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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


Synonymsinvesting


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


Synonymsinvestiture


Broader (hypernym)promotion









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