[ fi-nan-shuhl, fahy- ]
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  1. pertaining to monetary receipts and expenditures; pertaining or relating to money matters; pecuniary: financial operations.

  2. of or relating to those commonly engaged in dealing with money and credit.

  1. financials, financial information or data about a company, as balance sheets and price-earnings ratio.

Origin of financial

First recorded in 1760–70; finance + -ial

synonym study For financial

1. Financial, fiscal, monetary, pecuniary refer to matters concerned with money. Financial usually refers to money matters or transactions of some size or importance: a financial wizard. Fiscal is used especially in connection with government funds, or those of any organization: the end of the fiscal year. Monetary relates especially to money as such: a monetary system or standard. Pecuniary refers to money as used in making ordinary payments: a pecuniary obligation or reward.

Other words from financial

  • fi·nan·cial·ly, adverb
  • non·fi·nan·cial, adjective
  • non·fi·nan·cial·ly, adverb
  • pre·fi·nan·cial, adjective
  • qua·si-fi·nan·cial, adjective
  • qua·si-fi·nan·cial·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use financial in a sentence

  • Sammy got his rematch with Hackelberg when the quarterly financials came out.

    Makers | Cory Doctorow
  • Kettlewell pulled out some charts and another surfer in a suit came forward to talk money, walking them through the financials.

    Makers | Cory Doctorow

British Dictionary definitions for financial


/ (fɪˈnænʃəl, faɪ-) /

  1. of or relating to finance or finances

  2. of or relating to persons who manage money, capital, or credit

  1. Australian and NZ informal having money; in funds

  2. Australian and NZ (of a club member) fully paid-up

Derived forms of financial

  • financially, adverb

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