Definition of insurance
- The contract is your insurance against price changes.
- Frequent hand washing is good insurance against the common cold.
insurance against theft or damage
She has a job in insurance.
I work for an insurance company.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'insurance.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
: an agreement in which a person makes regular payments to a company and the company promises to pay money if the person is injured or dies, or to pay money equal to the value of something (such as a house or car) if it is damaged, lost, or stolen
: the amount of money a person regularly pays an insurance company as part of an insurance agreement
: the amount of money that a person receives from an insurance company
What made you want to look up insurance? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).
Namesakes Word Quiz