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Definitions of patent

  1. To grant by patent; to make the subject of a patent; to secure or protect by patent; as, to patent an invention; to patent public lands. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To grant or secure the sole right to. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To grant or secure by patent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. Manifest or apparent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. Protected by patent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. make open to sight or notice; "His behavior has patented an embarrassing fact about him" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. obtain a patent for; "Should I patent this invention?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. To grant or to secure by patent. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. To secure by patent. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. an official document granting a right or privilege Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. a document granting an inventor sole rights to an invention Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. A right granted by the government to make, use, or sell an invention for a certain period; the official paper granting this right; the thing that is so protected. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. An official document, open, but sealed at the foot, conferring the sole right for a term of years to the proceeds of an invention. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. A government protection securing the exclusive right of making and using an invention; also, any government grant or franchise. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. A privilege granted by letters patent, as a title of nobility, or the exclusive right to or property in an invention. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. A writ from the Crown conferring a certain exclusive right or privilege, as a title of nobility, or the sole right to a new invention or discovery for a certain time. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. (of a bodily tube or passageway) open; affording free passage; "patent ductus arteriosus" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. Open; expanded; evident; apparent; unconcealed; manifest; public; conspicuous. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Appropriated or protected by letters patent; secured by official authority to the exclusive possession, control, and disposal of some person or party; patented; as, a patent right; patent medicines. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Spreading; forming a nearly right angle with the steam or branch; as, a patent leaf. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. A letter patent, or letters patent; an official document, issued by a sovereign power, conferring a right or privilege on some person or party. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. A writing securing to an invention. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. A document making a grant and conveyance of public lands. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. The right or privilege conferred by such a document; hence, figuratively, a right, privilege, or license of the nature of a patent. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. A legal monopoly, granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), for the use, manufacture and sale of an invention. Patents on useful devices, called utility patents, last for 20 years from the date the patent application was filed. Design patents last for 14 years from the date issued. And plant patents last for 17 years from the date issued.
  26. Open to public perusal; - said of a document conferring some right or privilege; as, letters patent. See Letters patent, under 3d Letter. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. Apparent; evident; plain; as, the truth was patent to all; open to public view: said especially of an official paper which grants a privilege; as, letters patent; secured by government protection; as, a patent lock. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  28. Patentable. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. Open: conspicuous: public: protected by a patent: (bot.) expanding. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  30. Open; manifest; protected by a patent. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  31. Open; spreading; evident; open to the perusal of all; secured by patent. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  32. Spreading widely; expanded. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

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Usage examples for patent

  1. I mailed the application for patent on this machine to Washington three days ago. – The Diamond Master by Jacques Futrelle
  2. And they hadn't then invented the new patent steel climbing arms. – The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope
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