Definition of INVESTMENT


Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) the act of investing; laying out money or capital in an enterprise with the expectation of profit ;

  • 3. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 4. (

    ) outer layer or covering of an organ or part or organism ;

  • 6. (

    ) the ceremonial act of clothing someone in the insignia of an office; the formal promotion of a person to an office or rank ;

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