The fund was established to aid the poor.
All her funds were in a checking account.
His funds were getting lower as he continued to look for a job.
The comedian had a large fund of jokes. Verb
The group funded three new scholarships.
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Less consumer awareness and demand motivate fewer businesses to focus on producing rare cannabinoids or fund human-subject research on the effects of rare cannabinoids.—Jeff Chen, Rolling Stone, 1 Dec. 2023 There are no secret levers or magic funds, and surprise windfalls are rare.—Tracy Lownsberry, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 But today, an entire industry has arisen, from catering companies to film funds.—Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter, 30 Nov. 2023 And on Wednesday night, the duo hosted the very first Force for Freedom gala to raise funds to fulfill the organization's mission.—Mario Abad, Vogue, 30 Nov. 2023 The decision to adopt rules for the fund comes after several months of hedging from developing nations over which countries would qualify for donations, with the European Union initially arguing that only low-lying island nations such as Tuvalu or the Marshall Islands should receive funds.—Nidhi Sharma, NBC News, 30 Nov. 2023 The same is true of other places investors like to stash cash, such as savings accounts and money-market funds.—Mallika Mitra, wsj.com, 29 Nov. 2023 Advertisement Funding for the program, which began in 2022, is pooled from three separate sources: federal money for low-income residents, sales proceeds from properties owned by the city’s former redevelopment agency and state Permanent Local Housing Allocation funds.—David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Nov. 2023 Inclusive Capital has begun winding down its funds and returning capital to its limited partners, according to a memo sent investors that was seen by The Wall Street Journal.—Lauren Thomas, WSJ, 29 Nov. 2023
Western sanctions were designed to strike a severe economic blow against Russia, where oil and gas revenue make up almost half of the federal budget and help fund the war effort.—Jonathan O'Connell, Washington Post, 4 Dec. 2023 The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) announced the news today, stating that the donation will fund 820 metric tons of food parcels that is said to be able to feed more than 173,000 Palestinians for a span of two weeks.—Madison Bloom, Pitchfork, 1 Dec. 2023 Apple has shown a willingness to use its deep pockets to fund high-budget productions for its streaming service.—Paolo Confino, Fortune, 1 Dec. 2023 Gebbia helped fund the film and also played an active role in the film’s pre-production, production, and edit.—Addie Morfoot, Variety, 1 Dec. 2023 However, there are opportunities to fund and adopt small modular reactors (SMRs) that could improve safety and ease of deployment.—Wal Van Lierop, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 Never, ever, ever believe anyone telling you such and such a spending bill will be self funded.—Dominic Pino, National Review, 30 Nov. 2023 The billboards were funded by donations from MoveOn members.—C Mandler, CBS News, 30 Nov. 2023 At the time, the county’s chief executive officer estimated that providing free calls would cost about $30 million per year: $15 million to cover the the calls and another $15 million to pay for programs currently being funded by the call revenue.—Keri Blakinger, Los Angeles Times, 22 Nov. 2023 See More
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earlier fond, borrowed (with later respelling after Latin fundus) from French fond "bottom, base, foundation," (in plural) "sum of money, capital, resources," going back to Old French funt, font "bottom, base, cultivated ground," going back to Latin fundus — more at bottom entry 1