ADJ. individual, particular, single, specific Each individual item has a number. | essential, important I keep essential items in my hand luggage when I fly. | main, major the main item on the agenda a major item of expenditure | expensive, valuable Several valuable items were stolen. | commodity, consumer Computers became a consumer item in the early 1990s. | luxury There is a higher tax on luxury items. | food | household household items such as brushes and bedclothes | collector's The 1970s American model has become something of a collector's item. | agenda | data | news
PREP. ~ of Several items of clothing were found near the scene of the crime. | ~ on The programme featured an item on clothes for young children.
PHRASES item by item Check the list carefully, item by item. | an item on the agenda/menu