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English noun: investment

1. investment (act) the act of investing; laying out money or capital in an enterprise with the expectation of profit


Broader (hypernym)finance

Narrower (hyponym)arbitrage, foreign direct investment, leverage, leveraging

Domain category membersbull, buy into, pyramid, subscribe

2. investment (possession) money that is invested with an expectation of profit

Synonymsinvestment funds

Broader (hypernym)assets

Narrower (hyponym)speculation, venture

Domain category membersbear, pay, yield

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

SamplesThis job calls for the investment of some hard thinking.
He made an emotional investment in the work.

Broader (hypernym)commitment, committedness

4. investment (animal) outer layer or covering of an organ or part or organism

Broader (hypernym)cutis, skin, tegument

Narrower (hyponym)pellicle

5. investment (act) the act of putting on robes or vestments

Broader (hypernym)dressing, grooming

6. investment (act) the ceremonial act of clothing someone in the insignia of an office; the formal promotion of a person to an office or rank


Broader (hypernym)promotion

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