Definitions for: Inventory

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

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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.

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

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