verb (used with object)
to put (money) to use, by purchase or expenditure, in something offering potential profitable returns, as interest, income, or appreciation in value.
to use (money), as in accumulating something:
to invest large sums in books.
to use, give, or devote (time, talent, etc.), as for a purpose or to achieve something:
He invested a lot of time in helping retarded children.
to furnish with power, authority, rank, etc.:
The Constitution invests the president with the power of veto.
to furnish or endow with a power, right, etc.; vest:
Feudalism invested the lords with absolute authority over their vassals.
to endow with a quality or characteristic:
to invest a friend with every virtue.
to infuse or belong to, as a quality or characteristic:
Goodness invests his every action.
Metallurgy. to surround (a pattern) with an investment.
to provide with the insignia of office.
to install in an office or position.
to clothe, attire, or dress.
to cover, adorn, or envelop:
Spring invests the trees with leaves.
to surround (a place) with military forces or works so as to prevent approach or escape; besiege.
verb (used without object)
to invest money; make an investment:
to invest in oil stock.
(often foll by in) to lay out (money or capital in an enterprise, esp by purchasing shares) with the expectation of profit
(transitive) often foll by in. to devote (effort, resources, etc, to a project)
(transitive; often foll by in or with) (mainly archaic) to clothe or adorn (in some garment, esp the robes of an office): to invest a king in the insignia of an emperor
(transitive) often foll by in. to install formally or ceremoniously (in an official position, rank, etc)
(transitive; foll by in or with) to place (power, authority, etc, in) or provide (with power or authority): to invest new rights in the monarchy
(transitive; usually passive; foll by in or with) to provide or endow (a person with qualities, characteristics, etc): he was invested with great common sense
generally (poetic) (transitive) foll by with. to cover or adorn, as if with a coat or garment: when spring invests the trees with leaves
(transitive) (rare) to surround with military forces; besiege
(informal) (intransitive) foll by in. to purchase; buy
noun 1. the act of sending out or putting forth; promulgation; distribution: the issue of food and blankets to flood victims. 2. something that is printed or published and distributed, especially a given number of a periodical: Have you seen the latest issue of the magazine? 3. something that is sent out or put forth […]
noun 1. a short coat, in any of various forms, usually opening down the front. 2. something designed to be placed around the upper part of the body for a specific purpose other than use as clothing: a life jacket. 3. a protective outer covering. 4. the skin of a potato, especially when it has […]
noun 1. a person who is in charge of a jail or section of a jail. 2. a person who forcibly confines another. noun 1. a person in charge of prisoners in a jail (of Philippi), Acts 16:23. The conversion of the Roman jailer, a man belonging to a class “insensible as a rule and […]
noun 1. a person employed in an apartment house, office building, school, etc., to clean the public areas, remove garbage, and do minor repairs; caretaker. 2. Archaic. a doorkeeper or porter. verb (used without object) 3. to be employed as a janitor. noun 1. (Scot & US, Canadian) the caretaker of a building, esp a […]