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 for Inventory
From 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.
     [1913 Webster]
           I will give out divers schedules of my beauty; it shall
           be inventoried, and every particle and utensil labeled.
     [1913 Webster]

From 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.
        [1913 Webster]
              There take an inventory of all I have. --Shak.
     2. The objects contained on an inventory[1]; 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[2].
     4. The act of making an inventory[1].
     Syn: List; register; schedule; catalogue. See List.
          [1913 Webster]

From 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]

From 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

From 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. 

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