Invitation
Invitation In`vi*ta"tion, n. [L. invitatio: cf. F. invitation. See {Invite}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of inviting; solicitation; the requesting of a person's company; as, an invitation to a party, to a dinner, or to visit a friend. [1913 Webster]

2. A document written or printed, or spoken words, conveying the message by which one is invited. [1913 Webster]

3. Allurement; enticement. [R.] [1913 Webster]

She gives the leer of invitation. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • invitation — [ ɛ̃vitasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIVe; lat. invitatio 1 ♦ Action d inviter; son résultat. Faire une invitation. Accepter, refuser une invitation. Invitation à un cocktail, à un mariage. Lettre, carton d invitation. Entrée sur invitation uniquement. ♢ Par… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • invitation — in‧vi‧ta‧tion [ˌɪnvˈteɪʆn] noun [countable] 1. an offer of an opportunity that is made to someone: • She turned down an invitation to serve on the company s board. 2. FINANCE invitation to subscribe an occasion when a company offers shares for… …   Financial and business terms

  • Invitation — Livealbum von Jaco Pastorius Veröffentlichung 1983[1] Label …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • invitation — I noun advance, allurement, appeal, approach, attraction, bid, bidding, call, challenge, encouragement, enticement, incitement, inducement, invitatio, offer, overture, petition, plea, proffer, prompting, proposal, proposition, provocative,… …   Law dictionary

  • Invitation — Invitation …   Википедия

  • invitation — Invitation. s. f. v. Action d inviter, de convier à une ceremonie. Invitation à un festin. invitation à une nopce. le grand Maistre ou le Maistre des ceremonies va faire l invitation au Parlement, pour assister au Te Deum …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • invitation — mid 15c., from L. invitationem (nom. invitatio) an invitation, incitement, challenge, noun of action from pp. stem of invitare invite, treat, entertain, originally be pleasant toward, from in toward (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)). Second element is… …   Etymology dictionary

  • invitation — ► NOUN 1) a written or verbal request inviting someone to go somewhere or to do something. 2) the action of inviting. 3) a situation or action inviting a particular outcome or response: his tactics were an invitation to disaster …   English terms dictionary

  • invitation — [n] proposal; asking allurement, appeal, attraction, begging, bid, bidding, call, challenge, compliments, coquetry, date, encouragement, enticement, feeler*, ground, hit, incitement, inducement, invite, lure, motive, offer, open door*, overture,… …   New thesaurus

  • invitation — [in΄və tā′shən] n. [L invitatio < pp. of invitare] 1. an inviting to come somewhere or do something 2. the message or note used in inviting 3. enticement or allurement …   English World dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”