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Definition lists are used for displaying terms and there definitions. For example a glossary or dictionary.
How to do it
First place a <DL> at the beginning of your list.
Next place a <DT> in front of every term in your list.
Then place a <DD> in front of every definition in your list.
Finally place an ending </DL> at the end of your list.
I want to show definitions of terms on my web page
<DD>A markup language used to structure text and multimedia documents and to set up hypertext links between documents, used extensively on the World Wide Web.
<DD>A protocol used to request and transmit files, especially WebPages and web page components, over the Internet or other computer network.
<DD>A trademark used for a programming language designed to develop applications, especially ones for the Internet, that can operate on different platforms.
Seeing this in the browser will look like this:
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