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Meaning & Definition of Patent in English

English

Patent

/pætənt/

noun

1. A document granting an inventor sole rights to an invention

    synonym:
  • patent
  • ,
  • patent of invention

2. An official document granting a right or privilege

    synonym:
  • patent
  • ,
  • letters patent

verb

1. Obtain a patent for

  • "Should i patent this invention?"
    synonym:
  • patent

2. Grant rights to

  • Grant a patent for
    synonym:
  • patent

3. Make open to sight or notice

  • "His behavior has patented an embarrassing fact about him"
    synonym:
  • patent

adjective

1. (of a bodily tube or passageway) open

  • Affording free passage
  • "Patent ductus arteriosus"
    synonym:
  • patent

2. Clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment

  • "The effects of the drought are apparent to anyone who sees the parched fields"
  • "Evident hostility"
  • "Manifest disapproval"
  • "Patent advantages"
  • "Made his meaning plain"
  • "It is plain that he is no reactionary"
  • "In plain view"
    synonym:
  • apparent
  • ,
  • evident
  • ,
  • manifest
  • ,
  • patent
  • ,
  • plain
  • ,
  • unmistakable

Examples of using

I've applied for a patent on my invention.
I filed a patent.