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1finance

noun fi·nance \fə-ˈnan(t)s, ˈfī-ˌ, fī-ˈ\

: the way in which money is used and handled; especially : the way in which large amounts of money are used and handled by governments and companies

finances : money available to a government, business, or person

: matters relating to money and how it is spent or saved

Full Definition of FINANCE

1
plural :  money or other liquid resources of a government, business, group, or individual
2
:  the system that includes the circulation of money, the granting of credit, the making of investments, and the provision of banking facilities
3
:  the science or study of the management of funds
4
:  the obtaining of funds or capital :  financing

Examples of FINANCE

  1. She's taking a course on personal finance.
  2. an expert in finance who predicts global economic disaster
  3. The library closed due to a lack of finances.

Origin of FINANCE

Middle English, ending, payment, from Anglo-French, from finer to end, pay, from fin end — more at fine
First Known Use: 1739

Other Economics Terms

actuary, compound interest, globalization, indemnity, portfolio, rentier, stagflation, usurer

2finance

verb

: to provide money for (something or someone)

: to buy (something) by borrowing money that will be paid back over a period of time

fi·nancedfi·nanc·ing

Full Definition of FINANCE

transitive verb
1
a :  to raise or provide funds or capital for <finance a new house>
b :  to furnish with necessary funds <finance a son through college>
2
:  to sell something to on credit

Examples of FINANCE

  1. His parents financed his college education.
  2. The study was financed by a government grant.
  3. They financed him to study abroad.

First Known Use of FINANCE

1866

Other Economics Terms

actuary, compound interest, globalization, indemnity, portfolio, rentier, stagflation, usurer

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