- The act of inviting; solicitation; the requesting of a person's company.
- an invitation to a party, to a dinner, or to visit a friend
- 1907 August, Robert W[illiam] Chambers, chapter VIII, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, →OCLC:
- At her invitation he outlined for her the succeeding chapters with terse military accuracy ; and what she liked best and best understood was avoidance of that false modesty which condescends, turning technicality into pabulum.
- A document or verbal message conveying an invitation.
- We need to print off fifty invitations for the party.
- Allurement; enticement.
- (fencing) A line that is intentionally left open to encourage the opponent to attack.
- (Christianity) The brief exhortation introducing the confession in the Anglican communion-office.
- (bridge) A bid that tells one's partner that game or slam is likely if their hand is at the strong end of what they have indicated.
- 2001, Matthew Granovetter, Pamela Granovetter, The Best of Bridge Today Digest, page 113:
- I assume also that opener would have shown no interest in slam by either bidding 4NT or 50 after the slam invitation of 46.
- 2011, Gerard Cohen, Bridge Is a Conversation: Part I: the Auction, page 71:
- To any other invitation made by the captain, acceptance or refusal of the invitation is exclusively a question of points within the range advertised in the opening statement, and the invitation is always in the last called suit.
- (solicitation): invitement (obsolete)
Derived terms Edit
act of inviting
document or spoken words conveying the message by which one is invited
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invitation f (plural invitations)
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invitation (plural invitationes)