fi·​nanc·​ing | \ fə-ˈnan(t)-siŋ How to pronounce financing (audio) , ˈfī-ˌnan(t)-, fī-ˈnan(t)-\

Definition of financing

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

Examples of financing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Before the Great Depression of the 1930s, financing for mortgages was mainly provided by life insurance companies, banks and thrifts, with little government support. CBS News, "Privatizing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to shake up $10 trillion home loan market," 6 Sep. 2019 Regions Bank’s Birmingham Real Estate Banking office is providing construction financing for a Jacksonville, Fla. development. William Thornton |, al, "Regions Real Estate provides financing for Jacksonville, Fla. project," 30 Aug. 2019 State law grants the Air Quality Development Authority the power to grant property tax abatements and help with financing for projects with designs that improve air quality. Robert Higgs,, "Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine opposed to state stripping tax abatement decisions from Cleveland on Ohio City project," 29 Aug. 2019 The offerings provide homebuyers the convenience of a one-stop shop that can take care (and a cut) of all of their needs, from finding a home to obtaining financing for it and researching the title. R.a. Schuetz, Houston Chronicle, "Opendoor the latest nontraditional brokerage to branch into home loans," 29 Aug. 2019 Le Tote is still in the process of securing financing for the deal, the companies said. Shwanika Narayan,, "San Francisco’s Le Tote buys Lord & Taylor for $75 million," 28 Aug. 2019 The company is in the process of securing financing for the full purchase price, according to the statement. Fortune, "Hudson’s Bay Is Selling Lord & Taylor To Fashion Rental Service Le Tote," 28 Aug. 2019 One potential buyer was interested but did not have enough time to obtain the necessary financing for such a purchase, Wepper said, adding how another group may be interested in purchasing the building. Phil Rockrohr,, "Despite demolition request, Liberty Theater still may survive in downtown Libertyville, officials say," 15 Aug. 2019 Increasing requirements complicates developer efforts to obtain financing for projects, especially when labor and material costs are also escalating. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Should Mayor Faulconer veto new low-income housing rules?," 9 Aug. 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'financing.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of financing

1827, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for financing

from gerund of finance entry 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about financing

Statistics for financing

Last Updated

9 Sep 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for financing

The first known use of financing was in 1827

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for financing



Legal Definition of financing

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

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on financing

Spanish Central: Translation of financing

Nglish: Translation of financing for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of financing for Arabic Speakers

Comments on financing

What made you want to look up financing? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


one from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!