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INVESTMENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does investment mean? 

INVESTMENT (noun)
  The noun INVESTMENT has 5 senses:

1. the act of investing; laying out money or capital in an enterprise with the expectation of profit
2. money that is invested with an expectation of profit
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

  Familiarity information: INVESTMENT used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


INVESTMENT (noun)


Sense 1investment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

investing; investment

Hypernyms ("investment" is a kind of...):

finance (the commercial activity of providing funds and capital)

Domain member category:

subscribe (offer to buy, as of stocks and shares)

pyramid (enlarge one's holdings on an exchange on a continued rise by using paper profits as margin to buy additional amounts)

buy into (buy stocks or shares of a company)

bull (try to raise the price of stocks through speculative buying)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "investment"):

arbitrage (a kind of hedged investment meant to capture slight differences in price; when there is a difference in the price of something on two different markets the arbitrageur simultaneously buys at the lower price and sells at the higher price)

foreign direct investment (investing in United States businesses by foreign citizens (often involves stock ownership of the business))

leverage; leveraging (investing with borrowed money as a way to amplify potential gains (at the risk of greater losses))


Sense 2investment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Money that is invested with an expectation of profit

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

investment funds; investment

Hypernyms ("investment" is a kind of...):

assets (anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company)

Domain member category:

bear; pay; yield (bring in)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "investment"):

speculation; venture (an investment that is very risky but could yield great profits)


Sense 3investment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Outer layer or covering of an organ or part or organism

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("investment" is a kind of...):

cutis; skin; tegument (a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "investment"):

pellicle (thin protective membrane in some protozoa)


Sense 4investment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of putting on robes or vestments

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("investment" is a kind of...):

dressing; grooming (the activity of getting dressed; putting on clothes)


Sense 5investment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

investiture; investment

Hypernyms ("investment" is a kind of...):

promotion (act of raising in rank or position)


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