What does insolvent mean?

Definitions for insolventɪnˈsɒl vənt

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bankrupt, insolvent(adj)

    someone who has insufficient assets to cover their debts

  2. insolvent(adj)

    unable to meet or discharge financial obligations

    "an insolvent person"; "an insolvent estate"


  1. insolvent(Adjective)

    Unable to pay one's bills as they fall due.

  2. insolvent(Adjective)

    Owing more than one has in assets.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Insolvent(adj)

    not solvent; not having sufficient estate to pay one's debts; unable to pay one's debts as they fall due, in the ordinary course of trade and business; as, in insolvent debtor

  2. Insolvent(adj)

    not sufficient to pay all the debts of the owner; as, an insolvent estate

  3. Insolvent(adj)

    relating to persons unable to pay their debts

  4. Insolvent(noun)

    one who is insolvent; as insolvent debtor; -- in England, before 1861, especially applied to persons not traders

  5. Origin: [Pref. in- not + solvent: cf. OF. insolvent.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Insolvent

    in-solv′ent, adj. not able to pay one's debts: bankrupt: pertaining to insolvent persons.—n. one unable to pay his debts.—n. Insolv′ency, bankruptcy.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of insolvent in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of insolvent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Brian Molefe:

    We do not think that Eskom is about to be declared bankrupt or insolvent.

  2. Peter Terium:

    RWE is not at risk of becoming insolvent in the short term, despite a high debt level.

  3. Triet Nguyen:

    If an entity depends on market access to pay bills, that to us is effectively insolvent.

  4. Judge Richard Arnold:

    Since the estate has substantial creditors running into hundreds of millions of pounds, it is hopelessly insolvent.

  5. Omar Zeolla at Oppenheimer:

    The best thing might be to tender, if the company runs out of liquidity and becomes insolvent, the recovery value may be less.

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