Open main menu



English Wikipedia has an article on:


invest +‎ -ment


  • (file)


investment (countable and uncountable, plural investments)

  1. The act of investing, or state of being invested.
  2. (finance) A placement of capital in expectation of deriving income or profit from its use or appreciation.
    Antonym: divestment
    • (Can we date this quote?) A. Hamilton
      An investment in ink, paper, and steel pens.
    • 2013 July 19, Timothy Garton Ash, “Where Dr Pangloss meets Machiavelli”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 6, page 18:
      Hidden behind thickets of acronyms and gorse bushes of detail, a new great game is under way across the globe. [] The current power play consists of an extraordinary range of countries simultaneously sitting down to negotiate big free trade and investment agreements.
  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.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Marshall
      The capitulation was signed by the commander of the fort within six days after its investments.
  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.