Definitions for Inventoryˈɪn vənˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
in•ven•to•ry*ˈɪn vənˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i(n.)(pl.)-to•ries
(n.)a complete listing of merchandise or stock on hand, work in progress, raw materials, etc., made each year by a business.
the items represented on such a list, as a merchant's stock of goods.
the aggregate value of a stock of goods.
a detailed, often descriptive list of articles, giving the code number, quantity, and value of each; catalog.
a formal list of the property of a person or estate.
a tally of one's personality traits, aptitudes, skills, etc., for use in counseling and guidance.
a catalog of natural resources.
the act of making a catalog or detailed listing.
(v.t.)to make an inventory of; enter in an inventory; catalog.
to evaluate or summarize.
to keep an available supply of (merchandise); stock.
Category: Common Vocabulary
(v.i.)to have value as shown by an inventory.
* Syn: See list1.
Origin of inventory:
1400–1450; late ME inventorie < ML inventōrium
inventory, stock list(noun)
a detailed list of all the items in stock
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"
(accounting) the value of a firm's current assets including raw materials and work in progress and finished goods
armory, armoury, inventory(noun)
a collection of resources
"he dipped into his intellectual armory to find an answer"
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"
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
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.
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.
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.
the process of producing or updating such a list
This month's inventory took nearly three days.
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.
Origin: From inventaire, from inventorium, from inventarium
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
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
Translations for Inventory
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a formal and detailed list of goods eg house furniture.
- voorraadlys, registerAfrikaans
- قائِمَة جَرْ للبَضائِعArabic
- inventárioPortuguese (BR)
- das InventarsverzeichnisGerman
- lagerliste; beholdningsopgørelseDanish
- κατάλογος, απογραφήGreek
- فهرست موجودیFarsi
- विस्तृत सूचीHindi
- vöruskrá; eignaskráIcelandic
- inventorius, aprašasLithuanian
- inventāra sarakstsLatvian
- inwentarz, spisPolish
- فهرست موجودیPersian
- د موجودى يا حاضرو شيانو لستPashto
- inventár, zoznam, súpisSlovak
- inventering, inventarieförteckningSwedish
- envanter, dökümTurkish
- 存貨清單，詳細目錄Chinese (Trad.)
- інвентар; опис майнаUkrainian
- گھر یا دکان میں موجون سامان کی فہرستUrdu
- bản kiểm kêVietnamese
- 存货清单，详细目录Chinese (Simp.)
Get even more translations for Inventory »