invitation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French invitation, from Latin invitatio

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invitation (countable and uncountable, plural invitations)

  1. The act of inviting; solicitation; the requesting of a person's company.
    an invitation to a party, to a dinner, or to visit a friend
    • 1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter VIII, in The Younger Set (Project Gutenberg; EBook #14852), New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, published 1 February 2005 (Project Gutenberg version), OCLC 24962326:
      At her invitation he outlined for her the succeeding chapters with terse military accuracy ; and what she liked best and best understood was avoidance of that false modesty which condescends, turning technicality into pabulum.
  2. A document or verbal message conveying an invitation.
    We need to print off fifty invitations for the party.
  3. Allurement; enticement.
  4. (fencing) A line that is intentionally left open to encourage the opponent to attack.

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French[edit]

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invitation f (plural invitations)

  1. invitation

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Interlingua[edit]

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invitation (plural invitationes)

  1. invitation