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in·vest·ment

 (ĭn-vĕst′mənt)
n.
1. The act of investing.
2. An amount invested.
3. Property or another possession acquired for future financial return or benefit.
4. A commitment, as of time or support.
5. A military siege.
6. Investiture.
7. Archaic
a. A garment; a vestment.
b. An outer covering or layer.

investment

(ɪnˈvɛstmənt)
n
1. (Banking & Finance)
a. the act of investing money
b. the amount invested
c. an enterprise, asset, etc, in which money is or can be invested
2.
a. the act of investing effort, resources, etc
b. the amount invested
3. (Economics) economics the amount by which the stock of capital (plant, machinery, materials, etc) in an enterprise or economy changes
4. (Biology) biology the outer layer or covering of an organ, part, or organism
5. a less common word for investiture1
6. the act of investing or state of being invested, as with an official robe, a specific quality, etc
7. (Military) rare the act of besieging with military forces, works, etc

in•vest•ment

(ɪnˈvɛst mənt)

n.
1. the investing of money or capital for profitable returns.
2. a particular instance or mode of investing.
3. a thing invested in, as a business.
4. something that is invested; sum invested.
5. the act or fact of investing or state of being invested, as with a garment.
6. a devoting, using, or giving of time, talent, emotional energy, etc., as to achieve something.
7. any covering or outer layer, as of an animal or plant.
8. the act of investing with a quality, attribute, etc.
9. investiture with an office, dignity, or right.
10. a siege or encirclement.
11. Archaic. a garment or vestment.
[1590–1600]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.investment - the act of investinginvestment - the act of investing; laying out money or capital in an enterprise with the expectation of profit
arbitrage - a kind of hedged investment meant to capture slight differences in price; when there is a difference in the price of something on two different markets the arbitrageur simultaneously buys at the lower price and sells at the higher price
finance - the commercial activity of providing funds and capital
foreign direct investment - investing in United States businesses by foreign citizens (often involves stock ownership of the business)
leveraging, leverage - investing with borrowed money as a way to amplify potential gains (at the risk of greater losses)
bull - try to raise the price of stocks through speculative buying
buy into - buy stocks or shares of a company
pyramid - enlarge one's holdings on an exchange on a continued rise by using paper profits as margin to buy additional amounts
subscribe - offer to buy, as of stocks and shares; "The broker subscribed 500 shares"
2.investment - money that is invested with an expectation of profit
assets - anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company
venture, speculation - an investment that is very risky but could yield great profits; "he knew the stock was a speculation when he bought it"
pay, bear, yield - bring in; "interest-bearing accounts"; "How much does this savings certificate pay annually?"
3.investment - the commitment of something other than money (time, energy, or effort) to a project with the expectation of some worthwhile result; "this job calls for the investment of some hard thinking"; "he made an emotional investment in the work"
commitment, committedness - the trait of sincere and steadfast fixity of purpose; "a man of energy and commitment"
4.investment - outer layer or covering of an organ or part or organism
pellicle - thin protective membrane in some protozoa
cutis, skin, tegument - a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch; "your skin is the largest organ of your body"
5.investment - the act of putting on robes or vestments
grooming, dressing - the activity of getting dressed; putting on clothes
6.investment - the ceremonial act of clothing someone in the insignia of an office; the formal promotion of a person to an office or rank
promotion - act of raising in rank or position

investment

noun
1. investing, backing, funding, financing, contribution, speculation, transaction, expenditure, outlay The government introduced tax incentives to encourage investment.
2. stake, interest, share, concern, portion, ante (informal) an investment of £28 million
3. buy, asset, acquisition, venture, risk, speculation, gamble A small-screen portable TV can be a good investment.
4. sacrifice, surrender, relinquishment I worry about this big investment of time and effort not working. sacrifice

investment

noun
A prolonged surrounding of an objective by hostile troops:
Translations
إِسْتِثْمَارٌإسْتِثْمار، تَوظيف مالإسْتِثْمار، مالٌ مُسْتَثْمَر
investiceinvestování
investering
sijoitus
ulaganje
befektetés
investasi
fjárfestingfjárfestir fjármunir
投資
투자
investícia
naložba
investering
การลงทุน
yatırımyatırım yapılan parayatırım yapma
sự đầu tư

