noun, plural in·ven·to·ries.
verb (used with object), in·ven·to·ried, in·ven·to·ry·ing.
verb (used without object), in·ven·to·ried, in·ven·to·ry·ing.
- invent the wheel,
- inver grove heights,
Origin of inventory
- the amount or value of a firm's current assets that consist of raw materials, work in progress, and finished goods; stock
- such assets individually
verb -tories, -torying or -toried
Word Origin for inventory
early 15c., from Old French inventoire "inventory, detailed list of goods, catalogue," from Medieval Latin inventorium (Late Latin inventarium) "list of what is found," from Latin inventus, past participle of invenire "to find" (see invention). The verb is first recorded c.1600, from the noun.
An itemized list of a firm's goods that have not yet been sold.