• Invitation to drink wine
    Invitation to drink wine
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n invitation a tempting allurement "she was an invitation to trouble"
    • n invitation a request (spoken or written) to participate or be present or take part in something "an invitation to lunch","she threw the invitation away"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

All His Friends Were Invited All His Friends Were Invited
Mis Ribby writes an invitation Mis Ribby writes an invitation
In mid-day the shade of the pines is inviting In mid-day the shade of the pines is inviting

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: "Scientific America" carried the first magazine automobile ad in 1898. The Winton Motor Car Company of Cleveland, OH, invited readers to "dispense with a horse".
    • Invitation A document written or printed, or spoken words, conveying the message by which one is invited.
    • Invitation Allurement; enticement. "She gives the leer of invitation ."
    • Invitation The act of inviting; solicitation; the requesting of a person's company; as, an invitation to a party, to a dinner, or to visit a friend.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n invitation The act of inviting; solicitation to come, attend, or take part; an intimation of desire for the presence, company, or action of the person invited: as, an invitation to a wedding; an invitation to sing.
    • n invitation The written or spoken form with which a person is invited.
    • n invitation A drawing on by allurement or enticement; inducement; attraction; incitement.
    • n invitation In the Anglican communion office, the brief exhortation beginning “Ye that (or who) do truly and earnestly repent you,” and introducing the confession. It is first found in the “Order of the Communion” (1548), and in the Prayer-book of 1549, and has been continued, with gradual modifications, in the various revisions of the Prayer-book. Also called, less properly, the invitory.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Invitation the act of inviting: an asking or solicitation, the written or verbal form with which a person is invited: the brief exhortation introducing the confession in the Anglican communion-office
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  • Leo Burnett
    Leo Burnett
    “Make it simple. Make it memorable. Make it inviting to look at. Make it fun to read.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Irritation in the heart of a believer is always an invitation to the devil to stand by.”
  • Chogyam Trungpa
    Chogyam Trungpa
    “Compassion automatically invites you to relate with people because you no longer regard people as a drain on your energy.”
  • Pierre Corneille
    “Those who easily forgive invite offenses.”
  • Raymond Chandler
    “If my books had been any worse, I should not have been invited to Hollywood, and if they had been any better, I should not have come.”
  • Jewish Proverb
    Jewish Proverb
    “He who puts up with insult invites injury.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. invitatio,: cf. F. invitation,. See Invite
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. invitāre, -ātum.


In literature:

I took the liberty of inviting him to your dance.
"Patty's Social Season" by Carolyn Wells
And then you'll forget to send out the invitations, so of course you'll have no guests.
"Patty's Summer Days" by Carolyn Wells
To many of these, given by N. M. Rothschild at Piccadilly, Mr and Mrs Montefiore were invited.
"Diaries of Sir Moses and Lady Montefiore, Volume I" by Sir Moses Montefiore
Without waiting for an invitation to enter, a young lady came in.
"Elizabeth Hobart at Exeter Hall" by Jean K. Baird
I've never thought they would invite me to one of their dances.
"Children of the Desert" by Louis Dodge
He invited us to have some dinner, and we gladly availed ourselves of the invitation.
"Reminiscences of Queensland" by William Henry Corfield
Guests were invited, and received handsome presents.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
Lady Hope, a relative of my mother, frequently invited me to spend Saturday at Pinkie.
"Personal Recollections, from Early Life to Old Age, of Mary Somerville" by Mary Somerville
Marie Pascal at first refused, but Mother Citron was so insistent that she ended by accepting the invitation.
"A Royal Prisoner" by Pierre Souvestre
I wanted to catch you girls together so I could invite you in a body.
"Marjorie Dean" by Pauline Lester
Phil declined the invitation.
"Otherwise Phyllis" by Meredith Nicholson
He invited Alonzo to his house, and he could not complaisantly refuse the invitation.
"Alonzo and Melissa" by Daniel Jackson, Jr.
Isabella Beecher Hooker, vice-president for Connecticut, called the meeting to order and invited Rev.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume III (of III)" by Various
Very young ladies do not thus invite gentlemen; the invitation coming from either father, mother, or chaperon.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
I'm inviting my friends, my husband's inviting his; they'll probably quarrel, and there's sure not to be room for all.
"The Education of Eric Lane" by Stephen McKenna
Our father, as vicar of the parish, had naturally called upon Sir Peter, and as naturally invited him to his house.
"The First Violin" by Jessie Fothergill
I'll invite him and his party to your menagerie this afternoon.
"The Red Hand of Ulster" by George A. Birmingham
Later this invitation was repeated in a cordial invitation from Governor Adolph O. Eberhard.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume V"
There were many more fashionable concerts at which he would be invited to play, at remunerative fees.
"The Intriguers" by William Le Queux
You were invited to join the Committee.
"Lady Cassandra" by Mrs George de Horne Vaizey