investment

[ɪnˈvestmənt]
A. N
1. (Comm) → inversión f
2. (Mil) (o.f.) → sitio m, cerco m
3. (= investiture) → investidura f
B. CPD investment analyst Nanalista mf financiero/a
investment bank Nbanco m de inversión
investment company Ncompañía f de inversiones
investment grant Nsubvención f para la inversión
investment income Nrenta f de inversiones
investment portfolio Ncartera f de valores
investment trust Nsociedad f de inversiones

investment

[ɪnˈvɛstmənt] n
(in industry, company, property)investissement m
The railway system is suffering from a lack of investment → Le réseau ferroviaire souffre d'un manque d'investissement.
to buy sth as an investment → acheter qch pour faire un investissement
investment in sth → investissement dans qch
(= money invested) → investissement m
a return on one's investment → un retour sur investissement
a better return on your investment → un meilleur retour sur votre investissement
(= wise purchase) → investissement m
to be a good investment (= worth buying) → être un bon investissementinvestment bank n (US)banque f d'investissementinvestment banker ninvestisseur/euse m/finvestment company nsociété f d'investissementinvestment income nrevenus mpl de placement, revenus mpl d'investissementinvestment trust nsociété f d'investissement

investment

n
(Fin) → Investition f; (= act also)Anlage f; we need more investment in industryin die Industrie muss mehr investiert werden, die Industrie braucht mehr Investitionen; to make an investmentinvestieren (of sth etw); foreign investmentAuslandsinvestition (→ en pl) f; return on one’s investmentsAnlageertrag m; oil/this company is a good investmentÖl/diese Firma ist eine gute (Kapital)anlage; a portable TV is a good investmentein tragbarer Fernseher macht sich bezahlt
(= investiture) (as sth) → (Amts)einsetzung f; (with sth) → Verleihung f (+gen)
(Mil: = blockade) → Belagerung f

investment

:
investment allowance
nInvestitionsabschreibung f
investment bonds
investment capital
nAnlagekapital nt
investment company
investment failure
investment incentive
investment income
investment management
nVermögensverwaltung f
investment manager
nVermögensverwalter(in) m(f), → Investmentmanager(in) m(f)
investment trust
nInvestmenttrust m

investment

[ɪnˈvɛstmənt] n (Comm) → investimento

invest1

(inˈvest) verb
(with in) to put (money) into (a firm or business) usually by buying shares in it, in order to make a profit. He invested (two hundred dollars) in a building firm.
inˈvestment noun
1. the act of investing.
2. a sum of money invested.
inˈvestor noun
a person who invests money.

investment

إِسْتِثْمَارٌ investice investering Investition επένδυση inversión sijoitus investissement ulaganje investimento 投資 투자 investering investering inwestycja investimento инвестиция investering การลงทุน yatırım sự đầu tư 投资

in·vest·ment

n. revestimiento, cubierta, inversión.
References in classic literature ?
So Jo was satisfied with the investment of her prize money, and fell to work with a cheery spirit, bent on earning more of those delightful checks.
The question of investment was one that occupied her greatly.
The real human being all this time, with his head safely on his shoulders, had brought himself to the comfortable conclusion that everything was for the best; and making an investment in ink, paper, and steel pens, had opened his long-disused writing desk, and was again a literary man.
I tell ye what, men, old Rad's investment must go for it
Those islanders -- well, they are slow pay at first, in the matter of return for your investment of effort, but in the end they make the pay of all other nations poor and small by contrast.
He had a graceful and poetic way of making an investment for each new son and daughter that blessed their union.
Do you think I am a Jew-usurer, seeking good investment in land?
Copperfield, to do the same; to regard it as an investment which is sure of return, and to make up his mind to any sacrifice.
It was said that the actual cost of the Bell plant was only one-twenty-fifth of its capital, and that every four cents of investment had thus become a dollar.
Out of all his past opulence du Bousquier saved only twelve hundred francs a year from an investment in the Grand Livre, which he had happened to place there by pure caprice, and which saved him from penury.
Or did they interpret our spurts of fire, the sudden stinging of our shells, our steady investment of their encampment, as we should the furious unanimity of onslaught in a disturbed hive of bees?
The Spada family was one of the oldest and most powerful families of the fifteenth century; and in those times, when other opportunities for investment were wanting, such accumulations of gold and jewels were by no means rare; there are at this day Roman families perishing of hunger, though possessed of nearly a million in diamonds and jewels, handed down by entail, and which they cannot touch.