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Meaning of INVENTORY

Pronunciation:  'invun`towree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  making an itemized list of merchandise or supplies on hand; "the inventory took two days"
  2. [n]  the merchandise that a shop has on hand; "they carried a vast inventory of hardware"
  3. [n]  a collection of resources; "he dipped into his intellectual armory to find an answer"
  4. [n]  a detailed list of all the items in stock
  5. [n]  (accounting) the value of a firm's current assets including raw materials and work in progress and finished goods
  6. [v]  make or include in an itemized record or report; "Inventory all books before the end of the year"

INVENTORY is a 9 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: armory, armoury, inventorying, stock, stock list, stocktaking
 See Also: imagination, inventory item, itemisation, itemization, list, list, listing, listing, merchandise, parts inventory, product, register, resource, resourcefulness, wares



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \In"ven*to*ry\, n.; pl. {Inventories}. [L.
    inventarium: cf. LL. inventorium, F. inventaire, OF. also
    inventoire. See {Invent}.]
    An account, catalogue, or schedule, made by an executor or
    administrator, of all the goods and chattels, and sometimes
    of the real estate, of a deceased person; a list of the
    property of which a person or estate is found to be
    possessed; hence, an itemized list of goods or valuables,
    with their estimated worth; specifically, the annual account
    of stock taken in any business.
          There take an inventory of all I have.   --Shak.
    Syn: List; register; schedule; catalogue. See {List}.
  2. \In"ven*to*ry\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Inventoried}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Inventorying}.] [Cf. F. inventorier.]
    To make an inventory of; to make a list, catalogue, or
    schedule of; to insert or register in an account of goods;
    as, a merchant inventories his stock.
          I will give out divers schedules of my beauty; it shall
          be inventoried, and every particle and utensil labeled.
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