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1. patent

noun. ['ˈpætənt'] a document granting an inventor sole rights to an invention.

Synonyms

  • written document
  • papers
  • document

Antonyms

  • complex
  • rhetorical
  • impure
  • patterned

Etymology

  • patens (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Patent

  • noncombatant
  • combatant

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Example sentences of the word patent


1. Noun, singular or mass
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Quotes containing the word patent


1. From 'the lesson of the moth':and before i could argue himout of his philosophyhe went and immolated himselfon a patent cigar lighteri do not agree with himmyself i would rather havehalf the happiness and twicethe longevitybut at the same time i wishthere was something i wantedas badly as he wanted to fry himself
- Don Marquis, Archy and Mehitabel

2. Footnote: In 1998, a woman in Saline, Michigan received a patent for a Decorative Penile Wrap...The patent included three pages of drawings, including a penis wearing a ghost outfit, another in the robes of the Grim Reaper, and one dressed up to look like a snowman.
- Mary Roach, Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex

3. Note to Self: Patent #10w Diving Mask for fish filled with water when oceans disappear.
- Beryl Dov

2. patent

verb. ['ˈpætənt'] obtain a patent for.

Synonyms

  • secure

Antonyms

  • depersonalize
  • dissimilate

Etymology

  • patens (Latin)

3. patent

noun. ['ˈpætənt'] an official document granting a right or privilege.

Synonyms

  • legal document
  • official document
  • instrument
  • legal instrument

Antonyms

  • attractive
  • covert
  • disappear
  • profound

Etymology

  • patens (Latin)

4. patent

adjective. ['ˈpætənt'] clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment.

Synonyms

  • evident
  • plain
  • obvious
  • manifest
  • apparent

Antonyms

  • unclear
  • unnoticeable
  • cheer
  • adorned

Etymology

  • patens (Latin)

5. patent

adjective. ['ˈpætənt'] (of a bodily tube or passageway) open; affording free passage.

Antonyms

  • fancy

Etymology

  • patens (Latin)

6. patent

verb. ['ˈpætənt'] make open to sight or notice.

Synonyms

  • change
  • alter

Antonyms

  • deconcentrate
  • destabilize
  • enable

Etymology

  • patens (Latin)

7. patent

verb. ['ˈpætənt'] grant rights to; grant a patent for.

Antonyms

  • demilitarize

Etymology

  • patens (Latin)
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