Invéntor. n.s. [inventor, Latin.]
- A finder out of something new.
We have the statue of your Columbus, that discovered the West Indies, also the inventor of ships: your Monk, that was the inventor of ordnance, and of gunpowder. Bacon.
Studious they appear
Of arts that polish life; inventors rare,
Unmindful of their maker. Milton's Paradise Lost.
Th' invention all admir'd, and each how he
To be the inventor miss'd. Milton.
Why are these positions charged upon me as their sole author and inventor, and the reader led into a belief that they were never before maintained by any person of virtue? Atterb.
- A contriver; a framer; In an ill sense.
In this upshot, purposes mistook,
Fall'n on th' inventors heads. Shakes. Hamlet.