Pronunciation: ( —n., v.ī'tum; —adv.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. Slang.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. Older Use.an intimation or hint.
—adv. also; likewise (used esp. to introduce each article or statement in a list or series).
—v.t.Archaic. 1. to set down or enter as an item, or by or in items.
2. to make a note of.