fund


1fund

noun \ˈfənd\

: 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
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
:  an available quantity of material or intangible resources :  supply
3
plural :  available pecuniary resources
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

Other Economics Terms

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

Rhymes with FUND

2fund

verb

: to provide money for (something)

Full Definition of FUND

transitive verb
1
a :  to make provision of resources for discharging the interest or principal of
b :  to provide funds for <a federally funded program>
2
:  to place in a fund :  accumulate
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 \ˈfən-dər\ noun

Examples of FUND

  1. The group funded three new scholarships.
  2. Who funds the company pension plan?

First Known Use of FUND

1789

Other Economics Terms

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

3fund

abbreviation

Definition of FUND

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