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  (ĭn-vĕst′mənt) n. 1. The act of investing. 2. An amount invested. 3. Property or another possession acquired for future financial return or benefit. 4. A commitment, as of time or support. 5. A military siege. 6. Investiture. 7. Archaic a. A garment; a vestment. b. An outer covering or layer. American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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( ɪnˈvɛstmənt ) n 1. (Banking & Finance) a. the act of investing money b. the amount invested c. an enterprise, asset, etc, in which money is or can be invested 2. a. the act of investing effort, resources, etc b. the amount invested 3. (Economics) economics the amount by which the stock of capital (plant, machinery, materials, etc) in an enterprise or economy changes 4. (Biology) biology the outer layer or covering of an organ, part, or organism 5. a less common word for investiture 1 6. the act of investing or state of being invested, as with an official robe, a specific quality, etc 7. (Military) rare the act of besieging with military forces, works, etc Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

in•vest•ment

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n. 1. the investing of money or capital for profitable returns. 2. a particular instance or mode of investing. 3. a thing invested in, as a business. 4. something that is invested; sum invested. 5. the act or fact of investing or state of being invested, as with a garment. 6. a devoting, using, or giving of time, talent, emotional energy, etc., as to achieve something. 7. any covering or outer layer, as of an animal or plant. 8. the act of investing with a quality, attribute, etc. 9. investiture with an office, dignity, or right. 10. a siege or encirclement. 11. Archaic. a garment or vestment. [1590 1600] Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. Thesaurus Antonyms Related Words Synonyms Legend: Switch to new thesaurus Noun 1. investment - the act of investing; laying out money or capital in an enterprise with the expectation of profit investing arbitrage - 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 finance - the commercial activity of providing funds and capital foreign direct investment - investing in United States businesses by foreign citizens (often involves stock ownership of the business) leveraging , leverage - investing with borrowed money as a way to amplify potential gains (at the risk of greater losses) bull - try to raise the price of stocks through speculative buying buy into - buy stocks or shares of a company pyramid - enlarge one's holdings on an exchange on a continued rise by using paper profits as margin to buy additional amounts subscribe - offer to buy, as of stocks and shares; "The broker subscribed 500 shares" 2. investment - money that is invested with an expectation of profit investment funds assets - anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company venture , speculation - an investment that is very risky but could yield great profits; "he knew the stock was a speculation when he bought it" pay , bear , yield - bring in; "interest-bearing accounts"; "How much does this savings certificate pay annually?" 3. investment - the commitment of something other than money (time, energy, or effort) to a project with the expectation of some worthwhile result; "this job calls for the investment of some hard thinking"; "he made an emotional investment in the work" commitment , committedness - the trait of sincere and steadfast fixity of purpose; "a man of energy and commitment" 4. investment - outer layer or covering of an organ or part or organism pellicle - thin protective membrane in some protozoa cutis , skin , tegument - a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch; "your skin is the largest organ of your body" 5. investment - the act of putting on robes or vestments grooming , dressing - the activity of getting dressed; putting on clothes 6. investment - the ceremonial act of clothing someone in the insignia of an office; the formal promotion of a person to an office or rank investiture promotion - act of raising in rank or position Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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noun 1. investing , backing , funding , financing , contribution , speculation , transaction , expenditure , outlay The government introduced tax incentives to encourage investment. 2. stake , interest , share , concern , portion , ante (informal) an investment of £28 million 3. buy , asset , acquisition , venture , risk , speculation , gamble A small-screen portable TV can be a good investment. 4. sacrifice , surrender , relinquishment I worry about this big investment of time and effort not working. sacrifice Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

investment

noun A prolonged surrounding of an objective by hostile troops: beleaguerment , besiegement , blockade , siege . The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. Translations إِسْتِثْمَارٌ إسْتِثْمار، تَوظيف مال إسْتِثْمار، مالٌ مُسْتَثْمَر investice investování investering Investition Anlage Geldanlage επένδυση inversión sijoitus investissement השקעה ulaganje befektetés investasi fjárfesting fjárfestir fjármunir investimento 投資 투자 investering investering pengeplassering plassering inwestycja investimento инвестиция investícia naložba investering การลงทุน yatırım yatırım yapılan para yatırım yapma sự đầu tư 投资 投资额

