investor etymology

English word investor comes from English invest, English -or

Detailed word origin of investor

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
invest English (eng) (dated) To clothe or wrap (with garments).. (intransitive) To make investments.. (metallurgy) To prepare for lost wax casting by creating an investment mold (a mixture of a silica sand and plaster).. (obsolete) To put on (clothing).. To ceremonially install someone in some office.. To commit money or capital in the hope of financial gain.. To envelop, wrap, cover.. To formally give (power or [...]
-or English (eng) (electrical science) Appended to the names of members of classes of components, especially those that have an extensive property name of the same root suffixed with -ance. Creates an agent noun, indicating a person who does something.
investor English (eng) A person who invests money in order to make a profit.

Words with the same origin as investor

Descendants of -or
accelerator actor actress advisor author calculator communicator coordinator decorator detonator donor elevator instructor perk perky projector radiator realtor sculptor sensor ventilator