- a supply of money or pecuniary resources, as for some purpose: a fund for his education; a retirement fund.
- supply; stock: a fund of knowledge; a fund of jewels.
- funds, money immediately available; pecuniary resources: to be momentarily without funds.
- an organization created to administer or manage a fund, as of money invested or contributed for some special purpose.
- to provide a fund to pay the interest or principal of (a debt).
- to convert (general outstanding debts) into a more or less permanent debt, represented by interest-bearing bonds.
- to allocate or provide funds for (a program, project, etc.).
Origin of fund
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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
In fact, as attendees noted to The Daily Beast, legislators go to ALEC to find ways to fund their campaigns.The Left’s Answer to ALEC
December 15, 2014
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
December 13, 2014
Gold continues to fund several armed groups as it is easily smuggled.Aaron Rodgers Takes Aim at Congo’s ‘Blood Minerals’ War
December 3, 2014
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
November 24, 2014
In ten minutes the fund had reached over six hundred dollars.Brave and Bold
On the other hand, he might have been suspected of hiding a fund of reckless naughtiness.The Secret Agent
In connection with his brothers, he made the first subscription to that fund.Cleveland Past and Present
He looks upon me as a sort of fund that has to be placed or sunk or something, somewhere.Roden's Corner
Henry Seton Merriman
Happy, healthy, hearty and with a fund of good nature that nothing could daunt.Frank Roscoe's Secret
- a reserve of money, etc, set aside for a certain purpose
- a supply or store of something; stockit exhausted his fund of wisdom
- to furnish money to in the form of a fund
- to place or store up in a fund
- to convert (short-term floating debt) into long-term debt bearing fixed interest and represented by bonds
- to provide a fund for the redemption of principal or payment of interest of
- to accumulate a fund for the discharge of (a recurrent liability)to fund a pension plan
- to invest (money) in government securitiesSee also funds
Word Origin and History 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.