verb (used with object)
- fund manager,
- fund supermarket,
Origin of fund
Examples from the Web for fund
Rebels in Africa trade in children to fund their conflicts and obtain child soldiers.ISIS, Boko Haram, and the Growing Role of Human Trafficking in 21st Century Terrorism|Louise I. Shelley|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In fact, as attendees noted to The Daily Beast, legislators go to ALEC to find ways to fund their campaigns.
Not to mention the revenue that will be generated by this, which then can be used to fund education and health care.Tribes to U.S. Government: Take Your Weed and Shove It|Abby Haglage|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Gold continues to fund several armed groups as it is easily smuggled.Aaron Rodgers Takes Aim at Congo’s ‘Blood Minerals’ War|John Prendergast|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her attendance will bring in more parishioners and thus more money to fund church programs.The Good Wife’s Religion Politics: Voters Have No Faith in Alicia's Atheism|Regina Lizik|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This at least is certain, that the fund has not been dispensed upon any extravagant views of the existence of destitution.
The Emperor thought proper to collect the moneys bestowed on hospitals into one fund.The Life and Adventures of Baron Trenck|Baron Trenck
She loved humor in a man, and this one with the yellow hair and blue eyes seemed to possess a fund of the dry sort.The Princess Elopes|Harold MacGrath
Fund generally signifies the money or capital stock employed in carrying on trade or any other business operation.The Government Class Book|Andrew W. Young
All in the mess contributed to this fund, and the fuel obtained was carefully guarded and husbanded.Andersonville, Volume 2|John McElroy
Word Origin for fund
1660s, from French fond "a bottom, floor, ground" (12c.), also "a merchant's basic stock or capital," from Latin fundus "bottom, foundation, piece of land," from PIE root *bhudh- "bottom, base" (cf. Sanskrit budhnah, Greek pythmen "foundation, bottom," Old English botm "lowest part;" see bottom (n.)). Funds "money at one's disposal" is from 1728. Fund-raiser (also fundraiser) first attested 1957.
1776, from fund (n.). Related: Funded; funding.