[syn: inventory, take stock, stock-take]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Inventory \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.
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a detailed list of all the items in stock [syn:
inventory, stock list]
2: the merchandise that a shop has on hand; "they carried a vast
inventory of hardware"; "they stopped selling in exact sizes
in order to reduce inventory" [syn: stock, inventory]
3: (accounting) the value of a firm's current assets including
raw materials and work in progress and finished goods
4: a collection of resources; "he dipped into his intellectual
armory to find an answer" [syn: armory, armoury,
5: making an itemized list of merchandise or supplies on hand;
"an inventory may be necessary to see if anything is
missing"; "they held an inventory every month" [syn:
inventory, inventorying, stocktaking, stock-taking]
v 1: make or include in an itemized record or report; "Inventory
all books before the end of the year" [syn: inventory,
take stock, stock-take]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
231 Moby Thesaurus words for "inventory":
abundance, account, account book, accounts,
accounts payable ledger, accounts receivable ledger, accumulation,
active list, add up, amassment, annals, assemblage, assembly,
audit, backlog, balance, balance sheet, balance the books,
bank ledger, bankbook, blacklist, body count, book, books, budget,
calendar, call-up, canvass, capitulation, card ledger, cashbook,
cast up, catalog, catalog goods, census, check, check out,
checklist, chronicle, cipher up, civil list, code, collection,
colligation, collocation, combination, commissariat, commissary,
commodities, comparison, composition, concourse, concurrence,
confluence, conflux, congregation, constituents, consumer goods,
consumer items, content, contents, convergence, cornucopia,
corralling, correspondence, cost card, cost ledger, cost sheet,
count, count up, cumulation, data-gathering, daybook, demonstrate,
detail, digest, divisions, documentation, double-check, dump,
effects, elements, enroll, enter, enumerate, enumeration,
factory ledger, figure up, file, foot up, fund, gathering, goods,
goods for sale, guts, head count, heap, history, hoard, impanel,
index, ingathering, ingredients, innards, insides,
inspect the books, itemization, itemize, items, job lot, journal,
junction, juxtaposition, keep score, larder, ledger, letters, line,
line of goods, list, log, logbook, mail-order goods, mass,
material, materials, materiel, memorial, merchandise, mobilization,
munitions, muster, nest egg, nose count, overhaul, part, parts,
passbook, pigeonhole, pile, pipe roll, plenitude, plenty, post,
program, prove, provisionment, provisions, purchase ledger,
rations, recap, recapitulate, recapitulation, recite, reckon up,
reckoning, record, record book, recording, recount, recounting,
register, registry, rehearsal, rehearse, relate, relic, remains,
repertoire, repertory, reservoir, retired list, rick, rodeo, roll,
rolls, roster, rota, roundup, sales journal, sales ledger,
schedule, score, score up, scroll, sick list, sideline, stack,
staples, statement, stock, stock ledger, stock-in-trade, stockpile,
store, stores, stores ledger, sum, sum up, summarize, summary,
summate, summation, summing, summing up, supplies, supply on hand,
survey, suspense ledger, synopsize, table, table of organization,
tabulate, take account of, take stock, tally, tally sheet,
tally up, token, tot up, total, total up, tote up, trace, treasure,
treasury, vendibles, verify, vestige, wares, whole
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
INVENTORY. A list, schedule, or enumeration in writing, containing, article
by article, the goods and chattels, rights and credits, and, in some cases,
the lands and tenements, of a person or persons. In its most common
acceptation, an inventory is a conservatory act, which is made to ascertain
the situation of an intestate's estate, the estate of an insolvent, and the
like, for the purpose of securing it to those entitled to it.
2. When the inventory is made of goods and estates assigned or conveyed
in trust, it must include all the property conveyed.
3. In case of intestate estates, it is required to contain only the
personal property, or that to which the administrator is entitled. The
claims due to the estate ought to be separated; those which are desperate or
had ought to be so returned. The articles ought to be set down separately,
as already mentioned, and separately valued.
4. The inventory is to be made in the presence of at least two of the
creditors of the deceased, or legatees or next of kin, and, in their default
and absence, of two honest persons. The appraisers must sign it, and make
oath or affirmation that the appraisement is just to the best of their
knowledge. Vide, generally, 14 Vin. Ab. 465; Bac. Ab. Executors, &c., E 11;
4 Com. Dig. 14; Ayliffe's Pand. 414; Ayliffe's Parerg. 305; Com. Dig.
Administration, B 7; 3 Burr. 1922; 2 Addams' Rep. 319; S. C. 2 Eccles. R.
322; Lovel. on Wills; 38; 2 Bl. Com. 514; 8 Serg. & Rawle, 128; Godolph.
150, and the article Benefit of Inventory.