in·vest·ment /ɪnˈvɛs(t)mənt/ 名詞
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; also, 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.
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
3: outer layer or covering of an organ or part or organism
4: the act of putting on robes or vestments
5: the ceremonial act of clothing someone in the insignia of an
office; the formal promotion of a person to an office or
rank [syn: investiture]