The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Inventory \In"ven*to*ry\, n.; pl. Inventories. [L.
inventarium: cf. LL. inventorium, F. inventaire, OF. also
inventoire. See Invent.]
1. 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. Hence: Any listing, as in a
catalogue, of objects or resources on hand and available
for use or for sale. Specifically, the annual account
listing the stock on hand, taken in any business.
There take an inventory of all I have. --Shak.
2. The objects contained on an inventory; especially: the
stock of items on hand in any business, either for sale
and not yet sold, or kept as raw materials to be converted
into finished products.
3. The total value of all goods in an inventory.
4. The act of making an inventory.
Syn: List; register; schedule; catalogue. See List.