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in·vent

 (ĭn-vĕnt′)
tr.v. in·vent·ed, in·vent·ing, in·vents
1. To produce or contrive (something previously unknown) by the use of ingenuity or imagination.
2. To make up; fabricate: invent a likely excuse.

[Latin invenīre, invent-, to find : in-, on, upon; see in-2 + venīre, to come; see gwā- in Indo-European roots.]

in·vent′i·ble adj.
in·ven′tor n.

inventor

(ɪnˈvɛntə)
n
a person who invents, esp as a profession
inˈventress fem n

in•ven•tor

(ɪnˈvɛn tər)

n.
a person who invents, esp. one who devises some new process, appliance, machine, or article; one who makes inventions.
Sometimes, in•vent′er.
[1500–10; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inventor - someone who is the first to think of or make somethinginventor - someone who is the first to think of or make something
creator - a person who grows or makes or invents things
patentee - the inventor to whom a patent is issued

inventor

noun creator, father, maker, author, framer, designer, architect, coiner, originator the inventor of the telephone

inventor

noun
One that creates, founds, or originates:
Translations
مُخْتَرِعمُخْتَرِعٌ
vynálezce
opfinder
keksijä
izumitelj
feltaláló
uppfinningamaîur
発明者
발명가
vynálezca
izumitelj
uppfinnare
ผู้ประดิษฐ์
muciticat eden kimse
người phát minh

inventor

[ɪnˈventəʳ] Ninventor(a) m/f

inventor

[ɪnˈvɛntər] ninventeur/trice m/f

inventor

nErfinder(in) m(f)

inventor

[ɪnˈvɛntəʳ] ninventore/trice

invent

(inˈvent) verb
1. to be the first person to make or use (eg a machine, method etc). Who invented the microscope?; When was printing invented?
2. to make up or think of (eg an excuse or story). I'll have to invent some excuse for not going with him.
inˈvention (-ʃən) noun
1. the act of inventing or the ability to invent. He had great powers of invention.
2. something invented. What a marvellous invention the sewing-machine was!
inˈventive (-tiv) adjective
good at inventing. an inventive mind.
inˈventiveness noun
inˈventor noun
a person who invents. Alexander Graham Bell was the inventor of the telephone.
see also discover.

inventor

مُخْتَرِعٌ vynálezce opfinder Erfinder εφευρέτης inventor keksijä inventeur izumitelj inventore 発明者 발명가 uitvinder oppfinner wynalazca inventor изобретатель uppfinnare ผู้ประดิษฐ์ mucit người phát minh 发明者
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The two were inventors and proverbially poor business men, though they had amassed a fortune.
He called it the Sleet's crow's-nest, in honor of himself; he being the original inventor and patentee, and free from all ridiculous false delicacy, and holding that if we call our own children after our own names (we fathers being the original inventors and patentees), so likewise should we denominate after ourselves any other apparatus we may beget.
Other inventors had worked from the standpoint of the telegraph; and they never did, and never could, get any better results than signs and symbols.
But as the inventors of this fallacy have attempted to support it by certain legal maxims of interpretation, which they have perverted from their true meaning, it may not be wholly useless to explore the ground they have taken.
A power "to promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing, for a limited time, to authors and inventors, the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries.
Historical action is to yield to their personal inventive action, historically created conditions of emancipation to fantastic ones, and the gradual, spontaneous class-organisation of the proletariat to the organisation of society specially contrived by these inventors.
The learned vigils and labours of a certain class of inventors should have been rewarded with honourable liberality as justice demanded; and the bodies of the inventors should have been blown to pieces by means of their own perfected explosives and improved weapons with extreme publicity as the commonest prudence dictated.
School books told fascinating stories of conquerors, soldiers, inventors, writers, engineers, kings, statesmen and orators.
To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;
Numerous inventors of mechanism applicable to the guidance of balloons came to propose their systems, but he would accept none; and, when he was asked whether he had discovered something of his own for that purpose, he constantly refused to give any explanation, and merely busied himself more actively than ever with the preparations for his journey.
A new crop of inventors sprang up in a night or so like fungi.
There have been eccentric inventors, starving their families while they sought such chimeras as perpetual motion.