- IPA: /ɪnˈvɛstmənt/, /ɪnˈvɛsmənt/
- The act of investing, or state of being invested.
- (finance) A placement of capital in expectation of deriving income or profit from its use or appreciation.
- Antonyms: divestment
- An investment in ink, paper, and steel pens.
- (obsolete) A vestment.
- 1591, William Shakespeare, “The Second Part of Henry the Sixt, […]”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act IV, scene i]:
- Whose white investments figure innocence.
- (military) 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.
- A mixture of silica sand and plaster which, by surrounding a wax pattern, creates a negative mold of the form used for casting, among other metals, bronze.
- French: investissement
- German: Investition
- Italian: investimento
- Portuguese: investimento, investimentos, aposta
- Russian: инвести́ция
- Spanish: inversión
- Spanish: cerco