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English noun: insurance

1. insurance (possession) promise of reimbursement in the case of loss; paid to people or companies so concerned about hazards that they have made prepayments to an insurance company

Broader (hypernym)protection, security

Narrower (hyponym)assurance, automobile insurance, business interruption insurance, car insurance, coinsurance, fire insurance, group insurance, hazard insurance, health insurance, liability insurance, life assurance, life insurance, malpractice insurance, reinsurance, self-insurance, term insurance

2. insurance (communication) written contract or certificate of insurance

SamplesYou should have read the small print on your policy.

Synonymsinsurance policy, policy

Broader (hypernym)contract

Narrower (hyponym)floater, floating policy

3. insurance (state) protection against future loss


Broader (hypernym)protection, shelter

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