What does Annuity mean?

Definitions for Annuityəˈnu ɪ ti, əˈnyu-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Annuity.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. annuity, rente(noun)

    income from capital investment paid in a series of regular payments

    "his retirement fund was set up to be paid as an annuity"


  1. annuity(Noun)

    A specified income payable at stated intervals for a fixed or a contingent period, often for the recipient's life, in consideration of a stipulated premium paid either in prior installment payments or in a single payment. For example, a retirement annuity paid to a public officer following his or her retirement.

  2. annuity(Noun)

    The right to receive such an income.

  3. annuity(Noun)

    The duty to make such a payment or payments.

  4. Origin: From annuité, from annuitās, from annuus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Annuity(noun)

    a sum of money, payable yearly, to continue for a given number of years, for life, or forever; an annual allowance

  2. Origin: [LL. annuitas, fr. L. annus year: cf. F. annuit.]


  1. Annuity

    An annuity is a series of payments made at fixed intervals of time. Examples of annuities are regular deposits to a savings account, monthly home mortgage payments and monthly insurance payments. Annuities are classified by the frequency of payment dates. The payments may be made weekly, monthly, quarterly, yearly, or at any other interval of time.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Annuity

    an-nū′i-ti, n. a payment generally (but not necessarily) of uniform amount falling due in each year during a given term, such as a period of years or the life of an individual, the capital sum not being returnable.—n. Annū′itant, one who receives an annuity.—Certain annuity, one for a fixed term of years, subject to no contingency whatever; Contingent annuity, one that depends also on the continuance of some status, as the life of a person whose duration is calculated by the theory of probabilities. An annuity is usually held payable to the end of each year survived; but when, in addition, a proportion of the year's annuity is payable up to the day of death, the annuity is said to be Complete—the ordinary annuity being sometimes, for distinction, referred to as a Curtate annuity. When the first payment is due in advance, the annuity is known as an Annuity due; when the first payment is not to be made until the expiry of a certain number of years, it is called a Deferred or Reversionary annuity.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Annuity in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Annuity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Bill Werde:

    The real annuity for an artist's estate is owning copyright and catalog. That's the revenue stream.

  2. Tom McPhail:

    It appears likely that some providers are going to be called to account for the way they have treated their customers, which could in turn pave the way for compensation for mis-sold annuity investors.

  3. Tom McPhail:

    Behind the scenes, they have been methodically stripping away the layers of paperwork and uncovering evidence of how the sales were made, it appears likely that some providers are going to be called to account for the way they have treated their customers, which could in turn pave the way for compensation for mis-sold annuity investors.

  4. Michael Honig:

    Silver Oak is a brand like Ferrari or Herms -- it’s something that’s helped elevate the whole Napa Valley brand even higher, they’re very well-respected in the wine world, they have an amazing market share, their sales are through the roof and every distributor would love to have them in their portfolio because it’s such a great annuity. It just sells and that’s not always the case with wineries. They just keep truckin’ along.

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