What does insurance mean?

Definitions for insurance
ɪnˈʃʊər əns, -ˈʃɜr-in·sur·ance

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

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

GCIDE

  1. Insurance(n.)

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

    Etymology: [From Insure.]

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.

    Etymology: From old form ensurance, see also assurance.

  2. insurance(Noun)

    The business of providing insurance.

    After five years in banking, I switched to insurance.

    Etymology: From old form ensurance, see also assurance.

  3. insurance(Noun)

    Metaphoric: Any attempt to anticipate an unfavorable event.

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

    Etymology: From old form ensurance, see also assurance.

  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.

    Etymology: From old form ensurance, see also assurance.

  5. insurance(Noun)

    An insurance policy

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [From Insure.]

  2. Insurance(noun)

    the premium paid for insuring property or life

    Etymology: [From Insure.]

  3. Insurance(noun)

    the sum for which life or property is insured

    Etymology: [From Insure.]

  4. Insurance(noun)

    a guaranty, security, or pledge; assurance

    Etymology: [From Insure.]

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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. insurance

    See MARINE INSURANCE.

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

How to pronounce insurance?

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How to say insurance in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of insurance in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of insurance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of insurance in a Sentence

  1. Bryce Doty:

    Some clients think about it as a form of collision insurance, you don't know when you are going to have an accident, but you want it before you do.

  2. Michael Tanner:

    I want people to understand that there is a trade-off involved, you can have widespread care that provides benefits that are well beyond the current insurance system, but that doesn’t have co-payments or deductibles. Or you can have low cost. But you can’t have both.

  3. Paul Fisher:

    To be clear, the Senior Insurance Managers Regime should not be operated in such a way so as to put good people off. The desired outcome is that of effective governance, not enforcement.

  4. Hillary Clinton:

    I think this is a much more complicated issue than pointing to any one piece of legislation and saying well if we just pass that everything would be fine, if you go back and look at what happened in the great recession, it was mortgage companies, it was insurance companies, it was non-commercial banking entities, who were as big if not bigger contributors to the collapse. So I am not interested in just saying there is one answer to the too-big-to-fail problem.

  5. Marc Ganis:

    The connection between playing football and brain issues has been something that has been discussed for years and the NFL has been taking action to reduce the severity and provide funding to those who have been injured, the clearest example is the class action suit. ... Whenever you agree to pay out billions of dollars and you don't have an insurance company that has insured you the money, that's a statement to seriousness about the issue.

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