What does the word invent mean?

Usage examples for invent

  1. Seek for novelty, then, not by trying to invent some new story, but in an idea, the setting of the play, the technical treatment given it, above all the characters. – Dramatic Technique by George Pierce Baker
  2. For I must tell you that the person who did invent it is not particularly brilliant. – A Mummer's Tale by Anatole France