[noun] a document granting an inventor sole rights to an invention Synonyms:of invention
[noun] an official document granting a right or privilege Synonyms:letters
[verb] obtain a patent for; "Should I patent this invention?"
[verb] grant rights to; grant a patent for
[verb] make open to sight or notice; "His behavior has patented an embarrassing fact about him"
[adjective] (of a bodily tube or passageway) open; affording free passage; "patent ductus arteriosus"
[adjective] clearly apparent or obvious to the mind or senses; "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" Synonyms:apparent, evident, manifest, plain