fi·​nanc·​ing fə-ˈnan(t)-siŋ How to pronounce financing (audio)
: the act or process or an instance of raising or providing funds
also : the funds thus raised or provided

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In Honduras, that has come in the form of the construction of a hydroelectric dam project in central Honduras built by the Chinese company SINOHYDRO with about $300 million in Chinese government financing. Megan Janetsky And Marlon González, The Christian Science Monitor, 16 Mar. 2023 McDonald’s says that its longstanding relationships with lenders allows the company to connect franchisees with competitive financing options for growth., 16 Mar. 2023 The increase in the debt alarms experts who work in stadium financing. Robert Mccoppin, Chicago Tribune, 14 Mar. 2023 This year, the financing and co-production event, taking place in the middle of the 20th edition of the CPH:DOX documentary film festival, will feature 34 international projects selected from a record number 478 submissions. Addie Morfoot, Variety, 14 Mar. 2023 The bank had provided about $240 million in debt financing to Sunrun as of 2020, according to its website. Amrith Ramkumar, WSJ, 10 Mar. 2023 Surprising Fact Morgan Stanley is one of the seven banks who provided Musk with $12.5 billion in debt financing for his Twitter purchase. Derek Saul, Forbes, 7 Mar. 2023 Columbus Realty is building the project with more than $39 million in financing from JPMorgan Chase Bank. Dallas News, 23 Feb. 2023 Those foreign buyers, Chase said, are mostly cash buyers who don’t have interest in financing. Alena Botros, Fortune, 13 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History


from gerund of finance entry 1

First Known Use

1827, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of financing was in 1827

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Cite this Entry

“Financing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

Legal Definition


: the act or process or an instance of raising or providing funds
also : the funds thus raised or provided
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