item /ˈaɪˌtɛm, ˈaɪtəm/
I·tem, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Itemed p. pr. & vb. n. Iteming.] To make a note or memorandum of.
I have itemed it in my memory. --Addison.
i·tem adv. Also; as an additional article.
1. An article; a separate particular in an account; as, the items in a bill; he picked up four items at the drug store.
2. A hint; an innuendo. [Obs.]
A secret item was given to some of the bishops . . . to absent themselves. --Fuller.
3. A short article in a newspaper; a paragraph; as, an item concerning the weather.
n 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"; "the main point on the
agenda was taken up first" [syn: point]
2: a whole individual unit; especially when included in a list
or collection; "they reduced the price on many items"
3: a small part that can be considered separately from the
whole; "it was perfect in all details" [syn: detail, particular]
4: an isolated fact that is considered separately from the
whole; "several of the details are similar"; "a point of
information" [syn: detail, point]
5: an individual instance of a type of symbol; "the word`error'
contains three tokens of `r'" [syn: token]
adv : (used when listing or enumerating items) also; "a length of
chain, item a hook"-Philip Guedalla