item item  /ˈaɪ təm/


  1. (n) a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list
  2. (n) a small part that can be considered separately from the whole
  3. (n) a whole individual unit; especially when included in a list or collection
  4. (n) an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole
  5. (n) an individual instance of a type of symbol
  6. (adv) (used when listing or enumerating items) also


Derived Word(s)


  1. Lately, an even more novel item has joined their battle kits.
  2. When you drop the pebble into your shoe and connect the wireless receiver to the nano, a Nike iPod menu item appears.


  1. Update: Police Say 'Suspicious Item' Found in Forest Is Now Safe

    Bedford Co., VA - Police officials rendered the item safe after hours investigating the suspicious item.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: ABC 13 Lynchburg

  2. State Police Investigating Suspicious Item Found Inside Mailbox in Forest

    Bedford Co., VA – State police investigators are at a home in Forest where officials say they are investigating a suspicious item.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: ABC 13 Lynchburg

  3. Police Respond to Suspicious Item in Roanoke, Close Several Streets

    Roanoke, VA - Roanoke Police closed down several streets near downtown Wednesday morning after someone called about a suspicious item found in a dumpster.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: ABC 13 Lynchburg


  1. "We have one hour to steal every single item in this studio," O'Brien told his audience, who gave him several standing ovations and chanted, "Coco! Coco!"
    on Jan 22, 2010 By: Conan O Brien Source: Washington Post

  2. "I can't tell you with a hundred percent certainty that every single item in this plan will work exactly as we hoped," Obama said, in a line he would repeat in the evening. "But what I can tell you is - I can say with complete confidence that...
    on Feb 9, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "They got something done this morning only because McCain came back," said Sen. Jim DeMint, RS.C. But DeMint later called the proposal "a trillion-dollar Band-Aid that does not contain a single item that will stimulate our economy."
    on Sep 25, 2008 By: Jim DeMint Source: International Herald Tribune

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