名词:inventor 形容词:inventible 动词过去式:invented 过去分词:invented 现在分词:inventing 第三人称单数:invents
1 make or design (sth that did not exist before); create by thought 发明; 创造
*Laszlo Biro invented the ball-point pen. 拉斯洛·拜罗发明了圆珠笔. Cf 参看 discover 1.
2 (often derog 常作贬义) make up or think of (esp sth that does not exist or is not true) 虚构; 捏造; 胡编
*Use an invented name, such as Anytown, not a real one. 瞎编个名字吧, 比方叫｀A城＇吧, 别用真名.
* Can't you invent a better excuse than that? 你就不能编造一个高明些的藉口吗?
[Date: 1400-1500; Language: Latin;Origin: , past participle of invenire 'to come upon, find', from venire 'to come']
to make, design, or think of a new type of thing
Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone in 1876.
to think of an idea, story etc that is not true, usually in order to deceive people
They invented a very convincing alibi.
HINT sense 1
Do not confuse invent and discover. To discover something means to be the first person to find it or to know that it exists: Scientists have discovered a new type of bacteria.
1. He would invent fanciful names on the spot. 他会当场编造出一些稀奇古怪的货名。
2. He was the kind of comic who used his physical senses to invent his art as he went along. 他是那种边表演边根据身体感觉去创造艺术的喜剧演员。
3. It was necessary, therefore, to invent instruments that neither slumbered nor slept. 因此，有必要发明一种仪器，既不打盹儿，也不睡觉。