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Meaning of item

i•tem

Pronunciation: (n., v.ī'tumadv.ī'tem), [key]
— n.
  1. a separate article or particular: 50 items on the list.
  2. a separate piece of information or news, as a short piece in a newspaper or broadcast.
  3. something suitable for a news paragraph or as a topic of gossip, esp. something that is sensational or scandalous: The bandleader and the new female singer are an item.
  4. a word formerly used in communications to represent the letter I.
  5. an admonition or warning.
  6. an intimation or hint.
—adv.
  1. also; likewise (used esp. to introduce each article or statement in a list or series).
—v.t.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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