In poetry:

Pity was to love united
When came seventeen years of pain;
Thy drooping head my hand invited,
Which my dear could not sustain.
"To The Memory Of The Dear Girl, Once Called Sarah Cock, Who Died Jan. 23, 1796" by William Hutton
For heaven's blest plans are ample quite
For all whom mercy doth invite;
And every son of Adam's race
The invitation may embrace.
"Tribute To Rev. William Paul Quinn" by James Madison Bell
Sent by my Lord, on you I call,
The invitation is to ALL:
Come, all the world; come, sinner, thou!
All things in Christ are ready now.
"Come, Sinners, to the Gospel Feast" by Charles Wesley
Ho! every one that thirsts, draw nigh!
('Tis God invites the fallen race)
Mercy and free salvation buy;
Buy wine, and milk, and gospel grace.
"Ho! Everyone That Thirsts, Draw Nigh" by Charles Wesley
Lord I have invited all,
And I shall Still invite, still call to thee:
For it seems but just and right
In my sight,
Where is all, there all should be.
"The Invitation" by George Herbert
Think not, while fairer nymphs invite
Thy feet, dear youth, to Pleasure's bowers,
My faded form shall meet thy sight,
And cloud my Henry's smiling hours.
"To Henry" by Amelia Opie

In news:

If not, you've probably ignored a dozen invitations from friends urging you to join.
Hoops, pizza buffet on Day 2 of the Blue Chip USA Invitational.
Burgers, basketball on Day 1 at Blue Chip USA Invitational.
Blue Chip USA Invitational player breakdowns.
North Carolina Sea Grant invites proposals for the 2013 N C. Blue Crab and Shellfish Research Program.
Blue Devil Invitational swim meet held Saturday.
RICHLAND — Wa-Hi swam to a second-place finish in a Mid-Columbia Invitational against Richland Tuesday night, 127-56.
I get the same warm, inviting feeling eating breakfast at Bluejay 's Cafe, a charming mom-and-pop bistro on Second Street in downtown Fort Lauderdale.
Blue Chip USA Invitational player breakdowns.
Bluejay runners on the cusp in Merrill Invite.
A gorgeous day and course greeted runners at Saturday's Merrill Invite at the MARC, and the Bluejay harriers took advantage of those conditions.
WASHINGTON — The Mitchell Bluejacket cross country teams turned in some quality times at the Washington Invitational Saturday, but neither the boys or girls could quite catch.
Visitors were invited to perform during an open mic portion of the show.
Michelle Becker tries to hang on to her team's sinking cardboard "Titanic" during the Illinois Valley Yacht Club's Invitational Cardboard Boat Race on Monday.
Local Wares / Style Hand-printed invites, a boombox in a suitcase, and other stuff you should buy from your neighbors.

In science:

Schmidt for the invitation to Potsdam University for research.
A String Approximation for Cooper Pair in High-T$_{\bf c}$ superconductivity
We invite the reader to look at Figure 1 (the situation with all other runs is the same, see our report [2 ]).
A Note on the Intermediate Region in Turbulent Boundary Layers
Saito for the invitation to the University of Tokyo. T.
Ramification of local fields with imperfect residue fields
He also thanks the organizers for the invitation to participate in the workshop.
Morphology of the large-scale structure
Kannappan (Annamalai Nagar) for the invitations. I am thankful to V.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
Bhatnagar, for the invitation. I thank V. S. S.
Monte Carlo: Basics
The reader is invited to formulate and prove the boldface versions of the theorem.
Duality Chipped
Costa, E., invited talk in “IX Marcel Grossmann Meeting on General Relativity”, V.
Observational tests of the Electro-Magnetic Black Hole Theory in Gamma-Ray Bursts
He would like to thank the NCTS for the invitation, and especially Prof. L.C.
On the geometric genus of subvarieties of generic hypersurfaces
Finally, I wish to thank the organizers for the kind invitation and the pleasent atmosphere.
Pion Structure at High and Low Energies in Chiral Quark Models
We would like to thank to organizers of the Piombino workshop DICE2002 on “Decoherence, Information, Complexity and Entropy” for their kind invitation.
Information theory and generalized statistics
One must, however, be slightly careful: we invite the reader to consider the obvious map φ : {0, 1} → Z2 , which is a one to one Freiman 2-homomorphism but not a Freiman isomorphism.
Counting sets with small sumset, and the clique number of random Cayley graphs
The reader is invited to compare the cases enumerated below to those in the earlier proofs.
Additive functionals on random search trees
We invite the reader to check that our proof of Corollary 3.10 does not depend on any statements about spinors.
Submanifolds of generalized complex manifolds
Klopp for an invitation to lecture on this sub ject at Paris XIII- Villetanneuse University at the origin of this review.
Random Matrices and the Anderson Model