- the act of inviting, such as an offer of entertainment or hospitality
- (as modifier): an invitation dance, an invitation race
- the act of enticing or attracting; allurement
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
- [uncountable] the act of inviting.
- [countable] the written or spoken form with which a person is invited:a wedding invitation.
- [countable] something that attracts or encourages an action; incentive;
provocation:an invitation to disaster.