- the management of revenues; the conduct or transaction of money matters generally, especially those affecting the public, as in the fields of banking and investment.
- finances, the monetary resources, as of a government, company, organization, or individual; revenue.
- to supply with money or capital; obtain money or credit for.
- to raise money or capital needed for financial operations.
Origin of finance
Examples from the Web for financed
It was financed by Pathé, a French company—which I think is very telling.Ava DuVernay on ‘Selma,’ the Racist Sony Emails, and Making Golden Globes History
December 15, 2014
They financed the Republican takeover of the New York State Senate.Hunger Games Comes to New York State’s Public Schools
November 26, 2014
The Keystone project is not an American one, but a global one, financed and favored by major multinational oil interests.The Pipeline From Hell: There’s No Good Reason to Build Keystone XL
November 15, 2014
As if the former could exist without the latter; were not financed by it completely.The Importance of Adult Classifieds
September 6, 2014
But we financed civil wars and counterinsurgencies in these countries to the tune of many billions of dollars.From Texas to Gaza, Reaping What We Sow
August 1, 2014
He financed more especially a Balinini chief called Haji Daman.End of the Tether
Coutts's, where Mark financed himself, was closed, and a sovereign was all that Mark had.A Great Man
These were found in our committee who have gathered these data most lovingly and financed this book.Old Rail Fence Corners
Dunnan financed him, and moved in behind him, the same way Makann moved in behind the King.Space Viking
Henry Beam Piper
Some of the businesses he financed were on the border line of respectability.Jack O' Judgment
- the system of money, credit, etc, esp with respect to government revenues and expenditures
- funds or the provision of funds
- (plural) funds; financial condition
- (tr) to provide or obtain funds, capital, or credit for
- (intr) to manage or secure financial resources
Word Origin and History for financed
late 15c., "to ransom;" see finance (n.). Sense of "to manage money" is recorded from 1827; that of "to furnish with money" is from 1866. Related: Financed; financing.
c.1400, "an end, settlement, retribution," from Middle French finance "ending, settlement of a debt" (13c.), noun of action from finer "to end, settle a dispute or debt," from fin (see fine (n.)). Cf. Medieval Latin finis "a payment in settlement, fine or tax."
The notion is of "ending" (by satisfying) something that is due (cf. Greek telos "end;" plural tele "services due, dues exacted by the state, financial means"). The French senses gradually were brought into English: "ransom" (mid-15c.), "taxation" (late 15c.); the sense of "management of money" first recorded in English 1770.