The DICT Development Group

Search for:
Search type:

Database copyright information
Server information

4 definitions found
 for Inviting
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Invite \In*vite"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Invited; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Inviting.] [L. invitare: cf. F. inviter. See Vie.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. To ask; to request; to bid; to summon; to ask to do some
        act, or go to some place; esp., to ask to an entertainment
        or visit; to request the company of; as, to invite to
        dinner, or a wedding, or an excursion.
        [1913 Webster]
              So many guests invite as here are writ. --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
              I invite his Grace of Castle Rackrent to reflect on
              this.                                 --Carlyle.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. To allure; to draw to; to tempt to come; to induce by
        pleasure or hope; to attract.
        [1913 Webster]
              To inveigle and invite the unwary sense. --Milton.
        [1913 Webster]
              Shady groves, that easy sleep invite. --Dryden.
        [1913 Webster]
              There no delusive hope invites despair. --Cowper.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. To give occasion for; as, to invite criticism.
     Syn: To solicit; bid; call; ask; summon; allure; attract;
          entice; persuade.
          [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Inviting \In*vit"ing\, a.
     Alluring; tempting; as, an inviting amusement or prospect.
     [1913 Webster]
           Nothing is so easy and inviting as the retort of abuse
           and sarcasm.                             --W. Irving.
     -- In*vit"ing*ly, adv. -- In*vit"ing*ness, n. --Jer.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: attractive and tempting; "an inviting offer" [ant:

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  101 Moby Thesaurus words for "inviting":
     admissible, admissive, admissory, alluring, appealing, appetizing,
     attractive, beckoning, beguiling, bewitching, blandishing,
     cajoling, captivating, catching, challenging, charismatic,
     charming, coaxing, come-hither, coquettish, delightful, enchanting,
     encouraging, energizing, engaging, enravishing, enthralling,
     enticing, entrancing, exciting, exotic, exquisite, fascinating,
     fetching, flirtatious, galvanic, galvanizing, glamorous,
     heart-robbing, hospitable, hypnotic, imbibitory, ingestive,
     interesting, intriguing, intromissive, intromittent, invitational,
     invitatory, irresistible, juicy, lively, lovely, luxurious,
     mesmeric, mouth-watering, open, piquant, prepossessing, prompting,
     provocative, provoking, provoquant, racy, ravishing, readable,
     receivable, receptible, receptive, recipient, rich, rousing,
     seducing, seductive, sensuous, siren, sirenic, spellbinding,
     spellful, spicy, stimulant, stimulating, stimulative, stirring,
     succulent, taking, tantalizing, teasing, tempting,
     thought-challenging, thought-inspiring, thought-provoking,
     thrilling, tickling, titillating, titillative, voluptuous,
     welcoming, winning, winsome, witching

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229