• WordNet 3.6
    • v underwrite guarantee financial support of "The opera tour was subvented by a bank"
    • v underwrite protect by insurance "The insurance won't cover this"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Underwrite To practice the business of insuring; to take a risk of insurance on a vessel or the like.
    • Underwrite To subscribe one's name to for insurance, especially for marine insurance; to write one's name under, or set one's name to, as a policy of insurance, for the purpose of becoming answerable for loss or damage, on consideration of receiving a certain premium per cent; as, individuals, as well as companies, may underwrite policies of insurance. "The broker who procures the insurance ought not, by underwriting the policy, to deprive the parties of his unbiased testimony."
    • Underwrite To write under something else; to subscribe. "What addition and change I have made I have here underwritten ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • underwrite To write below or under; subscribe.
    • underwrite To agree to pay by signing one's name; subscribe.
    • underwrite Specifically To agree or undertake by setting one's name to (a policy of insurance) to become answerable for certain losses specified therein: used chiefly in marine insurance. Hence underwriter.
    • underwrite To submit to; put up with.
    • underwrite To practise insuring, particularly marine insuring; carry on the business of an underwriter.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Underwrite un-dėr-rīt′ to write under something else: to subscribe: to subscribe one's name to for insurance:
    • v.i Underwrite to practise insuring
    • v.t Underwrite un-dėr-rīt′ (Shak.) to submit to
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In literature:

Suppose we could get the underwriting done at 3 per cent.
"Swirling Waters" by Max Rittenberg
The underwriters have paid up, eh?
"Foe-Farrell" by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Oh, yes; Marshall, who wrote on underwriting.
"The Jest Book" by Mark Lemon
I'll move heaven and earth to help him, and if he fails I'll move them again to make him a good underwriter!
"Big Game" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
It was a bad year for the underwriters, and for the owners too, let me tell you.
"Peter the Whaler" by W.H.G. Kingston
Then, in that case, she belongs to the owners or underwriters.
""Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea" by Morgan Robertson
Perhaps the underwriters of the city would not have taken the latter risk, but at that moment it seemed a slight one to Irma Sobieski.
"The Dew of Their Youth" by S. R. Crockett
Ascher, Stutz & Co. will underwrite the new issues and take three and one-half per cent.
"Gossamer" by George A. Birmingham
Representatives of the underwriters came out from Wood's Hole on a tug.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
In this way individual losses are spread among a considerable number of underwriters.
"All Afloat" by William Wood
It's a matter for the underwriters.
"The Grain Ship" by Morgan Robertson
Sunshine and rain will produce results in the field of life-underwriting.
"Appearances" by Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
Have the underwriters nothing at sea to be anxious about?
"The American Quarterly Review, No. 17, March 1831" by Various
There are more consequences to a shipwreck than the underwriters notice.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 86, December, 1864" by Various
I tell you, it's as much a trade as underwriting, and a dashed sight more honest.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 13 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
He then went to Queensland and informed the underwriters of the loss.
"Two Years Among the Savages of New Guinea." by W. D. Pitcairn
After 1688 the atmosphere of England was freer, and underwriting was soon practised without special licence.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 6" by Various
Our bank will underwrite the bonds.
"Fighting Byng" by A. Stone
He got his share of the underwriter's money, and invested it in a one-third interest in another and smaller vessel.
"Rayton: A Backwoods Mystery" by Theodore Goodridge Roberts
The Subscribers' or Underwriters', the Merchants', and the Captains' Room.
"Club Life of London, Volume II (of 2)" by John Timbs

In news:

How to look good for an underwriter .
These underwriters not only provide valuable financial support to WAMU 88.5 -- they are active in the community as well.
There are worthier causes than underwriting weddings.
There are worthier causes than underwriting others' weddings.
Operating as a coverholder and in-house underwriter , J. H Blades underwrites, markets and places both onshore and offshore accounts of any size or complexity.
La Plata Open Space Conservancy Wins a Year's Worth of Underwriting .
Some of the changes in underwriting appear to have originated from the underwriters ' risk assessment in less.
Become a WERS Underwriter .
Thanks for your interest in becoming a WERS Underwriter .
Two of Facebook's three lead underwriters .
As a WFIT underwriter , you will enjoy many benefits.
We don't create programming to attract underwriters .
Underwriters want to be associated with quality programming.
Underwriting Rebounds On Strong Bond Sales.
If you are interested in having a coupon of the site, contact our Director Of Underwriting, Katie Noble, here at KPCW.

In science:

Cloud providers may be reluctant to release detailed dependency information publicly for business reasons, but might willing release it to a trusted third party, such as an organization analogous to Underwriters Laboratories (UL) offering cloud reliability analysis services.
Icebergs in the Clouds: the Other Risks of Cloud Computing
In addition, during the IPO process, no specifics were given on the methodology to come to Zynga’s valuation; neither by the underwriters of the IPO, nor in the S1 filing, nor by the media, nor by investment banking sell-side analysts.
When games meet reality: is Zynga overvalued?
We can cite the underpricing of new issues, ie, the fact that underwriters underprice the IPO leading to high returns on the first day of trading, or the long-term underperformance of the underpriced IPOs compared to their “fairly” priced counterparts.
When games meet reality: is Zynga overvalued?
One should however keep in mind that the recommendations of most of these companies may not be independent of their own interest, as for example the fact that JP Morgan, Merril Lynch and Barclays Capital are underwriters of the IPO (see Dechow et al. (2000); Michaely and Womack (1999)).
When games meet reality: is Zynga overvalued?
Bradley et al. (2001) confirm the finding and add that the “quality” of the IPO underwriters as well as the price increase since the IPO is positively correlated with the drop in share value.
When games meet reality: is Zynga overvalued?
However, a secondary offering was authorized by the underwriters of the IPO and was concluded on March 28th with the shares being sold over the counter for 12$ /piece (0.36 $ of which went to the underwriters).
When games meet reality: is Zynga overvalued?
Conflict of interest and the credibility of underwriter analyst recommendations.
When games meet reality: is Zynga overvalued?
It calls for the cloud purchaser underwriting an insurance policy to hedge against price increases.
Pricing of insurance policies against cloud storage price rises
The DOE funds underwrite workshop expenses, such as meeting rooms and secretariat and computing expenses.
Overview and Charge -- Snowmass Workshop 2005
In section 4 we give analysis on risk of stochastic control model treated in the present paper and study relationships among investment risk, underwriting risk and the insolvency probability.
Optimal dividend and investing control of a insurance company with higher solvency constraints
We also see from the figure 6 below that, for given the risk ε, the dividend payout level b is an increasing function of underwriting risk σ2 , so it decreases the company’s pro fit.
Optimal dividend and investing control of a insurance company with higher solvency constraints
Jurij and Daria Darewych for underwriting part of the research.
Reducing the Erdos-Moser equation 1^n + 2^n + . . . + k^n = (k+1)^n modulo k and k^2