insured

[in-shoord, -shurd]

Origin:
1675–85; insure + -ed2

uninsured, adjective
well-insured, adjective
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insure

[in-shoor, -shur]
verb (used with object), insured, insuring.
1.
to guarantee against loss or harm.
2.
to secure indemnity to or on, in case of loss, damage, or death.
3.
to issue or procure an insurance policy on or for.
4.
ensure ( defs 1–3 ).
verb (used without object), insured, insuring.
5.
to issue or procure an insurance policy.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English; variant of ensure

overinsure, verb (used with object), overinsured, overinsuring.
preinsure, verb (used with object), preinsured, preinsuring.


1. warrant. 4. assure.
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insure (ɪnˈʃʊə, -ˈʃɔː)
 
vb
1.  (often foll by against) to guarantee or protect (against risk, loss, etc): we insured against disappointment by making an early reservation
2.  (often foll by against) to issue (a person) with an insurance policy or take out an insurance policy (on): his house was heavily insured against fire; after all his car accidents the company refuses to insure him again
3.  ensure another word (esp US) for ensure
 
in'surable
 
adj
 
insura'bility
 
n

insured (ɪnˈʃʊəd, -ˈʃɔːd)
 
adj
1.  covered by insurance: an insured risk
 
n
2.  the person, persons, or organization covered by an insurance policy

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Word Origin & History

insure
c.1440, variant of ensuren (see ensure). Took on its particular sense of "make safe against loss by payment of premiums" 1635 (replacing assure in that meaning).
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Example sentences
It arrived in a plain brown package by registered mail, insured for one million
  dollars.
His moustache was a trademark insured for an incredible amount.
Licensed, insured and bonded all-in-one solar panels service provider.
The various mask geometries insured that each rectangle in the array received a
  different combination of the seven oxides.
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