) near my city. So the fruit is fresh, locally grown, and a good buy. The fruit stand is a short walk or bicycle ride from my home.

    November 14, 2011