[ fuhnd ]
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  1. a supply of money or pecuniary resources, as for some purpose: a fund for his education; a retirement fund.

  2. supply; stock: a fund of knowledge; a fund of jewels.

  1. funds, money immediately available; pecuniary resources: to be momentarily without funds.

  2. an organization created to administer or manage a fund, as of money invested or contributed for some special purpose.

verb (used with object)
  1. to provide a fund to pay the interest or principal of (a debt).

  2. to convert (general outstanding debts) into a more or less permanent debt, represented by interest-bearing bonds.

  1. to allocate or provide funds for (a program, project, etc.).

Origin of fund

1670–80; <Latin fundus bottom, estate; replacing fond2 in most of its meanings

Other words for fund

Other words from fund

  • non·fund·ed, adjective
  • o·ver·fund, noun
  • o·ver·fund, verb (used with object)
  • pre·fund, verb (used with object)
  • un·der·fund, verb (used with object)
  • un·der·fund·ed, adjective
  • un·der·fund·ing, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use fund in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for fund


/ (fʌnd) /

  1. a reserve of money, etc, set aside for a certain purpose

  2. a supply or store of something; stock: it exhausted his fund of wisdom

  1. to furnish money to in the form of a fund

  2. to place or store up in a fund

  1. to convert (short-term floating debt) into long-term debt bearing fixed interest and represented by bonds

  2. to provide a fund for the redemption of principal or payment of interest of

  3. to accumulate a fund for the discharge of (a recurrent liability): to fund a pension plan

  4. to invest (money) in government securities: See also funds

Origin of fund

C17: from Latin fundus the bottom, piece of land, estate; compare fond ²

Derived forms of fund

  • funder, noun

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