investor Definition

  • 1a person or organization that puts money into financial schemes, property, etc. with the expectation of achieving a profit.
  • 2a person who provides money to start a business with the expectation of making a profit

Using investor: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "investor" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The company is seeking investors for its new project.

  • Example

    He is a successful investor in the stock market.

  • Example

    She became an investor in the startup company.

investor Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for investor

Antonyms for investor

Idioms Using investor

  • investor's paradise

    a place or situation where there are many opportunities for investment and potential profits


    The booming tech industry has made Silicon Valley an investor's paradise.

  • investor's dream

    a situation or opportunity that is highly desirable for an investor


    The low interest rates and high demand for housing make this market an investor's dream.

  • investor's market

    a market in which there are many opportunities for investment and potential profits


    The current economic conditions have created an investor's market for renewable energy.

Phrases with investor

  • a wealthy individual who provides capital for a startup, usually in exchange for ownership equity


    The angel investor provided the necessary funds for the startup to launch.

  • an organization that invests large sums of money on behalf of its members or clients, such as pension funds or insurance companies


    The institutional investor decided to invest in the real estate market.

  • value investor

    an investor who seeks stocks that are undervalued by the market and have the potential to increase in value over time


    The value investor looks for companies with strong fundamentals and low valuations.

Origins of investor

from Latin 'investire', meaning 'to clothe or cover'


Summary: investor in Brief

An 'investor' [ɪnˈvɛstər] is a person or organization that provides money to financial schemes, property, or businesses with the expectation of making a profit. It includes phrases like 'angel investor,' 'institutional investor,' and 'value investor,' and idioms like 'investor's paradise,' 'investor's dream,' and 'investor's market.'

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