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, investment(noun)

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

  2. investment, investment funds(noun)

    money that is invested with an expectation of profit

  3. investment(noun)

    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. investment(noun)

    outer layer or covering of an organ or part or organism

  5. investment(noun)

    the act of putting on robes or vestments

  6. investment, investiture(noun)

    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. investment(Noun)

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

  2. investment(Noun)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Investment(noun)

    the act of investing, or the state of being invested

  2. Investment(noun)

    that with which anyone is invested; a vestment

  3. Investment(noun)

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

  4. Investment(noun)

    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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How to say investment in sign language?

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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. William Jackson:

    A rising population may be beneficial for a company looking for an expanding market size where the demand will not vary much because of income levels, but looking at Turkey's investment case more broadly, you need jobs for these people and incomes and living standards need to be rising too.

  2. John Hourican:

    And while it was portrayed as an attack on Russian money, really it was an attack on Cyprus because the real Russian money destroyed was modest, the savings and investment funds destroyed were enormous.

  3. Christopher Woolard:

    The UK is a global hub for investment banking, and this sector plays a crucial role in our economy, helping companies raise capital for investment, expansion and funding ongoing operations, what was clear from the discussions we had with stakeholders and firms was that there are unanswered questions about potential conflicts of interest and value for money in this market.

  4. Patrick Esteruelas:

    We shouldn't underestimate the follow-up impact we could see when Fitch or Moody's converge with S&P, (It) will induce some additional forced selling as the sovereign and corporates drop out of the investment-grade indices.

  5. Jason Gammel:

    Projects that are under construction will move forward, but new project will be delayed. I don't think we will see many final investment decisions (FIDs) in the first half of 2015.

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