• (GA) IPA: /ɪn.ˈʃʊɹ.əns/, /ɪn.ˈʃɝ.əns/
  • (RP) IPA: /ɪn.ˈʃʊə.ɹəns/, /ɪn.ˈʃɔː.ɹəns/
  • (Southern US) IPA: /ˈɪn.ʃɚəns/

insurance (uncountable)

  1. A means of indemnity against a future occurrence of an uncertain event.
    The car was totalled, but fortunately I had insurance.
  2. The business of providing insurance.
    After five years in banking, I switched to insurance.
  3. (figurative) Any attempt to forestall an unfavorable event.
    The sky was clear, but I took my umbrella for insurance.
  4. (blackjack) A bet made after the deal, which pays off if the dealer has blackjack.
    I only take insurance if the count is right.
  5. (countable) An insurance policy
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