Meaning of INSURANCE in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ɪnʃʊərəns ]

( insurances)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


Insurance is an arrangement in which you pay money to a company, and they pay money to you if something unpleasant happens to you, for example if your property is stolen or damaged, or if you get a serious illness.

The insurance company paid out for the stolen jewellery and silver...

We recommend that you take out travel insurance on all holidays.

N-VAR : oft N n


If you do something as insurance against something unpleasant happening, you do it to protect yourself in case the unpleasant thing happens.

The country needs a defence capability as insurance against the unexpected.

N-VAR : usu N against n

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