verb (used with object), fi·nanced, fi·nanc·ing.
verb (used without object), fi·nanced, fi·nanc·ing.
- finance bill,
- finance charge,
- finance company,
Origin of finance
Examples from the Web for finances
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The Republican National Committee lost control over the party messaging and finances.Speed Read: Kenneth Vogel’s ‘Big Money’ Shows How PACs Control Politics|William O’Connor|June 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Rain tells me stripping at Show Palace has finally helped her gain control of her finances.Duke Porn Star Belle Knox Is Building Her Brand One Strip Club at a Time|Emily Shire|May 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The budget is a mess and officials in Trenton are whispering about a state takeover of the city's finances.The Leak of a Mysterious Video Could Change the Outcome of Newark’s Mayor’s Race|Charles Upton Sahm|May 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Those never-ending worries about your finances or job could be zapping your energy.10 Reasons You’re Exhausted and What to Do About It|DailyBurn|April 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was by no means comfortable in his finances, and he had already formed a plan of studying law and removing to New York.Albert Gallatin|John Austin Stevens
Later in that same year he confides to Knox that his finances were not equal to undertaking the projected building in Alexandria.Seaport in Virginia|Gay Montague Moore
"That won't hurt him much, from all I've heard of her ladyship's finances," he replied.Her Ladyship's Elephant|David Dwight Wells
Such a view is full of instruction, and deserves to be taken; and first of the finances.Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. II (of 16)|Thomas Hart Benton
Low-water, but little money in pocket, when the finances are at a low ebb.The Slang Dictionary|John Camden Hotten
Word Origin for finance
"pecuniary resources," 1730, modeled on the French cognate, from plural of finance (n.).
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.