item Definition

an individual article or unit, especially one that is part of a list, collection, or set.

Using item: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "item" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I need to buy some items from the grocery store.

  • Example

    The agenda has ten items to discuss.

  • Example

    The museum has a collection of rare items from ancient civilizations.

item Synonyms and Antonyms

Idioms Using item

  • separately or individually listed


    The expenses were listed in item in the report.

  • big-ticket item

    an expensive item, typically costing a significant amount of money


    Buying a car is a big-ticket item that requires careful consideration.

  • the final topic or issue to be discussed in a meeting or event


    The last item on the agenda is the budget proposal.

Phrases with item

  • a single piece of clothing, such as a shirt or a pair of pants


    She bought a new item of clothing for the party.

  • household items

    objects or articles used in the home, such as furniture, appliances, and utensils


    We need to donate some household items we no longer use.

  • a specific dish or food option on a restaurant menu


    The restaurant's most popular menu item is their signature burger.

Origins of item

from Latin 'item', meaning 'also'


Summary: item in Brief

The term 'item' [ˈaɪtəm] refers to an individual article or unit, often part of a list, collection, or set. It can refer to anything from grocery items to museum artifacts, exemplified by 'I need to buy some items from the grocery store.' 'Item' extends into phrases like 'menu item,' and idioms like 'big-ticket item,' denoting expensive purchases, and 'last item on the agenda,' referring to the final topic of discussion.

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