verb (used with object)
- fund manager,
- fund supermarket,
Origin of fund
Examples from the Web for funding
The user fee on duck stamps goes exclusively to funding federal acquisition of wetlands as wildlife habitat.Nazis, Sunscreen, and Sea Gull Eggs: Congress in 2014 Was Hella Productive|Ben Jacobs|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Among other things, the bill appropriates $1.1 trillion in funding—including over $550 billion for the Department of Defense.
Of course, the reason such waiting lists exist is that funding everyone would be a financial burden states could not bear.Medicaid Will Give You Money for At-Home Care, but You Might Wait Years|Elizabeth Picciuto|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Billionaires benefit as the money “saved” by not funding schools goes to tax breaks for the rich.
First, the starvation: The state of New York is being sued again for funding public schools below constitutional levels.
As soon as this point is settled, the funding bill will pass, and Congress will adjourn.
A gentleman from Pennsylvania (Mr. Hartley) has noticed my arguments of yesterday, respecting a funding system.Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. I (of 16)|Thomas Hart Benton
A great crowd of people have been at the Treasury building; all day, funding Treasury notes.A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital|John Beauchamp Jones
I consider the funding system as being now advanced into the last twenty years of its existence.The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Volume III.|Thomas Paine
I like this plan of funding debts; but, curiously enough, sordid capitalists and miserly landlords don't.
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.