investment

Definitions

  • A banker trying to convince a man to invest in the 'El Fabuloso silver mine
    A banker trying to convince a man to invest in the 'El Fabuloso silver mine
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n investment the ceremonial act of clothing someone in the insignia of an office; the formal promotion of a person to an office or rank
    • n investment the act of putting on robes or vestments
    • n investment the act of investing; laying out money or capital in an enterprise with the expectation of profit
    • n investment outer layer or covering of an organ or part or organism
    • n 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"
    • n investment money that is invested with an expectation of profit
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Investment That with which anyone is invested; a vestment. "Whose white investments figure innocence."
    • Investment The act of investing, or the state of being invested.
    • Investment (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 ."
    • Investment The laying out of money in the purchase of some species of property; also, 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.""An investment in ink, paper, and steel pens."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n investment That with which a person or thing is invested or covered; clothing; vestment; covering.
    • n investment The act of investing, or the state of being invested, as with a right, office, or attribute; endowment; investiture.
    • n investment A surrounding or hemming in; blockade of the avenues of ingress and egress, as for the besieging of a town or fortress; inclosure by armed force or other obstruction.
    • n investment An investing of money or capital; expenditure for profit or future benefit; a placing or conversion of capital in a way intended to secure income or profit from its employment: as, an investment in active business, or in stocks, land, or the like; to make safe investment of one's principal.
    • n investment That which is invested; money or capital laid out for the purpose of producing profit or benefit.
    • n investment That in which money is laid out or invested: as, land is the safest investment.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Investment the act of investing: a blockade: the act of surrounding or besieging: laying out money on: any placing of money to secure income or profit: that in which anything is invested:
    • Investment (Shak.) clothing
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Quotations

  • Winston Churchill
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    “There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.”
  • Barbara De Angelis
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    “When you make a commitment to a relationship, you invest your attention and energy in it more profoundly because you now experience ownership of that relationship.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
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    “If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.”
  • Sylvia Porter
    Sylvia Porter
    “Invest in yourself, in your education. There's nothing better.”
  • Rev. John Wellesly
    Rev. John Wellesly
    “EARN as much as you can. SAVE as much as you can. INVEST as much as you can. GIVE as much as you can.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
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    “Goodness is the only investment which never fails.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. investīre, -ītumin, on, vestīre, to clothe.

Usage

In literature:

As the returns were quick, they did not call for long-time investments of capital.
"History of the United States" by Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
The question was simply whether the oil traffic was sufficient in volume to make the investment profitable.
"Random Reminiscences of Men and Events" by John D. Rockefeller
He has invested in land.
"A Man for the Ages" by Irving Bacheller
The investment began on the 4th?
"The Cornet of Horse" by G. A. Henty
Very soon the British General Drummond appeared in front of Fort Erie and commenced a regular investment.
"General Scott" by General Marcus J. Wright
Now, this may be considered a pretty large outlay for a common farmer to make, but outside of life insurance, I consider it my best investment.
"Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 1, January 5, 1884." by Various
Rosetta was soon captured; and, after various skirmishes, Cairo was invested.
"The History of Napoleon Buonaparte" by John Gibson Lockhart
Thus they could not easily invest in land, the safest investment at that time.
"A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]" by Wolfram Eberhard
The level premium system is a combination of insurance and investments.
"The Bay State Monthly, Volume 3, No. 6" by Various
It was a good investment ahead.
"Salem Witchcraft, Volumes I and II" by Charles Upham
If so, he said he wished to make an investment for me.
"Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie" by Andrew Carnegie
At length, the funds for the investment and for these wars together could no longer be supplied.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VIII. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
Time flies when hunting safe investments.
"The Danger Mark" by Robert W. Chambers
In Babylonia and Assyria, it is said, there were hundreds of trees looked on as invested with more or less sanctity.
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
The resources of the state are at the present moment entirely swallowed up, or, as we hope to prove, wisely invested.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 7 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Part of it was left her by her father, and the rest accumulated through wise investments.
"Dick Hamilton's Fortune" by Howard R. Garis
At the death of Honorius, Valentinian, though no more than six years of age, was invested with the purple.
"Women of Early Christianity" by Alfred Brittain
She could hardly be thought mad enough to invest them with powers like these.
"History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain." by William H. Prescott
Other investment expenses, including geological surveys, absorbed from 12 to 17 percent of annual investment.
"Area Handbook for Bulgaria" by Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
During the preceding twenty years production of consumer goods was held down, while heavy capital investment was encouraged.
"Area Handbook for Romania" by Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
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In poetry:

