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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

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 in a sentence

  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)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

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>

funder play \ˈfən-dər\ noun

Examples of fund in a sentence

  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 for Students

  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>




Law Dictionary

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fund

noun

Legal Definition of fund

  1. 1 :  a sum of money or other resources whose principal or interest is set aside for a specific objective client security fund :  a fund established by each state to compensate clients for losses suffered due to their attorneys' misappropriation of funds common trust fund :  an in-house trust fund established by a bank trust department to pool the assets of many small trusts for greater diversification in investing executor fund :  a fund established in estate planning to provide for the payment of final expenses by an executor joint welfare fund :  a fund that is established by collective bargaining to provide health and welfare benefits to employees and that is jointly administered by representatives of labor and management paid–in fund :  a reserve cash fund in lieu of a capital stock account set up by mutual insurance companies to cover unforeseen losses sinking fund :  a fund set up and accumulated by regular deposits for paying off the principal on a debt or for other specified purposes (as self-insurance) strike fund :  a fund accumulated by a union through special assessments or from general funds and used to pay striking workers or for other strike-related activities Taft–Hartley fund \ˈtaft-ˈhärt-lē-\ after the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947, which established it :  joint welfare fund in this entry trust fund :  property (as money or securities) settled or held in a trust

  2. 2 :  an organization administering a special fund exchange–traded fund :  a fund that is similar to an index fund in tracking a stock index but that is traded on the stock market growth fund :  a mutual fund that invests in the stock of growth companies hedge fund :  an investing group usually in the form of a limited partnership that employs speculative techniques in the hope of obtaining large capital gains index fund :  a mutual fund that invests to reflect the composition of the market as a whole by matching its investments to a stock index mutual fund :  an investment company that invests its shareholders' money in a usually diversified group of securities of other companies vulture fund :  an investment company that buys up bankrupt or insolvent companies with the goal of reorganizing them so they can be profitably resold as going concerns




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fund

transitive verb

Legal Definition of fund

  1. 1a :  to make provision of resources for discharging the principal or interest of b :  to provide financial resources for

  2. 2 :  to place in a fund

  3. 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





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