fund

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noun

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.

verb (used with object)


Origin of fund

1670–80; < Latin fundus bottom, estate; replacing fond2 in most of its meanings
Related formsnon·fund·ed, adjectiveo·ver·fund, nouno·ver·fund, verb (used with object)pre·fund, verb (used with object)un·der·fund, verb (used with object)un·der·fund·ed, adjectiveun·der·fund·ing, noun

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funds

pl n

money that is readily available
British government securities representing national debt

fund

noun

a reserve of money, etc, set aside for a certain purpose
a supply or store of something; stockit exhausted his fund of wisdom

verb (tr)

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
Derived Formsfunder, noun

Word Origin for fund

C17: from Latin fundus the bottom, piece of land, estate; compare fond ²
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Word Origin and History for funds

fund

n.

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.

fund

v.

1776, from fund (n.). Related: Funded; funding.

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