His work unfinished is her work;
His fame invested is his form;
No solitude can ever lurk
Where love grows ever warm.
"Ten Years After - Easter Sunday" by Annie Adams Fields
Thenceforth, to eyes of high desire,
The meanest thing below,
As with a seraph's robe of fire
Invested, burn and glow:
"Fourth Sunday After Trinity" by John Keble
"I will not die, my One of all!—
To lengthen out thy days
I'll guard me from minutest harms
That may invest my ways!"
"Her Immortality" by Thomas Hardy
Ye nymphs whom starry rays invest,
By flattering poets given,
Who shine, by lavish lovers dress'd,
In all the pomp of heaven.
"On Lyce - An Elderly Lady" by Samuel Johnson
Women brave—limbed, sound—lunged, full—breasted,
Walked at a rhythmic pace;
Yet not for that the less invested
With every female grace.
"Two Visions" by Alfred Austin
I am no longer what I was;
My nature is the pictured glass,
Where he who lived lives on and on;
All ye who loved him, ye may see
His spirits still investing me,
As moonlight but reflects the sun.
"Perfect Union" by Mathilde Blind

In news:

'Wall Street Journal' investing in video.
The company plans to invest $12.5 million to open an assembly and showcase operation at Cane Creek Centre in Ringgold and a sales and headquarters office in Danville.
While the I's have yet to be dotted, the Department of Labor is about to issue final 401(k) default investment regulations, as well as the broader 401(k) provisions included in the Pension Protection Act of 2006.
A new breakdown of survey data shows a risk- averse middle class, meaning lower investment returns.
Middle Class Is Risk- Averse When It Comes to Investing.
Jaguar Land Rover Invests in the New Range Rover.
Have you ever invested a great deal of time and effort to improve something only to see it slowly return to the way it once was.
Bangalore , known as a magnet for India's technology jobs, is facing competition for investment from other cities, but business conditions are tough across India.
State Rep Brian Egolfs pitch to start a state-run investment bank isnt lacking in populist rhetoric.
A Regions Bank building in North Naples is the latest buy for Halstatt Real Estate Partners, a local investment group.
The group is a private equity fund, sponsored by the Halstatt Partnership, the real estate operating and investment arm of the Sproul family.
Court-ordered manager will oversee repairs of downtown Port structure left in disrepair by investment company.
UBS unveils new investment bank line -up after revamp.
Businesswoman Meg Whitman may have already invested a record $140 million on her campaign for governor, but "Wall Street Meg" doesn't want to invest any more in our schools and colleges.
To invest or not to invest in the stock market will be discussed Saturday during a seminar planned from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm Saturday at the Ponte Vedra Branch Library.
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In science:

If strong priority is given to the UL, the system only invests into succ.
Application Driven Joint Uplink-Downlink Optimization in Wireless Communications
The authors makes no representations or warranty, either expressed or implied, as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained in this article, nor are they recommending that this article serve as the basis for any investment decision—this article is for information purposes only.
Is It Real, or Is It Randomized?: A Financial Turing Test
Swedroe, L. E., 2005, The Only Guide to a Winning Investment Strategy You’l l Ever Need, St.
Is It Real, or Is It Randomized?: A Financial Turing Test
In the class of conservative in the statistical mean, we focus on models with risky investments, originally introduced by Cordier, Pareschi and the author .
Boltzmann legacy and wealth distribution
The idea is that wealth changes hands for a specific reason: one agent intends to invest his wealth in some asset, property etc. in possession of his trade partner.
Boltzmann legacy and wealth distribution
Typically, such investments bear some risk, and either provide the buyer with some additional wealth, or lead to the loss of wealth in a non-deterministic way.
Boltzmann legacy and wealth distribution
With the possibility of a scalable deployment and without requiring a massive initial investment, QKD can reach a broader market.
QKD in Standard Optical Telecommunications Networks
Considerable research effort has been invested in identifying the best resistive coating for the chamber glass.
Progress towards a Technological Prototype for a Semi-Digital Hadron Calorimeter based on Glass RPCs
Thus, we can in polynomial time create a vector of the O(l2 ) different payoff values that are received by investing a certain number t of sets in the current subgrid; for each such value t, the optimal solution can be found in nt+O(1) time by enumeration.
Randomized Rounding for Routing and Covering Problems: Experiments and Improvements
As will be apparent, this includes a diverse range of fields as well as techniques. A section discusses how scien ce is conducted in Antarctica today, and what the principal difficulties are for the invest igator, in comparison to undertaking temperate-latitude astronomy.
Astronomy in Antarctica
Tang, Q., and Tsitsiashvili, G. (2004) Finite- and infinite-time ruin probabilities in the presence of stochastic returns on investments.
Asymptotics of Random Contractions
Tang, Q., and Vernic, R. (2010) The finite-time ruin probability in the presence of heavy-tailed claims and dependent return rates on risky investment.
Asymptotics of Random Contractions
Prototyping means exploring ideas before you invest them. Most often they are created early in the project, during the planning and specification phase, before developers write any production code.
Comparative Studies of 10 Programming Languages within 10 Diverse Criteria - a Team 10 COMP6411-S10 Term Report
If one is using RKJL and investing preprocessing time to perform dimension reduction, one may also wish to simply normalize the rows to avoid such difficulties.
Acceleration of Randomized Kaczmarz Method via the Johnson-Lindenstrauss Lemma
The efforts invested in the analysis of Weyl groups have been also fruitful for the classification of the infinite simple groups of finite Morley rank.
A Jordan decomposition for groups of finite Morley rank
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