Meaning of INVENTORY in English


/ ˈɪnvəntri; NAmE -tɔːri/ noun , verb

■ noun ( pl. -ies )


[ C ] a written list of all the objects, furniture, etc. in a particular building :

an inventory of the museum's contents


[ U ] ( NAmE ) all the goods in a shop

SYN stock :

The inventory will be disposed of over the next twelve weeks.

inventory control

—compare stocktaking

■ verb

( in·ven·tor·ies , in·ven·tory·ing , in·ven·tor·ied , in·ven·tor·ied ) [ vn ] ( formal ) to make a complete list of sth :

I've inventoried my father's collection of prints.



late Middle English : from medieval Latin inventorium , alteration of late Latin inventarium , literally a list of what is found, from Latin invenire come upon.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.