Investment In*vest"ment, n. 1. The act of investing, or the state of being invested. [1913 Webster]

2. That with which anyone is invested; a vestment. [1913 Webster]

Whose white investments figure innocence. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. (Mil.) The act of surrounding, blocking up, or besieging by an armed force, or the state of being so surrounded. [1913 Webster]

The capitulation was signed by the commander of the fort within six days after its investments. --Marshall. [1913 Webster]

4. The laying out of money in the purchase of some species of property; also, the amount of money invested, or that in which money is invested. [1913 Webster]

Before the investment could be made, a change of the market might render it ineligible. --A. Hamilton. [1913 Webster]

An investment in ink, paper, and steel pens. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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