a the act of investing money
c an enterprise, asset, etc., in which money is or can be invested
a the act of investing effort, resources, etc.
3 (Economics) the amount by which the stock of capital (plant, machinery, materials, etc.) in an enterprise or economy changes
4 (Biology) the outer layer or covering of an organ, part, or organism
5 a less common word for →
6 the act of investing or state of being invested, as with an official robe, a specific quality, etc.
7 Rare the act of besieging with military forces, works, etc.
Alternative Investment Market
n a market on the London Stock Exchange enabling small companies to raise capital and have their shares traded in a market without the expenses of a main-market listing, (Abbrev.)
Enterprise Investment Scheme
n (in Britain) a scheme to provide tax relief on investments in certain small companies: came into operation in 1994, when it replaced the Business Expansion Scheme
n an investment in a company whose activities or products are not considered by the investor to be unethical
franked investment income
n dividends from one UK company received by another on which the paying company has paid corporation tax so that the receiving company has no corporation tax to pay; the tax credit included in the dividend can be set against the receiving company's advance corporation tax on its own dividends
n a specialist in forecasting the prices of stocks and shares
n a single-premium life-assurance policy in which a fixed sum is invested in an asset-backed fund
n a financial enterprise that invests its subscribed capital in securities for its investors' benefit
n (Stock Exchange) an investment in which trustees are authorized to invest money belonging to a trust fund