1. the act of investing; laying out money or capital in an enterprise with the expectation of profit

Similar word(s): investing

Definition categories: act, finance

2. money that is invested with an expectation of profit

Definition categories: possession, assets

3. the commitment of something other than money (time, energy, or effort) to a project with the expectation of some worthwhile result

- this job calls for the investment of some hard thinking

- he made an emotional investment in the work

Definition categories: attribute, commitment, committedness

4. outer layer or covering of an organ or part or organism

Definition categories: animal, cutis, skin, tegument

5. the act of putting on robes or vestments

Definition categories: act, dressing, grooming

6. the ceremonial act of clothing someone in the insignia of an office; the formal promotion of a person to an office or rank

Similar word(s): investiture

Definition categories: act, promotion