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in·sur·ance

 (ĭn-sho͝or′əns)
n.
1.
a. The act, business, or system of insuring.
b. The state of being insured.
c. A means of being insured.
2.
a. An arrangement or agreement that protects someone from incurring future losses, as from damage, theft, illness, or death, especially a contract that transfers the risk of a specified loss to another party in exchange for the payment of a premium.
b. The sum or rate for which such a contract insures something.
c. The periodic premium paid for this coverage.
3. A protective measure: biking helmets that provide insurance against a head injury.
adj. Sports
Being a point or score that increases one competitor's lead enough to prevent the opponent from achieving a tie with one more score: an insurance run.

insurance

(ɪnˈʃʊərəns; -ˈʃɔː-)
n
1. (Insurance)
a. the act, system, or business of providing financial protection for property, life, health, etc, against specified contingencies, such as death, loss, or damage, and involving payment of regular premiums in return for a policy guaranteeing such protection
b. the state of having such protection
c. Also called: insurance policy the policy providing such protection
d. the pecuniary amount of such protection
e. the premium payable in return for such protection
f. (as modifier): insurance agent; insurance broker; insurance company.
2. a means of protecting or safeguarding against risk or injury

in•sur•ance

(ɪnˈʃʊər əns, -ˈʃɜr-)

n.
1. the act, system, or business of insuring property, life, one's person, etc., against loss or harm arising in specified contingencies, in return for payment.
2. coverage by contract in which one party agrees to indemnify or reimburse another for loss that occurs under the terms of the contract.
3. the contract itself, set forth in a written agreement or policy.
4. the amount for which anything is insured.
5. a premium paid for insurance.
6. any means of guaranteeing against loss or harm: to take vitamin C as insurance against colds.
[1545–55]
pron: See police.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.insurance - promise of reimbursement in the case of lossinsurance - promise of reimbursement in the case of loss; paid to people or companies so concerned about hazards that they have made prepayments to an insurance company
security, protection - defense against financial failure; financial independence; "his pension gave him security in his old age"; "insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness"
assurance - a British term for some kinds of insurance
automobile insurance, car insurance - insurance against loss due to theft or traffic accidents
business interruption insurance - insurance that provides protection for the loss of profits and continuing fixed expenses resulting from a break in commercial activities due to the occurrence of a peril
coinsurance - insurance issued jointly by two or more underwriters
fire insurance - insurance against loss due to fire
group insurance - insurance that is purchased by a group (such as the employees of a company) usually at a reduced rate to individual members of the group
hazard insurance - insurance that provides protection against certain risks such as storms or fires
health insurance - insurance against loss due to ill health
liability insurance - insurance that provides protection from claims arising from injuries or damage to other people or property
life assurance, life insurance - insurance paid to named beneficiaries when the insured person dies; "in England they call life insurance life assurance"
malpractice insurance - insurance purchased by physicians and hospitals to cover the cost of being sued for malpractice; "obstetricians have to pay high rates for malpractice insurance"
reinsurance - sharing the risk by insurance companies; part or all of the insurer's risk is assumed by other companies in return for part of the premium paid by the insured; "reinsurance enables a client to get coverage that would be too great for any one company to assume"
self-insurance - insuring yourself by setting aside money to cover possible losses rather than by purchasing an insurance policy
term insurance - low-cost insurance that is valid only for a stated period of time and has no cash surrender value or loan value; "term insurance is most often associated with life insurance policies"
2.insurance - written contract or certificate of insuranceinsurance - written contract or certificate of insurance; "you should have read the small print on your policy"
contract - a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law
floating policy, floater - an insurance policy covering loss of movable property (e.g. jewelry) regardless of its location
3.insurance - protection against future lossinsurance - protection against future loss  
shelter, protection - the condition of being protected; "they were huddled together for protection"; "he enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home"

insurance

noun
1. assurance, cover, security, protection, coverage, safeguard, indemnity, indemnification You are advised to take out insurance on your lenses.
2. protection, security, guarantee, provision, shelter, safeguard, warranty Put something away as insurance against failure of the business.
Translations
pojištěnípojišťovacípojišťovna
forsikringforsikrings-
vakuutusvakuutusala
osiguranje
trygging
保険保険業
보험
poisťovací
zavarovanje
försäkring
การประกัน
bảo hiểm

insurance

[ɪnˈʃʊərəns]
A. N (Comm) → seguro m
insurance against theft/fire/damageseguro m contra robo/incendio/daños
comprehensive/third party insuranceseguro m a todo riesgo/contra terceros
to take out insurancehacerse un seguro
B. CPD insurance agent Nagente mf de seguros
insurance broker Ncorredor(a) m/f de seguros, agente mf de seguros
insurance certificate Ncertificado m de seguro
insurance claim Ndemanda f de seguro
insurance company Ncompañía f de seguros
insurance policy Npóliza f de seguros
insurance premium Nprima f del seguro

