Item - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈaɪtəm|  American pronunciation of the word item
Brit.  |ˈaɪtəm|  British pronunciation of the word item


- a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list (syn: point)
he noticed an item in the New York Times
she had several items on her shopping list
- a small part that can be considered separately from the whole (syn: detail, particular)
- a whole individual unit; especially when included in a list or collection
They reduced the price on many items
- an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole (syn: detail, point)
- an individual instance of a type of symbol (syn: token)


- (used when listing or enumerating items) also
a length of chain, item a hook

Extra examples

There are several items for sale.

I need to buy a few household items like soap.

He always orders the most expensive item on the menu.

There are a lot of items on our agenda tonight, so let's start the meeting.

I saw an item in today's paper about the mayor's campaign plans.

He opened the cardboard box and took out each item.

The store is having a sale on furniture and household items.

We went on to the next item on the agenda.

The original 1965 bottle is now a collector's item (=one of a set of objects people like to collect because they are interesting or valuable).

I also saw that news item in the Sunday Times.

They reduced the price on many items.

Are they an item?

They reduced the price on many items

You may exchange the item for something of equal value.

Do you stock this item?

Word forms

singular: item
plural: items
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