Definition of Inventor

1. Noun. Someone who is the first to think of or make something.

Exact synonyms: Artificer, Discoverer
Generic synonyms: Creator
Specialized synonyms: Patentee
Specialized synonyms: Alexander Bell, Alexander Graham Bell, Bell, Bessemer, Sir Henry Bessemer, Browning, John M. Browning, John Moses Browning, Burroughs, William Seward Burroughs, Bushnell, David Bushnell, Father Of The Submarine, Cartwright, Edmund Cartwright, Daguerre, Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre, De Forest, Father Of Radio, Lee De Forest, Eastman, George Eastman, Edison, Thomas Alva Edison, Thomas Edison, Fulton, Robert Fulton, Gatling, Richard Jordan Gatling, Gillette, King Camp Gilette, Goldmark, Peter Carl Goldmark, Peter Goldmark, Charles Goodyear, Goodyear, Hargreaves, James Hargreaves, Hero, Hero Of Alexandria, Heron, Herman Hollerith, Hollerith, Elias Howe, Howe, Jacquard, Joseph M. Jacquard, Joseph Marie Jacquard, Din Land, Edwin Herbert Land, Land, Langley, Samuel Pierpoint Langley, Mauser, P. P. Von Mauser, Peter Paul Mauser, Von Mauser, Maxim, Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim, Cyrus Hall Mccormick, Cyrus Mccormick, Mccormick, Mergenthaler, Ottmar Mergenthaler, Morse, Samuel F. B. Morse, Samuel Finley Breese Morse, Samuel Morse, Eadweard Muybridge, Edward James Muggeridge, Muybridge, Elisha Graves Otis, Otis, Isaac M. Singer, Isaac Merrit Singer, Singer, Elmer Ambrose Sperry, Sperry, Francis Edgar Stanley, Stanley, Charles Proteus Steinmetz, Steinmetz, Fox Talbot, Talbot, William Henry Fox Talbot, Nikola Tesla, Tesla, James Watt, Watt, George Westinghouse, Westinghouse, Sir Charles Wheatstone, Wheatstone, Eli Whitney, Whitney, Orville Wright, Wright, Wilbur Wright, Wright, Count Ferdinand Von Zeppelin, Zeppelin
Derivative terms: Discover, Invent

Definition of Inventor

1. n. One who invents or finds out something new; a contriver; especially, one who invents mechanical devices.

Definition of Inventor

1. Noun. One who invents, either as a hobby or as an occupation. ¹

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Definition of Inventor

1. one that invents [n -S] - See also: invents

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Inventor

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Literary usage of Inventor

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1. Journal by Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain) (1875)
"One is "Twist at the head ;" imagine a man being introduced into London society as the inventor of " Twist at the head," a pretty burden his life would be ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"In speaking of the rights of the defendant he said: "The first inventor who has put the invention in practice, and he only, is entitled to a patent. ..."

3. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1909)
"There we have the statua of your Columbus, that discovered the West Indies: also the inventor of ships: your monk that was the inventor of ordnance and of ..."

4. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent, Charles M. Barnes (1884)
"The public use of an invention, so as to prevent it from being new, means a use in public, so as to come to the knowledge of others than the inventor, ..."

5. Readings in Modern European History: A Collection of Extracts from the by James Harvey Robinson, Charles Austin Beard (1909)
"Lord Jeffrey's account of .his friend James Watt, the inventor of the steam engine shearing machine, which shears iron as easily as a tailor's scissors cut ..."

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