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invest +‎ -ment


  • IPA(key): /ɪnˈvɛstmənt/, /ɪnˈvɛsmənt/
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investment (countable and uncountable, plural investments)

  1. The act of investing, or state of being invested.
    Giving your children a good education is a wise long-term investment.
  2. (finance) A placement of capital in expectation of deriving income or profit from its use or appreciation.
    Antonym: divestment
  3. (obsolete) A vestment.
  4. (military) The act of surrounding, blocking up, or besieging by an armed force, or the state of being so surrounded.
    • 1875, John Howard Hinton, History of the United States of America, from the First Settlement
      the investment of the fort
  5. A mixture of silica sand and plaster which, by surrounding a wax pattern, creates a negative mold of the form used for casting, among other metals, bronze.



  • investment at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • investment in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911