Complete Definition of "invest"

English
Etymology
From Latin investire, from in- + vestire âclotheâ.

Pronunciation
invest:(US) SAMPA:/In.vEst/
audio|en-us-invest.ogg|Audio (US)
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-Ést|-Ést

Verb
en-verb

  1. dated To clothe or wrap (with garments).
  2. To envelop, wrap, cover.

#*1667: Night / Invests the Sea, and wished Morn delayes â John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book 1, ll. 207-8

  1. To commit money or capital in the hope of financial gain.
  2. To spend money, time, or energy into something, especially for some benefit or purpose.

#:The contributors to the Wikipedia and Wiktionary projects have invested countless hours into this resource..

  1. To ceremonially install someone in some office.
  2. To formally give someone some power or authority.
  3. To lay siege to.
  4. intransitive: To make investments.

Translations
trans-top|to commit money...
Finnish: investoida, sijoittaa
French: investir
German: investieren
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|to spend money, time...
Finnish: satsata
French: investir
German: investieren
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|to ceremonially install
French: investir
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|to formally give power
French: investir
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|to adorn or clothe someone
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|to lay siege to
French: investir
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|to make investments
French: investir
German: investieren
trans-mid
trans-bottom

Noun

  1. An unnamed tropical weather pattern "to investigate" for development into a significant (named) system. A temporary designation by the U.S. Naval Research Lab Joint Typhoon Warning Center and National Hurricane Center. Internal jargon (possibly teletype abbreviation) in the 1980's. Appears today on some tracking maps, e.g. tropical storm advisories at the wunderground.com tropical weather page. Designation, e.g. <code>91e</code>, is a cyclic number (90-99) and a letter suffix for oceanic region:

#* <code>a</code> - Arabian Sea
#* <code>b</code> - Bay of Bengal
#* <code>c</code> - North Central Pacific Ocean
#* <code>e</code> - Northeast Pacific Ocean
#* <code>l</code> - North Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea
#* <code>p</code> - South Pacific Ocean
#* <code>s</code> - South Indian Ocean
#* <code>w</code> - Northwest Pacific Ocean

See also
investor

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