Insurance

  • 1 insurance — in·sur·ance /in shu̇r əns, in ˌshu̇r / n 1: the action, process, or means of insuring or the state of being insured usu. against loss or damage by a contingent event (as death, fire, accident, or sickness) 2 a: the business of insuring persons or …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Insurance — In*sur ance, n. [From {Insure}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of insuring, or assuring, against loss or damage by a contingent event; a contract whereby, for a stipulated consideration, called premium, one party undertakes to indemnify or guarantee… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 insurance — ► NOUN 1) the action of insuring. 2) the business of providing insurance. 3) money paid for insurance, or as compensation under an insurance policy. 4) a thing providing protection against a possible eventuality …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4 insurance — [in shoor′əns] n. [earlier ensurance < OFr enseurance: see ENSURE] 1. an insuring or being insured against loss; a system of protection against loss in which a number of individuals agree to pay certain sums (premiums) periodically for a… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 insurance — (n.) 1550s, engagement to marry, a variant of ensurance (see ENSURE (Cf. ensure)). Commercial sense of security against loss or death in exchange for payment is from 1650s. ASSURANCE (Cf. Assurance) was the older term for this (late 16c.) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 insurance — see assure, assurance …

    Modern English usage

  • 7 insurance — [n] protection, security allowance, assurance, backing, cover, coverage, guarantee, indemnification, indemnity, provision, safeguard, support, warrant, warranty; concepts 318,332 …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 Insurance — This article is about risk management. For Insurance (blackjack), see Blackjack. For Insurance run (baseball), see Insurance run. In law and economics, insurance is a form of risk management primarily used to hedge against the risk of a… …

    Wikipedia

  • 9 insurance — /in shoor euhns, sherr /, n. 1. the act, system, or business of insuring property, life, one s person, etc., against loss or harm arising in specified contingencies, as fire, accident, death, disablement, or the like, in consideration of a… …

    Universalium

  • 10 insurance — Guarding against property loss or damage making payments in the form of premiums to an insurance company, which pays an agreed upon sum to the insured in the event of loss. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * insurance in‧sur‧ance [ɪnˈʆʊərəns ǁ… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 11 insurance — A contract whereby, for a stipulated consideration, one party undertakes to compensate the other for loss on a specified subject by specified perils. The party agreeing to make the compensation is usually called the insurer or underwriter; the… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 12 insurance — A contract whereby, for a stipulated consideration, one party undertakes to compensate the other for loss on a specified subject by specified perils. The party agreeing to make the compensation is usually called the insurer or underwriter; the… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 13 INSURANCE — Halakahic Aspect Insurance activity may well serve as a model for the economic activities of the Jewish merchant throughout the ages. Hundreds of sources dealing with insurance for transport and fire are found in the halakhic literature,… …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 14 insurance — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ comprehensive ▪ fully comprehensive car insurance ▪ adequate ▪ additional ▪ long term, short term …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 insurance — noun /ɨn.ˈʃɹ̩.ɨns,ˈɪn.ʃə.ɹɨns/ a) A means of indemnity against a future occurrence of an uncertain event. The car was totalled, but fortunately I had insurance. b) The business of providing insurance. After five years in banking, I switched to… …

    Wiktionary

  • 16 insurance — Synonyms and related words: accident insurance, actuary, annuity, assurance, aviation insurance, bail bond, bond, business life insurance, casualty insurance, certificate of insurance, court bond, cover, credit insurance, credit life insurance,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 insurance — n. 1) to provide insurance for 2) to sell, write; underwrite insurance 3) to carry; take out insurance (our firm carries fire insurance) 4) to cancel; renew insurance 5) accident; automobile (AE), motor (BE), motor car (BE); collision;… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 18 insurance — in|sur|ance W2S3 [ınˈʃuərəns US ˈʃur ] n 1.) [U] an arrangement with a company in which you pay them money, especially regularly, and they pay the costs if something bad happens, for example if you become ill or your car is damaged →↑assurance,… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 insurance — in|sur|ance [ ın ʃurəns ] noun *** 1. ) uncount an arrangement in which you regularly pay an insurance company an amount of money so that they will give you money if something you own is damaged, lost, or stolen, or if you die or are sick or… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 insurance */*/*/ — UK [ɪnˈʃʊərəns] / US [ɪnˈʃʊrəns] noun 1) a) [uncountable] an arrangement in which you regularly pay an insurance company an amount of money so that they will give you money if something you own is damaged, lost, or stolen, or if you die or are… …

    English dictionary


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