invitation

noun

in·​vi·​ta·​tion ˌin-və-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce invitation (audio)
1
a
: the act of inviting
b
: an often formal request to be present or participate
2

Examples of invitation in a Sentence

We sent out more than 100 invitations for the party.
Recent Examples on the Web The Democratic incumbent and former president confirmed their acceptance of invitations for the debates. Jeremy Yurow, USA TODAY, 16 May 2024 The homeless union has declined invitations to meet with the city until the city rescinds its March 28 letter that states the camp must close May 16, the lawsuit states. Theresa Clift, Sacramento Bee, 16 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for invitation 

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of invitation was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Invitation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/invitation. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

invitation

noun
in·​vi·​ta·​tion ˌin-və-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce invitation (audio)
1
: the act of inviting
2
: the written, printed, or spoken expression by which a person is invited
invitational
-shnəl
-shən-ᵊl
adjective
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