Dictionary.com

inventory

[ in-vuhn-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ 藞瑟n v蓹n藢t蓴r i, -藢to蕣r i /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: inventory / inventoried / inventories / inventorying on Thesaurus.com

noun, plural in路ven路to路ries.
verb (used with object), in路ven路to路ried, in路ven路to路ry路ing.
verb (used without object), in路ven路to路ried, in路ven路to路ry路ing.
to have value as shown by an inventory: stock that inventories at two million dollars.
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes 鈥渟ky blue鈥?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of inventory

First recorded in 1375鈥1425; late Middle English inventorie, from Medieval Latin invent艒rium; see invent, -tory2

synonym study for inventory

5. See list1.

OTHER WORDS FROM inventory

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 漏 Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use inventory in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for inventory

inventory
/ (藞瑟nv蓹nt蓹r瑟, -tr瑟) /

noun
a detailed list of articles, goods, property, etc
(often plural) accounting, mainly US
  1. the amount or value of a firm's current assets that consist of raw materials, work in progress, and finished goods; stock
  2. such assets individually
verb -tories, -torying or -toried
(tr) to enter (items) in an inventory; make a list of

Derived forms of inventory

inventoriable, adjectiveinventorial, adjectiveinventorially, adverb

Word Origin for inventory

C16: from Medieval Latin invent艒rium; see invent
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Cultural definitions for inventory

inventory

An itemized list of a firm's goods that have not yet been sold.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright 漏 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
FEEDBACK