HyperDic: inventor

English > 1 sense of the word inventor:
NOUNperson inventor, discoverer, artificersomeone who is the first to think of or make something
inventor > pronunciation
Soundsihnveh'nter
Rhymesabductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter...
English > inventor: 1 sense > noun 1, person
Meaningsomeone who is the first to think of or make something.
Synonymsdiscoverer, artificer
InstancesBell, Alexander Bell, Alexander Graham BellUnited States inventor (born in Scotland) of the telephone / telephone (1847-1922)
Bessemer, Sir Henry BessemerBritish inventor and metallurgist who developed the Bessemer process (1813-1898)
Browning, John M. Browning, John Moses BrowningUnited States inventor of firearms (especially automatic pistols and repeating rifles and a machine gun called the Peacemaker) (1855-1926)
Burroughs, William Seward BurroughsUnited States inventor who patented the first practical adding machine (1855-1898)
Bushnell, David Bushnell, Father of the SubmarineAmerican inventor who in 1775 designed a man-propelled submarine that was ineffectual but subsequently earned him recognition as a submarine pioneer (1742-1824)
Cartwright, Edmund CartwrightEnglish clergyman who invented the power loom (1743-1823)
Daguerre, Louis Jacques Mande DaguerreFrench inventor of the first practical photographic process, the daguerreotype (1789-1851)
De Forest, Lee De Forest, Father of RadioUnited States electrical engineer who in 1907 patented the first triode vacuum tube, which made it possible to detect and amplify radio waves (1873-1961)
Eastman, George EastmanUnited States inventor of a dry-plate process of developing photographic film and of flexible film (his firm introduced roll film) and of the box camera and of a process for color photography (1854-1932)
Edison, Thomas Edison, Thomas Alva EdisonUnited States inventor
Fulton, Robert FultonAmerican inventor who designed the first commercially successful steamboat and the first steam warship (1765-1815)
Gatling, Richard Jordan GatlingUnited States inventor of the first rapid firing gun (1818-1903)
Gillette, King Camp GiletteUnited States inventor and manufacturer who developed the safety razor (1855-1932)
Goldmark, Peter Goldmark, Peter Carl GoldmarkUnited States inventor (born in Hungary) who made the first TV broadcast in 1940 and invented the long-playing record in 1948 and pioneered videocassette recording (1906-1977)
Goodyear, Charles GoodyearUnited States inventor of vulcanized rubber (1800-1860)
Hargreaves, James HargreavesEnglish inventor of the spinning jenny (1720-1778)
Hero, Heron, Hero of AlexandriaGreek mathematician and inventor who devised a way to determine the area of a triangle and who described various mechanical devices (first century)
Hollerith, Herman HollerithUnited States inventor who invented a system for recording alphanumeric information on punched cards (1860-1929)
Howe, Elias HoweUnited States inventor who built early sewing machines and won suits for patent infringement against other manufacturers (including Isaac M. Singer) (1819-1867)
Jacquard, Joseph M. Jacquard, Joseph Marie JacquardFrench inventor of the Jacquard loom that could automatically weave complicated patterns (1752-1834)
Land, Din Land, Edwin Herbert LandUnited States inventor who incorporated Polaroid film into lenses and invented the one step photographic process (1909-1991)
Langley, Samuel Pierpoint LangleyUnited States astronomer and aviation / aviation / aviation pioneer who invented the bolometer and contributed to the design of early aircraft (1834-1906)
Mauser, von Mauser, P. P. von Mauser, Peter Paul MauserGerman arms manufacturer and inventor of a repeating rifle and pistol (1838-1914)
Maxim, Sir Hiram Stevens MaximEnglish inventor (born in the United States) who invented the Maxim gun that was used in World War I (1840-1916)
McCormick, Cyrus McCormick, Cyrus Hall McCormickUnited States inventor and manufacturer of a mechanical harvester (1809-1884)
Mergenthaler, Ottmar MergenthalerUnited States inventor (born in Germany) of the Linotype machine (1854-1899)
Morse, Samuel Morse, Samuel F. B. Morse, Samuel Finley Breese MorseUnited States portrait painter who patented the telegraph and developed the Morse code (1791-1872)
Muybridge, Eadweard Muybridge, Edward James MuggeridgeUnited States motion-picture pioneer remembered for his pictures / pictures of running horses taken with a series of still cameras (born in England) (1830-1904)
Otis, Elisha Graves OtisUnited States inventor who manufactured the first elevator with a safety device (1811-1861)
Singer, Isaac M. Singer, Isaac Merrit SingerUnited States inventor of an improved chain-stitch sewing machine (1811-1875)
Sperry, Elmer Ambrose SperryUnited States engineer and inventor of the gyrocompass (1860-1930)
Stanley, Francis Edgar StanleyUnited States inventor who built a steam-powered automobile (1849-1918)
Steinmetz, Charles Proteus SteinmetzUnited States electrical engineer and inventor (born in Germany) (1865-1923)
Talbot, Fox Talbot, William Henry Fox TalbotEnglish inventor and pioneer in photography who published the first book illustrated with photographs (1800-1877)
Tesla, Nikola TeslaUnited States electrical engineer and inventor (born in Croatia but of Serbian descent) who discovered the principles of alternating currents and developed the first alternating-current induction motor and the Tesla coil and several forms of oscillators (1856-1943)
Watt, James WattScottish engineer and inventor whose improvements in the steam engine led to its wide use in industry (1736-1819)
Westinghouse, George WestinghouseUnited States inventor and manufacturer (1846-1914)
Wheatstone, Sir Charles WheatstoneEnglish physicist and inventor who devised the Wheatstone bridge (1802-1875)
Whitney, Eli WhitneyUnited States inventor of the mechanical cotton gin (1765-1825)
Wright, Orville WrightUnited States aviation / aviation / aviation pioneer who (with his brother Wilbur Wright) invented the airplane (1871-1948)
Wright, Wilbur WrightUnited States aviation / aviation / aviation pioneer who (with his brother Orville Wright) invented the airplane (1867-1912)
Zeppelin, Count Ferdinand von ZeppelinGerman inventor who designed and built the first rigid motorized dirigible (1838-1917)
NarrowerpatenteeThe inventor to whom a patent / patent is issued
BroadercreatorA person who grows or makes or invents / invents things
Spanishartífice, autor, descubridor, inventor
Catalanartífex, descobridor, inventor
Verbsinventcome up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort / effort

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