Investment

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Investment Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • the ceremonial act of clothing someone in the insignia of an office; the formal promotion of a person to an office or rank
  • the act of putting on robes or vestments
  • the act of investing; laying out money or capital in an enterprise with the expectation of profit
  • outer layer or covering of an organ or part or organism
  • money that is invested with an expectation of profit

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • the act of investing; laying out money or capital in an enterprise with the expectation of profit ,
  • money that is invested with an expectation of profit ,
  • outer layer or covering of an organ or part or organism ,
  • the act of putting on robes or vestments ,
  • the ceremonial act of clothing someone in the insignia of an office; the formal promotion of a person to an office or rank

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Investment Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Investment or investing means that an asset is bought, or that money is put into a bank to get a future interest from it. Investment is total amount of money spent by a shareholder in buying shares of a company. In economic managment sciences, investments means longer-term savings.

It is a term used in business management, finance and economics, related to saving or deferring consumption. Literally, the word means the "action of putting something in to somewhere else" (perhaps originally related to a person's garment or 'vestment').



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'Investment' example sentence in quotations


* There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact. - Mark Twain

* If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. - Benjamin Franklin

* An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. - Benjamin Franklin


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Investment Sample Sentences in News


  • Indonesia’s Investment Growth Has Increased 16.8% in January – September 2014
    The Indonesian Investment Coordinating Board announced in October a US$ 35.6 billion investment realization for period in January–September 2014 or 16.8% increase from comparable period in 2013. Read more on this news related to 'Investment'
  • Flaherty & Crumrine Investment Grade Fixed Income Fund Renews Normal Course Issuer Bid
    Flaherty & Crumrine Investment Grade Fixed Income Fund has renewed its normal course issuer bid to purchase up to 864,300 units of the Fund representing approximately 10% of the public float of 8,643,384 ... Read more on this news related to 'Investment'
  • EU leaders baulk at money for Juncker investment plan
    EU leaders approved an ambitious investment plan on Thursday but without putting up the "hard cash" demanded by European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker. Leaders of the European Union's 28 member states meeting in Brussels as expected approved the broad outline of Juncker's 315 billion euro ($387 billion) investment plan, intended to kick-sta Read more on this news related to 'Investment'

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