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Definitions of investment

  1. the act of investing; laying out money or capital in an enterprise with the expectation of profit Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. money that is invested with an expectation of profit Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the ceremonial act of clothing someone in the insignia of an office; the formal promotion of a person to an office or rank Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. the act of putting on robes or vestments Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. That with which anyone is invested; a vestment. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The act of surrounding, blocking up, or besieging by an armed force, or the state of being so surrounded. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The laying out of money in the purchase of some species of property; the amount of money invested, or that in which money is invested. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The act of laying out money for the sake of profit; money so placed; the act of besieging or blockading. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. The act of investing: a blockade: the act of surrounding or besieging: laying out money on: that in which anything is invested. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Act of investing; siege; conversion of money into other property. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. The act of investing; money invested; property invested in; a blockade; siege; investiture. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. Investor. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. The act of investing, specially a place with an armed force, or money in some species of property; that in which anything is invested. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. That in which anything is invested, as money; the act of placing out money to interest or profit in the public funds, in the purchase of shares or property, and the like; the act of surrounding a town, &c., in order to besiege it. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. See invest. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. The outer covering of a part, organ, animal, or plant. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

Usage examples for investment

  1. The investment is safe and the interest sure," said Judge Bigelow. – The Allen House or Twenty Years Ago and Now by T. S. Arthur
  2. Coeworden, after thirty- one weeks' investment was relieved. – History of the United Netherlands, 1594 by John Lothrop Motley
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