1. promise of reimbursement in the case of loss; paid to people or companies so concerned about hazards that they have made prepayments to an insurance company

Definition categories: possession, protection, security

2. written contract or certificate of insurance

Similar word(s): policy

Definition categories: communication, contract

3. protection against future loss

Similar word(s): indemnity

Definition categories: state, protection, shelter

Sentences with insurance as a noun:

- The car was totalled, but fortunately I had insurance.

- After five years in banking, I switched to insurance.

- The sky was clear, but I took my umbrella for insurance.

- I only take insurance if the count is right.