Definitions for insuranceɪnˈʃʊər əns, -ˈʃɜr-

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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

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  1. Insurance(n.)

    Hence: Any means of assuring against loss; a precaution; as, we always use our seat belts as insurance against injury.

  2. Origin: [From Insure.]

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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 DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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

  5. Origin: [From Insure.]

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  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 MedicineRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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


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