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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Investment  \In*vest"ment\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  investing,  or  the  state  of  being  invested. 
 
  2.  That  with  which  anyone  is  invested;  a  vestment. 
 
  Whose  white  investments  figure  innocence.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  (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. 
  --Marshall. 
 
  4.  The  laying  out  of  money  in  the  purchase  of  some  species  of 
  property;  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.  --A.  Hamilton. 
 
  An  investment  in  ink,  paper,  and  steel  pens. 
  --Hawthorne. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  investment 
  n  1:  the  act  of  investing;  laying  out  money  or  capital  in  an 
  enterprise  with  the  expectation  of  profit  [syn:  {investing}] 
  2:  money  that  is  invested  with  an  expectation  of  profit  [syn:  {investment 
  funds}] 
  3:  outer  layer  or  covering  of  an  organ  or  part  or  organism 




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