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.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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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