Meaning of INSURANCE in English

n.1 the act or an instance of insuring.

2 a a sum paid for this; a premium. b a sum paid out as compensation for theft, damage, loss, etc.

3 insurance policy.

4 a measure taken to provide for a possible contingency (take an umbrella as insurance).

Phrases and idioms:

insurance agent Brit. a person employed to collect premiums door to door. insurance company Brit. a company engaged in the business of insurance. insurance policy Brit.

1. a contract of insurance.

2 a document detailing such a policy and constituting a contract. insurance stamp Brit. hist. a stamp certifying the payment of a sum, usu. paid weekly, for National Insurance.

Etymology: earlier ensurance f. OF ense{uuml}rance (as ENSURE)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.