verb (used with object)
Origin of fund
Synonyms for fund
Related Words for fundsrevenue, backing, money, nut, currency, dough, proceeds, wealth, treasure, earnings, scratch, bread, affluence, store, collateral, finance, lucre, means, capital, kitty
Examples from the Web for funds
Contemporary Examples of funds
Moreover, the crippling restrictions resulted in the North partially shutting down weapons programs for lack of funds.U.S. Should Make North Korea Pay for Sony Hack
Gordon G. Chang
December 18, 2014
To put things into perspective, BH Global Aviation is just one of at least three such Bush-driven funds.Bush, Christie, Romney: Who’ll Be the GOP Class Warrior?
December 15, 2014
When you are safely out, you give your password to the smuggler who calls it in to the broker to release the funds.Inside the Smuggling Networks Flooding Europe with Refugees
Barbie Latza Nadeau
December 15, 2014
Surenos are told when to workout, who to associate with and how to distribute any funds they make from illegal activity.The Mexican Mafia Is the Daddy of All Street Gangs
December 11, 2014
In 2008, his monastery was in desperate need of funds and Vreeland decided to lend a hand with his first photography exhibition.From Fashion Player to Photographer Monk
December 3, 2014
Historical Examples of funds
In Freedom's name, I send herewith a contribution to the funds of your society.Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit
It was, indeed, a desperate expedient for raising the funds.
The funds so realized go into the coffers of the Church, which is fit and proper.The Life of Cesare Borgia
I only ask that we should take counsel together so as to prevent the failure of your funds.Cyropaedia
And of course it was at the minute I was asked to account for the funds I had.The Prisoner
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.