insurance

[ɪnˈʃʊərəns ɪnˈʃɔːrəns]
n
(on property, car, life, health)assurance f
Do you have any insurance? → Vous avez une assurance?
BUT Vous êtes assuré?.
to take out insurance → prendre une assurance, souscrire à une assurance
He hadn't taken out any insurance → Il n'avait pas pris d'assurance., Il n'avait souscrit à aucune assurance.
to take out insurance against sth → prendre une assurance contre qch, souscrire à une assurance contre qch
to take out insurance on sth → prendre une assurance sur qch, assurer qch fire insurance, travel insurance, car insurance
(fig) as (an) insurance against sth → comme assurance contre qch
modif [company] → d'assurances
the insurance industry → l'industrie des assurances
insurance payment, insurance contribution → prime f d'assuranceinsurance adjuster n (US)expert m en sinistresinsurance agent nagent m d'assurancesinsurance broker ncourtier m en assurancesinsurance certificate nattestation f d'assuranceinsurance claim ndéclaration f de sinistreinsurance policy n
police f d'assurance
life insurance policy → police d'assurance sur la vie
health insurance policy → police d'assurance maladie
travel insurance policy → police d'assurance de voyage
to take out an insurance policy → souscrire une police d'assuranceinsurance premium nprime f d'assurance

insurance

nVersicherung f; (= amount paid out)Versicherungssumme for -betrag m; the insurance on a buildingdie Versicherung für ein Gebäude; to take out insuranceeine Versicherung abschließen (against gegen)

insurance

:
insurance adjuster
n (US) → Schadenssachverständige(r) mf
insurance agent
nVersicherungsvertreter(in) m(f)
insurance broker
nVersicherungsmakler(in) m(f)
insurance company
insurance cover
insurance office
nVersicherungsanstalt f/-büro nt
insurance policy
nVersicherungspolice f; (fig)Sicherheitsvorkehrung f; to take out an insuranceeine Versicherung abschließen; (fig)Sicherheitsvorkehrungen treffen; as an insurance (fig)für alle Fälle, sicherheitshalber; as an insurance against something (fig)als Sicherheitsvorkehrung gegen etw
insurance premium
insurance scheme
nVersicherung(smöglichkeit) f
insurance stamp
n (Brit) → Versicherungsmarke f

insurance

[ɪnˈʃʊərns]
1. nassicurazione f
life insurance → assicurazione sulla vita
fire insurance → assicurazione contro gli incendi
to take out insurance (against) → fare un'assicurazione (contro), assicurarsi (contro)
2. adj (certificate, company) → di assicurazione

insure

(inˈʃuə) verb
to arrange for the payment of a sum of money in the event of the loss of (something) or accident or injury to (someone). Is your car insured?; Employers have to insure employees against accident.
inˈsurance noun
the promise of a sum of money in event of loss eg by fire or other disaster, given in compensation by a company etc in return for regular payments. Have you paid the insurance on your jewellery?; (also adjective) insurance companies.
insurance policy
(a document setting out) an agreement with an insurance company.

insurance

تَأْمِيـنُ pojištění forsikring Versicherung ασφάλιση seguro vakuutus assurance osiguranje assicurazione 保険 보험 verzekering forsikring ubezpieczenie seguro страховое соглашение försäkring การประกัน sigorta bảo hiểm 保险

in·sur·ance

n. seguro; compañía de seguros;
Mex. aseguranza;
disability ______ por incapacidad;
___ policypóliza de ___;
life ______ de vida;
medical ______ médico.

insurance

n seguro; dental — seguro dental; health — seguro sanitario or médico; medical — seguro médico; private — seguro privado
References in classic literature ?
Bless my insurance policy, but it's a terrible beast
In the way of movement and human life, there was the hasty rattle of a cab or coach, its driver protected by a waterproof cap over his head and shoulders; the forlorn figure of an old man, who seemed to have crept out of some subterranean sewer, and was stooping along the kennel, and poking the wet rubbish with a stick, in quest of rusty nails; a merchant or two, at the door of the post-office, together with an editor and a miscellaneous politician, awaiting a dilatory mail; a few visages of retired sea-captains at the window of an insurance office, looking out vacantly at the vacant street, blaspheming at the weather, and fretting at the dearth as well of public news as local gossip.
Didn't you once say that whatever ship Ahab sails in, that ship should pay something extra on its insurance policy, just as though it were loaded with powder barrels aft and boxes of lucifers forward?
And then again, when they went to pay their January's installment on the house, the agent terrified them by asking them if they had had the insurance attended to yet.
The American has dwindled into an Odd Fellow--one who may be known by the development of his organ of gregariousness, and a manifest lack of intellect and cheerful self-reliance; whose first and chief concern, on coming into the world, is to see that the almshouses are in good repair; and, before yet he has lawfully donned the virile garb, to collect a fund to the support of the widows and orphans that may be; who, in short, ventures to live only by the aid of the Mutual Insurance company, which has promised to bury him decently.
And it is at such moments, if ever, that the users of a telephone can appreciate its insurance value.
He was the prime mover of insurance companies, the protector of new enterprises for public conveyance; he suggested petitions for asking the administration for the necessary roads and bridges.
But that's because ye don't gawm the sorrowin'mother was a hell-cat that hated him because he was acrewk'd, a regular lamiter he was, an' he hated her so that he committed suicide in order that she mightn't get an insurance she put on his life.
The Shipping and Mercantile Gazette, the Lloyd's List, the Packet-Boat, and the Maritime and Colonial Review, all papers devoted to insurance companies which threatened to raise their rates of premium, were unanimous on this point.
This lot'll cost the insurance people a pretty penny before everything's settled.
Every evening--as Peter had long absented himself from his former lounging-places, at insurance offices, news-rooms, and bookstores, and as the honor of his company was seldom requested in private circles--he and Tabitha used to sit down sociably by the kitchen hearth.
Caverly was what the world of New York, in 1832, called poor; that is to say, he had no known bank-stock, did not own a lot on the island, was director of neither bank nor insurance company, and lived in a modest two-story house, in White street.