policy Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of “policy” - English Dictionary

"policy" in American English

See all translations

policynoun [C]

 us   /ˈpɑl·ɪ·si/
  • policy noun [C] (PLAN)

a set of ideas or a plan for action followed by a business, a government, a political party, or a group of people: The White House said there will be no change in policy.
  • policy noun [C] (DOCUMENT)

a document showing an agreement you have made with an insurance company: a life-insurance policy
(Definition of policy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"policy" in British English

See all translations

policynoun [C]

uk   /ˈpɒl.ə.si/  us   /ˈpɑː.lə.si/
(Definition of policy from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"policy" in Business English

See all translations

policynoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈpɒləsi/ (plural policies)
[C or U] GOVERNMENT, POLITICS, MANAGEMENT a set of ideas, or a plan of what to do in particular situations, that has been agreed officially by a group of people, a business organization, a government, or a political party: The government has finally announced its policy on the regulation of the financial services industry. The oil markets are affected by economic policy. The company policy is that most workers should retire at 60.formulate/develop/implement a policy The company has now implemented its policy of Quality Control.change of policy This move represents a change of policy on the part of the Board.
[C] (also insurance policy) INSURANCE an agreement with an insurance company that it will provide insurance for you against particular risks, or the document showing this: You should check your policy to see if you're covered for flood damage. Make sure to keep your policy document in a safe place.
(Definition of policy from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “policy”
in Korean 정책…
in Arabic سياسة, خُطّة…
in Malaysian dasar…
in French politique…
in Russian политика, страховой полис…
in Chinese (Traditional) 計劃, 政策,方針,策略…
in Italian politica, strategia…
in Turkish siyaset, politika, tutum…
in Polish polityka, polisa…
in Spanish política…
in Vietnamese chính sách…
in Portuguese política…
in Thai นโยบาย…
in German die Politik…
in Catalan política…
in Japanese 方針, 政策, ポリシー…
in Chinese (Simplified) 计划, 政策,方针,策略…
in Indonesian kebijaksanaan…
What is the pronunciation of policy?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“policy” in Business English

That’s fantastic! (Words meaning ‘very good’)
That’s fantastic! (Words meaning ‘very good’)
by ,
May 18, 2016
by Kate Woodford We all need words and phrases for saying that things are good or great – that we find them nice or very nice. This post aims to give you more ways to say that you like, or really like, something. Starting with a very frequent adjective; lovely is used a lot in UK English

Read More 

Word of the Day

parasol

a type of sunshade (= round frame covered in cloth on a stick) carried especially by women in the past, to give protection from the sun

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More