• IPA: /ɪn.vɪˈteɪ.ʃən/, /ɪn.vɪˈteɪ.ʃn̩/


  1. 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, Robert William Chambers, chapter VIII, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326 ↗:
      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.
  2. A document or verbal message conveying an invitation.
    We need to print off fifty invitations for the party.
  3. Allurement; enticement.
  4. (fencing) A line that is intentionally left open to encourage the opponent to attack.
  5. (Christianity) The brief exhortation introducing the confession in the Anglican communion-office.
    • 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.
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  • Russian: приглаше́ние

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