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Definition 1: the act of investing; laying out money or capital in an enterprise with the expectation of profit - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for investment in the sense of this definition

(investment is a kind of ...) the commercial activity of providing funds and capital

(... is a kind of investment ) a kind of hedged investment meant to capture slight differences in price; when there is a difference in the price of something on two different markets the arbitrageur simultaneously buys at the lower price and sells at the higher price

(... is a kind of investment ) investing in United States businesses by foreign citizens (often involves stock ownership of the business)

(... is a kind of investment ) investing with borrowed money as a way to amplify potential gains (at the risk of greater losses)

(investment is the domain which ... is member of) try to raise the price of stocks through speculative buying

(investment is the domain which ... is member of) buy stocks or shares of a company

(investment is the domain which ... is member of) enlarge one's holdings on an exchange on a continued rise by using paper profits as margin to buy additional amounts

(investment is the domain which ... is member of) offer to buy, as of stocks and shares

"The broker subscribed 500 shares"

Definition 2: the act of putting on robes or vestments - [noun denoting act]

(investment is a kind of ...) the activity of getting dressed; putting on clothes

Definition 3: the ceremonial act of clothing someone in the insignia of an office; the formal promotion of a person to an office or rank - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for investment in the sense of this definition

(investment is a kind of ...) act of raising in rank or position

Definition 4: outer layer or covering of an organ or part or organism - [noun denoting animal]

(investment is a kind of ...) a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch

"your skin is the largest organ of your body"

(... is a kind of investment ) thin protective membrane in some protozoa

Definition 5: the commitment of something other than money (time, energy, or effort) to a project with the expectation of some worthwhile result - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where investment or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • this job calls for the investment of some hard thinking
  • he made an emotional investment in the work

(investment is a kind of ...) the trait of sincere and steadfast fixity of purpose

"a man of energy and commitment"

Definition 6: money that is invested with an expectation of profit - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for investment in the sense of this definition

(investment is a kind of ...) anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company

(... is a kind of investment ) an investment that is very risky but could yield great profits

"he knew the stock was a speculation when he bought it"

(investment is the domain which ... is member of) bring in

"interest-bearing accounts" "How much does this savings certificate pay annually?"

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