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Noun
/inˈves(t)mənt/,
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investments, plural;
  1. The action or process of investing money for profit or material result
    • - a debate over private investment in road-building
    • - a total investment of $50,000
  2. A thing that is worth buying because it may be profitable or useful in the future
    • - a used car is rarely a good investment
  3. An act of devoting time, effort, or energy to a particular undertaking with the expectation of a worthwhile result
    • - the time spent in attending a one-day seminar is an investment in our professional futures
  4. The surrounding of a place by a hostile force in order to besiege or blockade it


  1. investing: the act of investing; laying out money or capital in an enterprise with the expectation of profit
  2. 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"
  3. outer layer or covering of an organ or part or organism
  4. the act of putting on robes or vestments
  5. the ceremonial act of clothing someone in the insignia of an office; the formal promotion of a person to an office or rank
  6. (invest) make an investment; "Put money into bonds"
  7. Investment is the commitment of money or capital to purchase financial instruments or other assets in order to gain profitable returns in the form of interest, income {dividend}, or appreciation of the value of the instrument. It is related to saving or deferring consumption. ...
  8. Investment is the military tactic of surrounding an enemy fort (or town) with armed forces to prevent entry or escape.
  9. (Invest (meteorology)) An invest in meteorology (short for investigation or to investigate, alternatively written INVEST) is a designated area of disturbed weather that is being monitored for tropical cyclone development. ...
  10. (INVEST (mnemonic)) The INVEST mnemonic is frequently used as a reminder of the characteristics of a good quality user story in a Scrum backlog or XP project.
  11. A placement of capital in expectation of deriving income or profit from its use; 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
  12. (invest) An unnamed tropical weather pattern "to investigate" for development into a significant (named) system; To clothe or wrap (with garments); To envelop, wrap, cover; To commit money or capital in the hope of financial gain; To spend money, time, or energy into something, especially for ...
  13. (INVESTMENTS) Securities, real estate and other instruments held for the production of income or profit.
  14. Total investments on our consolidated balance sheets includes Group investments and investments for unit-linked products. Our Group investments are those for which we bear part or all of the investment risk. ...
  15. Investments are assets held for the income or capital gain that arises directly from them and not used in the charitable activities. Some investments are held for the long term and are included under fixed assets; others are held for the short term and are included under current assets. ...
  16. (Investments) cash or securities held for some designated purpose.
  17. (7. Investments) When investing, think of single digit returns and be happy with a 6% return on investment of your money. Gone are the days of high interest APY rates as more and more banks are looking at credit rating and their own risk.
  18. (Investments) 43 Things · Amie Street (Songza) · LibraryThing · Sellaband
  19. (Investments) Assets you buy either to profit from or to own for a long time. These can include shares, land and property, a pension or your home.
  20. (Investments) CartWheel Concepts invests in select entities that not only require funds for growth but also drastic changes to existing business strategies. CartWheel will partner with these entities providing managerial and strategic support during the change period.
  21. (Investments) Identifying opportunities for financial savings in retirement accounts or other ventures to build assets.
  22. (Investments) Make them into others through caring, sharing and binkles. What you’re most identified with. The measure of your true worth. They draw your interest
  23. (Investments) Perhaps the most valuable aspect of this section is the ability to quickly retrieve the rates of return for various investment classes and see them in a graphic format for comparison purposes. ...
  24. (Investments) Total of the acquisition of businesses/subsidiaries and acquisition of intangible assets and property, plant and equipment.
  25. (Investments) an asset held by an enterprise for the accretion of wealth through capital distribution, such as interest, royalties, dividends and rentals, for capital appreciation or for other benefits to the investing enterprise such as those obtained through trading relationships.