Definitions for: Investment

[n] the act of investing; laying out money or capital in an enterprise with the expectation of profit
[n] outer layer or covering of an organ or part or organism
[n] money that is invested with an expectation of profit

Webster (1913) Definition: In*vest"ment, n.
1. The act of investing, or the state of being invested.

2. That with which anyone is invested; a vestment.

Whose white investments figure innocence. --Shak.

3. (Mil.) The act of surrounding, blocking up, or besieging
by an armed force, or the state of being so surrounded.

The capitulation was signed by the commander of the
fort within six days after its investments.

4. The laying out of money in the purchase of some species of
property; the amount of money invested, or that in which
money is invested.

Before the investment could be made, a change of the
market might render it ineligible. --A. Hamilton.

An investment in ink, paper, and steel pens.

Synonyms: investing, investment funds

See Also: arbitrage, assets, cutis, finance, leverage, leveraging, pellicle, skin, speculation, tegument, venture

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