Definition of investor noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪnˈvestə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈvestər//
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a person or an organization that invests money in something small investors (= private people) institutional investors see also angel investorExtra examples A stable company is more likely to attract potential investors. Current government policies may worry overseas investors. In this battle for brand leadership, how investors react is important. Investor sentiment was running against corporate America. Investors have been flocking to the region because of high bank rates. Investors will be able to buy the shares from next week. Many ordinary investors stand to lose money in this affair. They advise investors where to put their money. They announced budget cuts which they hoped would reassure investors. This is an excellent deal for investors who are interested in smaller companies. encouraging companies to become investors in people investors in plantation forestry the need to restore investor confidence
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