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fund

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noun \ˈfənd\

Simple Definition of fund

  • : an amount of money that is used for a special purpose

  • funds : available money

  • : an amount of something that is available for use : a supply of something

Full Definition of fund

  1. 1 a :  a sum of money or other resources whose principal or interest is set apart for a specific objective b :  money on deposit on which checks or drafts can be drawn —usually used in plural c :  capital d plural :  the stock of the British national debt —usually used with the

  2. 2 :  an available quantity of material or intangible resources :  supply

  3. 3 plural :  available pecuniary resources

  4. 4 :  an organization administering a special fund

Examples of fund

  1. The fund was established to aid the poor.

  2. All her funds were in a checking account.

  3. His funds were getting lower as he continued to look for a job.

  4. The comedian had a large fund of jokes.



Origin of fund

Latin fundus bottom, country estate — more at bottom


First Known Use: 1694

Rhymes with fund


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fund

verb

Simple Definition of fund

  • : to provide money for (something)

Full Definition of fund

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to make provision of resources for discharging the interest or principal of b :  to provide funds for <a federally funded program>

  3. 2 :  to place in a fund :  accumulate

  4. 3 :  to convert into a debt that is payable either at a distant date or at no definite date and that bears a fixed interest <fund a floating debt>

fund·er play \ˈfən-dər\ noun

Examples of fund

  1. The group funded three new scholarships.

  2. Who funds the company pension plan?



1789

First Known Use of fund

1789


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fund

abbreviation

Definition of fund





FUND Defined for Kids

fund

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noun \ˈfənd\

Definition of fund

  1. 1 :  a sum of money for a special purpose <a book fund>

  2. 2 funds plural :  available money <I'm out of funds until I get paid.>

  3. 3 :  1stock 1, supply <a fund of knowledge>





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