A definition list is such a list that contains a term and a definition for that term. And there can be many such pairs of term-definition in the list. The <dl> and </dl> tags are used to create a list of definitions . List items are placed inside these tags.
Each item in the list consists of a term and a definition. The term is placed in the <dt> and </dt> tags (dt is an abbreviation for “definition term”), and the definition is in the <dd> and </dd> tags (dd is an abbreviation for “definition description”)
Consider the simplest list of definitions:
<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en"> <head> <meta charset="UTF-8"> <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge"> <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0"> <title>Definition tags In HTML5</title> </head> <body> <h1>The dl, dd, and dt elements</h1> <p>These elements are used to create a description list:</p> <dl> <dt>Volkswagen Plus</dt> <dd>Volkswagen Plus Description</dd> <dt>Ford Motor</dt> <dd>It was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903 </dd> </dl> </body> </html>