From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44 [gcide]:
Inventor \In*vent"or\, noun [L.: cf. F. inventeur.] One who invents or finds out something new; a contriver; especially, one who invents mechanical devices, new drugs, new processes, or other useful objects or procedures. [1913 Webster +PJC]
From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]:
62 Moby Thesaurus words for "inventor": ancestors, apprentice, architect, artificer, artist, author, begetter, beginner, builder, conceiver, constructor, craftsman, creative artist, creator, designer, deviser, discoverer, effector, engenderer, engineer, executor, executrix, fancier, fantasist, fantast, father, founder, generator, grower, imaginer, inaugurator, industrialist, initiator, instigator, institutor, introducer, journeyman, maker, manufacturer, master, master craftsman, mother, mythicizer, mythifier, mythmaker, mythopoet, organizer, original, originator, past master, patriarch, planner, poet, precursor, prime mover, producer, raiser, realizer, shaper, sire, smith, wright
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