n. A single article or unit in a collection, enumeration, or series.n. A clause of a document, such as a bill or charter.n. An entry in an account.n. A bit of information; a detail.n. A short piece in a newspaper or magazine.n. A romantically involved couple: "[They] soon began seeing each other . . . and were an item for a year and a half.” ( Peter J. Boyer). ad. Also; likewise. Used to introduce each article in an enumeration or list.v. Archaic To compute.