• IPA: /ˈaɪtəm/
    • (America) IPA: [ˈaɪ̯ɾəm], [ˈaɪ̯ɾm̩]

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.
    • 2010, Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris, Baby
      Are we an item? Girl, quit playin' / "We're just friends," what are you sayin'?
  7. A short article in a newspaper.
    an item concerning the weather
  8. (obsolete) A hint; an innuendo.
    • A secret item was given to some of the bishops […] to absent themselves.
  • (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
Translations Translations Translations
  • Russian: строка
Translations Translations
  • Russian: пара
  • Russian: статья́

item (items, present participle iteming; past and past participle itemed)

  1. (transitive) To make a note of.
Related terms Adverb

item (not comparable)

  1. likewise

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