• WordNet 3.6
    • n insurer a financial institution that sells insurance
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Club Direct, a travel insurance company in Britain, provides insurance plans for protection from falling coconuts
    • n insurer One who or that which insures or makes sure or certain.
    • n insurer One who contracts, in consideration of a stipulated payment called a premium, to indemnify a person or company against certain perils or losses, or against a particular event; an underwriter.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Ben Franklin invented crop insurance.
    • Insurer one who agrees to pay money to another party on the happening of a certain event
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  • Gilbert Adair
    Gilbert Adair
    “We need cancer because, by the very fact of its insurability, it makes all other diseases, however virulent, not cancer.”
  • W. S. Gilbert
    “Down went the owners -- greedy men whom hope of gain allured: oh, dry the starting tear, for they were heavily insured.”
  • Jack Benny
    Jack Benny
    “I don't want to tell you how much insurance I carry with the Prudential, but all I can say is: when I go, they go too.”
  • William Londen
    William Londen
    “To insure good health: Eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.”
  • Bertolt Brecht
    “You don't need to pray to God any more when there are storms in the sky, but you do have to be insured.”
  • Al Bundy
    Al Bundy
    “Insurance is like marriage. You pay, pay, pay, and you never get anything back.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. enseureren, and seur, sure.


In literature:

But that this is the consequence of estimating ships at an imaginary value in the offices of insurance, is, to the highest degree, evident.
"The Works of Samuel Johnson, Vol. 10." by Samuel Johnson
An efficient preparation for war can alone insure peace.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by Edited by James D. Richardson
Often, indeed, a man does insure his life, and then in some year of panic or depression is forced to sell the policy or go under.
"The Living Present" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
As file closers they insure steadiness and promptness in the ranks.
"Military Instructors Manual" by James P. Cole and Oliver Schoonmaker
In renewing the insurance for the various buildings I overlooked that for the West Dormitory and its contents.
"Ruth Fielding in Moving Pictures" by Alice Emerson
For almost a week the insurance agent plied his vocation assiduously but fruitlessly.
"The Daughter of Anderson Crow" by George Barr McCutcheon
The first mark should be just far enough in on the cylinder to insure cutting past the point of the dead center.
"A Course In Wood Turning" by Archie S. Milton and Otto K. Wohlers
Is the Olivers' house insured?
"Polly Oliver's Problem" by Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin
One of the most powerful arguments for "social insurance" is its very name.
"The Unpopular Review, Volume II Number 3" by Various
Only three-parts fill the pots with a good compost, and insure perfect drainage.
"The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition" by Sutton and Sons

In poetry:

None else cou'd have insur'd the joys above,
None cou'd the curse, which we deserv'd, remove,
But Jesus Christ who was the sinless seed,
From Abraham's loins, erst promis'd to proceed.
"Advice, To Search For The Lord Jesus Christ" by Rees Prichard
While they consume the pint in strife,
The purchase of a prudent wife,
'Twas thought a deed would best avail,
T'insure the bargain and the sale;
For when a treaty is to last
'Tis needful we should make all fast.
"The Pleasures Of Matrimony" by William Hutton
He lit a fifty-cent cigar and then his wife did say:
"Your life insurance it will lapse if it you do not pay."
He turned from her in sorrow, for breaking was his heart,
And in a mezzo barytone to her did say, in part:
"I Cannot Pay That Premium" by Franklin Pierce Adams
And you must careful fill your mows
With good provender for your cows,
And in the winter keep them warm,
Protect them safe all time from harm,
For cows do dearly love their ease,
Which doth insure best grade of cheese.
"Oxford Cheese Ode" by James McIntyre
Come out from your alleys, your courts, and your lanes,
And breathe, like young eagles, the air of our plains;
Take a whiff from our fields, and your excellent wives
Will declare it ’s all nonsense insuring your lives.
"Lines -- for Berkshire Jubilee, Aug. 23, 1844" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
The BALLYSHANNON foundered off the coast of Cariboo,
And down in fathoms many went the captain and the crew;
Down went the owners - greedy men whom hope of gain allured:
Oh, dry the starting tear, for they were heavily insured.
"Etiquette" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

Excerpt of an article from Business Insurance: Insurers are seeking rate hikes of 5 percent to 15 percent for primary casualty construction business, Marsh Inc said in a special report on the sector published Thursday.
The Protector Group Insurance Agency Inc, one of the largest independent agencies in New England, will be acquired by Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC, subsidiary of insurance broker Marsh Inc.
(AP) — An insurance company is asking a federal judge in Cheyenne to delay a lawsuit over a disputed insurance claim in a 2010 fire that destroyed a landmark Wyoming hotel.
Insurance & Technology's 2012 Elite 8 honorees have been at the forefront of insurance IT's transformation into a critical driver of smart innovation.
Business Index Auto Insurance State Farm Insurance, Wallace Moorehand.
Balber says Prop 33 would overturn an existing state law that prohibits increasing the cost of insurance for drivers who have not been insured continuously .
The annual Hot Wheels survey from the National Insurance Crime Bureau examines all auto theft data, regardless of whether the targeted cars and trucks were insured.
10 Kinds of Insurance You Don't Need to Buy: Credit Card Insurances.
If you have such a fund, you can increase the insurance deductible and save insurance costs.
Katie Rosenboom has been hired as insurance Agent/Agency manager for Heartland Insurance Agency Inc. Rosenboom has mor than 12 years of experience in the insurance industry.
Prior to coming to Heartland Insurance Agency, she was an insurance agent in Pocahontas for six years.
Katie Rosenboom has been hired as insurance agent/agency manager for Heartland Insurance Agency Inc. Rosenboom has more than 12 years of experience in the insurance industry and was previously an insurance agent in Pocahontas for six years.
Steve Carroll Insurance Agency Inc Auto, Home, Life & Renters Insurance.
Daniel Mirkovic, president of Square One Insurance Services discusses identity theft and how to insure against it and prevent it from happening.
Square One Insurance Services president Daniel Mirkovic's company sells identity theft insurance.

In science:

If the constraints hold at the initial time, then the evolution equations (5) and (6) insure that they will continue to hold at future times.
Generalized Harmonic Equations in 3+1 Form
Also observe that the first term on the right–hand side of Eq. (25e), −˜γ jk Cj ¯Dk β i = ˜Λj ¯Dj β i − ˜γ kℓ∆ ˜Γj kℓ ¯Dj β i , and the Lie derivative term on the left–hand side, −Lβ ˜Λi = −β j ¯Dj ˜Λi + ˜Λj ¯Dj β i , combine to insure that only derivatives of ˜Λi , and not ˜Λi itself, appear in Eq. (25e).
Generalized Harmonic Equations in 3+1 Form
It is sufficient to impose these constraints at the initial time; the evolution equations will insure that they continue to hold into the future.
Generalized Harmonic Equations in 3+1 Form
Provided that Pn≥1 eTn is a.s. convergent, this sum is called perpetuity due to its interpretation as a sum of discounted payment streams in insurance and finance.
Power and exponential moments of the number of visits and related quantities for perturbed random walks
F# is the f -number on the mask and λmin the shortest wavelength of the application (i.e., insuring that s remains greater than the specification for all wavelengths).
Band-Limited Coronagraphs using a halftone-dot process: II. Advances and laboratory results for arbitrary telescope apertures