Definitions for insuranceɪnˈʃʊər əns, -ˈʃɜr-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

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.

    Category: Business

  2. coverage by contract in which one party agrees to indemnify or reimburse another for loss that occurs under the terms of the contract.

    Category: Business

  3. the contract itself, set forth in a written agreement or policy.

    Category: Business

  4. the amount for which anything is insured.

    Category: Business

  5. a premium paid for insurance.

    Category: Business

  6. any means of guaranteeing against loss or harm:

    to take vitamin C as insurance against colds.

* Pron: See police.

Origin of insurance:

1545–55

Princeton's WordNet

  1. insurance(noun)

    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

  2. policy, insurance policy, insurance(noun)

    written contract or certificate of insurance

    "you should have read the small print on your policy"

  3. indemnity, insurance(noun)

    protection against future loss

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. insurance(noun)ɪnˈʃʊər əns, -ˈʃɜr-

    sth you buy from a company to protect you from paying for damage, illness, disaster, etc. in the future

    Do you have health/fire/travel/car etc. insurance?

  2. insuranceɪnˈʃʊər əns, -ˈʃɜr-

    to buy insurance

    The law says all residents must take out health insurance.

  3. insuranceɪnˈʃʊər əns, -ˈʃɜr-

    the arrangement you make with a particular company to have insurance

  4. insuranceɪnˈʃʊər əns, -ˈʃɜr-

    regular payments you make to pay for insurance

  5. insuranceɪnˈʃʊər əns, -ˈʃɜr-

    protection against sth bad that could happen

    an interest rate cut as an insurance against inflation

  6. insuranceɪnˈʃʊər əns, -ˈʃɜr-

    the business of selling insurance

    ***an insurance company

Wiktionary

  1. insurance(Noun)

    A means of indemnity against a future occurrence of an uncertain event.

    The car was totalled, but fortunately I had insurance.

  2. insurance(Noun)

    The business of providing insurance.

    After five years in banking, I switched to insurance.

  3. insurance(Noun)

    Metaphoric: Any attempt to anticipate an unfavorable event.

    The sky was clear, but I took my umbrella for insurance.

  4. insurance(Noun)

    Blackjack: A bet made after the deal, which pays off if the dealer has blackjack.

    I only take insurance if the count is right.

  5. insurance(Noun)

    An insurance policy

  6. Origin: From old form ensurance, see also assurance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Insurance(noun)

    the act of insuring, or assuring, against loss or damage by a contingent event; a contract whereby, for a stipulated consideration, called premium, one party undertakes to indemnify or guarantee another against loss by certain specified risks. Cf. Assurance, n., 6

  2. Insurance(noun)

    the premium paid for insuring property or life

  3. Insurance(noun)

    the sum for which life or property is insured

  4. Insurance(noun)

    a guaranty, security, or pledge; assurance

Freebase

  1. Insurance

    Insurance is the equitable transfer of the risk of a loss, from one entity to another in exchange for payment. It is a form of risk management primarily used to hedge against the risk of a contingent, uncertain loss. An insurer, or insurance carrier, is a company selling the insurance; the insured, or policyholder, is the person or entity buying the insurance policy. The amount of money to be charged for a certain amount of insurance coverage is called the premium. Risk management, the practice of appraising and controlling risk, has evolved as a discrete field of study and practice. The transaction involves the insured assuming a guaranteed and known relatively small loss in the form of payment to the insurer in exchange for the insurer's promise to compensate the insured in the case of a financial loss. The insured receives a contract, called the insurance policy, which details the conditions and circumstances under which the insured will be financially compensated.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Insurance

    Coverage by contract whereby one part indemnifies or guarantees another against loss by a specified contingency.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'insurance' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1557

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'insurance' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1132

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'insurance' in Nouns Frequency: #660


Translations for insurance

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

insurance(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.

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