verb (used with object)
Origin of invent
Synonyms for invent
Examples from the Web for uninvented
Historical Examples of uninvented
Word Origin for invent
late 15c., "find, discover," a back-formation from invention or else from Latin inventus, past participle of invenire "to come upon; devise, discover" (see invention). Meaning "make up, think up" is from 1530s, as is that of "produce by original thought." Related: Invented; inventing.