a list

a list
A a


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ey list]
    • /eɪ lɪst/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ey list]
    • /eɪ lɪst/

Definitions of a list words

  • noun a list a group of desirable or admired people who are welcomed especially in social and professional situations: Hollywood's A list turned out for the Oscars. 1
  • adjective a list Also, A-list. pertaining to or being in an A list; prominent. 1
  • noun a list Alternative spelling of A-list. 0

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Origin of a list

First appearance:

before 1930
One of the 10% newest English words
First recorded in 1930-35

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Parts of speech for A list


a list popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 59% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

a list usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for a list

noun a list

  • aristocracy — The aristocracy is a class of people in some countries who have a high social rank and special titles.
  • beau monde — the world of fashion and society
  • beautiful people — wealthy, fashionable people of the leisure class
  • haut monde — high society.
  • high society — society (def 9).

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