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[ɪnˈvestmənt] A. N 1. ( Comm ) → inversión f 2. ( Mil ) ( o.f. ) → sitio m , cerco m 3. (= investiture ) → investidura f B. CPD investment analyst N analista mf financiero/a
investment bank N banco m de inversión
investment company N compañía f de inversiones
investment grant N subvención f para la inversión
investment income N renta f de inversiones
investment portfolio N cartera f de valores
investment trust N sociedad f de inversiones Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

investment

[ɪnˈvɛstmənt] n (in industry, company, property) investissement m
The railway system is suffering from a lack of investment → Le réseau ferroviaire souffre d'un manque d'investissement.
to buy sth as an investment → acheter qch pour faire un investissement
investment in sth → investissement dans qch (= money invested ) → investissement m
a return on one's investment → un retour sur investissement
a better return on your investment → un meilleur retour sur votre investissement (= wise purchase ) → investissement m
to be a good investment (= worth buying ) → être un bon investissement investment bank n (US) banque f d'investissement investment banker n investisseur/euse m/f investment company n société f d'investissement investment income n revenus mpl de placement , revenus mpl d'investissement investment trust n société f d'investissement Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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n (Fin) → Investition f ; (= act also) Anlage f ; we need more investment in industry in die Industrie muss mehr investiert werden , die Industrie braucht mehr Investitionen ; to make an investment investieren ( of sth etw) ; foreign investment Auslandsinvestition (→ en pl ) f ; return on one’s investment s Anlageertrag m ; oil/this company is a good investment Öl/diese Firma ist eine gute (Kapital) anlage ; a portable TV is a good investment ein tragbarer Fernseher macht sich bezahlt (= investiture) (as sth) → (Amts) einsetzung f ; (with sth) → Verleihung f (+gen) (Mil: = blockade ) → Belagerung f

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: investment allowance n Investitionsabschreibung f investment bonds pl festverzinsliche Anlagepapiere pl investment capital n Anlagekapital nt investment company n Investmentgesellschaft f investment failure n Fehlinvestition f investment incentive n Investitionsanreiz m investment income n Kapitalerträge pl investment management n Vermögensverwaltung f investment manager n Vermögensverwalter (in) m(f) , → Investmentmanager(in) m(f) investment trust n Investmenttrust m Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

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[ɪnˈvɛstmənt] n ( Comm ) → investimento Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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( inˈvest ) verb ( with in ) to put (money) into (a firm or business) usually by buying shares in it, in order to make a profit. He invested (two hundred dollars) in a building firm. belê يُوَظِّف مالا، يَسْتَثْمِر влагам investir investovat investieren investere επενδύω invertir investeerima سرمایه گذاری کردن sijoittaa investir , placer לְהַשקִיע धन लगाना, अधिकार देना uložiti beruház, befektet menanam modal fjárfesta investire 投資する 투자하다 įdėti, investuoti investēt; ieguldīt melabur investeren investere , plassere inwestować پانګه اچول investir a investi; a plasa инвестировать investovať vložiti investirati investera ลงทุน yatırım yapmak 投入(資金) вкладати капітал, інвестувати منافع کے لیے سرمایہ لگانا đầu tư 投资 inˈvestment noun 1. the act of investing. belê إسْتِثْمار، تَوظيف مال вложение investimento investování die Investierung investering επένδυση inversión investeerimine سرمایه گذاری sijoittaminen investissement , placement השקעה निवेशन ulaganje beruházás penanaman modal fjárfesting investimento 投資 투자 įdėjimas, investavimas investēšana, ieguldīšana pelaburan het investeren investering , plassering inwestowanie پانګه اچونه investimento in­ves­tiţie, plasament инвестирование investovanie vlaganje, naložba investiranje investering การลงทุน yatırım yapma 投資 інвестування, вкладання капіталу سرمایہ کاری کا عمل sự đầu tư 投资 2. a sum of money invested. belegging إسْتِثْمار، مالٌ مُسْتَثْمَر влог investimento investice die Anlage investering επένδυση inversión investeering سرمایه sijoitus investissement , placement השקעה लागत, निवेश लागत ulog befektetés modal fjárfestir fjármunir investimento 投資額 투자 금액 investicija, įdėtas kapitalas investīcija, ieguldījums wang labur investering anbrakt kapital, investering lokata , zainwestowane środki پانګه investimento investiţie, plasa­ment инвестиция investícia investicija investicija investering เงินลงทุน yatırım yapılan para 投資額 інвестиції, капіталовкладення لگایا ہوا سرمایہ tiền đầu tư 投资额 inˈvestor noun a person who invests money. belegger مُسْتَثْمِر инвеститор investidor investor der Kapitalanleger investor επενδυτής inversor investeerija سرمایه گذار sijoittaja investisseur/-euse משקיע धन लगाने वाला ulagač invesztáló investor fjárfestir investitore , investitrice 投資家 투자자 investuotojas investors, ieguldītājs pelabur investeerder investor , aksjonær inwestor پانګه اچونكى investidor investitor инвестор investor investitor investitor investerare นักลงทุน yatırım yapan kimse 投資者 вкладник, інвестор سرمایہ کار nhà đầu tư 投资者 Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

investment

إِسْتِثْمَارٌ investice investering Investition επένδυση inversión sijoitus investissement ulaganje investimento 投資 투자 investering investering inwestycja investimento инвестиция investering การลงทุน yatırım sự đầu tư 投资 Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

in·vest·ment

n. revestimiento, cubierta, inversión. English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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