What does investment mean?

Definitions for investment
ɪnˈvɛst məntin·vest·ment

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. investing, investmentnoun

    the act of investing; laying out money or capital in an enterprise with the expectation of profit

  2. investment, investment fundsnoun

    money that is invested with an expectation of profit

  3. investmentnoun

    the commitment of something other than money (time, energy, or effort) to a project with the expectation of some worthwhile result

    "this job calls for the investment of some hard thinking"; "he made an emotional investment in the work"

  4. investmentnoun

    outer layer or covering of an organ or part or organism

  5. investmentnoun

    the act of putting on robes or vestments

  6. investment, investiturenoun

    the ceremonial act of clothing someone in the insignia of an office; the formal promotion of a person to an office or rank

Wiktionary

  1. investmentnoun

    A placement of capital in expectation of deriving income or profit from its use.

  2. investmentnoun

    A mixture of silica sand and plaster which, by surrounding a wax pattern, creates a negative mold of the form used for casting, among other metals, bronze.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Investmentnoun

    Dress; cloaths; garment; habit.

    Etymology: in and vestment.

    Ophelia, do not believe his vows; for they are brokers,
    Not of that die which their investments shew. William Shakespeare, Ham.

    You, my lord archbishop,
    Whose see is by a civil peace maintained,
    Whose beard the silver hand of peace hath touch'd,
    Whose learning and good letters peace hath tutor'd,
    Whose white investments figure innocence,
    The dove, and every blessed spirit of peace;
    Wherefore do you so ill translate yourself,
    Out of the speech of peace, that bears such grace,
    Into the harsh and boist'rous tongue of war? William Shakespeare, H. IV.

Wikipedia

  1. Investment

    Investment is the dedication of money to purchase of an asset to attain an increase in value over a period of time. Investment requires a sacrifice of some present asset, such as time, money, or effort. In finance, the purpose of investing is to generate a return from the invested asset. The return may consist of a gain (profit) or a loss realized from the sale of a property or an investment, unrealized capital appreciation (or depreciation), or investment income such as dividends, interest, or rental income, or a combination of capital gain and income. The return may also include currency gains or losses due to changes in the foreign currency exchange rates. Investors generally expect higher returns from riskier investments. When a low-risk investment is made, the return is also generally low. Similarly, high risk comes with a chance of high losses. Investors, particularly novices, are often advised to diversify their portfolio. Diversification has the statistical effect of reducing overall risk.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Investmentnoun

    the act of investing, or the state of being invested

  2. Investmentnoun

    that with which anyone is invested; a vestment

  3. Investmentnoun

    the act of surrounding, blocking up, or besieging by an armed force, or the state of being so surrounded

  4. Investmentnoun

    the laying out of money in the purchase of some species of property; the amount of money invested, or that in which money is invested

Freebase

  1. Investment

    Investment has different meanings in finance and economics. In economics, investment is related to saving and deferring consumption. Investment is involved in many areas of the economy, such as business management and finance whether for households, firms, or governments. In finance, investment is putting money into something with the expectation of gain, usually over a longer term. This may or may not be backed by research and analysis. Most or all forms of investment involve some form of risk, such as investment in equities, property, and even fixed interest securities which are subject, inter alia, to inflation risk. In contrast putting money into something with a hope of short-term gain, with or without thorough analysis, is gambling or speculation. This category would include most forms of derivatives, which incorporate a risk element without being long-term homes for money, and betting on horses. It would also include purchase of e.g. a company share in the hope of a short-term gain without any intention of holding it for the long term. Under the efficient market hypothesis, all investments with equal risk should have the same expected rate of return: that is to say there is a trade-off between risk and expected return. But that does not prevent one from investing in risky assets over the long term in the hope of benefiting from this trade-off. The common usage of investment to describe speculation has had an effect in real life as well: it reduced investor capacity to discern investment from speculation, reduced investor awareness of risk associated with speculation, increased capital available to speculation, and decreased capital available to investment.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. investment

    The first process of a siege, in taking measures to seize all the avenues, blocking up the garrison, and preventing relief getting into the place before the arrival of the main army with the siege-train.

Editors Contribution

  1. investment

    To provide effort, energy or time.

    Their investment of time and effort was rewarded with a fun, calm wedding day.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 4, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'investment' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #902

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'investment' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1314

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'investment' in Nouns Frequency: #356

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of investment in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of investment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of investment in a Sentence

  1. Macaulay Porter:

    McAuliffe has been called out many times for making false claims that he made a record investment in education, this is his M.O., make a dishonest statement and hope no one checks the facts.

  2. Randall Stephenson:

    By immediately lowering the corporate tax rate to 20 percent, this bill will stimulate investment, job creation and economic growth in the United States.

  3. Peter Hahn:

    Investment banks' main trading partners over the last 20 years have been other financial institutions. So the revenue potential has been reduced. The landscape has changed.

  4. John Whitehead:

    I remember assigning one young fellow, who later became an important partner, to keep records about companies that might want to merge with a larger company or might be interested in acquisitions, and then we tried to match them up. We were doing this before anybody thought that there might be business for investment bankers in the merger field.

  5. Matt Cody:

    We are completely out of global debt; we don't believe paying governments to lend them money is a good investment plan for our clients, you can still get positive yield in emerging debt, but energy-price weakness and increasing sovereign-debt loads lead to risks outweighing the benefits.

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