Dictionary.com

invitation

[ in-vi-tey-shuhn ]
/ ˌɪn vɪˈteɪ ʃən /
Save This Word!

noun
the act of inviting.
the written or spoken form with which a person is invited.
something offered as a suggestion: an invitation to consider a business merger.
attraction or incentive; allurement.
a provocation: The speech was an invitation to rebellion.
adjective
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 “sky blue”?
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 invitation

1590–1600; <Latin invītātiōn- (stem of invītātiō), equivalent to invītāt(us) (past participle of invītāre to invite) + -iōn--ion

OTHER WORDS FROM invitation

pre·in·vi·ta·tion, nounre·in·vi·ta·tion, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use invitation in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for invitation

invitation
/ (ˌɪnvɪˈteɪʃən) /

noun
  1. the act of inviting, such as an offer of entertainment or hospitality
  2. (as modifier)an invitation dance; an invitation race
the act of enticing or attracting; allurement
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK