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

How to pronounce investment?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say investment in sign language?

  1. investment

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. Ignacio Aguado:

    Because of cuts and insufficient investment in primary health care, the first port of call is the emergency ward.

  2. Raul Gonzalez:

    Volatility this year was enormous, the oil hedging program is necessary. It offers stability amid public finance and budget challenges. It’s expensive but has generated benefits, it prevents the country losing its investment grade rating and guarantees solvency.

  3. William Cance:

    There is a continued need for increased investment in equitable cancer control interventions and clinical research to create more advanced treatment options to help accelerate progress in the fight against cancer.

  4. Max Li:

    It's a problem and I was worried, but Fosun's investment strategy is good and I believe in Guo and his team's decisions.

  5. Director Christine Lagarde:

    We want to see clarity sooner rather than later because we think that a lack of clarity feeds uncertainty, which itself undermines investment appetites and decision making.

Images & Illustrations of investment

  1. investmentinvestmentinvestmentinvestmentinvestment

Popularity rank by frequency of use

investment#1#1166#10000

Translations for investment

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for investment »

Translation

Find a translation for the investment definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these investment definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "investment." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 26 Feb. 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/investment>.

    Are we missing a good definition for investment? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    a socially awkward or tactless act
    • A. drought
    • B. relocation
    • C. slip
    • D. confectionery

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for investment:


    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.