Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INVENTORYING

He replaced the register in the drawer to go on with inventorying the contents of the packet.

Men looked at him with new interest, inventorying anew the huge mouth and nose and the flaming hair.

The German followed, inventorying the size of the red-haired giant with something like disapproval.

And our business is shipping, inventorying, collecting, doing all the bookkeeping work for the various publishers' books.

Virgil is making out the balance-sheet of Italy—he is inventorying her wealth.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Old French inventoire "inventory, detailed list of goods, catalogue," from Medieval Latin inventorium (Late Latin inventarium) "list of what is found," from Latin inventus, past participle of invenire "to find" (see invention). The verb is first recorded c.1600, from the noun.