What does invent mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. invent, contrive, devise, excogitate, formulate, forge(verb)

    come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort

    "excogitate a way to measure the speed of light"

  2. fabricate, manufacture, cook up, make up, invent(verb)

    make up something artificial or untrue

Wiktionary

  1. invent(Verb)

    To design a new process or mechanism.

    After weeks of hard work, I invented a new way to alphabetize matchbooks.

    Etymology: From inventen, from inventer, from inventus, perfect passive participle of invenio, from in + venio; see venture. Compare advent, covent, event, prevent, etc.

  2. invent(Verb)

    To create something fictional for a particular purpose.

    Etymology: From inventen, from inventer, from inventus, perfect passive participle of invenio, from in + venio; see venture. Compare advent, covent, event, prevent, etc.

  3. invent(Verb)

    To come upon; to find; to find out; to discover.

    Etymology: From inventen, from inventer, from inventus, perfect passive participle of invenio, from in + venio; see venture. Compare advent, covent, event, prevent, etc.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Invent(verb)

    to come or light upon; to meet; to find

  2. Invent(verb)

    to discover, as by study or inquiry; to find out; to devise; to contrive or produce for the first time; -- applied commonly to the discovery of some serviceable mode, instrument, or machine

  3. Invent(verb)

    to frame by the imagination; to fabricate mentally; to forge; -- in a good or a bad sense; as, to invent the machinery of a poem; to invent a falsehood

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Invent

    in-vent′, v.t. to devise or contrive: to make: to frame: to fabricate: to forge.—adj. Inven′tible.—n. Inven′tion, that which is invented: contrivance: a deceit: power or faculty of inventing: ability displayed by any invention or effort of the imagination.—adj. Inven′tive, able to invent: ready in contrivance.—adv. Inven′tively.—ns. Inven′tiveness; Inven′tor, Inven′ter, one who invents or finds out something new:—fem. Inven′tress.—Invention of the Cross, a festival observed on May 3, in commemoration of the alleged discovery of the true cross at Jerusalem in 326 by Helena, mother of Constantine the Great. [Fr.,—L. invenīre, inventumin, upon, venīre, to come.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'invent' in Verbs Frequency: #752

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of invent in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of invent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of invent in a Sentence

  1. Brady Brim-DeForest:

    If you don't have answers, invent them.

  2. Abraham Lincoln:

    It is said an eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent a sentence, to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him with the words, 'And this, too, shall pass away.' How much it expresses How chastening in the hour of pride How consoling in the depths of affliction

  3. Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire:

    If there were no God, it would be necessary to invent him.

  4. Pat Boone:

    God has a sense of humor. Why else would he invent the porcupine and the giraffe ? something can be devilishly funny, but this skit is diabolical. God has only one real enemy — Satan. Satan ridicules faith, and they’re taking Satan’s side. They’re also ridiculing me and the film, telling impressionableyoung people not to see it because it's ridiculous. Then they throw in that the lawyer is Jewish to make the Christian look even worse, but it’s just anti-Semitic.

  5. Alan Kay:

    The best way to predict the future is to invent it.

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