Definitions for Inventoryˈɪn vənˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•ven•to•ry*ˈɪn vənˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i(n.)(pl.)-to•ries

  1. (n.)a complete listing of merchandise or stock on hand, work in progress, raw materials, etc., made each year by a business.

  2. the items represented on such a list, as a merchant's stock of goods.

  3. the aggregate value of a stock of goods.

  4. a detailed, often descriptive list of articles, giving the code number, quantity, and value of each; catalog.

  5. a formal list of the property of a person or estate.

  6. a tally of one's personality traits, aptitudes, skills, etc., for use in counseling and guidance.

  7. a catalog of natural resources.

  8. the act of making a catalog or detailed listing.

  9. (v.t.)to make an inventory of; enter in an inventory; catalog.

  10. to evaluate or summarize.

  11. to keep an available supply of (merchandise); stock.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  12. (v.i.)to have value as shown by an inventory.

* Syn: See list1.

Origin of inventory:

1400–1450; late ME inventorie < ML inventōrium

in`ven•to′ri•al•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. inventory, stock list(noun)

    a detailed list of all the items in stock

  2. stock, inventory(noun)

    the merchandise that a shop has on hand

    "they carried a vast inventory of hardware"; "they stopped selling in exact sizes in order to reduce inventory"

  3. inventory(noun)

    (accounting) the value of a firm's current assets including raw materials and work in progress and finished goods

  4. armory, armoury, inventory(noun)

    a collection of resources

    "he dipped into his intellectual armory to find an answer"

  5. inventory, inventorying, stocktaking, stock-taking(verb)

    making an itemized list of merchandise or supplies on hand

    "an inventory may be necessary to see if anything is missing"; "they held an inventory every month"

  6. inventory, take stock, stock-take(verb)

    make or include in an itemized record or report

    "Inventory all books before the end of the year"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. inventory(noun)ˈɪn vənˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i

    a list or record of everything in a place

    We've made an inventory of all kitchen equipment.

Wiktionary

  1. inventory(Noun)

    The stock of an item on hand at a particular location or business

    Due to an undersized inventory at the Boston outlet, customers had to travel to Providence to find the item.

  2. inventory(Noun)

    a detailed list of all of the items on hand

    The inventory included several items that one wouldn't normally think to find at a cheese shop.

  3. inventory(Noun)

    the process of producing or updating such a list

    This month's inventory took nearly three days.

  4. inventory(Verb)

    To take stock of the resources or items on hand; to produce an inventory.

    The main job of the night shift was to inventory the store, and restock when necessary.

  5. Origin: From inventaire, from inventorium, from inventarium

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inventory(noun)

    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

  2. Inventory(verb)

    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

Freebase

  1. Inventory

    The word inventory doesn't have the same meaning in the USA and in the UK: ⁕In American English and in a business accounting context, the word inventory is commonly used to describe the goods and materials that a business holds for the ultimate purpose of resale. In American English, the word stock is commonly used to describe the capital invested in a business, while in British English, the sentence stock shared is used in the same context. ⁕In the rest of the English speaking world stock is more commonly used, although the word inventory is recognised as a synonym. In British English, the word inventory is more commonly thought of as a list compiled for some formal purpose, such as the details of an estate going to probate, or the contents of a house let furnished. In both British and American English, stock is the collective noun for one hundred shares as shares were usually traded in stocks on Stock Exchanges. For this reason the word stock is used by both American and British English in the term Stock Exchange.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

inventory(noun)

a formal and detailed list of goods eg house furniture.

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