An example of to inventory is to make a list of all of the items in a supply closet.
An example of an inventory is a list of all of the items in a warehouse.
The inventory included several items that one wouldn't normally think to find at a cheese shop.
This month's inventory took nearly three days.
The main job of the night shift was to inventory the store, and restock when necessary.
- to make an inventory of stock, or goods, on hand
- to make an appraisal, as of one's skills or personal characteristics
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of inventory
- Middle English inventorie from Medieval Latin inventōrium alteration of Late Latin inventārium from Latin inventus past participle of invenīre to find invent
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old French inventoire (French inventaire), from Late Latin inventarium