(noun, adverb)


1. (used when listing or enumerating items) also

- a length of chain, item a hook


1. a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list

- he noticed an item in the New York Times

- she had several items on her shopping list

Similar word(s): point

Definition categories: communication, component, constituent, part, portion

2. a small part that can be considered separately from the whole

Similar word(s): detail, particular

Definition categories: link, component, constituent, part, portion

3. a whole individual unit; especially when included in a list or collection

- they reduced the price on many items

Definition categories: man–made, unit, whole

4. an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole

Similar word(s): detail, point

Definition categories: thought, fact

5. an individual instance of a type of symbol

Similar word(s): token

Definition categories: communication, symbol

Sentences with item as a noun:

- Tweezers are great for manipulating small items.

- the items in a bill

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

- The exam has 100 items, each of which includes a correct response and three distractors.

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

- Jack and Jill are an item.

- an item concerning the weather