Definition of PATENT

noun : PATENT

Source: WordNet 3.1

verb : PATENT

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) obtain a patent for; "Should I patent this invention?" ;

  • 2. (

    ) grant rights to; grant a patent for ;

  • 3. (

    ) make open to sight or notice; "His behavior has patented an embarrassing fact about him" ;

Adjective : PATENT

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) (of a bodily tube or passageway) open; affording free passage; "patent ductus arteriosus" ;

  • 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"; "a palpable lie" ;


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