Definition for insured (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), in·sured, in·sur·ing.
verb (used without object), in·sured, in·sur·ing.
Origin of insure
Examples from the Web for insured
At its most simplified, the revision allows big players more access to insured deposits while making certain types of bets.
It has so far insured more than 200,000 people who had never been insured before, but it has to be renewed next year.Arkansas’s Blue Collar Social Conservatives Don’t Know What’s Coming|Monica Potts|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Throughout the state, the percentage of insured doubled in many counties.Inside the Democrats’ Godawful Midterm Election Wipeout|Michael Tomasky|November 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The castle was not insured against such a catastrophe, but the ensuing concerts helped fund the long reconstruction.Eminem Rocks Ireland: Slane Castle’s Latest Legendary Performer|Michael Daly|August 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I could go get a job in some industry instead of adjuncting, and then I would be insured, but it's nice to have options.
Perhaps the building is insured for its positive value, and the insurance money would erect a better one.A Walk from London to John O'Groat's|Elihu Burritt
Quite overpowered by the magnificence of these transactions, I asked him where the ships he insured mostly traded to at present?Great Expectations|Charles Dickens
The other householders had no great loss; they were insured.Stories and Pictures|Isaac Loeb Peretz
He said that he was in the habit of smoking in bed, and asked if Mrs. Preedy was insured.Great Porter Square, v. 1|Benjamin Leopold Farjeon
The insurance companies were obliged in self-defence to prohibit their use in insured buildings.Natural and Artificial Duck Culture|James Rankin
British Dictionary definitions for insured (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for insured (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for insured
mid-15c., insuren, spelling variant of ensuren (see ensure). Took on its particular sense of "make safe against loss by payment of premiums" from mid-17c. (replacing assure in that meaning). Related: Insured; insuring.