- the act of obtaining or furnishing money or capital for a purchase or enterprise.
- the funds so obtained.
Origin of financing
- 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 financing
In the financing portion, the numbers are particularly bleak.
The tracker focuses on three specific forms of support: financing, health-care personnel, and in-kind contributions.
So this is how the world is changing: China is financing Russian aggression.China Is Financing Putin’s Aggression
Gordon G. Chang
November 13, 2014
Not the least is what it implies for the financing of the project.Virgin Galactic’s Flight Path to Disaster: A Clash of High Risk and Hyperbole
November 1, 2014
Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is expected to provide about 25 percent of the deal's financing.The Democrats Have Found a New Boogeyman, and It’s Burger King
August 26, 2014
Under proper restrictions the bond method of financing is to be commended.American Rural Highways
T. R. Agg
The financing of religious education in these colleges is significant.
Sometimes the method of organization or financing is faulty.Society
Henry Kalloch Rowe
And maybe John could explain the financing of the two companies to him.Polly and Eleanor
Lillian Elizabeth Roy
In that case I serve notice right here I'm through with the financing!Skippy Bedelle
- 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 financing
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.