investment


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Investment

The placement of a particular sum of money in business ventures, real estate, or Securities of a permanent nature so that it will produce an income.

investment

n. the money put into use for profit, or the property or business interest purchased for profit. (See: invest)

investment

noun backing, capital invested, capital outlay, employment of capital, endowment, financial backkng, financing, invested capital, invested money, invested property, loan, loan at interest, outlay, speculation, venture
Associated concepts: investment broker, investment connract, investment security, investment trust
See also: advance, advancement, binder, deputation, equity, expenditure, fund, loan, securities, security, share, stock, venture

investment

the process by which funds are deployed with the object of producing gain, either in the form of income or addition to capital.
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His last investment, made shortly before the birth of Miranda (named in a lively hope of favors which never came), was a small farm two miles from Temperance.
There were only thirty-two words, but in six years these words represented an investment of a million dollars apiece.
Vandenhuten and Hunsden, gave us each a word of advice as to the sort of investment to be chosen.
So much for the respect in which 'personal property' is held in Typee; how secure an investment of 'real property' may be, I cannot take upon me to say.
In spite of the fact that delicate missions were constantly intrusted to his discretion which to any other man about the court would have proved lucrative, he possessed an income of not more than thirty thousand francs from an investment in the Grand Livre.
I had gone up to town about an investment, and I met him in Regent Street with hardly a coat to his back or a boot to his foot.
Holmes--never made but one investment in my life, as Dr.
In the first flash it looked as wild as suicide; but in the second it was as sensible as a safe investment.
At least they were sweetly pretty then; one passed me on the bridge and, I think, smiled; and the other was standing at an open door, making an unremunerative investment of kisses upon a red-faced baby.
As a rule, the proprietor of Harrow House unbelted without complaint, for Bertie, as every good borrower should, had that knack of making his victim feel during the actual moment of paying over, as if he had just made a rather good investment.
It was a costly nap, on that account, but otherwise it was a paying investment because it brought unconsciousness of the dreary minutes and put us in a somewhat fitter mood for a first glimpse of the sacred river.
It was a sort of investment of good works, which he was effecting in the name of his young brother; it was a stock of good works which he wished to amass in advance for him, in case the little rogue should some day find himself short of that coin, the only sort which is received at the toll-bar of paradise.